september, 2020

15sep1:00 am1:00 amFree to enter!Ottery St Mary Creative Writing Competition Entry Fee: Free ,
Max word count: 500 (short story), 40 lines (poetry) ,
Top Prize: £50 ,

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Max word count

500 (short story), 40 lines (poetry)

Entry Fee


Ottery St Mary Creative Writing Competition

Event Details

Ottery Writers’ Group is growing. It now attracts a wide circle of avid writers. Several of the members have published books or have works for publishing in the pipeline. We held a successful literary evening just before lockdown. Plans are in place to hold a Literary Weekend early next summer 2021. Of course, Monday evening meetings have had to come to a grinding halt with the Covid 19 crisis. They have been replaced by short Zoom meetings.

As a forerunner to our proposed literary event, and in an effort to maintain the activities of the group and encourage other local writers, we are holding a Creative Writing Competition. It will be open to all age groups; and judged in two categories, young writers (under 18) and adults. Write a short story (500 words max), or a poem, with the theme of ‘Memory’. It could be your thoughts about the lock-down, a fantastic day out or some-one that you really miss. The possibilities are boundless.

The winning entries will be printed in the local press and the top prizes for each category will be £50.

You’ve got until the 15th September 2020 to send us your creations. So, get out that notepad. We look forward to reading your stories and poems. Happy writing!

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