Free entry competition news
The Bruntwood prize for playwriting offers a prize of £16,000 plus feedback on all shortlisted entries.
Fitzcarraldo Editions are offering '£3,000 to the best proposal for a book-length essay (minimum 25,000 words) by a writer resident in the UK & Ireland who has yet to secure a publishing deal'.
If you know any children aged 12 or under you may like to tell them about WordHound's monthly competition. They provide a prompt, ask for up to 300 words, and offer prizes and online publication. The
Elmbridge Literary Competition is also free for children (under 18s in this case). They do have an adult category, but there's a £5 entry fee for that. Poets aged 14-18 can enter the competition from Hippocrates Initiative For Poetry and Medicine which has a £500 prize. Finally there's this competition for children aged 9-18 which has categories for poems, songs, speech and art.
If there were competitions like this when I was a kid then I was unaware of them. I wonder if discovering some would have got me started writing three decades earlier than I actually did?
Next week's post is about the free Wergle Flomp poetry competition and contains tips from judges, and Annie from the organisers Winning Writers, for crafting a funny poem worthy of the $2,000 first prize.
I did get an acceptance from TAB yesterday, but that's not the sale referred to in the blog post's title.
Thanks to Liz Filleul for passing on this link, which announces that US magazine Woman's World (and other titles) has been sold. The new owners are Accelerate 360. I don't know anything about them or any magazines they publish – do you?
It was windy – maybe you noticed? Neither I nor the garden enjoyed the storms (apparently we had winds of 93 mph). Instead of being sad about the damage I'm looking back at photos from last summer and reminding myself that most plants will recover and by summer the garden will be full of poppies.
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