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OUR COMPETITION NEWS 


2019 Competitions

(No entry fees this year)

February: Autobiographical Anecdote - Up to 1,500; Winner £50; Runner Up £25; up to 2 Commended £10 Something from childhood, your first love, a moment in the military or in your career, a holiday incident, something amusing you heard on a Clapham omnibus, fiction or not. Get writing...



March: Herbert Spencer Poetry Competition: Prizes - 1st £50; 2nd £25. Deadline 15 March

50-100 lines


April: 250 word Flash Fiction Competition: Prizes - 1st £ 30; 2nd £10. Deadline 15 April



May: Lewis Wright Short Story Competition:  Prizes 1st £75, 2nd £25, plus up to two Commended £10. Closing date 15 May. 

Entries for this competition should be not more than 3000 words. On line submissions as a WORD.doc attachment to an email to: michaelround@blueyonder.co.uk

OR: Hard copy on A4 paper, one side only.


June: Gordon Gompers Competition: Prizes 1st £75; 2nd £25; plus up to 2 Commended £10. Deadline 15 June.
Travel and holiday articles, and other non fiction of choice up to 2,000 words.


July:  400 word Flash Fiction Competition: Prizes 1st £40; 2nd £15Deadline 15 June 


August: SCPSW Short Story for Children Comp. Prizes 1st £50; 2nd £25; plus up to 2 Commended £10. Deadline 15 August.

Up to 1,500 words


September: Vee Bradley Humorous Poetry Competition PRIZE: £30, 2nd £15. Deadline: 15 September. No longer than 30 lines, with each poem on a separate sheet.


October: 650 word Flash Fiction: Prizes 1st £45; 2nd £20. Deadline 15 October


November: Chairman’s 1000 word Challenge: Prizes 1st £100; 2nd £30; plus up to 3 Commended £10. 

Subject – fiction or non-fiction - atmospheric writing challenge on the idea of EVIL RISING.


December: No Competition




ALL hard copy (SAE if you want copy returned) entries to:  

SCPSW Competitions


Bula Matra House


205 Sanderstead Road


South Croydon


Surrey CR2 0PH


On line entries to: michaelround@blueyonder.co.uk

 



All competitions for members only; all entries free in 2019

MAXIMUM TWO ENTRIES for all competitions.

SHORT STORIES should not be more than 1,500 words; unless otherwise stated.
POEMS maximum number of lines may vary - see each competition for detail
FLASH FICTION AND CHAIRMAN's CHALLENGE STRICT EXACT WORD COUNT not counting title and author.

All competition entries should not have been published, either in The Author or elsewhere.  

All competitions are open to SCPSW members only.
Join in order to enter - eligible writers include serving or retired members of the Civil Service, Armed Forces, National Health Service, Local Government, the Police Force or any Public Service.

Details of membership HERE.

All entries should preferably be sent on line as a WORD.doc attachment to an email. On a lead sheet all entries should bear the name of the competition being entered, the submission's title, the author’s name and address and a pen name if required.  
HARD COPY entries may also be sent and should be typed on A4 paper with word count. 
On a lead sheet all entries should bear the name of the competition being entered, a title, the author’s name and address and a pen name if required.

Entries will only be returned if accompanied by SAE.

ALL hard copy entries to : 

SCPSW Competitions
Bula Matra House
205 Sanderstead Road
South Croydon
Surrey CR2 0PH

On line entries to: michaelround@blueyonder.co.uk