Kellogg College Creative Writing Competition 2023 launched
All students, Fellows, Common Room Members, and staff of Kellogg College are invited to submit an original piece of creative writing for the third annual Kellogg College Creative Writing Competition, in association with the Kellogg College Centre for Creative Writing.
The theme of the competition is ‘Homecomings’, which can be interpreted however you like.
The submissions can be in any form or genre, including poetry, fiction, flash fiction, drama and non-fiction, but they must be written in response to the set topic and must be entire pieces in themselves (and not a section of a longer piece). Poems must be 40 lines or fewer, prose must be 500 words or fewer, and dramatic pieces should last for no more than 2 minutes. Entries must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 pm, on Sunday 16 April 2023.
Judges from within the Kellogg community will read each entry (they will receive the entries without authors’ names), and will draw up a shortlist.
The authors of shortlisted entries will be invited to read out their entries during the competition event, 18 May, 5.30pm. During this event, the winner and runner-up will also be announced. There will be prizes for the winners, which will be redeemable wherever you are in the world. Those short-listed will be invited to attend the guest night dinner on the 18th with a guest, as College guests.
First prize is a £50 book voucher donated by College; second place receives a Blackwell’s six month paperback fiction subscription; third place receives one title from either the Oxford World’s Classics or Oxford World’s Classics Hardbacks collection up to the value of £25.00
Dr Clare Morgan – Director, MSt in Creative Writing, Oxford University, and Fellow of Kellogg College.
Clare is a novelist and short story writer, whose most recent collection of stories Scar Tissue (Seren, 2022) was published alongside a reprint of her earlier collection An Affair of the Heart.
Dr Sandie Byrne – Associate Professor in English, University of Oxford, and Fellow of Kellogg College, Oxford. She is the author of a number of books and chapters on nineteenth-century fiction and twentieth-century poetry.
Frank Egerton – Novelist, Core Course Tutor, MSt in Creative Writing, Oxford University, and Kellogg Common Room Member.
- Your submission can be in any form or genre, including poetry, fiction, flash fiction, drama and non-fiction,
- Submissions must be written in response to the set topic and must be entire pieces in themselves and not a section of a longer piece,
- Poems must be 40 lines or fewer, prose must be 500 words or fewer, and dramatic pieces should last for no more than 2 minutes,
- Entries will be received by the judges anonymously,
- Judges from within the Kellogg community will read each entry, and will draw up a short-list. The prize winners will be announced at the event on Thursday 18 May.
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com
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