2019 Manchester Writing Competition
Deadline for entries: 20th September 2019
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Undercurrents invite entries: Aber Valley Arts
Festival: October 13 – 19
Theme – ‘Discovery’
Entry Fee: £3; 2 for £5. Maximum length: 48 Lines; 3500 words
Prize Money: Poetry: £75; £50; £25
Short stories: £100 £50 £30
Closing Date: Saturday 14th September, 2019
No need for an entry form,
but author’s name and contact details on a separate page to poems please
Send to: Undercurrents, Aber Valley, 15 Graig y Fedw, ABERTRIDWR, Caerffili CF83 4AQ
Flash Fiction; Short Story; Novel
Women’s Poetry & Pamphlets Competition 2019
Presented by Mslexia and the Poetry Book Society
Danny Pyle Memorial Competition
Humorous poem in any recognised format, no more than 35 lines.
1st Prize: £100; 2nd Prize: £50
Fee: £5; £10/5
Judge: Brenda Hutchings
6 The Mount, Higher Furzeham, Brixham, Devon TQ5 8QY
Actress Joanna Scanlan encourages people to get creative to improve their mental wellbeing
Launching The Advocacy Project’s Healing Words poetry competition, Joanna speaks out about how writing helped her deal with depression and acute anxiety.
TV’s dark comedy queen Joanna Scanlan (The Thick of It; No Offence) is no stranger to mental health problems. At a time when one in four of us will suffer with mental health issues,
she is using her experience, of improving her own mental wellbeing through writing,
to encourage others to get creative by taking part in The Advocacy Project’s Healing Words poetry competition this summer.
Launched at the beginning of July, it invites asks anyone who has experienced mental health problems, and their friends and families, to enter a poem into one of five categories,
The competition closes on 8th September, 5pm.
The Advocacy Project’s Chief Executive Judith Davey says,
“There’s now increasing evidence to show how creativity is beneficial to our physical and mental wellbeing.
It can help us feel more able to cope with stress, build a sense of confidence and self-identity, and find meaning in the world around us.
Our poetry competition will chart the journey to recovery from the darkest days of mental illness to the point of recovery – and all stages in between. Significantly, it will celebrate the value of creative activities in the recovery process as a way of engaging the imagination, reminding people of their capabilities and value, and building a sense of identity and social worth.”
About the Healing Words poetry competition
An annual competition, reaching out to people who have mental health problems (or have recovered from mental health problems),
their friends, family and carers to raise awareness of these issues.
We’re inviting people of all ages to submit a poem (shorter than 25 lines) in one of the following five categories:
Good days & bad days
The competition culminates with an exhibition and awards ceremony in early October, on and around National Poetry Day (3 October). The exhibition, held in central London, will showcase the competition entries to the general public.
Twitter @TAPadvocacy #HealingWords2019
Or please contact Jo Kay on 07984 353 961; Jo.Kay@advocacyproject.org.uk
LET’S GET WRITING! – MTP Summer Short Story Competition
Open to ALL AUTHORS WORLDWIDE
Closing date: July 31