The Yeovil Literary Prize

Our Anthology - Available!

The Yeovil Literary Prize Anthology 2012 and 2013 is now available to order from Amazon - Click on this link to buy.

200 pages of the very best winners, highly commended and commended short stories and poems from two years combined in one volume for only £7.99, $11.99 or €9.99 (depending on where you are!)

YCAA Book Group

The YCAA would like to invite you to our Lunchtime Book Group.

Next meeting is Tuesday 25th August 2015 In the Café of The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil. Drop in with your lunch and books anytime between 12 noon and 2pm. This is a free event. Coffee, tea and soft drinks are available to buy from the Octagon Café.

2014 Literary Prize Results

Congratulations to the winners in the three categories! Full details and report here: Yeovil Literary Prize 2014 Results.

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Recent Successes

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Yeovil Literary Prize

Our Anthology 2012 and 2013 Is Available To Buy

The Yeovil Literary Prize Anthology 2012 and 2013 is now available.

Order your copy from Amazon – Click on this link

200 pages of the very best winners, highly commended and commended short stories and poems from two years combined in one volume for only £7.99, $11.99 or €9.99 (depending on where you are).

The Contest

Organised by the Yeovil Community Arts Association, here is an opportunity to enter four very different categories of writing. Aspiring writers throughout the world are invited to enter this prestigious writing competition.


Category 1Novel
Requirement :Synopsis and Opening Chapters (combined maximum 15,000 words)
Judge :Victoria Hobbs – literary agent with A M Heath
Prizes :1st £1000   2nd £250   3rd £100
Entry Fee :£11

Category 2Short Story
Requirement :Maximum 2,000 words
Judge :Santa Montefiore – renowned novelist
Prizes :1st £500   2nd £200   3rd £100
Entry Fee :£6

Category 3Poetry
Requirement :Maximum of 40 Lines
Judge :Esther Morgan – acclaimed poet
Prizes :1st £500   2nd £200   3rd £100
Entry Fee :£6 one poem; £9 for two; £11 for three

Category 4Writing Without Restrictions
Requirement :You write it – we’ll read it. Details are at end of General Rules
Judge :The Yeovil Community Arts Association committee
Prizes :1st £100   2nd £50   3rd £30
Entry Fee :£5

Local PrizeWestern Gazette Best Local Writer Award
Requirement :for a short-listed entry, and entrant lives in Western Gazette distribution area.
Judge :The Yeovil Community Arts Association committee
Prizes :£100

The writing competition runs from 1st January and closes on 31st May each year.