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Competition 2024

We are delighted to announce the results of the Gloucestershire Writers’ Network 2024 Competition on the theme of Weather. We would like to thank our judges, Michael Johnstone and David Ashbee, and all those who entered the competition for their support of the GWN.

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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, 
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2023 Competition Results

Click below to see this year's winners. Thank you to all who entered the competition and to our judges Jane Bailey and Philip Rush.

You can buy a copy of our competition anthology here

We will be launching our 2024 competition on the theme of Weather in January
Click here to see the winnersBuy this year's anthology

Our Annual Gloucestershire Writing Competition

We run an annual Poetry and Prose 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. Information about the winners of our 2023 competition here.

Click here to buy our anthologies to read the work of previous winners.

With thanks to our Sponsors:

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We are grateful to The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival for their support of local writers and for creating the opportunity for the winners and the runners-up of our annual writing competition to showcase their work at the GWN event.
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We would like to thank Liggy Webb for her generous sponsorship of our annual writing competition.

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