Writer of the Month Challenge
(We will be adding additional challenges over the coming months to keep everyone busy, the enthusiasm alive - and even give those under lock down something to do. News during the weeks to come to be delivered by email.)
WINNER of WRITER OF THE MONTH FOR MARCH was Alan Patey (Country Member) for his piece inspired by the key word DAWN - this can be seen here.
All members, both FULL and COUNTRY are invited to submit a piece of new writing, a short story, an article, a poem or an extract from a larger work. They will be compiled into the usual on line booklet sent to all members and at the next meeting those attending will discuss. One of the entrant author will be declared WRITER OF THE MONTH and receive a Croydon Writers HB PENCIL!
COUNTRY members, and those knowing they cannot attend the meeting, may also register a vote for their 'choice' direct to Michael on line.
The pieces may be used for later entry or developed for later use in other internal and external competitions, or be later published in the 2020 ISBN level Anthology, if the author wishes, in a section devoted to 'Writer of the Month'. Copyright remains with each author.
As part of each General Meeting, fifteen or so minutes will be spent discussing the entries, and those present will choose their favoured piece, the on line and live votes will be collated and the Writer of the Month declared and be awarded a brand new HB pencil!
The March for April's deliberation
topic key words: 'DARK DREAMS'.
Up to 1000 words absolute maximum, DARK DREAMS as words do not HAVE to be used.
Deadline is midnight FRIDAY 10th April - due to later date of the April meeting which itself is due to problems with accommodation at the Church because of the Easter calendar.
Standard layout should be font Times New Roman, point 12, by preference, a collation will be sent to members on Sunday 1st March.