june, 2021

30junAll DaySaki Short Story CompetitionInternationalEntry Fee:£5 Max word count:3,000 Top Prize:£500

Saki Short Story Competition

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Saki is the pen name of Hector Hugh Munro. a short story writer who could be said to bridge the gap between Oscar Wilde and Roald Dahl.  His stories were mainly written while he lived in London, but much of his inspiration came from his childhood in the North Devon village of Pilton.

“Saki is the acknowledged master of the short story. His writing is elegant, economical, and witty, its tone worldly, flippant irreverence delivered in astringent exchanges and epigrams more neat, pointed, and poised even than Wilde’s. The deadpan narrative voice allows for the unsentimental recitation of horrors and the comically grotesque, and the generation of guilty laughter at some very un-pc statements. ” 

Write a short story of no more than 3000 words

It doesn’t have to be in the style of Saki, or about Manning’s Pit, but it needs to have a spark of originality or wit, and something relevant to the countryside and its wildlife.

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