Please not entries for the 2014 competition are now closed – the results will be announced at the Festival in October.




Poetry                    £200    Judge:  Moniza Alvi

Short Story            £200    Judge:  Dreda Say Mitchell


In brief:

  • Entries can be on any subject
  • Poems should be not more than 30 lines
  • Short stories should be up to 3,000 words
  • Closing date for receipt of entries: Friday 1 August 2014
  • Prize winners will be notified by Thursday 2 October 2014


To apply, please download the following information pack and entry form.


ILF14 Adult Competition Rules and Entry Form (.doc)


The results from the the 2013 Adult Short Story and Poetry Competitions can be found on the pages below.