OUR COMPETITIONS - Details
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OUR COMPETITIONS - Details
For the Love of
Members are invited to send in any form of writing which shows their personal style and expertise. You may wish to send in an extract,
a short story, a poem, an article, or a personal reflection or account of
something which has caught your whim. (This competion is a 'warm up' for the year and is in honour only, no prize money.)
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...
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: email@example.com
OR: Hard copy on A4 paper, one side only.
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: RANDOM ANYTHING GOES: Prizes 1st £50; 2nd £25.; 4 Commended Deadline 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: 100 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... So - this is the end.
December: No Competition
All competitions for members only; all entries free at present.
MAXIMUM TWO ENTRIES for all competitions.
SHORT STORIES should not be more than 1,500 words; unless otherwise stated as the programme rolls through the year. There will be variations.
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 strictly for SCPSW members.
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 Forces or any Public Service.
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. Please also put the author's name beneath the piece's title.
NOTE: We do not use pen names for the competitions.
HARD COPY entries may also be sent but must be typed on A4 paper.
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.
Details also can be found in AUTHOR.