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Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Park Publications 2006 Writing Competitions


Received today from Park Publications 14 The Park Stow on the Wold Cheltenham Glos GL54 1DX a list of their Future Competitions

The Scribble magazine quarterly short story competition

Short Stories on any subject up to 3,000 words
These are ongoing competitions – no closing date.
Entry fee £3

Spring Poetry Competition (max 40 lines)

Theme Spring Please give your poem an original title NOT Spring
Prizes £50 £25 and £15
Closing date January 31st 2006
Entry fee £3

Countryside Article Competition

Your article has to be anything connected to the countryside, countryside memory, wildlife, nature, any rural or environmental issues, a biography etc. It is up to you.

First Prize £50 plus publication
Maximum Length 1,500 words
Entry fee £3 per article
Closing date May 1st 2006

The Countryside Tales Annual Open Short Story Competition

Theme A Country Story
Maximum Length 2,000 words
Prizes £75 £25 and £15
Closing date August 31st 2006
Entry fee £3

Scribble magazine Annual Themed Short Story Competition

Theme Our Relations – is there a member of your family you could write a story about? Purely fictional of course Or maybe not ….
Maximum Length 3,000 words
Prizes £100, £50 and £25
Closing date November 15th 2006
Entry fee £4 per story

Countryside Tales Winter Poetry Competition

Theme Winter – do NOT call your poem Winter
Maximum Length 3,000 words
Prizes £50, £25 and £15
Closing date November 15th 2006
Entry fee £3 per poem

Visit the park publications website at www.parkpublications.co.uk

3 Comments:

Blogger buryblue said...

Hello Felixstowe.

Just wanted to say how much I like your web site it is a great resource for writers.

Up to now I have 'lurked' in the background but I was tempted to send you an e-mail after I saw some of the Art school series on tv. I don't know if anyone saw it but some fairly well known tv stars spent 2 weeks learning to paint and draw. By the end of the series not many of the stars could claim to have developed technically great drawing skills but they had mostly overcome a fear of being creative perhaps this is something knocked out of us in childhood.

The point of all this is to ask if you could do a feature providing help and advise for writers who are total beginners. Where do you start ? How do you overcome the fear of the blank page?

Anyway keep up the good work

Friday, September 23, 2005 8:55:00 pm  
Anonymous scribbler's friend said...

Kind comments, thankyou..

I suggest you email the secretary at scribblers@ntlworld.com and I am sure he will take this on board asap

Sunday, September 25, 2005 12:11:00 pm  
Blogger Felixstowe Scribblers said...

Good point Bury Blue thanks, and welcome.

To be honest your comment is going to need a little time to give a proper reply too....

Were having a think....

Monday, September 26, 2005 12:55:00 am  

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