The Batty Cup Any poem in STANDARD ENGLISH not exceeding 100 lines
The Mercer Cup A short story in STANDARD ENGLISH not exceeding 1500 words NEW COMPETITIONS The William Baron Cup Flash Fiction. Short Story in Standard English not exceeding 500 words The Douglas Townsend Cup Short Story in Standard English not exceeding 1500 words beginning with this
“There was no possibility of taking a walk that day”.
NOTE: The adjudicator has the right to withhold the cup in any class where the required standard has not been attained.
AWARDS: In each competition the first-placed entry will receive an Award from the Association. A certificate will be awarded to the first three placed and any commended entries. THE LAA ‘WRITER OF THE YEAR’ ROSE BOWL AND THE LADY HULTON AWARD
is awarded for the most outstanding entry chosen from the cup winners.
The recipient will also receive an Award from the Association.
must not have the entrant’s name anywhere on the manuscript
must not have been previously published or be published prior to the announcement of the winners the following year (Published means any recital, broadcast or reproduction by any means whether for payment or otherwise.)
must be accompanied by the LAA entry form (or photocopy of same) and £2 entry fee foreach entry. Multiple entries three for £5. Remittances, payable to Lancashire Authors Association, must be received by the Competition Secretary (name and address on the entry form ) by the closing date 31 January. (Receipt of entries will be acknowledged if an S.A.E. is enclosed or e-mail address supplied.)