Robert Louis Stevenson Fable Competition

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🕡 Deadline: Apr 02, 2022 (See all deadlines)
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Little stories cleverly told with sparing use of words and a moral undertone. It must be a fable!


With the upcoming Year of Scotland’s Stories 2022, what better time to find a fable for the 21st century in the style of Robert Louis Stevenson. RLS wrote 22 of them. Now it is your opportunity to explore this timeless art of storytelling, giving us an entry in no more than 350 words.

Our international judging panel is chaired by Alan Taylor, author and journalist

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  • £500 for Winner – £100 Second

How to Apply

1. Study the Stevenson Fables – See

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2. Write your Fable following the rules and guidance – See

Rules and Guidance

It will be judged by the criteria of pleasure to the reader and conformance to Stevenson’s fable style.
The international judging panel is chaired by Alan Taylor, author and journalist.

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3. Send your entry as an email to

  • Make sure the title of your email is the name of your Fable.
  • Make sure you include your name at the foot of your email.

4. You’re done! Sit back, follow progress and find hints on Twitter, showing your appreciation – See @mrrlsfable

The overall winner and runner-up will be announced at the RLS Conference in Bordeaux on 16-18 June.
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