1. The closing date for entries is Friday 26 April 2013.
  2. All entrants must be free to attend the prize-giving evening on Wednesday 22 May 2013.
  3. Entrants must be at least 18 years old on Wednesday 22 May 2013.
  4. The maximum length of submissions is 400 words. There is no minimum length.
  5. Entries are welcome in any style or genre of writing.
  6. Each person who enters the competition may only enter one story.
  7. Entries will not be returned. Please keep a copy. No corrections or alterations can be made after receipt.
  8. Entries must be entirely the work of the entrant and must never have been previously published or broadcast or placed in another writing competition. Any entry found to have been plagiarised will be disqualified.
  9. All entries will be judged anonymously. Any stories submitted with the author’s name on the manuscript will be disqualified.
  10. Any entrant that breaks any of the rules of the competition will be disqualified. We won’t be angry with you. We will just be very disappointed.