Supported by The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Theme: Signposts

First prize: £200 in each category
Runners-up prizes: £20 book token for 3 runners up in each category
Prize-winners will be invited to read their entry at The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival in October 2021.

Prize-winners and highly-commended entrants will be invited to have their entries published in the competition anthology. All winners and highly-commended will receive a copy of the anthology.

Entry Fees:

£3 one entry
£5 two entries
£7 three entries


To enter you must be 16 or over and living or studying in Gloucestershire or South Gloucestershire.

Judges: Carrie Etter (Poetry) and Debbie Young (Prose).

Deadline: 30th June 2021, midnight. 

Further essential information, including full submission details are available on the Gloucestershire Writers’ Network website.