Writing Competition

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Segora Writing Competitions 2012



This year the presentations for all Segora writing competitions will take place during the first bilingual LitFest taking place in St Clémentin, 79150, Deux-Sèvres France 31st August – 2nd September. All competitions may be entered on online or by post. Details from Gordon & Jocelyn Simms, Le Moulin de L’Arche, 79150, St Clémentin, Deux-Sèvres, France. www.poetryproseandplays.co.uk email: gordon.simms@aliceadsl.fr or jocelynsmss@gmail.com




Vignette: deadline 31st May 300 words


Entry fee £3.50 First prize £30. Judge Bernard Lord


The Vignette is a word picture, capturing a turning point, significant moment, person, place or memory. It may be amusing, sinister, reflective even surreal. Great fun to write but also a severe challenge as you must create a memorable cameo using no more than 300 words.



Short story: deadline 31st May 1,500- 3,000


Entry fee £5.50 First prize £150. Our judge Graham Minett, won the inaugural Segora competition. Since then he was short-listed for Bridport, won Chapter One Novel writing competition and completed his book which now awaits publication. Graham says, ‘winning Segora was a huge boost. . .’



Poetry: deadline 7th July 40 lines


Entry fee £3.50 First prize £150. We are delighted to announce Katherine Gallagher as this year’s judge. Poems may be in any style and on any subject. Katherine will present the prizes in France where she is a guest author at the LitFest. She will be holding a unique bilingual poetry workshop featuring Jean Jacques Celly’s award winning The Sleepwalker with Eyes of Clay translated by Katherine Gallagher and available as a dual language text. (Forest Books.)



Glyn