Tell A Tale Gothic Fiction Writing Contest

     Category:  Prose
     Deadline:  April 21, 2018  (expired!)
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    Tell A Tale Gothic Fiction Writing Contest

    Organised by TheatreCloud, a network of nine theatres across the UK that work together to support and develop drama audiences nationally, this call for entries is looking for a 500-word tale of terror using the following quotation from Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde as inspiration:

    "It might be possible, of course, that far from being one, we may possess two selves".

    Following in the gothic tradition, think about the fears we have today and how they could be expressed in a dark but fun and emotional tale. Your tale should grip the reader in the way that gothic novels of the late 19th century captured the imaginations of their Victorian readers. There should be an intellectual thread running through the story.

    Your story must be your own original work and must be unpublished at the time of entry. Entrants retain all rights to their entries.

    There is no entry fee.


    Open to persons of all ages who reside in the UK.


    Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is touring theatres across the UK from February - May 2018. Everybody that takes part in this project will receive a 10 GBP ticket offer on up to two tickets to see Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde at their nearest theatre.

    At each city or town, Theatre Cloud and our network of theatres will select two tales to send to the cast of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. An actor will then choose their favourite tale and perform a filmed reading at the theatre. Each reading will be available to watch online and makes it onto the shortlist.

    In the final week of the tour, the Tell A Tale judges will review the shortlisted tales and decide which one comes top and receives an award of 300 GBP. Other awards include Jekyll and Hyde posters signed by Phil Daniels and family tickets to Dracula in Autumn 2018.

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