Monday, 6 December 2010

Festive Stories for Derry Journal

For the second year the ‘Derry Journal’ in partnership with Eason bookstore in Foyleside is running a special Christmas writing competition.

Readers of all ages are asked to let the holiday spirit inspire their imaginations and submit a story based on a Christmas theme. The story can be a work of fiction or a fond memory of Christmas past.

Margaret Foley, Divisional Regional Sales Manager with the Derry Journal, says the company is delighted to be working in conjunction with Eason for a second year.
“We hope the short story competition will get local people putting pen to paper with some festive stories,” she says.

Martin McGinley, Editor of the ‘Journal,’ is encouraging schools and budding writers to enter. “We’re delighted to be running a short story competition this Christmas,” he said. “The great thing about this competition is the talent and imagination that will be exhibited by the people of Derry and Donegal.”

To take part, entrants will need to submit their own short story. There are four age categories in which writers can enter:
Ages 5 -7 (up to 150words),
Ages 8 -11 (up to300 words),
Ages 12-17 (up to 1,000 words) and
Adults (up to 2,000 words).

Winners will receive vouchers for Eason.

All winning stories will be printed in the Derry Journal.

All entries must be submitted by noon on Tuesday, December 14.

All articles must be original and must not have been published elsewhere.

You can send your entry to: Derry Journal Christmas story competition, 22 Buncrana Road, Derry, BT48 8AA or email

Entries will be judged by a panel of experts including local writers.

Normal Derry Journal competition rules apply. All entries must be marked with an address and contact phone number.


Titus said...

For Derry-ites only? I've just knocked off some Christmas prose so was wondering, and can't a find a link on the page.

Emerging Writer said...

It's for people who live in the hinterland of the Derry journal. Derry and Donegal only in practise

Titus said...

Ah well.