Creative writing prizes: Hastings Book Festival 2023 Competitions


13 June 2023
There are first prizes of £250 in the poetry and short story categories

The Hastings Book Festival Competitions are for short stories up to 2,500 words and poems up to 40 lines. The short story judge is VG Lee and the poetry judge is John McCullough.

Winners in each category will receive £250, and runners up get £100 and £50. In each category there is also a Sussex Prize for local writers.

All entries should be original and unpublished.

The entry fees are £7.50 for one, £13 for two and £20 for three.

The closing date is 14 July.

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