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Yeovil Literary Prize Entry

Entry Fees

Novel: £12
Short Story: £7
Poetry: £7 one poem; £10 for two; £12 for three
Writing Without Restrictions: £5

There are 3 possible ways to enter the competition:

Online Entry Online Entry, Pay By Post Postal Entry

Submit your Work(s) Online, and pay the Fee Online

There are 3 stages to entering your Work(s) Online:

  • You first Register your Name and Contact details with Yeovil Prize
  • You may then submit your Work(s) by pasting your text into an Online form
  • You then pay your entry Fee via PayPal

After registering your name and contact details you will be sent an email containing simple instructions on how to confirm your email address - it is a very simple process. You may register at any time before you submit your work. To enter your manuscript you will access the Online Service by 'logging on' using your email address and the password that you will have set up during registration. When you have submitted your text you will receive an email acknowledgment. Payment of the entry fee via PayPal is also straightforward, and very secure. If you already have a PayPal account you may use that, if not you can either set one up or just simply pay the fee using your credit or debit card. PayPal is a very large and secure online payment service used by over 150 million people across the world. Other features of the Online Service allow you to change your details and send us a message.


At each stage there is a comprehensive Help system to guide you through the process.


To Register or Login to the Online Service, please go to our Online Services area.

Submit your Work(s) Online, but post the Fee via Royal Mail

There are 3 stages to entering your Work(s) in this way:

  • You first Register your Name and Contact details with Yeovil Prize
  • You may then submit your Work(s) by pasting your text into an Online form
  • You then pay your entry Fee by sending a cheque/postal order to Yeovil Prize

After registering your name and contact details you will be sent an email containing simple instructions on how to confirm your email address - it is a very simple process. You may register at any time before you submit your work. To enter your manuscript you will access the Online Service by 'logging on' using your email address and the password that you will have set up during registration. When you have submitted your text you will receive an email acknowledgment. Once you have submitted your Work(s) you should select the 'Pay by Post' option. Your entry will be accepted as Provisional until your payment has been received. Note that cheques must be from a UK Bank, payable to the YCAA Literary Section.


Other features of the Online Service allow you to change your details and send us a message.


At each stage there is a comprehensive Help system to guide you through the process.


To Register or Login to the Online Service, please go to our Online Services area.

Submit your Work(s) and pay the Fee by post via Royal Mail

To enter your Novel, Short Story or Poem(s) you must complete an Entry Form and send it with your entry. Please note that if you are entering more than one manuscript for the Novel or Short Story categories, each manuscript must have a separate Entry Form. For Poetry, you may enter up to 3 poems per Entry Form.


You are advised to read the Competition Rules before submitting your entry to ensure no disappointment.


The Entry Form may be obtained in a number of ways...

Click to Download the Entry Form (Word 68KB)

Click to Download the Entry Form (pdf 81KB)

By Post. Send request with SAE to the address below


The address to send your entry to is: Yeovil Literary Prize Competition, The Octagon Theatre, Hendford, Yeovil BA20 1UX


Please remember to sign the Entry Form and enclose the appropriate Entry Fee - please make your cheque from a UK Bank, payable to the YCAA Literary Section.