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Peter Barry Short Story Competition: by the Numbers

Saturday, 28th January 2012

Categories: Moving Stories

Author: Peter Barry

Some of the numbers from our recent Short Story Competition:

217 Submissions

58 Submissions on final day

18 Submissions during the final hour

1406 Average word count

206 Lowest word count

8 Submissions that used the maximum word count (2000)

11 Submissions entitled ‘Moving Home’

2 Submissions written by ghosts

3 Submissions written by pets

29 Different countries from where submissions came

134 Submissions from the UK

4 Submissions from the USA (2nd most popular country)

1 Submissions from the Republic of Yemen

2 Submissions from the London Borough of Enfield (where we are based)

8 Submissions that didn’t comply with the guidelines (all were read)

3 Submissions that mentioned Peter Barry Estate Agents

 

217         Submissions

58           Submissions on the final day

18           Submissions during the final hour

1406       Average word count

206         Lowest word count

8              Submissions that used the maximum word count (2000)

11           Submissions entitled ‘Moving Home’

2              Submissions written by ghosts

3              Submissions written by pets

29           Different countries from where submissions came

134         Submissions from the UK

4              Submissions from the USA (2nd most popular country)

1              Submissions from the Republic of Yemen

2             Submissions from the London Borough of Enfield (where we are based)

8              Submissions that didn’t comply with the guidelines (all were read)

3              Submissions that mentioned Peter Barry Estate Agents (none made the shortlist)



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