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The Story Hunters Project and Competition

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Essex Book Festival

As the story goes, Ernest Hemingway won a bet by writing a short story that was only six words long: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.

Essex Book Festival and Explore Essex challenge you to do the same.

You are invited to write a piece of fiction or a poem between 50-250 words based on a visit to 1 of 20 designated Essex heritage sites or Green Spaces.

Once you have submitted your story, it will be posted on our Story Hunter Digital Map and entered into our Story Hunters Flash Fiction Competition.

Winning entries will be announced at our Festival Finale at Cressing Temple Barns on 29th August.

For more information about the twenty destinations, and how to enter the competition, go to https://essexbookfestival.org.uk/the-story- hunters/