On 21 December Pauline Rowson will be presenting prizes to the Wight Fair Writers Circle on the Isle of Wight

The deadline is fast approaching for The Wight Fair Writers Circle - A Winter Short Story Writing Competition. The closing date for entries is 22nd November 2010 and there are some great prizes to be won as well as the winners getting their story published in the Isle of Wight County Press.  I'm very honoured to have been asked to present the prizes to the adult category of the competition at an awards ceremony on 21 December 2010 in Newport on the Isle of Wight. 

I'll also be giving a short talk and will be available to sign copies of my novels, two of which are set on the Isle of Wight, a thriller In For The Kill and an Inspector Andy Horton marine mystery crime novel, Blood on the Sand. The Suffocating Sea (another Andy Horton crime novel) is also partly based on the Island.

I'm very grateful to Wightlink who are generously sponsoring my trip across to the Isle of Wight from the mainland at Portsmouth and all proceeds from the competition, organised by fellow crime writer, Carol Bridgestock, go to the Love Russia Charity, The Multiple Sclerosis Society and The Barely Born Appeal.

The competition categories are:

Under 12s up to 750 words - £2 per entry
Under 18s up to 750 words - £2 per entry
Adults 1,500 – 2,000 words - £4 per entry

So if you haven't written your story yet you'd better get cracking.

I'm looking forward to meeting all the winners and their guests at the Awards ceremony.

If you need further information on the competition please contact Carol Bridgestock at carolbridgestock@hotmail.com or contact Margaret Norris at Books2Love, 53, Pyle Street, Newport, Isle of Wight to pick up an entry form or telephone 01983 533494


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