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Friday, 17 March 2017

Legendary Lit Comp

Announcing the IAWN Inaugural Writing Competition

Call for Entries

Authors are invited to submit a short work of fiction (between 1,000 and 2,500 words) responding to the word and concept, ‘Chwedl’ / ‘Legend’.

There will be at least a dozen winners!

The intended outcome? A slim volume of 12 works inspired and united by the theme ‘A Year of Legends’ – one story for each month of the year! One story will appear on the IAWN weblog (that is what you are reading here and now) for each corresponding month throughout 2018. The book will be launched as a kindle e-book and (funds permitting) a limited-edition tree-book (paperback) during 2018. If there are enough stories of sufficient merit, then two volumes, one in English and one yn Cymraeg may be published!


Entrants must be based mainly in Wales or have strong cultural connections with Wales.

All stories must have a date as the title because one story will be selected to represent each month of the year. The date in your title must mention an appropriate month of your choice, but may be any day and date in the past, present or future. So, have a think about that – there will be more competition for inclusion in the anthology for whichever the most popular months are…

Entries may be submitted in the language of your choice (Welsh or English) and the competition is open only to IAWN Members, Associate Members and Friends via the IAWN Kickstarter campaign.

The post-mark deadline is 31 October 2017.
Winners will be announced during December 2017.

Entries must be presented in typescript, double-line spaced on numbered A4 pages. The name and contact details, including address and e-mail, of entrant should only appear on a separate cover page along with word-count. All pages should be stapled top left. At present, we are only able to invite entries on paper via post to: Legendary Lit Comp, IAWN, P O Box 1, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, LL41 3ZB.

Thinking caps on, pen caps off!

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