The Yeovil Literary Prize (DL: 31 May 2018)

Yeovil Literary Prize

2018 Competition Open 1 Jan 2018 to 31 May 2018

Organised by the Yeovil Community Arts Association, this is your opportunity to enter four very different categories of writing. Aspiring writers throughout the world should enter this prestigious writing competition.

All genres are welcome.
Agents and Publishers regularly search our winner lists for new talent.

Category 1/
Novel

Requirement:
Synopsis and Opening Chapters (combined maximum 15,000 words)

Professional Judge:Annie Barrows is an American author of books for both children and adults. A highly respected novelist.

Prizes:
1st £1000 2nd £250 3rd £100Entry Fee:£12

Category 2/
Short Story

Requirement:
Maximum 2,000 words

Professional Judge:
Victoria Hislop is a writer who lives in England and Greece. She is respected for her novels and short stories, attracting a huge readership.

Prizes:
1st £500 2nd £200 3rd £100Entry Fee:£7

Category 3/
Poetry

Requirement:
Maximum of 40 Lines

Professional Judge:
Katie Donovan, renowned Irish poet. Winner of many awards.

Prizes:
1st £500 2nd £200 3rd £100Entry Fee:£7 one poem; £10 for two; £12 for three

Category 4/
Writing Without Restrictions

Requirement:
You write it – we’ll read it. Details are at end of General Rules

Professional Judge:
Michael Jecks, prolific author, and especially medieval mysteries.

Prizes:
1st £200 2nd £100 3rd £50Entry Fee:£5
Local Prize

Western Gazette Best Local Writer Award

Requirement:
for a short-listed entry by author living in Western Gazette distribution area.

Professional Judge:
The Yeovil Community Arts Association committee

Prize:£100

The writing competition runs from 1st January and closes on 31st May each year.

More Info: https://www.yeovilprize.co.uk

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