The literary life of EDWARD JAMES, author,reviewer, occasional poet and former pension adviser to the government of Kyrgyzstan
As followers of this blog will know Cheltenham Writers’ Circle received a grant last year from Cheltenham Arts Council to run an open short story competition. At the time we were thinking of commemorating one of the events of the First World War and the Battle of Jutland seemed appropriate for 2016 (neither the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme or the Easter Rising seemed quite right). On reflection however we decided on something more literary, the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, and to have as our theme ‘What You Will’, in other words an open theme.
You will find the details of our competition at http://cheltprize.wordpress.com, including all the rules and how to apply. Besides the main prize ‘Cheltenahm Prize’ there is a subsiduary prize for entrants from our corner of England (i.e. all those with a GL postcode).
So good luck everybody!