Wells Festival of Literature Competitions 2018

     Category:  Multiple Disciplines
     Deadline:  June 30, 2018  (expired!)
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    Wells Festival of Literature Competitions 2018

    Set up in 1992 to promote the enjoyment and excitement of books and to encourage a love of the written word, the Wells Festival of Literature brings to Wells (UK) a wide range of international, national and local writers to entertain, challenge, inspire and inform audiences of all ages and tastes.

    There are three main competitions:

    Short Story Competition
    Poetry Competition
    Book for Children Competition

    Moreover, this year there is a brand new competition for budding Young Poets which is open to anyone aged between 16 and 22 inclusive.

    Entry fee is 3 GBP to enter the Young Poets Competition and 6 GBP for short story, poetry and book for children competitions.


    Open to anyone worldwide.


    Prizes for all four categories (Short Story, Poetry, Book for Children and Young Poets) will be presented on Sunday 21 October 2018. All shortlisted participants will be notified in advance.

    Before the prize-giving, shortlisted poets in both categories will be invited to read their successful entries in a poetry reading celebration. Following the poetry readings, the prizes will be awarded for all four categories and a list of the successful authors/ poets, together with the titles of their works, will be posted on the Wells Festival of Literature website. All poems from the shortlist will also be included.

    There will be also prizes for local authors: the Hilly Cansdale prize of 100 GBP for Poetry; the Wyvern Short Story prize, also 100 GBP, and 100 GBP to the best local author of a Book for Children.

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