The Yeovil Literary Prize

2017 Literary Prize

The 14th Yeovil International Literary Prize now open for entries until 31st May 2017

Our Anthology - Available!

The Yeovil Literary Prize Anthology 2012 and 2013 is still 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!)

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Recent Successes

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2016 Results

Novel Category :
FIRST PRIZE - Christopher Holt
SECOND PRIZE - Sara Green
THIRD PRIZE - Sylvia Petter

Short Story Category :
FIRST PRIZE - Kate Kelly
SECOND PRIZE - Deborah Riccio
THIRD PRIZE - Beryl P. Brown

Poetry Category :
FIRST PRIZE - Sheila Aldous
SECOND PRIZE - Christopher North
THIRD PRIZE - Frances Corkey Thompson

Writing Without Restrictions :
FIRST PRIZE - Bronwen Rees
SECOND PRIZE - Mike Silvester
THIRD PRIZE - Morag Lewis
VERY HIGHLY COMMENDED - Nicholas Morrish

welcome to the

Yeovil Literary Prize

2017 Competition Now Open - Entries 1 Jan 2017 to 31 May 2017

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 :Brianna Beehler, teaches writing and is a literary critic in USA and England
Prizes :1st £1000   2nd £250   3rd £100
Entry Fee :£12

Category 2Short Story
Requirement :Maximum 2,000 words
Judge :Anna Wilson, author of both children’s and adult novels
Prizes :1st £500   2nd £200   3rd £100
Entry Fee :£7

Category 3Poetry
Requirement :Maximum of 40 Lines
Judge :David Wheatley, renowned Irish poet
Prizes :1st £500   2nd £200   3rd £100
Entry Fee :£7 one poem; £10 for two; £12 for three

Category 4Writing Without Restrictions
Requirement :You write it – we’ll read it. Details are at end of General Rules
Judge :Kiran Millwood Hargrave, prize-winning poet and author
Prizes :1st £200   2nd £100   3rd £50
Entry Fee :£5

Local PrizeWestern Gazette Best Local Writer Award
Requirement :for a short-listed entry by author living 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.