Competitions are an integral part of the Wells Festival of Literature, with entries increasing every year, and submissions arriving from all over the world. Our poetry competition has been running since the Festival began, and our short story competition since 1994. The entries they attract are mostly of an extremely high calibre. In 2016 we added a new category to the mix: Book for Children. We have been delighted with the number and quality of entries for this event.
2018 sees the launch of another new category: Young Poets. This competition is open to anyone aged between 16 and 22. All our competitions are now open, and will close on 30 June 2018. Full details of all competitions, and the terms and conditions, are now available.