Tuesday 3 June 2014

Your Chance to be Published in Wisden

To mark its 150th edition, Wisden ran a competition – open to all its readers – that offered one talented entrant the opportunity to write a short article that would appear within the familiar yellow covers. As well as publication and adulation, the winner also gains an invitation to the annual launch dinner.

The response was huge, with more than 100 entries received at Wisden’s Hampshire offices. The editorial team then read every submission in detail, before drawing up a shortlist and, ultimately, a winner: Brian Carpenter, whose article appears in Wisden 2013.

The success of the first competition has prompted us to run the competition again.

The rules are simple. Anyone who has not been commissioned for Wisden before can take part. Entries, which should not have been submitted before and are restricted to a maximum of two per person, must be:

1. the entrant’s own work;
2. unpublished in any medium;
3. received by November 30, 2014;
4. between 480 and 520 words (excluding the title);
5. neither libellous nor offensive;
6. related to cricket, but not a match report.

Articles should be emailed to almanack@wisden.com, with “Writing Competition” as the subject line. Alternatively, they can be posted to: Writing Competition, John Wisden & Co, 13 Old Aylesfield, Golden Pot, Alton, Hampshire GU34 4BY. Please provide your name, address and telephone number. Bloomsbury staff and those who, in the editor’s opinion, have a working relationship with Wisden are ineligible. The editor’s decision is final. Once again, we look forward to reading your contributions.

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