Don't miss the GWN competition deadline!

  • 2018 GWN Competition Closes Tomorrow - Midnight 31st July, 2018

 

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” 
― Ernest Hemingway
 
Well now ... there's only 1 day  remaining to enter this year's competition.

Chris has been receiving a veritable gush of last-minute entries and our judges are getting very excited to read your work.
You still have time to enter on the Lit Fest theme of 'East Meets West' - can be widely interpreted.
The winners, runners-up and judges will read at The Times and the Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival - 6.30pm to 7.45pm, Sunday 7th October.
See our competition tab above for rules and entry details and our judges' tips.

Good luck!

Winners of the Coleford Festival of Words

Winners of the Coleford Festival of Words 2018 'Ten' themed writing competition
The winners as judged by Forest of Dean resident and author Andrew Taylor, were announced on Saturday 7 July by Baroness Jan Royall at an event as part of the Tenth Coleford Festival of Words.

Congratulations to Julia Bohanna, winner,  Toni Wilde (2nd) and Rebecca Klassen (3rd). Thank you also to Chepstow Bookshop and Dean Writers' Circle for the 1st and 2nd prizes.

Read the ten shortlisted entries in the Festival's online anthology,  which can be found here: Coleford Festival Anthology


Coleford Festival of Words 2018

GWN Prizewinners event

Dear writers - we now have news of the time and date for our prizewinners event at The Times and The Sunday Times Literature Festival - it's scheduled for 6.30 p.m. on Sunday, 7 October 2018.

Please make a note in your diaries to come and support GWN and hear this year's winning entries - you could even take a starring role!

We look forward to receiving more of your prose and poetry entries on the theme of 'East Meets West', closing date 31 July 2018.

See our Competitions page for more information...


Stroud Book Festival and Competiton launch

Some new dates for your diary...  The 2018 Stroud Book Festival brings the best in new writing from some of the finest novelists, non-fiction writers, poets, children’s writers and storytellers from Gloucestershire and beyond.

Festival dates:       Wednesday 7th – Sunday 11th November 2018

You are invited to visit their web site, sign up for more news and competition details -

CLICK HERE TO VISIT WEBSITE

 

Competitions:

There are 3 writing prizes with a deadline for submissions of 31 July 2018:

 

Mainstream Fiction Prize (open to writers living in Gloucestershire)

Judged by author Katie Fforde

First prize £100 and 5-day writing retreat at Hawkwood College

Entry requirement: Synopsis of up to 200 words plus excerpt of up to 3000 words

 

Flash Fiction Prize (open to International entries)

Judged by author Sue Limb

First prize £500

Maximum length: 500 words

 

Poetry Prize (open to international entries)

Judged by poet Adam Horovitz

First prize £500

Maximum length: 40 lines

 

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE FESTIVAL WEBSITE


Don't miss the deadline! Graffiti Short Story and Poetry Competitions

The Closing date for Graffiti Magazine short story and poetry competitions is 30th May 2018. 

See below for detail of both competitions and good luck !

Graffiti Magazine Short Story Competition Rules

 TALES AFTER DARK

(What goes on out there when the sun goes down?)

 1.  Closing date 30 May 2018. Entries must be in English and be the writer’s own unpublished work. They must not be on offer for publication or entered in any other current competition.

2.  Maximum length 1,500 words.

3.  Each piece of work, with its title, must be in clear type on one side of A4 sheet(s).

4.  The name and address of the writer and the titles of all entries should be typed on a separate sheet of A4 paper.

5.  The prize-winner will be notified by post, if SAE provided, or by email if email address is provided.

6.  Entries are only accepted by post. Please keep a copy of your work, as entries will not be returned.

7.  The fee is £3 per story. Cheques/Postal Orders in sterling only, should be made payable to:  Catchword Writing Group

8.  All entries that arrive on time will be considered by the adjudicator, whose decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into concerning the result.

9.  Competitors wishing to be informed of the results should enclose an SAE marked ‘Results’ or provide an email address.

Send entries to:

Graffiti Magazine Short Story Competition

C/o 33 Sandford Leaze

Avening

Glos

GL8 8PB

Prize: £100  The winning entry and short listed stories will be

published in Graffiti.

 

Graffiti Magazine Poetry Competition Rules

 

Poems on the theme of DARKNESS

 

1.  Closing date 30 May 2018. Entries must be in English and be the writer’s own unpublished work. They must not be on offer for publication or entered in any other current competition.

2.  Each piece of work, with its title, must be in clear type on one side of A4 sheet(s) and no more than 50 lines long.

3.  The name and address of the writer and the titles of all entries should be typed on a separate sheet of A4 paper.

4.  The prize-winner will be notified by post, if SAE provided, or by email if email address is provided.

5.  Entries are only accepted by post. Please keep a copy of your work, as entries will not be returned.

6.  The fee is £3 per poem. Cheques/Postal Orders in sterling only, should be made payable to:  Catchword Writing Group

7.  All entries that arrive on time will be considered by the adjudicator, whose decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into concerning the result.

8.  Competitors wishing to be informed of the results should enclose an SAE marked ‘Results’ or provide an email address.

Send entries to: Graffiti Magazine Poetry Competition

C/o 33 Sandford Leaze

Avening

Glos

GL8 8PB

Prize: £50  The winning entry and short listed poems will be

published in Graffiti.