Hastings Literary Festival Competitions

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Welcome to the annual Hastings Literary Festival Competitions!

We are running two main competitions this year:

  1. SHORT STORY: on any theme with a maximum word count of 2500.

  2. POETRY: single poems on any theme, with a limit of 40 lines.

The Prize

  • The winning entries in each category will receive a cash prize of £250.

  • The runner up in each category will receive a cash prize of £50.

  • Prizes will be presented in person at the festival closing celebration in Hastings on Sunday 25th September.

o Enter:

Each entry costs £7.50 or £13 for two entries and £20 for three.

Please use the link below to process your payment and use your confirmation number as the subject matter in your entry which should be emailed to comps@hastingslitfest.org – your email should include your name, telephone number and a brief biography (<200 words) for us to use if you are shortlisted.

FUNDING FOR BURSARIES:  We are able to provide a limited number of bursaries for those currently unemployed or on low income and struggling to meet the costs of living.

Please email comps@hastingslitfest.org with details if you wish to apply for a bursary to cover the costs of your entry.

Entries open 1st May



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