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May 12 2022

The H&F Short Story & Poetry Competition 2022 is now open for entries inspired by the theme: ‘I Can and I Will’.

H&F Writers’ Festival will only consider submissions from the Poetry and short stories genres

All you need to do is send across the full manuscript of your poem or short story clearly marked with your name, age and the title of submission at the top of each page.

  • Submissions must be written in English and be no more than 3000 words.
  • Submissions must be typed, double-spaced, on single-sided sheets and in a readable, 12 point font and each page numbered.
  • Three poems and one story per person
  • The Competition is open to different age ranges and will be clearly presented on competition materials and competition web pages.
  • Categories for entry are listed:

      Children’s Category: 5-7 years old, 8-11 years old and 12-15 years old

      Young Adults Category: 16-18 years old

      Adult Category: 18+ years old

      Please always try to submit a digital copy of your work, preferably as one single document in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

      Send us an email submission.  H&F2022WF Submission Pack

      Please include your name and book title in the subject of the email. If you have any questions regarding submitting your work contact

      • Prizes: First, Runner-Up and Second Prize
      • Results will be announced at the Awards Presentation Evening on 21st August 2022.
      • H&F Writers’ Festival main competitions may be subject to change
      • H&F Writers’ Festival reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition the rules and the terms and conditions of entry at any time and without prior notice.

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