Competitions & Events

We occasionally run competitions for our members to enter, sometimes they even come with a cash prize!

Open Competitions

COP26 Competition – Details Rules Enter
1st Prize – £100 x 3, 2nd Prize £50 x 3 (Poetry, Fiction, Non Fiction)
Closes 31st December 2021

Open Submissions (members only)

Flash submission – December– “Coorie and Hygge”Enter
Closes 31st December 2021

Upcoming Events

4th December 2021 at The Bakehouse, Gatehouse of Fleet – More details

  • Fickle Tupperware Bowl of Fate – from 7pm with Chrys Salt – £5 on the door

4th December 2021 at The Mill on the Fleet – Rescheduled. Exact date TBA.

  • ‘Start Writing Poetry’ workshop from 10.30am to 12pm with John Burns
  • ‘How To Get Published’ workshop from 1.30pm to 3pm with Sheila Wakefield

Closed Competitions

Poetry Competition October 2021 – Winners announcement – 4th December
Spring Short Story Competition 2021Winners
Poetry Competition 2020Winners

Closed Submissions

Flash memoir – November – “War & Remembrance” – Judging
Draw Orlando – OctoberWinner
Flash fiction – Pets, animals and the natural worldWinner
CLANGERS Project – January – “How you Connect on a daily basis” – Read entries
CLANGERS Project – February – “How you Learn on a daily basis” – Read entries
CLANGERS Project – March – “How you be Active on a daily basis” – Read entries
CLANGERS Project – April – “How you Notice on a daily basis” – Read entries
CLANGERS Project – May – “How you Give back on a daily basis” – Read entries
CLANGERS Project – June – “How you Eat Well on a daily basis” – Read entries
CLANGERS Project – July – “How you Relax on a daily basis” – Read entries
CLANGERS Project – August – “How you Sleep on a daily basis” – Read entries

Past Events

18th September 2021 at Eskdalemuir Community Hub

  • ‘Writing Poetry’ workshop from 10.30am to 12pm with Liz Niven
  • ‘How To Get Published’ workshop from 1.30pm to 3pm with Sheila Wakefield