As part of Morrab Library’s 200th anniversary celebrations this year they’ve organised a writing competition for younger people and students. This year, as well as celebrating their history, they’re looking toward the library’s future – this inevitably leads to thinking about younger people and the local community.

The age range for the competition is 16-21 years and the theme is ‘Land’s end – a piece of creative writing reflecting contemporary life in Cornwall. It will be open to submissions of poetry, prose, fiction & non-fiction – with a word limit of 750, but no minimum. There will be cash prizes with 1st, 2nd, 3rd – £100, £75, £50 & a year’s library membership for each winner. The judges are local writers, Katrina Naomi, Des Hannigan & Linda Cleary (between them they’ve a wide range of experience – from travel writing to short stories and poetry).

Closing deadline

31st March 2018

How to apply

Submissions marked ‘Morrab writing competition’ emailed to or posted to Morrab Library, Morrab Gardens, Penzance, TR18 4DA.