Since our Writing Competition is on hold, here's word of a competition ripe for the picking — and the deadline isn't so bad either: May, 31, 2013.
I love a good deadline. It's like an alarm bell that calls up the Muse...
"The first Festival of Garden Literature celebrates garden writing as a genre, with a particular emphasis on Memoir. We are holding a writing competition for a piece of literary memoir inspired by, or set in, a garden.
The Prize is open to writers of any nationality writing in English, 16 years old and over at the time of the closing date.
Entries must be entirely the work of the entrant and by submitting you are confirming that the work is your own. Any evidence to the contrary will result in immediate disqualification.
Entries must never have been published, self-published, published on any website, blog or online forum, broadcast nor winning or placed (as in 2nd, 3rd,, runner up etc) in any other competition. Simultaneous submissions are allowed but will become ineligible should they win a prize or be published prior to the prize-giving date; entry fees will not be refunded.
The deadline date for entries is 12 midnight (UK time) on Friday 31st May 2013 (postal entries postmarked 31st May but received later will be accepted)."
Here's a note about the Elora Writers' Festival Competition in 2014.
And come and hear Sonia Day read from her works on May 26 at the Elora Writers' Festival — she's a master of "Garden Literature."