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Happily Ever After Writing Competitions - T&Cs

Happily Ever After

Writing Competitions

Terms and Conditions

1. Entry is open to any writer who lives, works or studies in the Stratford-upon-Avon area. Entries must be the original work of the entrant and must not currently be submitted for publication or any other competition or award.
2. All entries must be accompanied by a cover-sheet detailing the name, address, telephone number and age of the entrant, along with the correct word count. Entrants under 16 must have permission to enter granted by a responsible adult, which might be a parent or teacher.
3. All entries must be typed and on A4 paper. Short stories must be double-spaced. Poems must be single-spaced with double-spacing between each verse, if applicable. Entries cannot be returned.
4. Entries must be posted to Stratford Community Radio, 50 Henley Street, Stratford upon Avon, CV37 6QW to arrive before 5pm on the specified closing date. Alternatively entries may be emailed to, although we cannot be responsible for entries not received in time due to problems beyond our control.
5. Short stories must be a maximum of 2,000 words. Poems should be a maximum of 32 lines.
6. Entrants retain full copyright to their work.
7. Closing dates are detailed below. Entries received after these dates will not be considered.
8. Entries written for adult entertainment are accepted, however any entry containing language or references that listeners may consider offensive or inappropriate for afternoon transmission will not be considered.
9. Judges will select a First Place and Runner-up for each competition.
10. If other entries are received which the Judges feel deserve commendation, these entries may be selected to appear on the website at
11. Winners will be notified by the dates shown below by telephone on the number provided on the entry cover-sheet.
12. Winning entries and Runners-up will be published on and entry to this competition confirms agreement to such publication.
13. Writers of winning entries will be invited to the studio at 50 Henley Street, Stratford upon Avon, in order to read their winning entries live on the Happily Ever After Show. Writers may nominate a third party to read their winning entry on their behalf, if preferred.
14. The Judges’ decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
15. No cash prizes will be awarded.
16. No alternative prizes will be awarded, however if prize-winners are not able to attend the studio on nominated dates, an alternative date may be offered in certain circumstances.
17. These Terms and Conditions may be subject to change from time to time, so it is the Entrant’s responsibility to check before submitting their work.

Current competitions

Much Ado About Stratford
Short Story Competition – CLOSING DATE: Friday 3rd September 2010

Short Story Competition - New Closing Date: Friday, 1st October 2010

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