Competition Deadlines 2021
Jan 15: For the Love of Writing – up to 3,000 words. No prize money, honour prizes only.
Feb 15: Autobiographical Anecdote - Up to 1000 words; Winner £40; Runner Up £25;
Mar 15: Herbert Spencer Poetry - up to 50 lines - Winner £40; Runner Up £25
Apr 15: RANDOM WRITING (Double judging) - Winner £40; Runner Up £25; 3 Comm
May 15: Lewis Wright Short Story - Up to 3000 words; Winner £60; Runner Up £25;
Jun 15: Gordon Gompers Article - Up to 3,000 words ; Winner £60: Runner Up £25;
July 15: 250 Flash Fiction - Winner £30; Runner Up £10 ; 3 Commended
Aug 15: Short Story For Children - Up to 1500 Words - Winner £40; Runner Up £25;
Sept 15:Vee Bradley Humorous Poetry 40 lines maximum - Winner £30; RU £15
Oct. 15: 100 Word Flash Fiction - Winner £40; Runner Up £20
Nov. 15: Chairman's 1000 Word Challenge - 1000 words - Winner £80; Runner Up £25
Lewis Wright Short Story - up to 3,000 words. ((CLOSED)
Classic tight writing with an opening/introduction, a main body with characterisation and dialogue carefully crafted, then an ending which echoes the beginning, or demonstrates the title or has a surprise or twist - or all of these.
Gordon Gompers Article Competition (Deadline midnight 15th June)
Originally a 'travel' article or memoir, up to 3,000 words. Last year this extended to being any topic article. With the restrictions upon us we will take that line again. But if members would like to submit material specific to travel this would be in keeping with the original concept.
250 word flash fiction Competition.(Deadline midnight 15th July)
Strict 250 word target, not including the title. Any entry missing the target one way or the other will be returned for revision. Any topic. Aim is to have a punch line/suprise twist ending.