SWC International Open Short Story Competition 2013

First prize: £150      Second prize: £75     Third prize: £25

Closing date: 31st October 2013

Chief Judge: Dennis Conlon

Actor, author, playwright, musician, award winner, Dennis Conlon has had various roles in the entertainment industry for many years, including parts in films/tv such as Rita, Sue & Bob Too all the way through to Shameless. He is always on the lookout for original formats and enjoys writing that involves real life experience. He is currently working on a semi-autobiographical work that highlights some of the outrageous excesses of the sixties and European/American relationships of the time. He is far too fond of Yorkshire.

Rules

  • Your entry should be an unpublished, original story on any theme of up to 2000 words (includes previous publication via internet or independent press)
  • Do not put your name on your story but do give it a suitable title.
  • You do not need an entry form. Send us a cover sheet  with each entry’s title, word count, your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address. For internet entries, please include PayPal ref. number OR put the story names in the comments box when paying.
  • No individual correspondence will be entered into regarding receipt of works/payments.
  • Please include an SAE if you wish to receive a print of the results/judges report (if available) when the competition is finished. For email entries, please note in the body of the mail that you would like to receive the results.
  • Winners will be informed in December, general availability of results will be available on this site thereafter.
  • Entries in English please.
  • Winning stories may be published on this site for 12 months with permission of original author.
  • The fee is £3.00 for each story, or £10 for 4.  You can pay by cheque or postal order made out to Southport Writers’ Circle.

 

Send entries to:

Short Story Competition

Southport Writers’ Circle

35 Sussex Road,

Southport, PR9 0SR

Online entries CLICK HERE

Optional – Paper saving single-spaced entries encouraged.

Southport Writers’ Circle International Poetry Competition 2013

SOUTHPORT WRITERS’ CIRCLE
INTERNATIONAL POETRY COMPETITION
2013

FINAL ADJUDICATOR: Stephen Beattie
First Prize: £150, Second Prize: £75, Third Prize: £25
(In addition: £25 Humour Prize: £25 Local Prize

RULES: Please read carefully

1. Poems should bear no identification of the poet. Local entrants
(Liverpool and Preston Postcodes) should mark poems
with an ‘L’. Humour entries should be marked with an ‘H’.
Please enclose a separate A4 sheet of paper
with your full contact details and list of titles submitted.
2. All entries must be typed on A4 paper, in English, and
must be the original, unpublished work of the entrant.
3. Each entry should be accompanied by the appropriate fee
of £3 per poem or four poems for £10. Cheques/Postal orders
should be in sterling and payable to
SOUTHPORT WRITERS’ CIRCLE.
4. A maximum of 40 lines per poem is allowed.
5. The closing date for entries will be 30th April 2013
6. Please keep a copy of your poem(s) as manuscripts
cannot be returned.
7. The adjudicator’s decisions are final and no
correspondence will be entered into. Entrants who
enclose an S.A.E will receive a copy of the adjudicator’s report.
No application form is required. Envelopes should be marked ‘POETRY COMPETITION’ and sent to:- Southport Writers’ Circle, 15 Mossgiel Avenue, Ainsdale, Merseyside, PR8 2RE
please DO NOT send entries by recorded delivery.

We now also accept entries online please visit www.swconline.co.uk

THIS SHEET MAY BE PHOTOCOPIED

Southport Writers’ Circle Open Short Story Competition 2012

 First prize: £150      Second prize: £75     Third prize: £25

Closing date: 31st October 2012

Online entries available HERE

 Chief Judge: Dr. Valerie Williamson

 Val Williamson short fiction has been published in magazines, and in collections including Time Out and Richard and Judy’s Winning Stories, and broadcast on BBC radio. She writes in several genres for adults and children, and has been published in magazines as diverse as Back Street Heroes, My Weekly and Twinkle Comic. More recently she has published chapters in academic books about cultural engagement with fiction and its genres in several media. Val has tutored writers at events including the Writers’ Summer School and the Writers’ Holiday, and has now possibly adjudicated more competitions than she has entered.

Rules

Your entry should be an unpublished, original story on any theme of up to 2000 words.

  • Don’t put your name on your story but do give it a title.
  • You don’t need an entry form. Send us a cover sheet for each entry with the story’s title, word count, your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address for results.
  • The fee is £3.00 for each story, or £10 for 4.  You can pay by cheque or postal order made out to Southport Writers’ Circle.

Copyright remains with the author but winning entries may

be displayed on this site for 12 months.

Send entries to:

Short Story Competition

Southport Writers’ Circle

Flat 3, 35 Saunders Street

Southport

Merseyside

PR9 0HJ

If you have no e-mail please supply SAE for results.


Online entries available HERE

Winners will be informed in December.

Optional – Single-Spaced ‘Green’ entries encouraged.