1st May 2019 when this year's short story and poetry competitions will open for entries and will usually close for submissions by September.
The winner of first prize will receive £500, second prize £150 and third prize £100. The Bedford Prize, kindly sponsored by The Harpur Trust, enables us to award £100 each to the highest placed story and poem by Bedford residents.
The competition is open to anyone aged 17 years and over.
Stories must be no more than 3000 words.