The literary life of EDWARD JAMES, author,reviewer, occasional poet and former pension adviser to the government of Kyrgyzstan


From: Phil Jones

To: Phil Jones

Sent: Monday, February 05, 2018 1:36 PM

Subject: CWC Annual Writing Prize


Hi Writers,

It’s that time of the year again, time for our annual competition.

The rules are as follows:

CWC Writing Prize 2017

Entries for the 2017 CWC Writing Prize need to be completed and in Phil Jones’s hand by 5th March 2018.

Only paid up annual subscription members and any ‘pay-on-the-evening’ members who have attended at least once in the past year may apply, either by e-mail attachment or as hard copies. In either case the writer’s name must not be on the piece. If the entry is given as a hard copy to Phil, a slip of paper with the writer’s name attached to the copy will be necessary.

The pieces can be on any subject and can be fact or fiction, prose, poetry, or play.

Writers are allowed to enter one piece of prose or up to two poems.

Prose pieces should be no more than 2,000 words and poems no more than 40 lines long.

Entries must be the entrant’s original, unpublished work. They can be from any year but must not be re-worked pieces that were entered in previous years.

The judge for the competition will be Mike Johnstone, Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Gloucestershire.

Hopefully judging can be completed by 4th April in order to give time for the salver to be engraved with the winner’s name. The winner will retain the salver for one year. The two runners up will receive book tokens as prizes.

The winners will be announced after the CWC AGM on April 24th.


I’m always asked why it’s the 2017 prize rather than the 2018 prize. This is because the competition was originally conceived as being for people’s best piece of work from the previous year. Since then we’ve relaxed the constraints somewhat but kept year order as originally planned.

Hope to see you all this evening at Parmoor House.

CWC plateCheers,





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