Deadline Looming for Writing Competition

Pitlochry Festival Theatre is inviting storytellers from across Scotland to conjure up a tale of fearies, folklore and the supernatural for their annual Fearie Tales competition as part of the 2017 Winter Words Festival. This unique competition has grown substantially since its launch in 2005 with many hundreds of entries each year shortlisted down to three or four entries (per night) to be read aloud at special (free) Fearie Tales evening events on both Friday 17th and Saturday 18th February.

Annie Hibberd, General Manager at Winter Words commented:

"Our Fearie Tale evenings are extremely popular with audiences. It forms an integral part of our annual Winter Words programme which celebrates both the written and spoken word. Part of the attraction undoubtedly is also the opportunity to hear new and original work, presented by familiar faces from Pitlochry Festival Theatre’s stage - Dougal Lee and Helen Logan - in the atmospheric Theatre Bar."

"This longstanding competition attracts submissions from both aspiring authors and more established writers and the number of entries never fails to increase year upon year.  I’d encourage anyone who enjoys creative writing to take part in this wonderful competition which as well as bringing new and original work to the Winter Words Festival, helps to keep the tradition of Scottish folklore and tales of the faeries alive."

Competition entries must contain an obvious connection with Scotland such as location, characters or history, and should offer up a tale of the mysterious, the macabre or the supernatural.  Each entry should be a minimum of 2,250 words up to a maximum length of 3,250 words. Entries must be original piece of work and received at Pitlochry Festival Theatre by 12 noon on 31st January, 2017. For full competition details, click here.

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