june, 2021

30junAll DayThe Wells Festival of Literature's CompetitionsInternationalEntry Fee:£6 Max word count:2,000 (stories) 35 lines (poetry) Top Prize:£1000

The Wells Festival of Literature's Competitions

Event Details

The four international competitions are an integral part of the Wells Festival of Literature.

Open Poetry Competition

Poems may be on any subject.
Poems must not exceed 35 lines in length.

Short Story Competition

Stories may be on any subject.
Stories should be between 1,000 and 2,000 words in length.

Book for Children Competition

Stories entered in this category should be aimed at readers aged 7+. You may submit either the first two chapters or first twenty pages, whichever is the shortest, together with the synopsis of up to two pages and the age range of the book specified.

Young Poets Competition

Entrants to the Young Poets Competition must be aged 16 to 22 inclusive.
Poems may be on any subject.
Poems must not exceed 35 lines in length.

All entries must be in English.

At the time of entry, the work submitted must not have been entered into any other competition and must not have been published in any format or location.

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