GAWP : New Writing Prize Launched




writing-competitionFlipSide, East Anglia’s leading literary and arts festival, has launched an enviromentally-themed competition aimed at writers of all ages and for which entries are now open.

The competition, which carries cash prizes, will be judged by leading authors Jackie Kay, the Scots Makar (poet laureate), Blake Morrison, writer and Professor of Creative and Life Writing at Goldsmiths College and Jon Canter, novelist and playwright.

“We are looking for inspirational writing about the environment,” says Liz Calder, co-founder of FlipSide.  “We hope to encourage writers to think creatively about their surroundings and how to care for them.”

Submissions must take any letter of the alphabet and use it in a piece of writing on a green theme – poetry, fiction or non-fiction.  Prose entries should be no more than 500 words and poems no more than 40 lines. Entries could include some visual art. The deadline is 31st July, 2017.  All entries will be considered for inclusion in a forthcoming anthology.

The competition is split into adults (First prize: £500) and under 16s (First prize: £200).

Full competition details and instructions on how to enter can be found on the FlipSide website :