It may seem a long way off, but October and the Birmingham Book Festival will be here before you know it!
The festival organisers are currently running a short story competition. Try your hand at writing a story between 1000-2000 words on the theme of clocks.
The winner will recieve £100 and a writing workshop of their choice, and there are also runner-up prizes. Hurry though, the deadline for entries is 31st January 2012.