Bournemouth Writing Festival

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Together with local publishers Dithering Chaps and Arts University Bournemouth, the Bournemouth Writing Festival is looking for poetry and flash fiction submissions for its first publication!

The competition’s theme is “Lines in the Sand”, and winners will be published in the resulting anthology.

There are two categories of entries:

  • Poetry with a maximum of 30 lines (excluding the title)

  • Flash fiction under 400 words (excluding the title)

The cost for entering the competition is £5 per entry.

We are supporting the Boscombe-based charity Vita Nova by providing free entry to their writers who are vulnerable, recovering or need financial support. Your optional donation (via the payment portal) will help disadvantaged writers express themselves through writing.

The deadline for entries is midnight on 29th February 2024 and entries must be sent to


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