Be bold and submit your short stories and poems to Scotland’s only free creative writing competition for women. Our theme this year is Body Positive. As ever, we are looking for diverse interpretations of this idea, so give your creative muse free rein and email your short stories and poems of up to 1,000 words to firstname.lastname@example.org in a Word Document or typed in the body of the e-mail with ‘Bold Types Competition Entry’ in the subject line. You can enter once in each category and it’s completely free to enter. The closing date for entries is Friday 10th November.
Shortlisted writers will read their stories on 30th November in our Bold Types Creative Writing Showcase event. Our wonderfully supportive and encouraging panel of judges at the event include: acclaimed short story writer and novelist Anne Donovan; writer and intersectional feminist Sim Bajwa; Zoe Strachan, award-winning writer and tutor on the postgraduate creative writing programme at the University of Glasgow; and GWL’s own librarian, Wendy Kirk. Winners will be announced on the night and prizes include a one to one mentoring session with one of our judges and a selection of covetable books. You can read the work of our 2016 winners here.
Do you want to get involved but need a bit of help? Have no fear because our Bold Types workshops are here to help you be bold! We have two Creative Writing For Fearties sessions on Thursday 7th September and Thursday 5th October, the ideal place to fire up your literary mojo, discover your poetic powers and story strengths with some thought-provoking writing exercises. If your work is almost there, perhaps our Editing Mistress-Class is for you? This session will support you to polish your writing gem until it sparkles.
Closing date: Friday 10th November at 5pm.
Submitting your work: email your short stories and poems of up to 1,000 words to email@example.com in a Word Document or typed in the body of the e-mail with ‘Bold Types Competition Entry’ in the subject line. Writers retain full copyright of their work.
Supported by Book Week Scotland.