Save As Writers Poetry & Prose Competition 2011

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Posted: 27 September 2011

You are invited to enter this year's Save As Competition! Each year we are increasingly impressed by the quality of the writing that we receive from around the world. Now in its 4th year we hope to make this the best year yet.



Poems are welcome on any subject, with a maximum of 50 lines.

This year the poetry prize will be judged by Sarah Jackson, Author of Milk (Pighog Press, 2008), shortlisted for the Michael Marks pamphlet prize. Her new collection is forthcoming from Bloodaxe in 2012.


Stories may have any theme, with a maximum of 4000 words.

This year the prose prize will be judged by Nancy Gaffield, Author of Tokaido Road (CB Editions, 2011), shortlisted for the Forward and Aldeburgh first collection prizes.

There is no limit to the number of entries per person. The deadline for all entries is December 31st 2011. Entries with a post mark of December 31st will be accepted.

No entries must have been entered in any previous Save As competition or been placed in the top three in any other competition. Otherwise, previously published entries are accepted. The copyright of each entry remains with the writer but Save As Writers reserves the right to publish winning entries on its website.

The judge will see EACH poem - there is no sifting beforehand.

£35 1st Prize
£20 2nd Prize
£10 3rd Prize

How to Enter

Entry fees - £3 per poem/story, £8 for three.

Entries can be either hard copy or electronic. If submitting hard copies please post them to:

Luigi Marchini
Save As Writers
35 Spillett Close
ME13 8QP

Your name must not appear on your hard copies but please include a covering letter with your name, contact details, and title of the poem or poems.

Electronic copies must be sent to and headed as either ‘Poetry' or ‘Prose'.

In both cases all monies must be sent to the above address with cheques payable to ‘Save As Writers'.

The winners will be announced at the annual awards ceremony in March 2012.

Good luck!

Source: Save As Writers

Categories: Poetry Prizes

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