Poetry Competition 2013
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Rules of Entry

Please read the following rules carefully before submitting your entry.

1. The fee is £5.00 per entry or three entries for £10. There is no limit on the number of entries competitors may send provided each one is accompanied by the correct entry fee. Members of the Association of Freelance Writers have the reduced fee of £4.00 per entry or three entries for £8.

2. Stories must not exceed 500 words and must be typed using double spacing. All work must be in English.

3. For postal entries, each story should start on a separate sheet of paper.

4. Work may be on any theme but should not have been previously published.

5. No competitor may win more than one prize.

6. The author’s name must not appear on any work but should be entered on the Entry Form or attached on a separate sheet of paper.

7. Copyright remains with the author but prize winners must give permission to have the work on The Writers Bureau website for a period of up to twelve months.

8. Entries cannot be returned to contestants; so please keep a copy.

9. Receipt of entries will only be acknowledged if accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed postcard. Results will be available on the Writers Bureau website from 15th January 2018. Winners will be notified individually.

10. Entries that do not comply with the rules will be disqualified and entry fees will not be returned.

11. Current employees of The Writers Bureau are not eligible to enter the competition.

12. The Judge will be Diana Nadin, Director of Studies.

The Closing Date is 30th November 2017

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