Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Grist Anthology Competition Reminder - Huddersfield Student - November 08 Edition



Calling all Authors or Poets! - *COMPETITION NOW CLOSED*

Do you fancy yourself the next J.K.Rowling? Do you have the talent to be the next poet laureate? Well this is your final chance to get your name and work in print up alongside some top authors and poets and read by many. I’m referring to the Grist Anthology Competition of course! All due to our very own creative writing tutor Michael Stewart who has organized it all in order to give us young creative people a chance for fame!
And because its university supported and approved all students who enter the short story and poetry competitions can enter for free! All that’s needed is your NUS number on your application form and you won’t have to pay the £3 quid per entry.
Another great thing is that the short stories will be judged by Joanne Harris, author of the award wining film ‘Chocolat’ starring the dreamy Johnny Depp and our locally grown poet Simon Armitage, author of the newly released re-written version of ‘Sir Gawain and the Green Knight’, will be judging all the poetry entries.
Joanne Harris, judging the short stories says “I am very happy to be a part of the anthology, where established authors will be able to give a platform for new writers to launch their work to the public. It is so difficult to be a new writer nowadays and yet there has never been more exciting new talent and more interest in books. I am delighted to be associated with this project.”
There are three cash prizes up for grabs in both sections of the competition and all runners up in the short list will be published along side the three top winners when the anthology is compiled and published in summer 2009! The winners will be revealed during the Huddersfield Literature Festival in March 2009.
However the competition submission deadline is 30th November! That’s less than two weeks away! So if you think you got the magic when it comes to writing, quickly go to www.hud.ac.uk/grist, read the rules for both competitions, print off an application form, write and edit all your selected works, print them off, add your NUS number and get it handed or posted in!

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