Flash Fiction Competition

Monday 9th July, 12:00am - 11:59pm

The Sill: National landscape Discovery Centre

Great Northumberland 2018

Women on the Wall – Then and Now

Flash Fiction Competition

Write 300 words (or less) with the title The Jewel of The Wall – winners will be chosen by Classicist Natalie Haynes.

This competition celebrates the earliest example of a woman’s handwriting in Britain, found at Vindolanda Roman Fort, in the form of a birthday invitation to Sulpicia Lepidina, wife of the fort commander in AD100, from her sister Claudia Severa.

Send in your story no later than 9th July and then come along to a free event with Natalie Haynes, 11am Saturday 4th August at The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre, NE47 7AN. The two winners and two runners up will hear Natalie read out their fiction- which will also appear on our websites.

How to Enter

  • Write a story of not more than 300 words with the title The Jewel of The Wall
  • Bear in mind our theme of Women on the Wall -Then and Now
  • For adults 16+
  • Send your entry to [email protected] by 9th July
  • This is a free to enter competition.

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The Sill: National landscape Discovery Centre
Bardon Mill
NE47 7AN

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Flash Fiction Competition