Scribes young and old urged to enter North Notts Writing Competition

Scribes young and old are being asked to submit poems and short stories to North Notts Writing Competition.

By Ben McVay
Wednesday, 1st July 2020, 2:42 pm
Updated Wednesday, 1st July 2020, 2:42 pm
Scribes young and old are being asked to submit poems and short stories to North Notts Writing Competition
Scribes young and old are being asked to submit poems and short stories to North Notts Writing Competition

The competition - now in its fifth edition - will be drawing inspiration from the Mayflower voyage with a journeys theme as 2020 marks the 400th anniversary since the Pilgrims set sail for the new world.

Judges will be accepting entries from four categories - short story, poetry, children’s short story and children’s poetry.

However all work should have a link to North Nottinghamshire to qualify for a first place prize of £300 in the adult short story and poetry categories and £50 worth of book vouchers in the children’s categories.

Entrants to the adult short story and poetry competitions should be aged 15 or over – with stories running to a maximum of 6,000 words.

Submitted poems can have up to 40 lines and all works must be previously unpublished.

Those entering the children’s categories must be aged between 6 and 14 years old.

Children’s short stories can have a maximum of 400 words and children’s poetry a maximum of 20 lines.

All work should be submitted before the deadline of August 31.

Entries can be made online HERE under the North Notts Writing Competition dropdown or by emailing your entry with full contact details to [email protected]

Shortlisted entries from all categories will be published during the ‘digital and distanced’ North Notts Lit Fest 2020 between September 12 and Saturday 19 - with overall winners also announced during the week.