H.E.Bates Short Story Competition

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2020/21 Competition


We are now accepting entries for the 2020/21 competition, 

delayed due to the current situation. 

Please look at the competition rules page for further details.

We would prefer entries via e-mail,

although entries by post will still be accepted.

Send entries as an attachment in doc or docx format on an e-mail to hebatescomp@gmail.com. Payment should be made using PayPal, for which we will send an invoice/request to pay.

Entries by post should be accompanied by a cheque or a postal order made out to N.J.Hamlyn.  Send them to:


H.E.Bates Competition,

19 Kingswell Road,


Northampton NN2 6QB.


This year there will be no head judge and no prize-giving evening. Judging will be by members of the Northampton Writers Group. Winners will be notified by e-mail and the results will be posted on this page at the beginning of May 2021.