Following the success of last year's short story competition, Chorley & District Writers' Circle has launched its first ever poetry competition with cash prizes.
The competition, which is open to anyone living or working in Lancashire, is for an original poem of 16 lines or less on the theme of 'heat'. Closing date Friday 23 October.
Entry to the competition costs just £3 per poem, maximum three poems per entrant. Poems, which must be typed, must not carry the author's name. A separate paper with your name, address, email, telephone and - crucially - the title and first line of your poem(s) should be sent to Aware Competition, 27 Thirlmere Road, Blackrod, Bolton BL6 5EB together with a cheque made out to Chorley & District Writers' Circle.
Alternatively, we would be glad to receive the poem and entry form by email. Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org, with Aware comp entry as the subject. The cheque must still be posted, together with a copy of the entry form.