Elgin Writers

Competitions for the season 2016

The Rules

All competitions should be entered with ONE WORD PSEUDONYM. Your real name should be presented at the same time in a sealed envelope with the Title of your piece, the Title of the competition and your pseudonym on the outside of the envelope. Any entries not adhering to the competition rules will be disqualified, so please do remember to read your guidelines before submitting your piece.
The competition entry should also have a cover sheet with the title of the competition, your title for your piece, a one word psuedonym and rough count of words or lines (for poetry). E.G. if your word count is 1,278 you would put in 1, 300 but you would put an exact number of lines.

All entries are £3.00 each; this should be attached to the outside of your pseudonym envelope if you are unable to hand it in personally. Only one entry per competition, except for poetry when two entries may be made with different pseudonyms.

30th March

Castles in the Air

Closing date of winter competition: a short piece of imaginative writing. 2,000 - 4,000 words. Entry is £3.00

Entries either via email to Margaret Woodward by midnight. or hard copy brought to that evening's meeting. All entries must be accompanied by a one word pseudonym and payment. Please contact our email address if you do not have Margaret's address: elginwriters1@yahoo.co.uk
Adjudicated by Jen Butler from the Scottish Association of Writers

27th April

Closing date of Book review competition: 250 words max. Entry is £3.00.
Hard copy entries preferred. All entries must be accompanied by a one word pseudonym and payment.
Adjudicated by Jane Sandell, Children's book reviewer for The Scotsman

Choose one title from the following books to review:
Robert Galbraith - The Silkworm (crime genre)
John Green - The Fault in Our Stars (Young Adult)
Maggie O'Farrell - Instructions for a Heatwave
Graeme Simsion - The Rosie Project
Alan Johnson - Please, Mr Postman (Non-fiction memoir)

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