Get creative and enter a short story competition by a March-based publisher

Sue Welfare

Sue Welfare - Credit: Archant

An independent book publisher is inviting local budding writers to enter a short story competition.

Jon Lawrence

Jon Lawrence - Credit: Archant

Bird’s Nest Books is calling for entries of no more than 1,500 words on the theme birds.

It is free to enter and open to anyone aged 16 and over living in or near Fenland.

There are three prizes – a first prize of £50, a second prize of £20 and a third prize of £10.

The competition will be judged by authors Sue Welfare and Jon Lawrence and is supported by DMJ Imagery who has donated the first prize.

Jane Levicki of Bird's Nest Books in March

Jane Levicki of Bird's Nest Books in March - Credit: Archant

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The deadline for entries is May 20.

Bird’s Nest Books is an independent publisher based in March run by Jane Levicki and Claire Upton.

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The company is a social enterprise focusing on local writers and illustrators with books which feature traditionally underrepresented groups and bringing literary activities to Fenland.

Sue Welfare is a writer of romantic comedy and has been published by Harper Collins and others.

Jon Lawrence is a self-published local writer of emotionally charged stories such as Playing Beneath the Havelock House and Albatross Bay.

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