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. Details of the current competitions are listed regularly on this site.

15TH JANUARY, 2017 – POETRY COMPETITION RESULTS (Competition judge: Linda Lee Welch):


Our winner was Peter Richardson (pictured above with our excellent judge, Linda Lee Welch).


Winners from left to right: Andrew Wilson Lambeth (Highly Commended), Linda Fulton (Second), Ian Harker (Third plus the Annavation award) and Peter Richardson (First). Tony Rymer (not pictured) was also Highly Commended.




Speculative Fiction 2016 Winners (Competition Judge: Justina Robson): 

I Prize – Graeme Hall for ‘Read Through’

II Prize – Paul Al-Meshall for ‘Nyaber’

III Prize – Dennis Clarkson for ‘The Chair’

Annavation Award – Sarah Dodd for ‘The Winter Queen at the Fall of the Last Leaves.’

Highly Commended – Joanne Bucktrout for ‘The Spirit of Ymir’

Congratulations to all the winners!


Poetry Competition 2016 

I Prize – Gail Mosley for ‘After the Dialogue’

II Prize – Emma Storr for ‘Six Week Check’

III Prize – Anne Watson for ‘Counting the Days.’

Annovation Award – Wolf White for ‘Storm Variations’

Highly Commended – Pat Belford for ‘Escape’

Congratulations to all the winners!


Short Story Competition 2016 

I Prize – Graeme Hall for ‘A Photograph, Creased’

II Prize – Suzanne McArdle for ‘The Forward Friend’

III Prize – Madeleine Ritzker for ‘It’ll be dark soon’

Annovation Award – Wolf White for ‘Altars of Memory’

Highly Commended – Olga Munroe for ‘Thief’

Highly Commended – Gill Osborne for ‘Ferry ‘Cross the Mersey’