SaveAs Writers’ International Writing Competition 2024 | Magazine | Writing Competitions


Competition deadline: 31st August 2024

We are very pleased to announce our next annual writing competition – on the theme of ‘risking all’ – in a tribute to the Everest climbing team who set off on an ambitious expedition aiming to reach the summit, 100 years ago. Please spread the word as we invite you to send in your own creative piece in prose or poetry, inspired by the ideas below.

Saveas Risking All

Terms and Conditions

  1. National and International entries are welcome.
    SaveAs Writers invite entries of poetry and prose for their annual competition. 2024 commemorates the centenary of the British Mount Everest expedition of 1924. The theme can be broadly interpreted. Your story or poem can relate to mountaineering, or to loveor finance or any situation/idea/ emotion which has a link to’ risking all’You should feel free to interpret the theme as you wish. We look forward to reading your responses.
  2. The closing date for the competition is midnight, Thursday 31st August 2024. Entries may be emailed to 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 £4 or £10 for three. Entry fee for each story is £5 or £12 for 3. Payment may be made online through PayPal to SaveAs Writers at or by post with a cheque made out to ‘SaveAs Writers’.
  4. Poems must not exceed 60 lines in length. Prose must not exceed 3500 words. Entries are judged anonymously, and the author’s name and address should not appear on the poem or short story itself.
  5. Work that does not fit the conditions outlined in number 4 above will not be accepted. Also, play scripts are not eligible for the competition.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Entries must be an original, unpublished work (including on any website, public blog, online forum, or broadcast medium) and not accepted for publication at the time of entry.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.
  9. 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.
  10. Poems will be judged by Tina Cole. Short stories will be judged by Frances Knight. The judges’ decision is final.
  11. Winners will be announced at the online Awards Evening on Saturday, 9th November, 2024
  12. 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 Canterbury Festival Fiction Prize of £200 will be awarded for the winning story with the additional prizes of £100 for second and £50 for third.
  13. Winning entries and a selection of commended pieces will be published on the Saves website.

See here for further information.

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