Read the work of the Vernal Equinox Competition winners!

Here are the winners of the 2020 FWS Vernal Equinox Competition. The work of those who gave approval for their work to be published here can be read by clicking on the title. Poetry 1st  Roger Elkin                                 Remembering VukovarContinue reading “Read the work of the Vernal Equinox Competition winners!”

Deadline change for FWS Vernal Equinox competition

Owing to the unprecedented situation created by Covid-19 the deadline for the competition has now been extended until 30 April. Successful entrants will now be notified by 3 July and the award ceremony on 20 June has been cancelled, though not of course the awards themselves. Please do think about putting in an entry ifContinue reading “Deadline change for FWS Vernal Equinox competition”

Vernal Equinox Competition Judges

FWS members – remember the competition closes at midnight on 31 March 2020! To help you get going, here are the judges and what they are looking for. Poetry Judge Finola Scott FWS Makar for 2020 Finola Scott poems are widely published including in Gutter, Ink, Sweat & Tears, Ofi Press, New Writing Scotland and theContinue reading “Vernal Equinox Competition Judges”

FWS Vernal Equinox Competition Opens

Federation of Writers Scotland Vernal Equinox Competition 2020  ****NEW DEADLINE: midnight on 30 April 2020**** Prizes in each category: 1st prize £100, 2nd prize £25, 3rd prize £10  Rules of Entry There will be five categories: open poetry; open short stories; open flash fiction; poetry or flash fiction in Scottish Gaelic; poetry or flash fiction inContinue reading “FWS Vernal Equinox Competition Opens”

Vernal Equinox Competition Results

Results of FWS Vernal Equinox Competition 2019 Flash fiction Gaelic Short Story Poetry Flash Fiction Category Overview by Flash Fiction Judge Gordon Lawrie As the editor of a flash fiction website, I see many different submissions from around the world – many thousands over the last five or six years – and their quality variesContinue reading “Vernal Equinox Competition Results”

FWS Members: Watt Competition

If you are a member of the Federation of Writers Scotland – not just a FB fiend or Twitter follower – here is a competition specially for you! Enter your poem to win a place in a special pamphlet marking the anniversary of the death of James Watt! Details are on the poster below. GoodContinue reading “FWS Members: Watt Competition”

Tagraidhean gan sireadh son co-fharpais na Gàidhlig aig Co-nasgadh nan Sgrìobhaichean (Alba)

Roinn na Gàidhlig airson Co-fharpais Grian-stad an Earraich 2019 aig Co-nasgadh Sgrìobhaichean na h-Alba 1mh duais £100, 2na duais £25, 3s duais £10 ’S ann airson bàrdachd no grad-fhicsean (flash fiction) ann an Gàidhlig a tha an co-fharpais seo. Thathar fosgailte do thagraichean sam bith: chan fheumar a bhith na bhall de Cho-nasgadh nan SgrìobhaicheanContinue reading “Tagraidhean gan sireadh son co-fharpais na Gàidhlig aig Co-nasgadh nan Sgrìobhaichean (Alba)”

FWS Vernal Equinox Competition – enter now! Deadline Mar 31st!

Our annual Vernal Equinox Competition is now officially open. The competition will close at midnight on 31 March.   Prizes in each category: 1stprize £100, 2ndprize £25, 3rdprize £10 You can find the Rules below and there are also answers to some Frequently Asked Questions **here**. Judges Poetry Judge is our Makar for 2019, Stephen Watt Stephen’s latest bookContinue reading “FWS Vernal Equinox Competition – enter now! Deadline Mar 31st!”

Vernal Equinox Competition Results

Here are the results of the FWS 2018 Vernal Equinox Competition along with reports on the winning entries from the judges. Flash Fiction Poetry Short Stories Flash Fiction results – Karen Jones 1stPrize: This Is How They Tame Us. Rupert Dastur 2ndPrize: In a Land with No Scissors.  Anna Nazarova-Evans  3rdPrize: All the Black Dots,Continue reading “Vernal Equinox Competition Results”