This is from the Writer's Guild weekely e-bulletin, always worth a read. Quite tempted to dust off a couple of short stories for this one, and at three quid a pop, it's a nice price too...
Grist – Short Story and Poetry Competitions
The judges for this year's new Grist competition are Joanne Harris (short fiction) and Simon Armitage (poetry). Grist publishes an annual anthology of poetry and short fiction, featuring the winners of the Grist annual poetry and short fiction competitions, as well as specially commissioned work from some of well- established writers.
Grist is interested in fresh new voices with something to say. By publishing emerging writers alongside established writers, Grist provides a unique opportunity for those starting out in their writing careers.
Joanne Harris is this year's Short Story Judge:
Grist welcomes short stories up to 3,500 words in length on any subject. All work must by 12 point typeface and spaced double or 1.5. Please number pages and ensure contact details are included.
Simon Armitage is this year's Poetry Judge:
Grist welcomes poems up to 40 lines in length on any subject. All work must by 12 point typeface and spaced double or 1.5. Please number pages and ensure contact details are included.
Entry fee: £3 per poem or short story. You may submit as many pieces of work as you like.
The closing date for both competitions is 30th November 2008.
The three overall winners in each category will receive a cash prize. The three winners and all runners up will be published in the next issue of Grist.
Submission forms and further information is available online at: http://www.hud.ac.uk/mh/english/grist/index.htm
Please send your entries and payment to Grist, School of Music, Humanities and Media, The University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield HD1 3DH. Cheques are to be made payable to the University of Huddersfield.
For more information, please contact Michael Stewart on firstname.lastname@example.org or Debbie Hoyle on email@example.com