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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Competition time again

The team members at CreativeWritingMatters - Cathie Hartigan, Sophie Duffy and I, pictured below with our Exeter Novel Prize competition judge Broo Doherty - have been busy over the summer setting up new competitions for writers in all kinds of fiction genres.

The Exeter Story Prize, Exeter Flash and Trisha Ashley Award are open for entry now, but are closing shortly, on 31 August. So, if you would like to enter any of these awards, please get writing and submitting soon! http://www.creativewritingmatters.co.uk/2019-exeter-story-prize-and-trisha-ashley-award.html

The Exeter Novel Prize is also open for entries, but you have until 1 January 2020 to submit. There is more information about it on the CreativeWritingMatters website, which is here: http://www.creativewritingmatters.co.uk

The most recent Exeter Novel Prize awards ceremony was attended by the authors in the shortlist, our judge Broo Doherty of http://www.dhhliteraryagency.com/, and also some of the writers who have won or been shortlisted for previous competitions. There's more information here: http://www.creativewritingmatters.co.uk/2018-exeter-novel-prize.html

Finally - yes, we've noticed what you've noticed. There are no men in the line-up. This isn't because we don't want men to enter our competitions, and in fact several men have won the Exeter Story Prize and Trisha Ashley Award, including Simon Kettlewell, Daniel Murphy and Richard Buxton. Please check out our winners pages to see that we're not gender-biased, honestly! http://www.creativewritingmatters.co.uk/our-winners.html

So, any gentlemen reading this, do have a look at our website, especially our winners pages, and believe we want to hear from you too.

Good luck, everyone!

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