The Yeovil Literary Prize

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!)

YCAA Book Group

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

Next meeting is Tuesday 17th May 2016 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.

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Recent Successes

Read about our most recent successes.

2015 Results

Novel Category :
FIRST PRIZE - Paul Vlitos
SECOND PRIZE - Rowena Warwick
THIRD PRIZE - Jon R Flieger

Short Story Category :
FIRST PRIZE - Chip Tolson
SECOND PRIZE - Gerald Knight
THIRD PRIZE - Simon Van der Velde

Poetry Category :
FIRST PRIZE - Stephanie Conn
SECOND PRIZE - Peter Marshall
THIRD PRIZE - J. S. Watts

Writing Without Restrictions :
FIRST PRIZE - Ken Pickard
SECOND PRIZE - Nest Thomas
THIRD PRIZE - Mike Silvester
THE WOW! PRIZE - Samm Kweku Richardson

welcome to the

Yeovil Literary Prize

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 :Jason Goodwin, distinguished novelist
Prizes :1st £1000   2nd £250   3rd £100
Entry Fee :£11

Category 2Short Story
Requirement :Maximum 2,000 words
Judge :Natasha Farrant – literary scout
Prizes :1st £500   2nd £200   3rd £100
Entry Fee :£6

Category 3Poetry
Requirement :Maximum of 40 Lines
Judge :Hilary Davies, past Chairman of the Poetry Society
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 :Tony Hawks, renowned author, comedian, radio and television wit
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.