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Creative Writing Competition 2017

Our creative writing competition is now closed.

Come back here after 10th November to find out who won!

Meet the judges

Children - James Goldsworthy

James Goldsworthy  is a writer of short stories and poetry. His releases to date are a book of poetry titled The Edge of Darkness and the first book in his series for children called The Adventures of Larry the Stick Insect. You can find out more at

Short Story - Matt Holland

Matt Holland, erstwhile book reviewer, gaucho, and literature tutor, believes that writing a few words that work well is harder than writing many that may not. Matt is founder and Director of the annual Swindon Festival of Literature, whose founding spirit is rooted in love of the word, good reading and writing, exploratory talk, making connections, and the notion that life is for learning, and, where possible, pleasure too. Find out more at

Poetry - Stephen Kirk Daniels

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Stephen Daniels is the editor of Amaryllis Poetry and Strange Poetry. His poetry has been widely published in numerous magazines and websites, including The Interpreter’s House, Ink Sweat & Tears, Three Drops from a Cauldron, Algebra of Owls, The Open Mouse, The Poetry Shed and many more

His debut pamphlet ‘Tell Mistakes I Love Them’ was published in 2017 by V. Press.

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