Vignette competition - How to enter
Theme: Space

Segora vignette competition 2017
Closing date: 15 June 2017
Results: 31 July 2017
Winning vignettes will be published on this web-site. Presentation evening and writing workshop to be announced.

First prize: £100
or equivalent €
Entry fee: £5 for one entry, £2.50 for each subsequent entry

How to enter


The theme chosen by our judge is Space

·      What is a vignette? A jewel or an architectural flourish, a thumbnail sketch. In writing terms a stylish, memorable piece of prose which appeals to poets and story-writers equally as it calls for vivid, possibly surreal writing. Ben Lawrence adds: a vignette can also be striking in terms of rhythm and voice. You may interpret the theme in any mood:  that is to say that your writing may inspire, amuse, sadden, frighten or intrigue the reader. The challenge is to achieve this in a maximum of 300 words.    

Entries must be the original work of the author.

Entries should not have been published, self-published, broadcast or posted on the internet.

Entries should be typed in your preferred font, double spaced in 12 point.

How to send:

No identification should appear on the submissions, therefore please include a separate cover sheet with your contact details: name, address, Tel & email and a list of your titles and word count. Send your documents:

By email as a Word document or PDF file in an attachment to

By post to J.A.Simms, 1, rue de la Sèvre, 79380 St. André-sur-Sèvre, France.

Entries will be acknowledged. No discussion of results will ensue. Please note that we do not offer critiques on competition entries.

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Alternatively payment may be made by cheque payable to J.A.Simms sent by post to: J.A.Simms, 1, rue de la Sèvre, 79380 St. André-sur-Sèvre, France.