Tuesday 24 April 2018

Yeovil Literary Prize 2018 Competition

Yeovil Literary Prize
2018 Competition Open 1 Jan 2018 to 31 May 2018

Organised by the Yeovil Community Arts Association, this is your opportunity to enter four very different categories of writing. Aspiring writers throughout the world should enter this prestigious writing competition.
All genres are welcome.
Agents and Publishers regularly search our winner lists for new talent.
See what happened to previous entrants after being placed in theYeovil Literary Prize! Click on the SUCCESSES tab.

Category 1 Novel
Requirement: Synopsis and Opening Chapters (combined maximum 15,000 words)
Professional Judge: Annie Barrows is an American author of books for both children and adults. A highly respected novelist.
Prizes: 1st £1000 2nd £250 3rd £100
Entry Fee: £12

Category 2 Short Story
Requirement: Maximum 2,000 words
Professional Judge: Victoria Hislop is a writer who lives in England and Greece. She is respected for her novels and short stories, attracting a huge readership.
Prizes: 1st £500 2nd £200 3rd £100
Entry Fee: £7

Category 3 Poetry
Requirement: Maximum of 40 Lines
Professional Judge: Katie Donovan, renowned Irish poet. Winner of many awards.
Prizes: 1st £500 2nd £200 3rd £100
Entry Fee: £7 one poem; £10 for two; £12 for three

Category 4 Writing Without Restrictions
Requirement: You write it – we’ll read it. Details are at end of General Rules
Professional Judge: Michael Jecks, prolific author, and especially medieval mysteries.
Prizes: 1st £200 2nd £100 3rd £50
Entry Fee: £5

Local Prize Western Gazette Best Local Writer Award
Requirement: for a short-listed entry by author living in Western Gazette distribution area.
Professional Judge: The Yeovil Community Arts Association committee
Prize: £100

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