Results and Reports for the 2006 Yeovil Literary Prize
The Yeovil Literary Prize 2006 has delighted us all, not only because the number of entries has doubled, but because of the continuing high standard. As always entries arrived from all over the world and were judged anonymously and objectively. Our judges enjoyed their task enormously, and though picking the winners was as always a tricky and close run thing; it was finally achieved.
The thing that all the finalists had in common was that they had accessed their voice
. In other words, their work was truly their own, and as such stood out. Of course, there were some weaknesses amongst even the final three of each category, but in all there was that certain something- a carefully edited and re-drafted novel, short story or poem, a depth of emotion and understanding, and particularly in prose; an ability to show
rather than tell
. It is all of this that helps to create a living breathing world, (and/or image in the case of poetry) with which the reader can identify.
For further help, have a look at the Writing Tips
on the Yeovil Community Arts Association
||Of course, many other entrants had accessed a voice, but the finalists were those who just had the edge. All in all, a wonderful crop of entries. Thank you all for entering and ensuring that our fundraising and sponsorship projects continue. Next year, the prizes will be larger, and so too the entries, we hope.
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