Thursday, 22 April 2010

The Writers Bureau Competition

Poetry and Short Story Writing Competition with £4000 worth of Prizes!

The Writers Bureau – Britain’s leading Creative Writing home study
college – has launched its annual Poetry and Short Story Competition
for 2010.  

Now in its 16th year, the competition will, once again, be judged by
Iain Pattison and Alison Chisholm.  Alison commented on last year’s
winners saying, “The wide-ranging subject matter and a host of
individual voices made this a fascinating competition to judge. Many
of the entries reached out and captivated the reader, who was drawn
into another world and invited to become a part of it. The winners
were spectacular.”

Last year’s winners can be viewed at

Total prize money is £4000: First prize in each category is £1000,
second prize £400, third prize £200, fourth prize £100, plus six
runners-ups prizes of £50 each.

The theme is open so entrants can choose to write about any subject.

Poems should not exceed 40 lines and short stories should not exceed
2000 words.

The winners will be featured in Freelance Market News and on The
Writers Bureau competition website giving the winners a chance
to showcase their work and boost their profile.

The entry fee for each poem or short story is £5.00 and the closing
date for entries is 30th June 2010. Entry can be either online or
through the post.

For entry forms or further information contact:

The Competition Secretary,
Dept Comppr, The Writers Bureau,
Sevendale House, 7 Dale Street, Manchester, M1 1JB

Tel:  00 44 161 228 2362

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