october, 2022

mon31octAll DaySaveAs Writers' International Writing Competition 2022UKEntry Fee:£3 Max word count:60 lines (poetry), 3500 (short story) Top Prize:£200

Event Details

SaveAs Writers invite entries of poetry and prose for their annual competition.

2022 celebrates the centenary of the publication of James Joyce’s Ulysses. In the tradition of Joyce’s novel, the work should display a link to myth, Greek, Roman, Norse, Indian, Icelandic or any other, and may be set in any period.

For instance, the transposition of a classical myth to the contemporary world or a re-telling of a myth such as the story of the Minotaur or a poem that references mythical lovers. These are only examples; any writing inspired by myth or by ancient cultures which produced myth is welcomed. Adventure/journeys are already implicit in many myths and as The New Yorker says. ‘Ulysses is all about wandering, of course, and about the loneliness that attends it’

National and International entries are welcome.

Poems must not exceed 60 lines in length. Prose must not exceed 3500 words. Entries are judged anonymously, and the author’s name and address should not appear on the poem or short story itself.

Winning entries and a selection of commended pieces may be included in the SaveAs Writers Anthology and online.

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