Short Story Competition:
For unpublished stories of up to 3,000 words on any theme.
1st prize: £200 2nd prize: £100 3rd prize: £50 Bedford Prize £50 awarded to the best story by a Bedford writer
Top ten shortlisted stories to be published online and made into an e-book anthology
Entry fee: £5 one story, £10 three stories Concession for students
Judge: Toby Litt Toby Litt is the author of several published novels and collections of short stories. Born in Ampthill and a former pupil of Bedford Modern School, Toby is now a lecturer in creative writing at Birkbeck College, University of London.
For unpublished poems of up to 40 lines on any theme.
1st prize: £200 2nd prize: £100 3rd prize: £50
Top ten shortlisted poems to be published online and made into an e-book anthology
Entry fee: £5 one poem, £10 three poems Concession entry fee for students
Judge: Ian McEwen Ian McEwen has had his poems published in a variety of magazines as well as producing a pamphlet, The Stammering Man and his first full collection in book form, Intermittent beings. He is interested in opportunities to broaden the practice and appreciation of poetry, through readings, workshops or residencies.
Find out more about both competitions and enter online by going to: bedfordwritingcompetition.co.uk
All entries must be received by 30th September 2016