I'm posting the following from Leaf's Facebook page, hoping that Siobhán, Mom of the super-talented Grundy brothers, Hugo and Dualtagh, (who won the Ted Hughes Award) will see it. This is for you guys - another poetry competition, especially for little people:
Leaf Books Young Writers’ Competition
Even if you're over 18, I'm sure you know a young person-sibling, offspring, neighbour, student- who loves to express themselves and scribble their thoughts on a page. Someone who'd want to know about this competition and get involved.
Pass on these details to them....
We love Young Writers at Leaf Books. They impress us with their whole sitting down and writing clever words thing at an age when we were mostly falling out of trees. So we’ve decided to open our first ever Young Writers’ Competition for people under the age of eighteen.
We’d like you to send us POEMS (up to 25 lines long) and MICRO-FICTION (short stories under 300 words) on any theme imaginable.
We’ll then pick our favourites and publish them in an anthology.
18 and under
and Under 11.
One winning entry in each category will receive £50 and a free copy of the anthology. One runner-up in each category will receive a free copy of the anthology. All other selected entries will be included in the anthology and authors will be able to purchase copies at half the usual retail price.
HOW TO ENTER:
Enter online or by post: please see website for further details:
£3 per single submission;
£10 for four submissions.
CLOSING DATE: 31st MARCH 2009
Leaf Books Ltd,
Valleys Innovation Centre,