WEM ProsePoetry competitionYou already know how brilliant I think Writing East Midlands are, what with my having been a recipient of their amazing Mentoring Programme. Well , they’ve just launched a new writing competition for short fiction and poetry. Here are the details from the WEM website:

1st Prize is £500, 2nd £100 and 3rd £50 and there is an Regional Prize sponsored by Northants publisher Stonewood Press of £70 plus a Writing School East Midlands Course. There will be a reading and prize-giving in Nottingham at the end of April 2016. The judges are renowned poet Pascale Petit and acclaimed short fiction writer and novelist Paul McVeigh. 

The competition is un-themed and open to everyone over the age of 18, not just writers in the region. Entry fees £7 for first poem or story and £5.50 for subsequent entries. You can enter as many poems/stories as you want. Poems up to 40 lines (excluding title). Stories up to 2000 words (excluding title).

Closing date is 1st February 2016.
Full details can be found on the WEM website. Get writing already.