Writing Competitions and Opportunities

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Here are just some of the current competitions and opportunities open to writers

Black Horse Poets Fifth Open Poetry Competition. Poems may be up to 40 lines in length and based on any theme.
The entry fee is £3.00 for the first poem and £2.00 for the next and 2 further poems may be submitted entry free. Cheques should be made payable to The Black Horse Poets. Information SAE to The Competition Secretary, 16 Selby Street, Wakefield,
West Yorkshire, WF1 3PQ. Rules and guidelines available from blackhorsepoets@hotmail.com
First Prize £100, Second Prize £50, Third Prize £20
Deadline: 31st October 2006

The 2006 Jo Cowell Short Story Competition, in memory of Jo Cowell one of the founder members of the Ormskirk Writers Literary Society, has
just been launched.
The competition is an open one for short stories with prizes of £250,
£100 and £50 on offer, and an additional prize for the 'Best in the
North West' entry. Stories must be between 1000 – 2000 words, and the
deadline for entries is 30th of September 2006. Entry fees are £4 for
the first story, and £3 for each subsequent entry.
This year's judge is Lynne Patrick, managing director of the independent
publishing house Crème de la Crime. Lynne also runs Real Writers, a
professional critiquing service for aspiring writers. She is an
experienced and published writer of short fiction and articles, and a
well known competition judge.
Entry forms and full details of the competition can be obtained by
sending a sae to The Competition Co-ordinator, OWLS, 14 Tower Hill,
Ormskirk, Lancs. L39 2EF, or alternatively email

Dyslexic Writers wanted for: DYS (THE) LEXI March 2007
• The opportunity to developed/present new work (No participation fee).
• Free Technical Rehearsal. • Limited, but free rehearsal space. • Free
Publicity. (Press Release/Postcards/Website/Program) • Get constructive
audience feed back. • Support finding cast/crew.
Please include the title of work, the duration, the stage of development
and your full name and full contact details. No C.V'S: work will be
judged on its own merits. Deadline for submissions is 29th September.
Interviews will be held in November –Jan 2007. All decisions will be
made by Jan 30th 2007
Please submit:
• A CD of a minimum of five poems or/and a DVD or video of a live
• A short proposal of your performance ideas.
• All Performance Poets will have a max of 20 minute performance slots.
website for guidelines www.missfitproductions.org All proposals and
supporting material must be sent by post to: Lennie Varvarides, 23 Brook
Hill Road, East Barnet, Herts, EN4 8SE

This year entrants should respond to the title: Can I see it your way?
Can you see it my way? Entries should be no more than 24 lines,
previously unpublished, and limited to two per person. Each entry must
have on it the writer's name and contact details. Manuscripts will not
be returned and the judge's decision is final.
Entries should be sent (after Friday 1st September and before Friday
13th October) to: Nicola Megson, The Yorkshire Evening Post, Wellington
Street, Leeds, LS1 1RS
Commended entries will be read at an evening of poetry and music on 30th
November with Ian McMillan. Winning poems will be published by The
Yorkshire Evening Post and it is hoped that winners will work with
students from Leeds Metropolitan University to create multi-media
versions or their poems.
In association with Together For Peace, Education Leeds, Arts@trinity,
Yorkshire evening Post, Arts@Leeds, Leeds City Council & Leeds
Philosophical and Literary Society.

Modern Black Love Poetry Submissions Wanted
Commonword in Manchester are looking for Modern Black Love Poetry for an
upcoming anthology. Click here for more details. Deadline for
submissions 31st October 2006.
n this, its centenary year, Writers' & Artists' Yearbook is offering 100
writers the opportunity to win an in-depth critique of their work by a
leading literary consultancy and the three best entries will go on to be
recommended to a top literary agent.

Enter the Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2007 novel writing competition in
conjunction with The Literary Consultancy and you could win:
A full critique by The Literary Consultancy worth £150
Three overall winners will have their work recommended to a top literary
agent and be published on the A&C Black and Bloomsbury websites
Submit up to 10,000 words of your novel with a single page synopsis
outlining subject matter, genre and plot.
Our manuscript assessment service provides developing writers with
first-class critical feedback and can help increase chances of
publication within the United Kingdom. http://www.literaryconsultancy.co.uk/
For full terms and conditions see www.writersandartists.co.uk

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