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Write A Short Story For Amnesty

The Amnesty International Ely City Group is running its third short story competition in memory of one of its founder members, Gareth Davies-Jones, who taught for many years at Witchford Village College.

The competition is for unpublished fictional short stories of up to 1,500 words on the theme of “Peace” and can be set in any place or time. The competition is open to anyone in the UK aged over 16. Judging will be by award-winning local writer Jill Dawson (best-selling author of eight novels, including Fred & Edie, which was short-listed for The Whitbread and Orange Prize, and Watch Me Disappear which was long-listed for the Orange Prize).

The author of the best short story will receive £50 and a hardback signed 1 st edition of Jill Dawson’s latest novel The Crime Writer. The runner-up will receive a copy of the Amnesty Group’s award-winning illustrated recipe book. The closing date is 21 st September 2016 (International Day of Peace).

There is an entry fee per story of £3 (16-18 year-olds), and £5 for over 18s. All proceeds will go towards Amnesty’s human rights campaigns. Full details are available on and any queries may be sent to:

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