The Bedford Competition
We are pleased to announce that the paperback version of the anthology is now available and can be obtained from Ostrich Books and all good bookshops. Please allow 3 to 5 days for delivery from when you place the order.
For those of you who prefer an ebook, the anthology is also available from Amazon. Click on Anthology e-book
If you have not already entered the poetry or
short story competitions, there is still time. This year, net proceeds
are going to
Schoolreaders a charity that helps schoolchildren 'catch up' with their reading, and The King's Arms Project that supports the homeless.
This year could be your chance to win the first prize of £1000.
The standard entry fee is £7.50 per story or poem. If you enter three at a time, it will be £15. Students are charged at the reduced rate of £5 per story or poem or £10 for three at the same time.
By entering either the short story or poetry competition you may be eligible for other prizes as well. We will once again award an additional prize to young writers for the best story and poem entered by those in the age group 17 to 25 years. This award is called the Cygnature Prize.
Also entrants who reside in Bedford will automatically be entered for the Bedford Prize of £100 for the story and poem judged best.
If you are eligible for either of the above awards, then your story or poem, in addition to being entered in the main competition, will automatically be considered for the additional prizes.
Please be sure to read the rules before entering.
To enter click on Competition in the menu bar at the top of this page and select either Story or Poem. You will be given the choice between continuing to enter online or downloading a printable form to be completed offline and sent in by post.
The closing date is 31st October 2021
and so you still have a few weeks left to enter.
Good luck to all who enter and thank you for your support.