Feel heard: feel read: feel free: feel you matter.
Competition now closed
Poetry:- under 50 lines First prize £150
Essay: A matter of concern - 1500-2500 words First prize £150
Amuse bouche: A short piece, possibly illustrated First prize £50
Also a selection of prizes including
2 nights gîte accommodation for two (As seen on TV) for the price of one night's stay,
Signed original paintings, books and cards plus further cash prizes if numbers warrant.
Results will be announced early February 2022. Winning entries will be published on this site.
(Copyright remains with the authors.)
Sponsors and Friends Meet the Judges The Team
Thank you for your patience. I am now out of hospital after six weeks flat on my back and the ensuing consequences. After nearly three months' hospitalisation I am now picking up the pieces as I learn to recreate a life. I know that many of you have had shattering experiences too. You have not been forgotten. Everything just takes twice as long as it used to do.
Brenda (Présidente) May 2022
Katherine Gallagher is a widely-acclaimed poet with eight books published as well as four chapbooks. Born in Australia, Gallagher has lived and worked in London since 1979. She has been an active force in the community, giving poetry readings, running workshops (for adults and children), judging poetry competitions, and participating in poetry festivals.
Her work has been widely reviewed. In addition, Gallagher has undertaken translations (from French) and her reviews of the work of other poets have been extensively published. Gallagher’s own poetry has been translated into French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Romanian, and Serbo-Croat.
Liv has been working in journalism for over 20 years, previously on newspapers in the UK then for 14 years with The Connexion, the national newspaper and website for English-speakers in France.
At The Connexion she works as sub-editor and chief reporter on areas including practical information and French current affairs. She has enjoyed doing many interviews, from ambassadors and MPs to charity presidents, Académie française members and TV presenters or chefs.
In the last five years she has written over a thousand articles on Brexit alone – the biggest single issue to have affected the paper’s readership.
Liv originally studied French language and literature at university and enjoys using both French and English in her work and helping the English-speaking community in France.
Brenda Henderson - Présidente
Author, poet and screenwriter
Howard McCann Trésorier
Owner of one of the favourite watering holes for local writers and creatives, hence our Association title Assocn. Les Projets Bookstop/ The Bookstop Projects. email@example.com
Writer - Greece
Prize-winning poet, tutor and judge
Prize-winning playwright, judge and tutor
Retired Hollywood cartoonist and director. Tutor and author