The Festival Writing Competition 2018

Entries have now closed for this year’s Mainstream Fiction, Flash Fiction and Poetry Competitions. We are delighted to have had almost 500 entries across all three competitions. The submissions are being sent to our judges and winners will be notified as soon after the 30th of September as possible. Don’t forget our new Children’s Writing Competition opens in September. See the Children’s Competition page for details.

Poetry & Flash Fiction Categories

Prizes per category:

1st: £500, 2nd: £250, 3rd: £100

 

Poetry judge: Adam Horovitz

Poetry maximum length: 40 lines

The Poetry prize is sponsored by Stroud Festival

Flash Fiction judge: Sue Limb

Flash Fiction maximum length: 500 words

The Flash Fiction prize is sponsored by Hosking Houses Trust from the Skoyles Bursaries Fund

Entry fees: £5 for first poem/flash fiction, £3 for each additional entry

Open to international entries

Competition Dates

Competition opens: 01 February 2018
Deadline for submissions: 31 July 2018
Winners notified by: 30 September 2018
Prizes at Stroud Book Festival: November 2018

Mainstream Fiction Category

Prizes:

1st: £100 plus a 5-day writing retreat at Hawkwood College, Stroud

2nd: £75, 3rd: £50

 

Fiction judge: Katie Fforde

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

The fiction writing competition is sponsored by Katie Fforde, with a kind donation of a writing retreat by Hawkwood college

Entry fee: £5 for each submission

Open to entries from writers living in Gloucestershire

Competition Dates

Competition opens: 01 February 2018
Deadline for submissions: 31 July 2018
Winners notified by: 30 September 2018
Prizes at Stroud Book Festival: November 2018

2018 Competition Entry

Entries can be submitted here using the form or by post. If submitting by post please download the appropriate form from the section above.

Before entering please make sure that you have read the rules.


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