Creative Writing Awards – £150 top prize
The mags4dorset Creative Writing Competition started in 2008 and has run every year apart from 2016, although there was a winner announced in 2016, Viv Gough from Verwood (who won the 2015 competition).
Editor, publisher and author, Janine Pulford, started the competition following years of publishing a fiction slot in 4Dorset’s predecessor magazine, Town and Village. She said, “Our fiction page was so popular with our readers – especially with many of the short stories being penned by local best selling author Della Galton – that I decided to run a fiction competition. The first one received over 60 local entries, which really took me by surprise.” As the years passed, entries flooded in from as far away as the USA, Japan and South Africa and the magss4dorset competition grew in stature.
In June 2014 the theme was, ‘Lacey Lightfoot goes to…’ and with great determination, Janine pulled the winning stories together and published them as an anthology in ebook format, giving the authors great kudos in the writing world.
Since 2008 the top prize has doubled with the winner scooping £150 in 2016.
There is another chance to win this top prize with the launch of the 9th Creative Writing Awards.
This year the inspiration is to be drawn from one of these photographs. If you are a prolific writer you could take inspiration from all three because multiple submissions are acceptable.
As in previous years, the shortlist will be chosen by Janine and the judges will be announced at a later date. We look forward to reading you entries.
- Length: roughly 1,000 words.
- The inspiration for each story must be taken from one of the photographs on this page.
- You must give your story a title.
- All entries must be typed and double line spaced.
- The title of the story, your name, address, email address and phone number must be on its own page.
- The title of the story or identity of the author must not appear on any other pages.
Entry fee: £4 for the first story, £3 per story thereafter.
Closing date: 31 August 2017
PLEASE NOTE: Once completing payment for your story/stories please click on the ‘Return To Merchant’ button to be directed to the entry form.