Nottingham Writers' Club
Information on Entering NWC Competitions
These are held four times a year, spring, summer, autumn and winter.
These are held bi-monthly with the first one being in January.
Competition Rules and Guidelines
Members may submit up to three entries for poetry (see below for prose rules).
Entries must be under a pseudonym, with your own name, the title, and which competition it is for on a separate slip of paper.
Poems must be typed on one side of A4 paper.
Fees are one first class stamp per entry (for both poetry and prose).
Deadline for poetry is the first meeting after the relevant month. For prose deadlines see individual quarterly competitions. Please enclose an SAE if you wish your entry to be returned by post.
Prose Competition Rules
Prose competitions run quarterly instead of monthly. Unlike poetry, there is no maximum entry rule, and entrants can submit as many entries for a single prose competition as they like. Book token prize money is tripled for quarterly competitions. However, some judges put a limit on how many entries they will read so in case this happens please mark your entries in order of preference. Unfortunately, we don't always know this in advance of judging.
Points are awarded for winning entries in all competitions and book tokens for competition winners and runners up are awarded. Points are as follows:
Although it is not mandatory, adjudicators will normally provide a short paragraph commenting on individual entries. However, some adjudicators may provide more feedback than others. In all cases, the adjudicator's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.