Creative writing prize: The Elmbridge Literary Competition 2019-2020
To commemorate the 400th anniversary of The Mayflower, enter short stories and poems that explore new worlds
Now in its 15th year, the Elmbridge Literary Competition invites international entries of poems and short stories. In the adult categories stories may be up to 1,500 words and poems up to 30 lines. There are prizes in each 19+ category of £250, £150 and £100. There is also a special Elmbridge Prize of £50 in book tokens for the best story or poem by an Elmbridge resident. All the winning entries will be printed in a chapbook.
Each year the competition, which is run by the R C Sherriff Trust and Elmbridge Borough Council in Surrey, has a different theme. To celebrate this year's 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower, entries are invited on the theme of 'New World'.
There is a £5 entry fee for each story or poem in the adult categories.
The closing date is 7 February 2020.
For full details see the website.
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