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
26 Sep 2018: One Act Play Competition Arthur Burke of Progress Theatre has changed the closing date for submissions to Nov 5th. He will attend our meeting on 13 November with critiques of the entries and will announce the first three places. Entries to be emailed to Arthur: arthurburke1@googlemail.com Rules remain as per the original email (TEN MINUTES MAXIMUM LENGTH etc).
5 Dec 2018: Arthur Redway Memorial Competition

Result:

1. Silent Night? A Different View David Baldock =2. Holes Nick Telepneff =2. Silent Night - or is it Sarah Cox The theme/title of the competition is ‘Silent Night’. Entries can be a short story or poem, any genre, maximum word count 1200. Send entries to Walter at webmaster@thamesvalleywriterscircle.org to arrive no later than 3 Jan 2019. You can also find this address on our website home page, near the top of the page. Please do not write your name on the actual entry.
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 Announced 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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Everybody will have until our first meeting back on 8th January 2019 to read through the entries - which will be uploaded on to our website Library page 2018 - and choose your favourites. Then email your votes for the top three in order of preference to Stuart on stuart@tilehurst.plus.com or intcoms@thamesvalleywriterscircle.org, and he will count up your votes. The top three stories will be read at the meeting on 8 Jan.
About Iain Iain’s Tips
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
26 Sep 2018: One Act Play Competition Arthur Burke of Progress Theatre has changed the closing date for submissions to Nov 5th. He will attend our meeting on 13 November with critiques of the entries and will announce the first three places. Entries to be emailed to Arthur: arthurburke1@googlemail.com Rules remain as per the original email (TEN MINUTES MAXIMUM LENGTH etc).
5 Dec 2018: Arthur Redway Memorial Competition

Result:

1. Silent Night? A Different View David Baldock =2. Holes Nick Telepneff =2. Silent Night - or is it Sarah Cox The theme/title of the competition is ‘Silent Night’. Entries can be a short story or poem, any genre, maximum word count 1200. Send entries to Walter at webmaster@thamesvalleywriterscircle.org to arrive no later than 3 Jan 2019. You can also find this address on our website home page, near the top of the page. Please do not write your name on the actual entry.
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 Announced 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.
Top
© Thames Valley Writers’ Circle
Created with Xara Designer Pro X
Everybody will have until our first meeting back on 8th January 2019 to read through the entries - which will be uploaded on to our website Library page 2018 - and choose your favourites. Then email your votes for the top three in order of preference to Stuart on stuart@tilehurst.plus.com or intcoms@thamesvalleywriterscircle.org, and he will count up your votes. The top three stories will be read at the meeting on 8 Jan.
About Iain Iain’s Tips
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for writers of fiction, non-fiction and poetry
Thames Valley Writers’ Circle
Competitions