Dee May Award for Fiction

WestgateLit are delighted to announce the first Dee May Award for Fiction. This special award is aimed at writers over the age of 65. Entries should be no more than 5,000 words and focus on the concept of aging. Entries cost £10 with a first prize of £100 and runner up prizes for second and third place. An extra prize for the judges’ highly commended will also be awarded.

To enter, submit your payment simply add your Competition Entry to your Westgate Literary Festival shopping cart via the Add Cart button and then go to the checkout – you can be pay online using your credit or debit card or via PayPal if you have an account using the same link. Please submit your manuscript in Word or PDF format to using the form below making sure you include your PayPal Receipt number – you’ll get that when you pay and it will appear in both the on screen receipt and in the email your are sent in confirmation of payment. Please ensure that your digital and postal contact details are correctly filled out in the form and your entry and payment reaches us no later than midnight on the 8th September 2019.

Winners will be announced at the Westgate Literary Festival 14/15th September 2019.



Add your Entry Fee to the competition here:



I confirm that this short story is all my own work and has not been published or submitted elsewhere either electronically or in print.

I have read and understood the competition rules below.

I give my permission for my personal details to be used for the purposes of contacting me in accordance with the reasons laid out in the competition rules linked below.

I give my permission for my personal details to be used for the purposes of contacting me for future competitions and events run by WestgateLit.

All submissions must be original, and by submitting your story you are agreeing to the competition rules and granting WestgateLit First British Serial Rights to publish. Entries must be in English and be accompanied by proof of payment as per the instructions on the submission page.

Competition rules are detailed here.