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GWN Writing Competition 

Closing Date: 31 May 2022

Read your work at The Times & The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival. Prose Judge Adam Horovitz, Poetry Judge Kate Frost
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Gloucestershire Writers’ Network is the hub for all writers and writing groups in Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire. We aim to be the ‘go to place’ for Gloucestershire writers – providing a central platform to communicate news, views, what’s on and competitions etc.

If you have information on forthcoming events, courses, readings or open mics that deserve a wider audience, 
we’d love to hear from you.
We will upload relevant information as quickly as we can to help market and communicate your events.

Do you have a story to tell? Perhaps you have recently won a competition or have a book launch on the horizon – our News and Events Calendar section will keep GWN members abreast of local events and encourage attendance and access to all things creative. Please contact us on

Happy writing!


We run an annual writing competition in conjunction with The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival, the winners of which have the opportunity to read their work at the GWN Prizewinners event. Visit the competition section of the website for the latest updates, where you also have the option to purchase anthologies from previous winners.

GWN Writing Competition - Signposts 2021 Antholoy

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