Literary competition

The 15th Elmbridge literary competition 2019-2020

This year’s theme is ‘New World’, which is particularly fitting as we will be commemorating the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower in 2020.

If you could step into a brand-new world, what would it look like? Whether you want to write about your first day at school, the start of a new job, or a strange landscape of the imagination, the Elmbridge Literary Competition is looking for short stories and poems that explore new worlds. We will be looking for original ideas, strong descriptions and exciting plot-lines.

The age categories are:

  • Ages 5-7 - Little Rhymes and Stories

  • Ages 8-10/11 - (Junior School) Poems and Stories

  • Ages 11-13 - Poems and Stories

  • Ages 14-18 - Poems and Stories

  • Ages 19 plus - Poems and Stories

Entry for adults is £5. Under 18s free. There is a cash prize for adult winning entries and book tokens for children. Publishers Sampson Low will publish the winning entries as a Chapbook. Small and affordable forms of literature, Chapbooks historically used to be sold on the streets, and covered a wide range of subjects.

Check terms and conditions. To register for the Elmbridge literary competition, please visit the R C Sherriff Trust website. Closing date for entries is 7 February 2020. 

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