I am running a creative writing competition in conjunction with the Saltaire based Craft House, with myself judging the Flash Fiction and local poet Mike Farren, judging the poetry side.
It is FREE to enter and there are prizes. So why not have a go?
The Craft House Creative Writing Competition:-
Flash Fiction and Poetry
Judge Flash Fiction: Alyson Faye www.alysonfayewordpress.wordpress.com
Judge Poetry: Mike Farren http://www.mikefarren.co.uk/
1st in Flash Fiction and Poetry:- £50 Craft House vouchers (to spend in the shop or on a course);
2nd in Flash and Poetry:- a Saltaire mug and a two glass coaster set .
Entries can be on any subject;
Flash Fiction stories up to a maximum of 500 words;
Poetry up to a maximum of 40 lines;
Closing date for receipt of entries:- Friday 7, December 2018
The 2 Prize winners in each category will be notified by:- Friday 21, December 2018
ENTRY IS FREE
Entries must either be posted to:- The Craft House, 101 Saltaire Road, Saltaire, Shipley, BD18 3HD or handed in person at the Craft House (normal opening hours are Wednesday-Saturday, inclusive, 10am-5pm.
Or can be sent to the email firstname.lastname@example.org
We will confirm safe receipt of all entries – if you don’t hear from us to confirm receipt of your entry, please get in touch with The Craft House (01274 584400)
Entries must be entirely the work of the entrant and must never have been published, self-published, published on any website or in print, or online form, broadcast nor won or been placed in any other competition. Entrants must be aged 18 years or over.
Entries by email:- must be sent by 5pm on Friday 7 December, 2018. The entries must be copied and pasted into the body of the email NOT attached as docs. You must include your name, address, phone number in the email too.
Entries by post or handed in:- These must be accompanied by a separate form giving the name, address, email address and telephone number of the entrant stapled or clipped to the page with the entry on. This information must NOT appear anywhere on the entry piece.
Entries must be in English, typed, single sided. Each entry should be on a new sheet. A maximum of 2 entries per category per person is allowed.
Flash Fiction must be double spaced with the word count noted at the end.
Poems must be single spaced with a line count at the end.
Entries must have a title.
Titles are excluded from the 500 word count for Flash fiction and the 40 line count for the poetry.
Entries will NOT be returned, so please keep a copy.
NO corrections or alterations can be made after receipt of your entry.
Prize winners will be notified by Friday 21 December, 2018 and invited to come into the Craft House to receive their prize in January. There will be a 1st and 2nd prize awarded in each category; i.e. 2 in Flash and 2 in Poetry.
Winning entries will be displayed in the Craft House and posted on Alyson Faye’s blog and on social media i.e. Facebook and Twitter.
There will be a prize giving event combined with the judges’ report and a q&a session on writing and getting published, on Tuesday, 8 January 2019, 2-4pm, where Mike Farren and Alyson Faye will discuss the competition entries, answer audience questions and read from their own work.
There may be further publicity of the winners’ work if this is arranged by the judges.
Worldwide copyright of each entry remains with the author, but by entering the competition the entrant agrees that Alyson Faye and the Craft House will have the unrestricted right to publish the winning poems and flash pieces, (including those of the runners up), on blogs/local press or at other venues e.g. libraries.
The judges’ decision is final and no individual correspondence can be entered into.
Judges are unable to comment on individual entries. Judging will be fair and unbiased and each entry will be read blind.