Monday, 23 May 2011

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Less than a month...

Until the Worcestershire Literary Festival of 2011 commences!

The brochures are available, and the online events calender is locked and loaded.

Don't delay. Register for your events today.

worcestershire literary festival logo

The brochures

Belated May Comp list


(be - lay - tid) Adjective

The art of sending things after

the fact, so yours is noticed more.

May 31st

British Fantasy Society Short Story Comp

Up to 5,000 words, lots of prizes.


See full submission details

Coast to Coast Comp

For poetry up to 40 lines, short stories up to 2,000 words.


Frogmore Poetry Prize

Poetry up to 40 lines.

Prize of 200 Guineas and two year subscription

See website for more details:

Ted Walter Short story, Poetry, and Playwriting Competition

Poetry up to 40 lines, stories up to 2,000, and 1 act plays up to 20 minutes.


Yeovil Literary Prize

Poetry up to 40 lines, short stories up to 2,000 words, and novels (opening and synopsis) up to 15,000 words. Prizes £1000, £250, and £100.



War Poetry Contest (USA)

Prizes totaling $5000

Submit 3 unpublished poems up to 500 lines.


Diary Comp 2011: A day in the life

Submit a single diary entry of up to 500 words.

See for more details

Brighton COW Fiction Competition

For fiction up to 3000 words


Monday, 9 May 2011

Mayday! Mayday! Mayday!


Tomorrow night's topic is Mayday!

It seems to me this could be interpreted as this...

Or this ...

Only attendance will set the story straight.

Apologies for period of silence...


My having spent a couple of weeks in hospital and since recovering, has let the blog become neglected. My apologies.

Starting tomorrow we will look at the competition listings for May, well the remainder of May, and look towards some wonderful spring writing prompts.