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Flood Fundraising Writing Competition

Thursday, 25 February 2016

The Watermarks Writing Competition has been organised by Bluemoose Books, Helen Meller of Hebden Bridge Arts Festival and Anna Turner.

It is an open competition with four categories, Poetry, Short Stories, Non-fiction and Under 18s.

It is free to enter. The winners will be published in an anthology which will be sold for flood relief.

The closing date is 10 April 2016, and we are hoping to get the anthology out in time to sell at HBAF.

The judges giving their time for free, as are the organisers. Lamberts have printed flyers free of charge and we have been offered free typesetting. We are looking into raising funds for printing costs.

See the Facebook page.

Watermarks Writing Competition


Watermarks Writing Competition Conditions of Entry

1. Entries must be: in English, the entrant's own work, unpublished, and not accepted for publication elsewhere.

2. Please attach your entries to an email, addressed to wordsandwalking@gmail.com . Please entitle your email Watermarks

3. Please state the author's name, address and contact number on the covering email, as well as stating clearly which category you are entering.

4. Alternatively entries may be handed in at Hebden Bridge Library or Hebden Bridge Town Hall. They should be in a sealed envelope marked Watermarks Writing Competition and accompanied by a cover letter  giving the information listed aboye in 3 4. You may enter up to 2 pieces of writing in total. They do not have to be in the same category. 

5. Each entry must be on a separate attachment. 

6. The author's name must not appear on the entry, only on the covering letter/email.

7. Entries in the under-18 category may be submitted by a parent,  guardian, or teacher. Please state your relationship to the child on the coyering email/letter. 

8. There is no entrance fee. 

9. The closing date for submissions is Sunday 10 April 1916.

10 We will notify the shortlisted writers by email.

11. Entries cannot be returned, so please keep a copy.

12. Copyright of all entries submitted will remain with the authors but the Watermarks competition reseryes the right to publish the winning entries in the Watermarks Anthology. 

13. The judges' decisions are final; no correspondence can be entered into. 

14. The submission of entries for the Watermarks Writing Competition will be taken as indicating acceptance of the above conditions.