Creative writing prizes: Bedford International Writing Competition
The open competition is for short stories up to 3,000 words and poems up to 40 lines
In each category, there are prizes of £300, £150 and £100. There are also additional Bedford Prizes of £100 for the best story and poem written by a Bedford resident.
All entries in both categories must be original and unpublished.
There is an entry fee of £6 per poem or story, or three poems/stories for £12.
The closing date is 30 September.
On 4 October, Bedford International Writing Competition will be hosting An Evening with Alexander McCall Smith (pictured), with all proceeds going to Bookaid International.
For full details, see the website.
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