The Ruth Rendell Short Story Competition 2017 is hosted by the charity InterAct Stroke Support.

Submit a piece, in any genre (max 1,000 words).

The winner of the competition will be commissioned to write four further stories for InterAct Stroke Support over the course of one year and will receive £1000.

InterAct Stroke Support is dedicated to supporting stroke recovery by using professional actors to deliver hospital readings and community projects. InterAct specialises in delivering short stories specially selected to suit the needs of stroke patients. The readings are designed to assist recovery by improving mood, stimulating the brain and providing a much-needed creative outlet.

Entry Fee: £15

Closing date: 22nd December 2017

Further essential information, including full submission guidelines can be found at the InterAct Stroke Support website