Sunday, 14 November 2010

Writing Spirit

I don't know much about this online outfit writing4all. Does anyone else?

They have a competition that pays well,

Deadline: 30 November 2010

Entry fee is €7 per story (no more than 4,000 words) and €7 per collection of poems (minimum of 4 poems, maximum of 10 poems).

First Prize: €1000
Second Prize: €200
Third Prize: €100

First Prize: €1000
Second Prize: €200
Third Prize: €100.
The prize-winning stories, along with 17 merited stories will be published in an anthology at the end of the competition. The prize-winning collections of poems, along with other merited poems will be published in a separate anthology when the competition has concluded.

It's a bit complicated with 4 rounds in the year. At the end of each round, the best stories and collections of poems, as chosen by a panel of judges in the case of the fiction and as chosen by John W. Sexton in the case of the poetry, will be shortlisted for the Award. Each of the previous 3 round's shortlists are on the website. Except the last poetry list which seems to be late.

At the end of the competition, the judges will choose the six highest-ranking stories and John W. Sexton will choose the six highest ranking collections of poems from the shortlists. The top three winning stories will be chosen from these six stories by the Grand Judge, renowned author Fred Johnston. The top three winning collections of poems will be chosen from these six collections of poems by John W. Sexton.

Submit by post or email.

For a full set of rules and guidelines click here:

1 comment:

Orla Fay said...

I saw that competition too kate but I haven't entered it. I think the poems have to be less that 20 lines each.