Entries for the 2015 competition are now open.
We are delighted that announce that the 2015 Ilkley Literature Festival writing competitions are now open for entries.
Poet and author of And When Did You Last See Your Father? Blake Morrison will be judging the Adult Poetry Competition, while novelist and Professor of Contemporary Literature at Manchester University Patricia Duncker will pick the winner in the Adult Short Story Competition.
- Entries can be on any subject
- Poems should be not more than 30 lines
- Short stories should be up to 3,000 words
Winners will receive £200 and be invited, alongside runners up and commended writers, to read at the Festival in October 2015.
Closing Date for receipt of entries: Friday 31 July 2015
Prize winners will be notified by Thursday 1 October 2015
Sponsored by Leeds Trinity University.
The results of the 2014 Competitions were as follows…
|Short Story Competition Results
1st – Maisie by Sue Hoffmann
|Poetry Competition Results
1st – Host by Pamela Scobie
2nd – banked up by John Foggin
Read more about who won the Poetry Competition judged by Moniza Alvi and the Short Story Competition judged by Dreda Say Mitchell.