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August 5, 2021

Graffiti Magazine Prose and Poetry Competitions - closing date 31 August 2021

Graffiti Magazine Prose Competition Rules

Theme: Secrets and Lies

1.   Closing date 31 August 2021. Entries must be in English and be the writer’s own unpublished work.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 on a separate page.

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

6.   Postal entries are accepted as well as via email. Please keep a copy of your work, as entries will not be returned.

7.   The fee is £4 per story. Cheques/Postal Orders in sterling only, should be made payable to:

Catchword Writing Group

Please ensure you enclose your full details AND the title of your entry with the cheque.

8.   All entries that arrive on time will be considered. No correspondence will be entered into concerning the result.

9.   Competitors wishing to be informed of the results should provide an email address or enclose a SAE.

Send entries to:

Graffiti Magazine Secrets and Lies Prose Competition

C/o 33 Sandford Leaze, Avening, Glos. GL8 8PB

Or : rona_laycock@yahoo.co.uk with ‘Graffiti entry’ in the subject line.

Prize: £100      The winning entry and short listed entries will be published in Graffiti.

 

Judge: Wilkie Martin

Wilkie Martin

Born in Nottingham, schooled in Sutton Coldfield and universitied in Leeds, Wilkie Martin has lived in Cirencester for 30 years. He signed up for Rona Laycock’s creative writing classes at Cirencester College, learned a lot and enjoyed it so much he decided to write a book. Since then he has published five cosy mystery-with-a-hint-of-fantasy novels, as well as a short book of silly verse and two children’s stories.

His sixth novel, Inspector Hobbes and the Common People, part of his ‘Unhuman Series’ will be published by the Witcherley Book Company at the end of July this year.

https://wilkiemartin.com

https://www.facebook.com/wilkiewrites

 

Graffiti Magazine Poetry Competition Rules

No specific theme for this competition

1.  Closing date 31 August 2021. Entries must be in English and be the writer’s own unpublished work.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). Maximum length of poem 50 lines.

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

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

5.  Postal entries are accepted as well as via email. Please keep a copy of your work, as entries will not be returned.

6.  The fee is £4 per poem. Cheques/Postal Orders in sterling only, should be made payable to:

Catchword Writing Group

Please ensure you enclose your full details AND the title of your entry with the cheque.

7.  All entries that arrive on time will be considered. No correspondence will be entered into concerning the result.

8.  Competitors wishing to be informed of the results should provide an email address or enclose a SAE.

Send entries to:

Graffiti Magazine Open Poetry Competition

C/o 33 Sandford Leaze, Avening, Glos. GL8 8PB

Or : rona_laycock@yahoo.co.uk with ‘Graffiti entry’ in the subject line.

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

published in Graffiti.

 

Judge: Liz Carew 

Liz Carew comes from Northern Scotland but now lives in Gloucestershire. The landscape, history and culture of both places feature in her work. She is a member of Catchword Writing Group, Brokenborough Poets and Wordbrew Poetry Group. Recent ‘Lockdown’ poems have appeared in the Poetry Kit and the anthology, When This Is All Over. Her poem, Playing Gershwin, features on the new fiction and poetry website, The Improbable Book Café.

She has read poetry and short stories at several Gloucestershire Writers’ Network events at the Cheltenham Literature Festival and her work has been published in Poetry Scotland, The French Literary Review and Graffiti.

Liz looks forward to being able to attend ‘in-person’ writing events and workshops soon.

 

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