Tuesday 17 June 2014

The Pride and the Passion Offside Stories, Poetry and Chants Competition! - Deadline Monday 14th July 2014.

We are inviting submissions in the genres of poetry, short fiction (including flash fiction) non-fiction and football chants relating to the themes of ‘football memories and experiences’.

Football is a truly global sport, a game that can mean so much, to so many people. As a fan, you embody the life and essence of the game and we want to hear your stories. Use your personal experiences and your engagement with the sport as inspiration to create poetry, fiction and football chants.

Competition entries will be judged by a panel of professionals, including, celebrated poet Ian McMillan, writer, editor and publisher Alex Davis and Derby County’s club captain Shaun Barker. The top twenty entries will be published in a printed anthology with the top three from each category receiving a cash prize.

We are looking for: Fact or fictional stories up to 1000 words; poems up to 40 lines; chants up to three verses. There is no minimum word or line count.

The competition will run alongside a QUAD’s season of football and exhibition The Pride and the Passion: Contemporary Art, Football & The Derby County Collection.

The competition is open to anyone aged 16 or older from any where in the world.

The entry fee is £8 for up to three submissions of any category you choose (e.g. one of each, three poems etc.)

The deadline for the competition is Monday 14th July 2014.

So what does football mean to you?

For the Submission Rules, click here. For the Terms and Conditions, click here.

To enter, head to our submission form here!

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