Sunday, 29 November 2009

opportunity: new competition from Leaf Books

Seems Leaf Books are expanding their competition-setting horizons with a few new categories - the one that's caught my eye is a 'Writing about writing' challenge.

They'd like 750 words on the theme of writing:

You can send us creative writing (a story or poem) or an essay/academic/journalistic piece, or even a stream-of-consciousness writers-block-induced panic, provided it’s on the subject of writing.

Lots of scope, I think, for interesting pieces. There's a handsome £100 first prize, plus publication in a pilot edition of a Leaf Books magazine - if the magazine takes off that'd be a nice addition to your writing CV.

There's a £3.50 submission fee, or £10 for 4 entries.

Closing January 31st 2010.

Since most writers love talking about writing, and writing about writing in their blogs, this could be a popular comp.

Good luck to all who enter. Just make sure you do some 'actual' writing too. (That's a reminder for me more than anything...)

1 comment:

Rachel Fenton said...

Hey, thanks for this, I'll check it out.