You are invited to enter our
Writing Competition 2018
Please send us your
Poetry up to 40 lines
Flash fiction max 500 words
Short stories between 1,500 to 2,500 words
Closes Thursday 21st June 2018
One poetry or flash fiction entry will be awarded £10
One short story entry will be awarded £25
Winning entries will be published on this website
Names of winners and those shortlisted will be put into a hat,
one selected to be awarded free entry to one of our future competitions.
RULES OF ENTRY
NB DON'T USE THE WORDS Summer Garden AS YOUR TITLE
1 READ THE RULES OF ENTRY Please read these Rules of Entry and complete the entry form before submitting an entry. Follow this link for entry form
2 All entries must be in English. Except for poetry where single line spacing is acceptable, double line spacing is preferable. As entries will be judged anonymously please ensure the entry form is completed. Entries received without an entry form will not be accepted. Follow this link for entry form
3 We prefer entries to be sent by email and will accept postal entries.
3(i) If you are sending an entry by EMAIL:
a) Complete the entry form and send it in the body of an email to Debbie at
erewashwriterscomps(at)hotmail.co.uk subject title: Garden Comp 2018 (and your name)
eg Garden Comp 2018 (Debbie Wilkinson).
b) You can send your entry either in the body of the same email as your entry form or in the body of a second email with the subject title: Garden Comp 2017 (and your name).
NO ATTACHMENTS PLEASE unless you have entered any of our OPEN SHORT STORY COMPETITIONS.
ATTACHMENTS FROM NEW ENTRANTS WILL NOT BE OPENED and your email will be deleted.
3(ii) Entry by POST: Complete the entry form and enclose it with your entry. Make sure you do not put anything on the entry to identify yourself. All entries are judged anonymously and any identifying marks will mean we cannot forward your entry to the judging process.
You can find the entry form using this link
Ensure correct postage is paid otherwise your entry will remain at the sorting office. Our postal address is:
EWG (Today) Writing Competition, Parklands Connexion, Stanhope Street, Long Eaton, NG10 4QN.
You can enclose entries to more than one competition in one envelope if you wish as long as each entry is
accompanied by the correct entry form. It is acceptable to fold your entry once only if you wish to use a smaller
4 Entries will be acknowledged by email so please ensure your email address is clearly stated. If you don’t have email
and wish to send a self-addressed stamped postcard, we will use that to acknowledge your entry. Entries received in the last week of the competition will be acknowledged after the close date.
5 Theme of this competition is Summer Garden.
We will accept variations of garden as in gardener, gardening, gardens.
6 Wordcount For poetry maximum of 40 lines. Flash fiction max 500 words. Short stories between 1,500 to a max of 2,500 words. Not including title.
7 FREE ENTRY Two entries per entrant permitted. Only one entry per entrant can win a prize.
8 Entrants can be any age. All entries will be judged anonymously and no allowance made for age.
9 We will publish the two winning entries on this website and remove the, at a later date if you require us to do so.
Subject to editorial approval, you are welcome to put a link to your blog, website or email with your winning entry if you wish.
We require a few words of bio to accompany the winning entry.
10 Copyright remains with author.
11 Entries cannot have been previously published and must be the original work of the entrant. We do not want
to read work that can be found to be in print or online anywhere, including blogs.
12 Please do not send entries that have received an award from other competitions, or anywhere else. Please do not send entries currently waiting to be judged in other competitions, or that have been submitted for publication and are awaiting response. Please do not send an entry to us which you will also submit to another competition or for publication elsewhere before our competition results have been announced.
13 Closing date for the competition is noon (GMT) Thursday 21st June 2018 Entries received after this date may not be entered into the competition. Winners will be announced on this site, on or before Thursday 2nd August 2018.
14 Prize awarded to one winner of either poetry or flash fiction is £10. Prize awarded to one short story entrant is £25. Publication on this website, Facebook, Twitter blog announcements. Names of winners and those shortlisted will be put into a hat. One to be selected in December 2018 and awarded a free entry to one of our competitions in 2019.
15 The judge's decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.
16 No corrections will be accepted.
17 Entry implies acceptance of the rules.
18 FEEDBACK can be provided. If you want a basic critique of your entry, please send payment of £3 for poetry or flash fiction entries,and £5 for short stories (via Paypal, bank transfer, cheque and although we accept cash we do not advise you send cash through the post) to
D Wilkinson EWG Summer Garden Competition, Parklands Connexion, Stanhope Street, Long Eaton, NG10 4QN.
19 READ THE RULES again to ensure you have not missed anything for example have you completed an entry form?
Short Story Writing Course (correspondence course via email or post): We are pleased to offer a Short Story Writing Course. This course is suitable for beginners and for those who have been writing for a while yet would appreciate a helping hand. Our six-module course is £39 and this fee is discounted to £36 to entrants of the Open Short Story Competition. Please contact Debbie erewashwriterscomps(at)hotmail.co.uk to find out more or if you wish to enrol on the course.
Short Story Writing Course (local classes): We are pleased to offer a Short Story Writing Course. This course, held locally at venues around Nottingham, Long Eaton and surrounding areas is suitable for beginners and for those who have been writing for a while yet would appreciate a helping hand. Small classes, booking essential. Please contact Debbie erewashwriterscomps(at)hotmail.co.uk to find dates, times and venues of courses and if you wish to enrol on a course. http://erewashwriterscompetition.weebly.com/short-story-writing-course-local-classes.html.
Creative Writing Workshops: More writing workshops are planned for 2018/9. Please contact Debbie if you would like to attend. Day and evening sessions are available. Small classes, booking essential.