Creative writing competition: Yeovil Literary Prize 2022


11 January 2022
This year the prestigious annual prize features a new category for writers for children and young adults

For 2022, the Yeovil Literary Prize is inviting entries in the following categories:

• Novel. Enter the opening up to 10,000 words and a synopsis up to 500 words. This year's judge is Barney Norris. The enetry fee is £14.50.

• Short Story. Enter short stories up to 2,000 words. This year's judge is Nicholas Royle. The entry fee is £8.

• Poetry. Enter poems up to 40 lines. This year's judge is Louisa Adjoa Parker. The entry fee is £5 per poem.

• Children's/Young Adult Novel. Enter the first 3,000 words and a 500-word synopsis. One illustration may be included. This year's judge is Sharna Jackson. The entry fee is £12.50.

Content continues after advertisements

• Writing Without Restrictions. Enter work that doesn't fit into usual competition categories. This year's judge is Hazel Prior. The entry fee is £6.

All entries must be original, and may have appeared online, but must be commercially unpublished.

The closing date is 31 May.

For full details see the website.


For more writing inspiration, subscribe to our bestselling monthly magazine and receive your first 3 issues for just £3. Claim this offer here

Content continues after advertisements