The University of Liverpool
Creative Writing Society for Lifelong Learning
Associated Group Members Of
The National Association of Writers’ Groups
Is to Commemorate
‘The 1st Liverpool International, Open Short Story,
Poetry and Playwriting Competition 2013’
Winners to be decided by our International Competition Judge: Linda Walters
During 2013: the City of Liverpool’s ‘Year of Dementia’
We will donate £1 from each and every short story, poem and play entered into these 3 x competitions to the Alzheimer’s Society: our chosen charity for 2013
Competition: Rules of Entry
(The Competition’s Ten Commandments are as follows)
I. Entries must arrive on or before 31 July 2013. Preferably before. (Deadline)
II. Results of all of the three winners, the three runner-ups and the third placed will be available after the 1st October 2013. The three winners, runner-ups and the three third placed will all be notified by our Competition Judge: Linda Walters by phone post or email shortly after.
III. Identifying names (only) must not appear on any of the entries of the Short Story, Poetry or Playwriting categories, but please ensure that your name and the titles of your work are either on your ‘Entry form’ or on a short ‘Covering letter’. Please take the time to write your details down clearly on your entry form or covering letter, it makes my job a lot easier.
IV. Poems may be on any subject or theme, in any style or form. All poems must be type written and must not exceed 40 lines. (Maximum)
V. Short Stories may be on any subject or theme and must be type written, double spaced and no more than 2000 words. (Maximum)
VI. One Act Plays may be on any subject or theme and type written, double spaced and on one side of the page only, including a cast of no more than four characters. Good presentation and a list of characters and any other relevant information must be included. 20 Minutes (Maximum)
VII. Important! Two copies of each and every short story, poem and play must be submitted with your Entry Form or Covering Letter please.
VIII. All entries to be typewritten on plain white A4 paper in a standard black typeface on one side of the page only, and first or second class postal entries only please.
IX. If the rules do not say that you can – then you can’t; and all copyright shall remain with the original Authors. Please do not send me the only copy of your work because it will not be returned.
X. Please do not send entries by Recorded or Special Delivery. Please make sure the correct postage is paid. Entries with insufficient postage will not be accepted from Royal Mail. Please do not use sticky tape to make an impregnable package.
Please send all correspondence to:
Mr Tommy McBride
Group Secretary and Founder Member,
The University of Liverpool Creative Writing Society for Lifelong Learning
50 Onslow Road,
For more information and entry forms, see the website: http://liverpoolwriters.wix.com/liverpool-writers