Competitions

SWC Annual International Short Story Competition 2018

First prize: £150      Second prize: £80     Third prize: £30 Closing date: 31st October 2018 Online entries CLICK HERE Chief Judge: Carys Bray Carys Bray’s debut collection Sweet Home won the Scott prize and selected stories were broadcast on BBC Radio Four Extra. Her first novel A Song for Issy Bradley was serialised on BBC Radio Four’s Book …

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SWC Annual International Poetry Competition 2018

Online entries CLICK HERE First Prize: £150, Second Prize: £75, Third Prize: £25 (In addition: £25 Humour Prize) Chief Judge: Alison Chisholm Alison has written 11 poetry collections and had her work broadcast on both TV and radio. She lives in Southport and has been teaching poetry and creative writing for over 30 years. She has written …

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SWC Annual International Short Story Competition 2017

First prize: £150      Second prize: £80     Third prize: £30 Closing date: 31st October 2017 Online entries CLICK HERE Chief Judge: Jo Reardon Jo’s fiction has been published in magazines and anthologies including The London Magazine and Mafia and she was runner up in the Cinnamon Short Story Prize 2014.  In collaboration with artist Iain …

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