Oxfordshire Libraries’ 2016 eBook Short Story Competition

Oxfordshire Libraries ran their first eBook Short Story competition a year ago. The number and high quality of entries convinced library staff that they should make this a regular opportunity to support and widen the audience for local writing talent.

The winning stories for the 2016 event will be published as eBooks for library members to borrow from our website and the two winners will each win an Android tablet.

There are two competition categories

  • Short story by an adult aged 18+
  • Short story by a young adult aged 11-17

The deadline for entries is 4 January 2016 and there’s plenty of scope as the library service will accept short stories of between 500 and 3,000 words.

Councillor Lorraine Lindsay-Gale, Oxfordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Cultural and Community Services, said: “We are hoping members of creative writing clubs and those who attend creative writing courses will see this as a fine opportunity to publish their work. Not only will the winning eBooks be free to borrow and read for a whole year but it can be shared widely with over 3,000 members of the Oxfordshire Libraries eBook community.

“There are two age ranges so anyone can enter. I look forward to reading some of the entries for this year’s competition.”

Last year’s entries are still available to read for a while longer and more information about the 2016 competition can be found at: