The 2019 Festival is In Other Words – an exploration of difference, otherness, new perspectives and expanding horizons.

Our three competitions this year are:

  • a Short Story up to 1,500 words
  • a Poem with a maximum of 40 lines
  • a piece of Flash Fiction up to 500 words.

There will be cash prizes and trophies in all categories, and inclusion in a Litfest anthology titled In Other Words for the top-placed entries in each category.

Entry is £5 for any piece, and authors may submit as many pieces as they wish in each category or mixture of categories. Payment must be made via paypal and entries submitted online as PDFs.

Full instructions, terms, and conditions will be posted in November 2018. Entries can only be accepted after the competition opening date of 1st December 2018 until the closing at midnight on 30th June 2019.