Litfest calls for lockdown-inspired stories from writers – 3FM

Thursday, May 14th, 2020 6:10am

By Rob Pritchard @rpritchard9

Could you write a story inspired by the Covid-19 lockdown?

Manx Litfest is looking for writers to create tales inspired by life during the lockdown.

The Manx Lockdown Fiction competition has two categories, with the judges’ favourite five entries in each category winning £100.

The first category is open to any genre, the second  for the modern retelling of a classic Manx Fairy Tale set during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Each writer can submit one story in each category, with all submissions judged by representatives of Manx Litfest and ManSat – each piece must not exceed 2,500 words.

The competition is open to writers living in the Isle of Man, of any age or nationality.

To submit your entries for Lockdown Fiction, you can email them to

The deadline 5pm on Monday, 22nd June 2020.


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