Thursday, 13 May 2010

Trim Swift Satire Competition

Competition for satirical work (prose or poetry) in commemoration of Jonathan Swift, the author of such works as Gulliver's Travels, A Tale of a Tub, A Modest Proposal, who was a politically powerful figure - an early personification of what we would nowadays call a Spin Doctor - in the England of the late 1600s, early 1700s. His pen was said to be the mightiest sword in the land.
2000-2010: The Best Of Times, The Worst Of Times

Entries will be judged on the basis of satire, irony, absurd humour, acute political insight, grotesque imagination, and lacerating wit - the hallmarks of Swift's best works.

Extra explanatory material of not more than 100 words may be included with each entry. This is to facilitate judging of entries because this type of material sometimes lends itself to allegorical references which may not be immediately clear.

Entry fee: 7 euro (or 5 pound sterling or 10 dollars) per entry. 

Length: Prose - minimum of 600 words, not more than 800 words. Poetry - minimum 30 lines, maximum 100 lines.
Prizes: 1st 500 euro, 2nd 300 euro, 3rd 200 euro
Deadline: Tuesday, 15 June, 2010

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