ALLEN RAINE SHORT STORY COMPETITION LAUNCHED AS COUNTDOWN TO PENFRO BOOK FESTIVAL BEGINS
The fifth annual Allen Raine short story competition has been launched offering writers first prizes of £200 for work in either English or Welsh.
The Allen Raine Celebration Society, which will be exhibiting again at this year’s Penfro Book Festival, is also able to award books as second prizes thanks to sponsorship from Parthian Books and Gwasg Gomer.
“We were delighted with the interest in Allen Raine and her work shown by visitors to the 2011 Penfro Book Festival”, said ARCS chairman David Heal.
“We are also excited at prospects for this year’s story competition as the number and quality of entries has increased year by year.”
Allen Raine was born In Newcastle Emlyn in 1836. Her novels, including “Queen of the Rushes”, “Torn Sails”, “Garthowen” and “A Welsh Singer”, sold millions of copies worldwide. The writer died in 1908. Her family grave is in the churchyard at Penbryn and a plaque commemorating her life and work can be found at Bank House in Newcastle Emlyn.
Further details of the competition and more information about Allen Raine will be found at www.allenraine.com.