The prestigious literary prize is inviting entries in four different categories
Literary agents and publishers regularly check out the winners of the prestigious annual Yeovil Literary Prize, and many entrants have gone on to achieve publishing success.
The categories are:
• Novel: Enter the synopsis and opening chapters up to 15,000 words. The judge is Hellie Ogden of Janklow & Nesbit. The prizes are £1,250, £300 and £125. The entry fee is £14.50 per novel extract.
• Short story: Enter short stories up to 2,000 words. The judge is novelist Ayisha Malik. The prizes are £600, £250 and £125. the entry fee is £8 per story.
• Poetry: Enter poems up to 40 lines. The judge is poet Sean Borodale. The prizes are £600, £250 and £125. The entry fee is £5 per poem.
• Writing without restrictions: The judge is creative writing lecturer Steve Voake. The prizes are £250, £125 and £75. The entry fee is £6 per piece.
There is also a Best Western Gazette Local Author Award of £100 for the best shortlisted piece of writing by a writer living in the Western Gazette distribution area.
All entries must be original and unpublished.
The closing date is 30 April.
For full details see the website.