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Creative writing competitions: Ilkley Literature Festival

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Entries are invited for the Walter Swan Trust Poetry Prize and the Short Story Competition

This year Ilkley Literature Festival is running creative writing contests for poetry and short stories.

• The Walter Swan Trust Poetry Prize is for poems on any subject up to 30 lines. There are prizes of £200, £100 and £75.

• The Short Story Competition is for short stories on any subject up to 3,000 words. There is a first prize of £200.

Winning authors, runners up and commended writers will be invited to read at Ilkley Literature Festival, which takes place between 30 September and 16 October.

The entry fee is £5 per poem or story.

The closing date is 29 July.

 

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