SaveAs Writers’ International Writing Competition 2020.


SaveAs Writers’ International Writing Competition 2020.

POST Apocalypse

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the publication of Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban, SaveAs Writers are looking for poems and short stories which respond to the themes of this novel. Write about an area, a society, a world before, during or after a nuclear disaster, a pandemic, a deluge or any other disaster.

You might narrow the scope to write about an individual’s personal disaster. The mood can be negative or positive. Your work might even reflect Hoban’s interest in the distortion of historical memory and of language. It’s not necessary to read the novel but we hope you do!

Entry fees

£3 per poem £8 for three

£4 per short story £10 for three

Deadline: 31st August 2020

Entries may be emailed to or posted to: Luigi Marchini, c/o Save As Writers, 35 Spillett Close, Faversham, Kent, ME 13 8QP.



The Canterbury Christ Church University Poetry Prize of £200

Second: £100

Third: £50

Judged by Dorothy Lehane

Rules: 60 lines max.


The SaveAs Writers’ International Prose Prize sponsored by
Professor Geralyn Pinto of £200

Second: £100

Third: £50

Judged by Sonia Overall

Rules: 3500 words max

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