February 2018 Newsletter

The 2018 Competition is Open

The 2018 competition is open for entries. We are delighted to welcome our judges: Daljit Nagra for Poetry, Monica Ali for Short Stories and Flash Fiction and Kamila Shamsie for the Peggy Chapman-Andrews Award for a First Novel.

The closing date is 31 May at midnight BST. We look forward to receiving your submissions!

2018 Judges
L to R: Daljit Nagra by Lucinda Douglas-Menzies; Monica Ali by Liz Emerson;
Kamila Shamsie by Zain Mustafa.

New Website Now Live

Our new, fully mobile compatible website is now live. New sections include For Writers with ideas and tips to get you going and a dedicated News section. We will be adding to the site over the coming months including new blogs from our fantastic judges. You can submit your work online via the website or by post. Writers with accounts on the old site will still be able to log in with the same username and password.
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What the Judges are looking for

You can read about what this year’s judges are looking for on the Meet the Judges page.  Click on their names to see what really excites them in a piece of writing. 

Be Inspired

Read the winning entries from the 2017 poetry, short story and flash fiction competitions in this beautiful book. £10 plus P&P

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Congratulations Ruth

Ruth Figgest was Highly Commended in our 2017 short story competition. Her debut novel ‘Magnetism’ will be published by Myriad on 23 March.

The Right One

We know writers have multiple drafts of their work. Before submitting, do check you’re attaching the right one. Substitutions can’t be made afterwards!
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