The 2020 Prescot Festival Short Story Competition is NOW OPEN. Theme: Dreams. Deadline: 29 May 2020. Prize: £100.

Read Winning Short Stories

As the deadline for entries to the 2020 Prescot Festival Short Story Competition nears, here are our past winners’ tales for your inspiration and entertainment. 2019: Fairground, by Malcolm Terry 2018: In the Light of the Moon, by Malcolm Terry 2017: Time and Again, by Deborah Jean Lucas 2016: The Solution Is in the Pickle,…

2020 Prescot Festival Cancelled

A Message from Rob & Laura Dear Friends of the Festival, It is with a heavy heart that we announce the cancellation of all events at this year’s Prescot Festival (19-28 June) with the exception of the Festival’s Short Story Competition (online version). You can expect the usual regular arts news and updates via our…

Fairground, by Malcolm Terry

We are pleased to announce that the winner of the 2019 Prescot Festival Short Story Competition is Malcolm Terry, for ‘Fairground.’ The theme this year was ‘Magic, Myth & Mystery,’ and the judges felt this tale had all three and a wonderfully macabre atmosphere. It is published here for the first time and will also…