Failure is the condiment that gives success it’s flavour
– Truman Capote
The Hairpin Tarpaulin Award
Short List & Winner Announcement
Getting everyone together for the holidays is a great, so long as you’re not the one hosting. Even our best laid plans tend to crumble the moment something goes wrong. For this competition, write about a host that is calm under pressure, who uses a combination of ingenuity, wit and good old fashioned effort to get things done in the most trying of circumstances. Family holidays.
All genres are welcome, though stories of satire and realism would probably suit best.
No more than 500 of your most level headed, well organised ideas.
Sunday 20th December 2015. There is no time zone restrictions. As long as it is Sunday somewhere then you can enter.
First prize receives 5000 words feedback from NiTH team on a story or manuscript of your choosing.
All entries received feedback from judges by request.
Please read carefully!
Include a cover image. Ensure that you own the rights to that image or that you have permission, or that the image carries a free license. Make the filename of the image the name of your story.
(Optional) Intro – 150 characters