<p>Beautiful poems by guest poets on Rebecca Goss’s blog, all containing the word ‘heart’, to mark Children’s Heart Week. Look out for the poignant love poem by my friend, Peter Kennedy: http://rebeccagoss.wordpress.com/</p>
…for an anthology called ‘Scotland’s Stories of Home’, to be available as a free e-publication during Book Week Scotland 2014. Real-life stories and poems of no longer than 1,000 words, in any form, including story, poem, song lyric, a short play or sketch, a letter or diary entry. People of all ages are invited to contribute. http://scottishbooktrust.com/reading/stories-of-home. Submissions online; deadline 30 June 2014.
Led by Bipolar Scotland, this competition allows people to enter work into categories including:
• Short stories
• Newspaper articles
• Diary/Blog entries
The theme for all categories is “Power”, we are interested in your interpretation of the theme and encourage innovative and diverse perspectives – the limit is your imagination.
Winning and highly commended entries in each category will be honoured at an awards ceremony during the Festival in October. Full details of this event will be announced with the launch of the Festival programme in September.
More details can be found on our news page.
Entries must be received no later than 5pm, Friday 25th July 2014.
Developing Dylan International Creative Writing Competition for poetry, song lyrics, limericks and fiction – all must be inspired by Dylan Thomas and no longer than 30 lines or 500 words. Only one entry per person, in English or Welsh. Deadline 27th June 2014. http://www.developingdylan100.co.uk/international-competition/