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.

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.

Prizes

1st £500 2nd £200 3rd £100

Story length: 3000 words maximum

The entry fee is £5 for one story (or £12 for three.)

Prizes: 1st £500 2nd £200 3rd £100

Details

Story length: 3000 words maximum The entry fee is £5 for one story (or £12 for three)

Full entry guidelines are available here

Closing date: 30th June 2021