The Hay Writers’ Circle 2019 Fiction Competition – Judge Announced

The Hay Writers’ Circle 2019 Fiction Competition

We are delighted to confirm that the author Jan Newton will be our judge for the 2019 Fiction Competition.

dsc_0044.jpgJan Newton grew up in Manchester and Derbyshire and spent twenty years in the Chilterns before moving to mid Wales in 2005. She has worked as a bilingual secretary, an accountant, and in the Welsh stream of Builth Wells Primary School. She plays the euphonium in Llandrindod and Knighton brass bands.

Jan graduated from Swansea University in 2015 with a Masters in Creative Writing and has won the Allen Raine Short Story Competition, the WI’s Lady Denman Cup, the Lancashire and North West Magazine’s prize for humorous short stories and the Oriel Davies Gallery’s prize for nature writing. She is a member of the Crime Writers’ Association.

Her recent DS Kite crime mysteries, Remember No More and Rather To Be Pitied  published by Honno Press are available at all good bookshops.

The Fiction competition is sponsored by The Hay Writers’ Circle with prizes for first, second and third places. The closing date for entries is Tuesday 19th November. Results will be announced in late December.  Word count for this competition is 600 words minimum and 1500 words maximum. The theme is entirely open.

For Rules and Entry Forms see link below.

Hay Writers Circle Application 2019 Fiction Competition

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The Hay Writers : a highly active & forward thinking writing group based in Hay-on-Wye, the world famous 'Town of Books'. ✍️ In 2019 we celebrated our 40th anniversary.
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