Saturday, 17 December 2016

WRITING WIZARDRY COMPETITION

   

“The whole process of entering the Writing Wizardry competition has been very rewarding for the children and the Writing Wizardry Awards ceremony was truly special. All attendees were in awe of the author Ali Sparkes and captivated by her. The children were genuinely excited and many now aspire to careers in writing. We can’t wait to engage more children with the competition next year. Thank you” – Sam Fuller, Deputy Head of Ringwood Junior School



ENTER OUR WRITING WIZARDRY COMPETITION AND WIN A TOWER OF BOOKS OR A KINDLE FIRE!

Calling all writers of eleven years and under! If you like to write poems or stories, why not prove what a Writing Wizard you are, and enter our competition. You could see your work published in The Writing Wizardry Anthology 2017 and win a fabulous prize!

This year we have two different categories – one for children in school Years 3 and 4, and one for children in Years 5 and 6. The stories or poems can be about absolutely anything you like, but they MUST be less than 500 words. You can even enter twice, if you want, so why not send us a poem AND a short story!

How to enter: Simply email us your story at competitions@fresherpublishing.co.uk, putting Writing Wizardry and your School Year (eg Year 4) in the email subject box. At the top of your email, write your name, address, age, and the name of your school. Please also give us the name and email address of the adult who has read the terms and conditions and is supporting your entry.

Alternatively, you may enter by post, providing the details above in a covering letter to Writing Wizardry Competition, c/o Emma Scattergood, Fresher Publishing, Weymouth House, Bournemouth University, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB. The closing date is 5th January 2017.

We are looking for poems and stories about ANYTHING! Just use your imagination and write them as well as you can. We will be posting hints and tips on the Children’s zone over the next few weeks.


PRIZES

First Prize for children of nine and under (Years 3 and 4): A tower of wonderful books – plus three free copies of The Writing Wizardry Anthology 2017, in which your poem or story will be published.

Runner-up: You will receive a £25 book token and three free copies of The Writing Wizardry Anthology 2017, in which your poem or story will be published.

First Prize for children of 11 and under (Years 5 and 6): A Kindle Fire tablet for enjoying reading books and much more – plus three free copies of The Writing Wizardry Anthology 2017, in which your winning poem or story will be published.

Runner-up: You will receive a £25 book token and three free copies of The Writing Wizardry Anthology 2017, in which your poem or story will be published.


THE JUDGING PANEL

All of the entries will be read by our panel of dedicated writers and lecturers at Bournemouth University who will then present their shortlist to our judges (see below). It is their job to make the difficult decision as to which writers should be our overall winner and runner up.

Our judges are:


MARY EVANS

Mary’s writing career began in journalism as a TV critic and feature writer. She has written for many national titles and is a regular pundit on The Jeremy Vine Show. After working as a creative writing lecturer, she founded Story Stew, an anarchic creative writing programme that has visited primary schools and literary festivals around the UK, including Hay and Imagine. Mary lives in London with her husband and four children. Her new book Who Let The Gods Out? is coming out in February 2017!




EMMA SCATTERGOOD

A senior lecturer on BA English and BA Communication & Media at Bournemouth University, Emma is also the Editorial Director of Fresher Publishing. A former journalist, she was the deputy editor of Pony magazine in her early career, before going on to write for national women’s magazines. She is also the author of many books, including several works of non-fiction and one novel. She has an MA in Critical and Creative Writing from Winchester University and, as well as teaching creative writing at Bournemouth University, Emma enjoys leading residential writing workshops in Dorset.

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