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Saturday, March 17, 2007

Farplace Animal Rescue: International Short Story and Poetry Competition.

Farplace Animal Rescue Short Story and Poetry Competition

Dear Writers Group,

Some of your members may be interested in our current short story and poetry competition.

Many thanks for your time.

Farplace Animal Rescue

International Short Story and Poetry Competition
We are looking for new innovative writers who can capture a reader with their style of writing. We like to be surprised. We like humour. We like suspense.
We would like to be entertained… or left with Something Great to muse upon.

· Entries can be on any subject and any length
· Entries can be illustrated, but this is not essential
· We are accepting entries from all over the world providing all entries are in English.
· Two Categories – Adults and Under 13’s
· Submit any number of entries
· Cash prizes (10% of entry fees, divided into prizes) for top 4 entries in each category, plus your work featured on the Farplace Website!
· Entries on tape or CD or by email to jan@farplace.co.uk will also be accepted. Use this same email address to ask any questions about the competition.

90% of money raised from this competition will go directly towards the animals in our care. The rest will be divided into prizes up to a maximum of £500 per category.

We will also be awarding Certificates of Merit to the top 20 poems and stories that dont QUITE make the grade, in the hope that you will feel encouraged to continue writing.

To enter simply send us the following details along with your story or poem (s)

Full Postal Address
Please also tell us where you heard about this competition.

The work must be your own original story or poem. We will accept work that has been published before and work that has previously been sent to competitions, as well as new unpublished work. By submitting it here you give permission for it to be used in full on the Farplace Website if listed amongst the winners. Please understand that your work cannot be returned without a SAE with correct postage.

Entries cannot be altered after we have received them.

Enclose a separate SAE with correct postage for results.

Cost: £5 per entry (Adults)
Or £2.50 per entry (Under 13’s – put age on your entry)
All entry fees should be in GB Pounds, aor we cannot consider them.

Primary Schools can submit entries at the reduced rate of 50 pence each entry (minimum 15 entries submitted at one time). Please provide school contact details and pupil’s name, age and teacher.

Entry fees can be sent by PayPal, cheque or Postal Order. Please make Cheques or postal orders payable to FARPLACE ANIMAL RESCUE. Post your work to: Jan Edwards, Short Story & Poetry Competition, Farplace Animal Rescue, Sidehead, Westgate, County Durham, DL13 1LE UK.

Deadline for entries received: 10th April 2007
Winners will be notified before the end of May 2007

The judges of this competition: Jan Edwards, Laura Halligan, Judith Earl


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