Event Notices This page will show notices of literary competitions and events run by TVWC and other local organisations such as the Berkshire Music and Arts Festival. The results, will be shown on the News page and on the relevant Library page. The entries to TVWC competitions are added to the Library (if we have them in digital form). Information regarding external competitions, brought to our notice by members, will be circulated by email.
In Memoriam Two of our events are in recognition of the contributions to the TVWC made by late members. Click on their photos to read about them on our In Memoriam page.
Arthur Redway
Chris Mundy
Feb 2019: Chris Mundy Memorial Poetry Competition Entries should be no more than 50 lines. The theme is The Kite. Email your entry to Stuart by midnight of Sunday 10th March. Stuart will anonymise them before forwarding to Walter who will upload them to the website. Judging will be by members. When you have read the entries, email your results (top 3 places) to Stuart by midnight 31st March. Readings of all the entries will be on 2nd April, followed by the announcement of the winners and presentation of the shield.
Barbara with the trophy
7 May 2019: Iain Pattison Judged Short Story Competition Requirements for this year’s event Length: Maximum of 1500 words. Theme: A modern take on a nursery rhyme. Closing date: Hard copy to Sally no later than the meeting on 4 June 2019. Entry: On A4 paper, double spaced, 12pt font. Do not include your name on the story sheet(s). Instead, include a cover sheet with your identifying details (mouse-over/tap here to see a sample). Results: The results will be announced on 9 July, followed by readings of the entries and (optionally) the critiques. The readings may overflow to the following week’s meeting.
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About Iain Iain’s Tips
Stories for this year’s competition can be themed on Halloween or Bonfire Night - or both if you can find a plausible way of doing it. Entries should be no more than 1200 words long. Entries will be read, and judged by those at the meeting, on 29 Oct and (if necessary) 5 Nov. There will be prizes for the stories placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
1 Oct 2019: Halloween/Bonfire Night Short Story Competition
5 Dec 2019: Arthur Redway Memorial Competition Announced The theme of the competition this year is ‘spring’. You can interpret this any way that you choose. Entries should be a short story of not more than 1500 words Send entries via the link at the bottom right-hand side of every page on our web site “website material/comments”. If this gives you problems, send your entry to Walter at webmaster@thamesvalleywriterscircle.org. All entries to arrive no later than midnight 13 Jan 2020. Note: If you can submit your entry before 13 Jan it will give everyone more time to read all the stories. The entries will be uploaded to the 2020 page in the Library, without the author’s name, so that they can be judged anonymously. Please put your name on a separate page of your entry, not on the story pages.
You will have until 19 January 2020 to read and judge the entries. Email your results (first 3 places) to Stuart (stuartpooley2@gmail.com) by 19 Jan and he will count up your votes and calculate the winners. The results and reading of the top three stories will be at the meeting on 21 Jan 2020.

The Results

Event Notices This page will show notices of literary competitions and events run by TVWC and other local organisations such as the Berkshire Music and Arts Festival. The results, will be shown on the News page and on the relevant Library page. The entries to TVWC competitions are added to the Library (if we have them in digital form). Information regarding external competitions, brought to our notice by members, will be circulated by email.
In Memoriam Two of our events are in recognition of the contributions to the TVWC made by late members. Click on their photos to read about them on our In Memoriam page.
Arthur Redway
Chris Mundy
Feb 2019: Chris Mundy Memorial Poetry Competition Entries should be no more than 50 lines. The theme is The Kite. Email your entry to Stuart by midnight of Sunday 10th March. Stuart will anonymise them before forwarding to Walter who will upload them to the website. Judging will be by members. When you have read the entries, email your results (top 3 places) to Stuart by midnight 31st March. Readings of all the entries will be on 2nd April, followed by the announcement of the winners and presentation of the shield.
Barbara with the trophy
7 May 2019: Iain Pattison Judged Short Story Competition Requirements for this year’s event Length: Maximum of 1500 words. Theme: A modern take on a nursery rhyme. Closing date: Hard copy to Sally no later than the meeting on 4 June 2019. Entry: On A4 paper, double spaced, 12pt font. Do not include your name on the story sheet(s). Instead, include a cover sheet with your identifying details (mouse-over/tap here to see a sample). Results: The results will be announced on 9 July, followed by readings of the entries and (optionally) the critiques. The readings may overflow to the following week’s meeting.
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© Thames Valley Writers’ Circle
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About Iain Iain’s Tips
Stories for this year’s competition can be themed on Halloween or Bonfire Night - or both if you can find a plausible way of doing it. Entries should be no more than 1200 words long. Entries will be read, and judged by those at the meeting, on 29 Oct and (if necessary) 5 Nov. There will be prizes for the stories placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
1 Oct 2019: Halloween/Bonfire Night Short Story Competition
5 Dec 2019: Arthur Redway Memorial Competition Announced The theme of the competition this year is ‘spring’. You can interpret this any way that you choose. Entries should be a short story of not more than 1500 words Send entries via the link at the bottom right-hand side of every page on our web site “website material/comments”. If this gives you problems, send your entry to Walter at webmaster@thamesvalleywriterscircle.org. All entries to arrive no later than midnight 13 Jan 2020. Note: If you can submit your entry before 13 Jan it will give everyone more time to read all the stories. The entries will be uploaded to the 2020 page in the Library, without the author’s name, so that they can be judged anonymously. Please put your name on a separate page of your entry, not on the story pages.
You will have until 19 January 2020 to read and judge the entries. Email your results (first 3 places) to Stuart (stuartpooley2@gmail.com) by 19 Jan and he will count up your votes and calculate the winners. The results and reading of the top three stories will be at the meeting on 21 Jan 2020.

The Results

for writers of fiction, non-fiction and poetry
Thames Valley Writers’ Circle
Competitions
for writers of fiction, non-fiction and poetry
Thames Valley Writers’ Circle
Competitions