Cast Iron Shorts Competition open for submissions of short stories on the theme of ‘sanctuary’

 Cast Iron Shorts Competition is now open! They are seeking short stories of 1,500 words.

The winning stories will be read live on stage at the Cast Iron Shorts event at Sweet Werks, Brighton in June.

They are looking for fresh, exciting prose that explores the theme of ‘sanctuary’.

Full rules (in their words): 
1. The competition is open to anyone aged 18 and over.
2. Stories should use the theme of Sanctuary – take that anyway you wish. Feel free to surprise us. Indeed, the more surprising angle on the theme, the better.
3. All stories should be written on pdf or Word.
4. All stories should be written in English.
5. The entry fee for submissions is £5.50 made via PayPal – a link will be emailed to you on receipt of your story.
6. Entrants can submit as many stories as they wish as long as the entry fee is paid on each one.
7. The author’s name should not appear on anywhere on the story document.
8. The decisions of Cast Iron Theatre are final and we are unable to give feedback on unsuccessful entries.
9. The entry deadline is Friday 26th April 2019 at 5pm.
10. The six winning stories will be read (script in hand) live at the Cast Iron Shorts event, 14th June 2019.
11. Winners will be celebrated together and can each claim the title:  ‘Winner – Cast Iron Shorts: Sanctuary – June 2019’
12. Copyright of each story remains with the author. Authors will grant Cast Iron Theatre the right to read their winning entry at the Cast Iron Shorts event, 14th June 2019.
13. The information you give us will be held on a database so that we can manage entries only and will not be used for communication or given to a third party. If you would like us to contact you about future Cast Iron events and opportunities please sign up for a newsletter.
How to apply:  emails your submission to
They will l email you a link PayPal to pay the £5.50 entry fee (via PayPal or card) to complete your submission.Or  you can pay via the link:
Deadline: 26 April 2019
Source: direct contact

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