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Saveas Writers’ International Writing Competition 2021

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Competition deadline: 31st August 2021

Horizons

2021 marks the centenary of T S Eliot’s visit to Margate, where he wrote part of The Waste Land while looking out on the sea from the Nayland Rock shelter.

To celebrate Eliot, his work and the views from our coastline, SaveAs Writers launch their annual international creative writing competition, this year asking for poems and short stories on the theme of Horizons. The theme can be literal, figurative, a celebration of views, a reflection on Eliot and his work (The Waste Land itself opened new horizons in poetry) or a broader take on the theme.

Prizes
Poetry

Winner: The Canterbury Christ Church University Poetry Prize of £200

Second place: £100

Third place: £50

Judged by Eleanor Perry

Max word count: 60 lines max.

Prose

Winner: The University of Kent Fiction Prize of £200

Second place: £100

Third place: £50

Judged by Amy Sackville

Max word count: 3500 words max.

Entry fees

£3 per poem £8 for three

£4 per short story £10 for three

Terms and Conditions

  1. National and International entries are welcome. 2021 marks the centenary of T S Eliot’s visit to Margate, where he wrote part of The Waste Land while looking out on the sea from the Nayland Rock shelter. To celebrate Eliot, his work and the views from our coastline, SaveAs Writers launch their annual international creative writing competition, this year asking for poems and short stories on the theme of Horizons. The theme can be literal, figurative, a celebration of views, a reflection on Eliot and his work (The Wasteland itself opened new horizons in poetry) or a broader take on the theme.

2.The closing date for the competition is midnight, Monday 31st August 2021. Entries may be emailed to saveas@hotmail.co.uk or posted to: Luigi Marchini, c/o Save As Writers, 35 Spillett Close, Faversham, Kent, ME 13 8QP.

3.No entry form is required but the correct payment must accompany each entry: Entry fee for each poem is £3 or £8 for three. Entry fee for each story is £4 or £10 for 3. Payment may be made online through PayPal to SaveAs Writers and sent to the email address above (please add a 75p administration charge to each online entry), or by post with a cheque made out to ‘SaveAs Writers’. Non-payment of the administration charge will invalidate the entry.

4.Poems must not exceed 60 lines in length. Prose must not exceed 3500 words. Entries are judged anonymously, and the authors name and address should not appear on the poem or short story itself.

5.Handwritten entries cannot be accepted. Although electronic entries are preferred, paper entries should be typed on one side of A4 paper. Please do not staple entries. A separate sheet of paper should have the title/s of the entry, your name, address and contact email or telephone.

6.Emailed entries should be attached as a Word doc or PDF, and the PayPal ID code inserted into the email heading as proof of payment. Your name, address, contact email or telephone, and title/s of submission/s should be stated in the body of the email.

7.Entries must be an original, unpublished work (including on any website, public blog, online forum, or broadcast medium) and not accepted for publication at the time of entry. Please note all entries will be checked. Ownership remains with the author always. SaveAs Writers will not assume any share in copyright.

8.Entries should be written principally in English; incidental foreign words/phrases and the use of regional variants are permitted. No alterations may be made to a poem or short story once it has been submitted.

9.Short stories will be judged by Amy Sackville from the University of Kent. Poems will be judged by Eleanor Perry from the University of Kent. The judges’ decision is final.

10.Winners will be announced at the Awards Evening on Saturday23rd October 2021

11.The Canterbury Christchurch Poetry Prize of £200 is awarded to the poetry winner with the additional prizes of £100 for second place and £50 for third. The University of Kent Fiction Prize of £200 of £200 will be awarded for the winning story with the additional prizes of £100 for second and £50 for third.

12.Winning entries and a selection of commended pieces may be included in the SaveAs Writers Anthology. Entering the competition gives SaveAs Writers permission to publish your entry in an anthology.

Further information available here.

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