This year’s SaveAs Writers International prose and poetry competitions took on a post-apocalyptic theme in honour of our Riddley Walker celebrations. Entries were received from around the globe, with longlisted writers from the UK, Ireland, Australia, France and the USA.
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!
£3 per poem £8 for three
£4 per short story £10 for three
Deadline: 31st August 2020
Entries may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Judged by Dorothy Lehane
Rules: 60 lines max.
The SaveAs Writers’ International Prose Prize sponsored by
Professor Geralyn Pinto of £200
Judged by Sonia Overall
Rules: 3500 words max