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P=Poetry, N=Nonfiction, F=Fiction
Our Annual Literary Prize is back again for 2023, with bigger cash prizes, publication for all shortlisted entries in our annual anthologies, a televised award ceremony, and an inspiring new theme. Sponsored by the University Centre Grimsby, this annual writing competition, now in its seventh year, attracts entries from up to 30 countries around the world.
This years theme is FATE. We’re looking forward to reading your interpretations.
SHORT STORIES AND POEMS
Short stories and poetry entries should be submitted in a Microsoft Word document format (.doc or .docx), with numbered pages and the story title on the first page. The judges would prefer 1.5 line spacing in Arial 12 font. Short stories should be 1000 – 5000 words. Poems are not restricted but 40 lines or under is recommended.
The competition is open to any and all participants regardless of age or location.
Entries must be made through the correct entry submission page on our website with the appropriate fee.
There is no restriction on the number of entries per applicant, but each entry must be submitted separately with the appropriate submission fee.
All entries must be previously unpublished. Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but stories must be withdrawn from this contest immediately upon acceptance elsewhere. The entry fee will not be refunded. (Note: If your story is posted on a personal blog, please remove it before submitting.)
Your name must NOT appear anywhere on the manuscript, as the contest is judged anonymously.
Entries cannot be altered after they are submitted.
Entries that fall outside the parameters set out in the Competition Rules will be disqualified. The entry fee will not be refunded.