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

 Do you write poetry or prose?  Would you like to read your work at The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival in October? The 2019 Gloucestershire Writers’ Network Competition is now open for all writers of poetry and prose of 16 and over, who live, work or study in Gloucestershire.

There are two prizes of £200, one for the best poem (of up to 50 lines) and one for the best piece of prose (of up to 750 words) and six runner-up prizes. The winners and runners-up will be invited to read at the Gloucestershire Writers’ Network Prize Winners event at the festival this October.

This year’s competition theme is ‘Numbers’ which you can explore as widely as you like. We are absolutely delighted to announce this year’s judges. Not only are they are both excellent at their own crafts and wonderful readers but lovely individuals whose expertise will be invaluable to those more experienced or new to writing.

Prose Judge: Amanda Reynolds

Poetry Judge: Stephen Daniels

Deadline: 14th July 2019, midnight

For some tips and ideas, judges’ thoughts and how to enter, head over to the Gloucestershire Writers’ Network website.