Theme: Environment

Up to £200 in Prizes for short stories and poetry.

Wanted short stories up to 900 words or poetry up to 40 lines

Submit up to three items. Cash prizes: £50, £30 and £20 for each category. You can enter both sections. £4 for one item or £7 for two and £9 three pieces. All will be considered for both the competition awards and anthology.

This is a new competition. You can cover the subject of environment from any angle examples being transport, recycling, the elements, climate, landscape, wild nature, forests, mountains, seas and sands etc.

Pieces can be emailed or posted to:

Creative Mind, Horwich Art Studios, Rugby House, Hampson Street, Horwich, Lancs BL6 7JH


  • Deadline: 29th January 2024
  • Pay by cash. If you want to pay via paypal, contact us. Cheques payable to Creative Mind.
  • Your items are not returnable so please retain a copy. You retain copyright over your work and it will only be used for the purposes of the competition and anthology.
  • Everyone in the anthology will receive a free copy and be invited to the book launch. We will try to include as many of you as we can!
  • Copies of previous anthologies are still available at £6 plus £1.80 postage

Theme: Art & Society

£200 Prize money for poetry and short stories, as above, same rules and conditions apply.

You may cover any aspect of this topic.

Deadline: 29th March 2024