The Leeds Writers Circle runs three competitions a year. The competitions are open to all paid-up members of the circle, and are free to enter.
The current competition is for Short Stories of up to 2,000 words, limited to one entry per member. The deadline for entries is Dec 3rd. The competition will be judged by Martyn Bedford, senior lecturer in creative writing at Leeds
Trinity University. The adjudication evening will be on Monday, Jan 14th. This is when results will be announced and members can also receive feedback from Martyn on the submitted stories. All welcome. Full details can be downloaded here.
The Annavation Award (named after veteran member Anna Sutcliffe) is presented at the discretion of the judge to one entry which, while not necessarily being a first/second/third prizewinner, shows originality and/or innovation in writing style, content, presentation or any other facet deemed pertinent by the judge.
ANYTHING GOES (judged by Andy Humphrey)
Judge Andy Humphrey (centre) with winner Sunyi Dean and third placed Peter Richardson
POETRY (judged by Sarah Corbett)
MONOLOGUE (judged by Paul Ratcliffe)
SHORT STORY (judged by Linda Lee Welch)
Winner Peter Richardson pictured above with our excellent judge, Linda Lee Welch.
Winners from left to right: Andrew Lambeth (Highly Commended), Linda Fulton (Second), Ian Harker (Third plus the Annavation award) and Peter Richardson (First).
SPECULATIVE FICTION (judged by Justina Robson)