The Yeovil Literary Prize

Yeovil Literary Festival 2014

The second Yeovil Literary Festival will open with the YCAA Literary Dinner on Thursday 6th November, at 7pm, tickets are £25, with guest speaker Elizabeth Buchan, and a Champagne Reception, followed by three days of literary events to suit all tastes and ages. See some brilliant speakers in three venues. The Programme is unfolding as we speak...

YCAA Book Group

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

Next meeting is Tuesday 22nd July 2014 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.

2013 Literary Prize Results

Congratulations to the winners in the three categories! Full details and report here: Yeovil Literary Prize 2013 Results.

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Recent Successes

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Yeovil Literary Prize

2014 Results will be on the website 14th September.

An opportunity to enter three different categories of writing in this exciting contest for writers everywhere. Organised by the Yeovil Community Arts Association.


Category 1Novel
Requirement :Synopsis and Opening Chapters (combined maximum 15,000 words)
Judge :Elizabeth Buchan, international best-selling novelist
Prizes :1st £1000   2nd £250   3rd £100
Entry Fee :£11

Category 2Short Story
Requirement :maximum 2,000 words
Judge :Mavis Cheek, esteemed short story judge
Prizes :1st £500   2nd £200   3rd £100
Entry Fee :£6

Category 3Poetry
Requirement :maximum of 40 Lines
Judge :Annie Freud, highly respected poet
Prizes :1st £500   2nd £200   3rd £100
Entry Fee :£6 one poem ; £9 for two ; £11 for three

Local PrizeWestern Gazette Best Local Writer Award
Requirement :Enter any of the Categories - must live in Somerset or Dorset
Judge :YCAA Committee
Prizes :£100

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