Writers' Comp

Winchester Writers’ Competitions are now open! 


The competitions include Writing for Children, the Short Story, the Shorter Short Story, Poetry, Haiku, Feature Articles, Slim Volume, Small Edition, Crime Fiction, Lifewriting, Retirement, The First Three Pages of the Novel, Sustainability of the Environment and the Young Writers Poetry Competition. Something for Everyone! The entries must be original and unpublished work, written by one author, submitted using a pseudonym and must not have won an award in any previous competition. Self-published work is acceptable. Copyright remains with the author. The deadline is 24 May, 2013 for all competitions, except the Young Writers’ Poetry Competition, which has a deadline of 19 July. Sixty-three prizes and five trophies will be awarded at the Writers’ Awards Ceremony on June 22nd, during the 33rd Winchester Writers’ Conference. In addition, the winner of each competition will be published in the Winchester Writers’ Conference anthology,The Best of 2013, published in the autumn. For the competition booklet, please follow this link: 

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