Just for Fun Poetry Competition

Just for Fun Poetry Competition – win tickets to Poetry events!

In conjunction with Stroud Town Council.

 

Let us know your favourite poem at info@stroudbookfestival.org.uk and explain why in a Haiku, Limerick, Sonnet or format of your choice for a chance to win tickets to poetry events at Stroud Book festival. Open for entries now!

The 2018 Writing Competition

We are still reading through all the great entries for our writing competitions this year. The volume and quality of the entries has pushed us behind schedule. Sorry about that. We are working hard to get to a result in all three competitions and will announce the winners as soon as we can.

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

 Stroud Book Festival 2018: Graphic representation of Stroud town:

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