The ChipLitFest Friends scheme offers members the opportunity to support the Festival and its charitable aims financially. We suggest a minimum donation of £25. For those with deeper pockets, why not join the Festival Family for a donation of £150 or over.
A key benefit to Friends and members of our Festival Family is priority booking.
A key benefit to ChipLitFest is your support for our work with vulnerable young people.
And a benefit to all is sustaining our innovative community Festival that celebrates literature in all its forms. Details about the Friends and Family scheme are here.
Hugely excited to announce the ChipLitFest annual festival weekend is back! Following our mini autumn run of live events, we will be back in Chipping Norton 21 - 24 April 2022 for brilliant bookish events. Keep checking in as we add more events here prior to the full launch on 27 February. Can't wait to see you all. We'll keep in touch.
We are very excited to announce the seventh ChipLitFest short story competition! Sponsored by HW Fisher for the second year running, we look forward to receiving your entries.
Judge: Yasmin Kane
Sponsor: HW Fisher
Entry fee: £5 for stories up to 2,500 words. £8 for stories up to 5,000 words
Word Limit: 2,500 (£5) 5,000 (£8)
Following HW Fisher's generous sponsorship, we are now in a position to offer free entries to those writers on a low income, details here.
Deadline (Closing Date): 12 midnight GMT, Monday 14 February 2022
First Prize: £500
Second Prize: £100
Third Prize: £50
The Top 3 stories will be published on the ChipLitFest website.
We promote and encourage quality writing from amateurs and professionals alike, so the competition is open to everyone aged 16 or over by the closing date, Monday 7 February 2022, not only in the UK, but overseas as well.
How to submit your stories and competition rules, here.
Read the top four stories from the 2021 competition here.
We're thrilled that for the second year running, the top 25 chartered accountancy firm, HW Fisher, is joining the festival's list of loyal and generous supporters to sponsor our short story competition. We are really thrilled about this continuing working relationship with HW Fisher; it's a perfect match between festival and business as HW Fisher specialises in advising authors and journalists, helping them to manage their finances. They are keen litfest attenders and we look forward to welcoming the team to Chipping Norton as soon as possible.
HW Fisher's generous sponsorship means that we are now in a position to offer free entries to those writers on a low income. Eight people were able to take advantage of this free entry in the 2021 ChipLitFest short story competition.
Directors: Martin Neild (chair), Penny Chapman, Helen Dance, Cathy Horlick, Jo Howard, Liz Sich
Registered Charity: 1152866