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The 2024 Yeovil Literary Prize



Posted on 31 December 2023

31 May 2024

Who may enter
The competition is open to anyone over the age of 16.

Short description
The competition is organized by the Yeovil Community Arts Association, England.

There are five categories:

Novel → Synopsis and Opening Chapters (combined maximum 10,000 words).
Short Story → Maximum 2,000 words.
Poetry → Maximum of 40 Lines.
Children’s/Young Adult Novel → First 3000 words plus a 500 word Synopsis.
Writing Without Restrictions → This category is wide open. “We are looking for anything you have written that is inventive, different, or just plain fun. As long as it is legal, there are no restrictions.”

Entries must NOT have been previously self-published, broadcast, or accepted for publication. Entries may have appeared online, but NOT in any commercial online form.

Entry fees
Novel: ÂŁ14,50
Short Story: ÂŁ8
Poetry: £5 per poem 
Children’s/Young Adult Novel: £12.50
Writing Without Restrictions: ÂŁ6

Novel: 1st ÂŁ1250; 2nd ÂŁ500; 3rd ÂŁ125
Short Story: 1st ÂŁ600; 2nd ÂŁ250; 3rd ÂŁ125
Poetry: 1st ÂŁ600; 2nd ÂŁ250; 3rd ÂŁ125
Children’s/Young Adult Novel: 1st £600; 2nd £250; 3rd £125
Writing Without Restrictions: 1st ÂŁ250; 2nd ÂŁ125; 3rd ÂŁ75

Competition website
For further information visit the official competition website.