theme chosen by our judge is Space
is a vignette? A jewel or an architectural flourish, a thumbnail
sketch. In writing terms a stylish, memorable piece of prose which
appeals to poets and story-writers equally as it calls for vivid,
possibly surreal writing. Ben Lawrence adds:
a vignette can
also be striking in
terms of rhythm and voice. You
may interpret the theme in any mood: that is to say that your
writing may inspire, amuse, sadden, frighten or intrigue the reader.
The challenge is to achieve this in a maximum of 300 words.
must be the original work of the author.
should not have been published, self-published, broadcast or posted
on the internet.
should be typed in your preferred font, double spaced in 12
How to send:
identification should appear on the submissions, therefore please
include a separate cover sheet with your contact details: name,
address, Tel & email and a list of your titles and word count. Send
By email as a
Word document or PDF file in an attachment to
to J.A.Simms, 1, rue de la Sèvre, 79380 St. André-sur-Sèvre, France.
will be acknowledged. No discussion of results will ensue. Please
note that we do not offer critiques on competition entries.
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