Friday, February 08, 2013


Closing Date: 20th March 2013
Entries are now being accepted for the maiden African Prisons Project Poetry and Short Story Competitions. These are Excel for Charity competitions administered by Eastern Light EPM International in support of African Prisons Project, a national charity working to bring justice, dignity and hope to men, women and children in prisons across Africa. For original, previously unpublished poems up to 50 lines long and short stories up to 1500 words long, on any subject and in any style. Poets and writers of all nationalities living anywhere in the world are eligible to enter. Judges: Bob Beagrie (Poems), Alison Lock (Short Stories).

PRIZES IN EACH CATEGORY: £100 (first), £50 (second), £30 (third) and 2 x £10 (high commendation) plus first publication in the Excel for Charity News Blog.
ENTRY FEES (POEMS): £3 per poem, £12 for 5, £16 for 7 or £22 for 10.
ENTRY FEES (STORIES): £5 for 1 story, £8 for 2, £10 for 3 or £12 for 4. (A third of net entry fees will be donated to African Prisons Project).
HOW TO ENTER: You may enter online and pay securely by paypal and submit your poems or stories by e-mail, or download and Entry Form for postal entries at
Send cheques or postal orders payable to EASTERN LIGHT EPM INTERNATIONAL together with your poems or stories, and Entry Forms/Cover Notes to: Excel for Charity, Eastern Light EPM International, Unit 136, 113-115 George Lane, South Woodford, London E18 1AB, United Kingdom

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