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Competitions 2014

Our Prizes

● Poetry and Short Story

First Prize £500, Second Prize £200, Third Prize £100.  In addition there is the Wyvern Prize of £100 for entrants living in the BA, BS, and TA postcodes. 

● Crime Novel (our fastest growing competition!)

The winning entry will be read by a major publisher and by a leading agent.  In addition there will be a cash prize of £100.  The judge may also arrange for an exceptional runner-up entry to be read by an agent or a publisher.


Our Judges

For 2014 our judges will be as follows:

Poetry: Andrew Motion
Short Story: Kate Fforde
Novel: Janet Laurence

The names of the winners of the 2013 competitions can be seen on line together with the winning entries of the Poetry and Short Story sections.

- Poems HERE.
- Short Story HERE.
- Crime Novel HERE.

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