Ted Walter's Short Story and Poetry Competition

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‘The 3rd Annual Ted Walters International Short Story and Poetry Competition 2009.’

1st prize Short Story Category: Competition Winner £200, Runner up will receive £50

1st Prize Poetry Category: Competition Winner £200, Runner up will receive £50.

Competition Description & Rules. 

Deadline for all categories 31st May 2009.
(Unfortunately any entries received after the above date will be deemed invalid.)

The University of Liverpool Creative Writing Society for Lifelong Learning will donate £1 from each and every poem and short story entered to the Macmillan Cancer Support, which is once again our chosen charity for the second year running.

Judge of 2009 Competition.

Linda Walters, has had both poetry and prose published in several anthologies and magazines. She has had work published on The Federation of Workers Writers and Community Publishers website.  She has recently read some of her own, and her late husband Ted’s poetry and prose out live on radio.  Linda is a keen supporter of all writing initiatives throughout the North West of England.  She met her husband Ted, when they both joined the same creative writing group on Merseyside in the 1990’s.  In 2002 both Linda and Ted became members of The University of Liverpool Creative Writing Society for Lifelong Learning.  “Last years competition was an outstanding success, and I am very proud to have been associated with it. I am confident that 2008 will produce the same extraordinary standard of writing, and am very much looking forward to judging the entries.”

To Commemorate.

Ted Walters, was born in Liverpool on the 17th April 1951.  He grew up in the City, attending the Liverpool Collegiate School as a boy.  Ted was always a very gifted communicator, with an impeccable sense of comic timing.  He would often write long and hilarious letters to his friends and family, who persuaded him to try and share his talent with a much wider audience.  His stories were always well received, and Ted’s writing was eventually published and broadcast on radio.  Ted was a committed member of The University of Liverpool Creative Writing Society For Lifelong Learning.  His enthusiasm for writing was only rivalled by his passion for football, and a life long love-hate relationship with Liverpool Football Club.  Ted died of cancer of 15th August 2006.

Rules of Entry.

1.         Entries must arrive before or on the 31st May 2009. (Deadline.) No late entries will be accepted after this date
2.         Results of the two winners and the two runners up, will be available after the 1st August 2009.  (From the Group Secretary below.). The winners and runners up will all be notified by phone, post or e mail.
3.            Identifying names must not appear on any entries of the Short Story or Poetry categories.  Please ensure your name and the titles of your work are either on   your ‘Entry form’ or a short ‘Covering letter'
4.         Poems may be on any subject or theme, in any style or form.  All poems must be type written and must not exceed 40 lines. (Maximum.)
5.         Short Stories may be on any subject or theme must be type written, double              spaced and no more than 2000 words.  (Maximum.)
6.         Two copies of each entry to be submitted with Entry form.
7.         All entries to be typewritten on Plain white A4 paper in a standard black             typeface on one side of the page only.  First or second class postal entries only.
8. £3 for the first poem you submit, £2.50 for every other poem after that. £3 for the first short story you submit, £2.50 for every other short story after that. Payment by sterling cheque or postal order to: The University of Liverpool Creative Writing Society for Lifelong Learning.

Special Note

If the rules do not say that you can - you can’t;
all copyrights remains with the original Authors.

Special requests.

 Please do not send entries by Recorded or Special Delivery.  Please make sure the correct postage is paid.  Entries with insufficient postage will not be accepted from Royal Mail. Please do not use sticky tape to make an impregnable package. E-mail entries are not acceptable.

Get an entry form from:

Mr Tommy McBride (Group Secretary.)

The University of Liverpool Creative Writing Society for Lifelong Learning.
50 Onslow Road,
Kensington, Liverpool,
Merseyside. L6 3 BB.
E-mail:   thomas.mcbride2@sky.com



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