This is an annual non-fiction competition, open to members and non-members of Hay
Writers’ Circle. Pieces of 600-1500 words on any non-fiction theme are accepted. Prizes are awarded for first, second and third place.

We are absolutely delighted that Rib Davis will be judging the competition this year.

rib davis


Rib is a playwright, oral historian, author, director and community arts worker. He has published two books on writing: Writing Dialogue for Scripts and Creating Compelling Characters for Film, TV and Radio. He has edited books on oral history and fiction. He has written scripts for Radio 3 and 4, and scripts for the TV programme The Bill. He has a particular interest in oral history and was the National Life Stories Goodison Fellow 2018-2019. Much of his theatre work is oral history based and he has directed several large community plays.

This is a great opportunity to get feedback from an experienced writer.

His website is

If you wish to submit a piece, the fee is £5, payable by cheque or BACS. All details are on the entry form which you can download from this site. Click Here —> non-fiction form

Word count for this competition is 600 words minimum and 1500 words maximum and the theme is entirely open, so why not put pen to paper and have a go.

The closing date for entries is 30.06.2020.
Good Luck!

lots of pens

About thehaywriters

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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