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    Arvon Writing Competition 2012


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    Join date : 2011-08-03
    Age : 24

    Arvon Writing Competition 2012

    Post by Maris on Sun Sep 25, 2011 11:43 am

    Writing Competition 2012

    For published and aspiring writers alike – enter the Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook 2012 short story competition and you could win:

    * a cash prize of £500
    * a place on an Arvon Foundation residential writing course of your choice*
    * publication of your story on the Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook website

    We’re offering you the chance to win £500, plus a place on an Arvon residential writing course of your choice! All you have to do is enter a short story (for adults) of no more than 2,000 words, on the theme of ‘identity’ and email it to shortstorycompetition@bloomsbury.com with ‘WAYB12 competition’ as the subject line.

    The closing date is 14 February 2012.

    The Arvon Foundation runs four historic writing houses in the UK, where published writers lead week-long residential courses. Covering a diverse range of genres, from poetry and fiction to screenwriting and comedy, Arvon courses have provided inspiration to thousands of people at all stages of their writing lives. Find out more and book a course online at www.arvonfoundation.org

    *Courses are subject to availability at the time of booking.

    Don’t forget to read the full details, terms and conditions before you enter. Good luck!

    Writing competition 2012: terms and conditions

    These are the full terms and conditions for the Writers’ and Artists’ Yearbook short story competition 2011. To see what you could win take a look at our competition page and don’t forget to take a moment to read 2011’s winning entry for inspiration, which is published on our website with permission of the author.

    1. No purchase necessary.

    2. The Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook short story competition is open to all ages, professions and nationalities.

    3. All entries must be original unpublished prose of 2,000 words or fewer.

    4. Entries must – directly or indirectly – reflect the theme ‘identity’.

    5. Entries should not be extracts from longer works.

    6. Writers may submit one entry only.

    7. It is a requirement of the competition organisers that all entrants be registered on http://www.acblack.com/register.aspx. Winners will be notified at the email address stated in their registration data. Sign-up for the writing newsletter if you want to be notified about the winner.

    8. Entries must be submitted via email to shortstorycompetition@bloomsbury.com with the subject heading: WAYB12 COMPETITION

    Please include your email address in the file if submitting as an attachment, or in the body of the email.

    9. The closing date for entries is 14 February 2012. Entries will not be accepted after that date.

    10. A shortlist of entries will be published on www.writersandartists.co.uk.

    11. By submitting an entry all entrants thereby grant The Bloomsbury Publishing Group the right to publish their entry on www.acblack.com and www.writersandartists.co.uk in the event of their entry being shortlisted and/or winning the competition.

    12. The Bloomsbury Publishing Group cannot accept responsibility for entries which are not received or which are received after the closing date due to technical failure or for any other reason.

    13. Winners agree to participate in publicity events in connection with the competition.

    14. The Bloomsbury Publishing Group and the winners may enter into agreements which will grant The Bloomsbury Publishing Group the publishing, broadcasting, serial and electronic rights in the shortlisted and winning entries.

    15. The Bloomsbury Publishing Group reserves the right to change the rules of this competition without notice.

    16. The winner of the competition will be notified in March 2012 and the winning entry published on www.acblack.com and/or www.writersansddartists.co.uk.

    17. Prizes must be taken by 31 December 2012 and are subject to availability.

    18. The prize winner is entitled to one place in a either a single or a shared room on an Arvon course of their choice. The prize must be taken up before 31 December 2012. Course places are subject to availability. The prize includes all tuition, food and accommodation, but does not include travel costs. The prize cannot be exchanged for any cash alternative or gift voucher. Booking is non-transferable once confirmed.

    19. The decision of the competition judges will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

    20. Employees of The Bloomsbury Publishing Group, and members of their immediate family, are excluded from participating in the competition.

    21. We may from time to time, inform you of new books and special offers that we think will be of interest.

    22. The Arvon Foundation prize covers one course, which in 2009 was worth £575.

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    Re: Arvon Writing Competition 2012

    Post by Emma on Sun Sep 25, 2011 1:12 pm

    My brother is going on an Arvon writing trip with his school in a few weeks time and I'm ridiculously jealous - especially because he's not that serious about writing.
    Thanks Maris! I'll definitely try to enter this Smile

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    Age : 24

    Re: Arvon Writing Competition 2012

    Post by Maris on Sun Sep 25, 2011 5:47 pm

    Lucky him!
    No problem. Good luck with the contest! Smile
    I'm not sure if I'll enter this because the last contest I participated in had the same theme. I don't really feel like writing along those lines again and I can't submit the story I've already written because it's getting published.

    “I wanted to tell the book thief many things, about beauty and brutality. But what could I tell her about those things that she didn't already know? I wanted to explain that I am constantly overestimating and underestimating the human race - that rarely do I even simply estimate it. I wanted to ask her how the same thing could be so ugly and so glorious, and its words and stories so damning and brilliant. None of those things, however, came out of my mouth. All I was able to do was turn to Liesel Meminger and tell her the only truth I truly know. I said it to the book thief and I say it now to you. I AM HAUNTED BY HUMANS.”
    - Death (The Book Thief by Markus Zusak)

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