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Wednesday, 27 January 2010

International Writing Competition

The Ted Walters International Short Story, Poetry and Playwriting Competition 2010 is now open. This competition has been running since 2007 in memory of a much loved member of Liverpool University’s creative writing life long learning group.

Short story on any subject or theme to a maximum of 2,000 words: £200, £50 or a £15 book token.

Poetry, on any subject to a maximum of 40 lines: £200, £50 or a £15 book token.

Playwriting 20-minute maximum one-act plays on any subject or theme with a maximum of four characters: £200, £50 or a £15 book token.

Entry fees: 

 £4 for the first poem or short story and then £3.50 each thereafter.

Plays £6 for the first play, and £5.50 for each thereafter.

Each entry generates a £1 donation for the Macmillan Cancer Support.

Post entries to: The University of Liverpool Creative Writing Society for Lifelong Learning, 
50 Onslow Road, Elm Park, Liverpool, Merseyside, L6 3 BB, United Kingdom.

Closing date May 31 2010

If you want to know more contact Tommy McBride, the secretary of the writing group. Tommy is an elegant writer himself judging from the emails we've exchanged over the last few days and his address is thomas.macbride2@sky.com   

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