I’ve just entered a writing competition, the Yeovil Literary Prize; there are four categories:
Category 1 – novel: synopsis and opening chapters (combined maximum 15,000 words)
Judge: Vaseem Khan, author of the bestselling Baby Ganesh Detective Agency series
Category 2 – short story maximum 2,000 words
Judge: Laura Williams, literary agent with Greene and Heaton
Category 3 – poetry maximum of 40 Lines
Professional Judge: Philip Gross, who’s had many collections of poetry published.
Category 4 – writing without restrictions – You write it – we’ll read it.
Judge: Chris Redmond, a poet, musician and artistic director of Tongue Fu.
It’s probably no surprise that I’ve entered the novel category, and after much thought I’ve submitted my 1950’s novel. Many of my friends have also entered in various categories, I wish them all luck… and also have my own fingers well crossed!
If you want to enter, you have until midnight Friday, May 31st – here’s the link: