The Wells Festival of Literature writing competitions will commence on 1st April 2015.
This year there are three prizes for winners, £500, £200, £100, in both categories plus the Hilly Cansdale local poetry prize of £100 and the Wyvern local short story prize, also £100. Entries are open to anyone throughout the world.
For the SHORT STORY COMPETITION, entries may be on any subject and should be between 1,000 and 2,000 words in length.
Rhidian Brook, the award winning novelist (The Testimony of Taliesin Jones; The Aftermath), award winning short story writer, screen writer, copywriter and broadcaster, will judge the 2015 short story competition and present the prizes.
He will also run a workshop on Sunday October 11, comparing the craft of novel writing with that of writing for the screen.
Entries in the POETRY COMPETITION should show imagination, skill and originality. They may be on any subject but may not exceed 40 lines in length.
Peter Oswald, our Poetry judge is a playwright who writes in verse. He was the first writer in residence at The Globe and he has worked with, among many others, Mark Rylance who has championed his work. He works in a long tradition of poet playwrights and has founded his own Devon based company. “I am trying to write contemporary plays that use iambic pentameter …Its beat is the beat of a heartbeat”. He is married to the poet Alice Oswald.
Deadline for all entries is 31st July 2015. Further details of the competition and entry rules will be found on http://www.wellsfestivalofliterature.org.uk