Society of Civil & Public Service Writers - SCPSW Competitions


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Competitions for members only

There are prizes to be won in the SCPSW annual competitions for short stories and poems which will close on 28 February 2017.

Lewis Wright Short Story Competition: Entry Fee GBP4.00 per story; Prizes 1st GBP100, 2nd GBP50

Herbert Spencer Poetry Competition: Entry Fee GBP2.00 per poem;  Prizes 1st GBP 50; 2nd GBP25.

Short stories should not be more than 3,000 words long; poems not more than 40 lines, with each poem on a separate sheet.

Stories should be typed, double-spaced, on A4 paper with word count. All entries should bear only the name of the competition being entered, a title, the author’s pen name and a separate sheet quoting: the name of the competition being entered, pen name, title, real name and address. Entries returned if accompanied by SAE.

Entries to Competition Secretary, Nina Mattar, NOT LATER THAN 28 FEBRUARY 2017.

The competitions are open only to SCPSW members. Those eligible include serving or retired members of the Civil Service, Armed Forces, National Health Service, Local Government, the Police Force or any Public Service.

For details of membership send SAE to Bernie Bickerton, c/o 10 Malcolm Road, Woodside, London SE25 5HG Email