In the latest Books Quarterly magazine, Waterstone's has teamed up with Pan Macmillan and the Arvon Foundation to create the Perfectly Formed Short Story Competition. Entrants need to be unpublished professionally in fiction, over 16 years of age and have their entries of up to 2,000 words submitted by 1 July 2010. More details here.
The prize includes lunch with Will Atkins, Editorial Director at Pan Macmillan and one of his authors, James McCreet; an Arvon course of the winner's choice; and the winning entry published in the October edition of Book Quarterly. The three best runners-up will receive concise written feedback on their entries, which will be published online, as well as £50-worth of Pan Macmillan books.