The competition is organised by the Yeovil Community Arts Association. There are four categories:
Novel – maximum of 15,000 words, including synopsis and opening chapters.
Short Story – maximum of 2,000 words.
Poetry – maximum of 40 lines.
Writing Without Restrictions – this category is wide open. The judges are looking for anything you have written that is inventive, different or just plain fun. As long as it is legal, there are no restrictions.
Entries must be in English.
Entries must NOT have been previously self-published, broadcast, or accepted for publication. Entries may have appeared online, but NOT in any commercial online form.
Novel: 1st £1000; 2nd £250; 3rd £100
Short Story: 1st £500; 2nd £200; 3rd £100
Poetry: 1st £500; 2nd £200; 3rd £100
Writing Without Restrictions: 1st £200; 2nd £100; 3rd £50
Short Story: £7
Poetry: £7 one poem; £10 for two; £12 for three
Writing Without Restrictions: £5