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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

The New Writer Magazine: Competitions 2006.

The New Writer Magazine: "It's different and it's aimed at all writers: the short story writer, the novelist, the poet, feature writer, anyone with a serious intent to develop their writing to meet the expectations of today's editors. Launched in September 1996, in every issue you'll find original short stories, a showcase for new poetry, articles, book reviews, market information, news and readers' views. "

Prose and Poetry Prizes 2006
sponsored by The New Writer magazine

One of the major annual competitions for short stories, novellas, single
poems, poetry collections, essays and articles; offers cash prizes as well
as publication for the prize-winning writers in The Collection - special
edition of The New Writer magazine each July.

Closing date 30 November 2006

Recent TNW subscribers can renew their subscription to the magazine and the
e-newsletter at the old rate of £22.50 pa up until 30 June 2006. Simply let
us know in a cover note or type "ex TNW sub" in the Comments box on our
secure online sub form at:

Prose and Poetry Prizes 2006

Essays, Articles, Interviews - covering any writing-related or literary
theme in its widest sense up to 2,000 words. 1st prize £150, 2nd £100, 3rd
£50. Single entry £4 (TNW subscribers two entries at same fee).

Short Stories, Serials/Novellas - stories up to 4,000 words,
serials/novellas up to 20,000 words on any subject or theme, in any genre
(not children's). Previously published work is not eligible. Short Stories:
1st prize £300, 2nd £200, 3rd £100. Novella: 1st prize £300. Entry fees £4
per short story (TNW subscribers two entries at same fee) or £10 per

Single Poems and Collections - single poems up to 40 lines and collections
of between 6 - 10 poems. Single poem entries must be previously
unpublished; previously published poems can be included as part of a
collection. Collection: 1st prize £300, 2nd £200, 3rd £100. Single: 1st
prize £100, 2nd £75, 3rd £50. Entry fee £4 per single poem (TNW
subscribers two entries at same fee, £10 per collection.

All work should be clearly typed, double-spaced (except poetry), on one
side of white A4 paper and paperclipped. Entrants may make as many
submissions as they wish but please include your name, address, title of
entry, word count and category on a separate cover sheet with every entry.
Preliminary judging will be carried out by The New Writer editorial board
with guest judges making the final selection so there should be no
identifying marks on the entries. Judges in recent years include Mimi
Thebo, Jane Draycott, Ros Barber, Margaret Graham, Phil Whitaker. Entries
are non-returnable. A full list of winners will be sent provided SAE is

Further information including guidelines and entry fees at
or send SAE for printed Entry Form to The New Writer, PO Box 60, Cranbrook,
Kent TN17 2RE
tel 01580 212626; fax 01580 212041; admin@thenewwriter.com
or writers can enter at the secure credit card server at

Last year's winners are listed at http://www.thenewwriter.com/prizewinners.htm


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