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The One About the Sheep

The One About the Sheep and Other Stories

ChipLitFest Short Story Competition Winners 2016-22

The sheep that’s a good listener. The woman and the ice-cream salesman. The young man who falls in love with a washing machine. That age old tale.

Funny, macabre, heart-breaking, provocative, eerie… all stories in this collection are by the winners of the competition since its inception.

All proceeds, not just profits, will go towards ChipLitFest, which is a registered charity.

About ChipLitFest:

Since 2012 Chipping Norton has held its Literary Festival each April, celebrating writing and reading in attractive venues at the heart of this charming Cotswold town. ChipLitFest has earned its reputation as one of the friendliest and most innovative festivals, bringing a wide-ranging array of writers, poets, public figures and creative people to the town and drawing large and lively audiences from a wide area.

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While focusing on the four-day festival over the last weekend in April, ChipLitFest also presents a number of accessible, entertaining events throughout the year – both celebrity speakers and workshops – to satisfy the appetite of its many supporters for literature in all its forms.

Every year, the festival includes a short story competition, which anyone can enter. The top three stories are chosen each year by an independent judge.