To enter

Entry to The New Writer Annual Prose and Poetry Prizes has now closed.

To enter The New Writer Annual Prose and Poetry Prizes 

  • click the appropriate ‘Buy Now’ button(s) in the form below. Your browser will be redirected to GuiseGifts which will securely process the transaction via PayPal.
  • Once you have submitted the form you should send your entry as an email attachment in MSWord to In that way the formatting of your work will be exactly how you want it to be read by the judges. We will connect your entry to your payment on arrival. Please remember to download and complete a competition cover sheet.

All work should be double-spaced (poetry should be single-spaced). Entrants may make as many submissions as they wish but please include your name, address, title of entry, word count (fiction only) and category on the competition cover sheet. Preliminary judging will be carried out by The New Writer editorial board with guest judges making the final selection so there should be no identifying marks – apart from the title – on the entries. Entries are non-returnable.

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If you prefer to pay by cheque made payable to The New Writer, we will need details of your entry (including category) and full contact information. 

All entries must be received by midnight on 30th November 2013.