LLANDUDNO & DISTRICT WRITERS CLUB
Llandudno Writers Club
Competitions for 2018
1. Short story, title: “Up the Creek Without a Paddle"
Poem: “Up the Creek"
Deadline January meeting 2018
2. Short story, first line: “Did you pack the bag yourself?”
Deadline February meeting 2018
3. Short story, title: ‘If I ruled the Earth’
Deadline March meeting 2018
4. Short story, 1st line: “Another fine mess you’ve got me into!”
Deadline: April meeting 2018
5. Short Story, Title: “The Key”
Poem: “The Key”
Deadline: May meeting 2018
6. Short Story, Title: “The Scam”
Poem: “Taken in”
Deadline: June meeting 2018
6. Short Story, 1st Line: “It’s always best to start at the beginning.”
Deadline: July meeting 2018
Llandudno Writers' Club Competitions - Rules
*A flat entry fee of £11 is payable annually to cover 11 months of entries, including both poems and stories.
Members joining part-way through the Club year may pay pro rata.
• Enter a Short Story or Poem (or one of each) - either format 1500 words maximum. (Poems: an entry consists of a single poem, whatever its length.)
• Entries printed with single spacing in 12 point Times New Roman on one side of each page, with minimal formatting. White paper only please.
• Please include (and don't exceed) the word count.
• Entries must be anonymous; only the title and a pseudonym on the text.
• Please email your original text as a .doc or .txt file to RevPamCrane@aol.com. This both avoids mistakes in scanning to PDF, and simplifies formatting for inclusion in the magazine.
• If you are unable to email your entry:
in an A4 envelope marked with the title and your pseudonym (nothing else), hand in your text, together with a smaller, sealed, envelope inside the bigger one, containing a slip of paper with the title, your pseudonym & your real name; only the title & your pseudonym written on its outside. This sealed envelope remains with the Secretary.
* Please do not fold your printed story or poem. Creases cause mistakes in scanning.
• Entries are sent to an independent judge and are returned at the next meeting, when winners are announced. The top three are placed.
Prizes: Winning story - £10
Winning poem - £5
• As many entries as possible - with authors’ permission - will be published in The Moving Finger magazine.