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Writing Opportunities 2019

The Author of Tomorrow

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Closing date: 
31 May 2019
Entry: 
Open to young people of any nationality writing short stories in English in three different age groups No entry fee
Prize: 
16-21 years £1,000, 12-15 years and 11 and under £100 plus £150 in book tokens for their school, library or charity of choice

The Author of Tomorrow is designed to find the adventure writers of the future. Part of the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize, it is an annual competition open to young people, aged 21 and under, who have completed a short piece of adventure writing in English.
The award is run in partnership with Worldreader, a charity on a mission to make everyone a reader. Written by young people, for young people to read, and judged by a panel of young readers, we hope the Author of Tomorrow will play its part in improving global literacy levels.

How to enter

Closing date 31st May 2019

Young writers will be able to enter the competition within the following three age categories:

Category 1: aged 16-21 years
Prize: £1,000
Young writers must submit a short adventure story between 1500-5000 words in length

Category 2: aged 12-15 years
Prize: £100 plus £150 in book tokens for their school, library or charity of choice
Young writers must submit a short adventure story between 1500-5000 words in length

Category 3: aged 11 and under
Prize: £100 plus £150 in book tokens for their school, library or charity of choice
Young writers must submit a short adventure story up to 500 words in length

Including the winning stories, ten young writers will have their work digitally published in an anthology available in Worldreader's open library, and a personal certificate to celebrate their achievement.

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Poetry London Clore Prize 2019

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Closing date: 
1 May 2019
Entry: 
Open to all poets for unpublished poems in English Entry fee £7 or £3 for subscribers
Prize: 
1st prize £5,000, 2nd prize £2,000, 3rd prize £1,000. Four commendations £500 plus publication in the magazine

Poetry London is an arts charity and leading international poetry magazine where acclaimed contemporary poets share pages with exciting new names. Published three times a year in February, May and September, each issue contains new poetry, incisive reviews and features. Poetry London launches each issue with readings from distinguished poet contributors to the magazine.

Judge of the Poetry London Clore Prize 2019

Sasha Dugdale is a poet, translator and current Writer-in-Residence at St John's College Cambridge. She has published four collections of poetry, the most recent of which is Joy, published by Carcanet in 2017. Dugdale translates poetry and plays from Russian and is former editor of Modern Poetry in Translation.

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