Are you a young writer aged 16-18 years living in Cornwall?
Are you interested outer space, the cosmos, or space science technologies?
Could you write a piece of flash fiction (up-to 1000 words) or a poem (up-to 40 lines) that engages with outer space in some way?
Cosmography: derived from the Greek kosmographia – kosmos ‘order, ornament or world’ + graphia ‘writing’.
The Cosmographia Young Writing Competition offers the chance for you to participate in the exciting Cosmographies Conference at Falmouth University in July 2014, and have your work read by professional writers. All the entries received will be read by a panel of judges from the School of Writing and Journalism. A shortlist will be selected by the panel, with a winner and runner-up in each category being decided by our external judge, T. S. Eliot-prizewinning poet Philip Gross.
The 2 prizewinners and 2 runners-up will be invited to perform their winning pieces alongside Philip Gross at a public reading as part of the Cosmographies Conference on the evening of Friday 25th July 2014 at Falmouth University. Winning entries and selections from the shortlist will also be published on the Cosmographies website.
For inspiration you might take a theme such as planets, space flight, life on Mars, stargazing, satellites, astronauts, the International Space Station, or even Cornwall’s own Goonhilly satellite ground station.
1st Prize Poetry Category, £100 Amazon voucher
1st Prize Flash Fiction Category, £100 Amazon voucher
Runner-up Poetry Category, £50 Amazon Voucher
Runner-up Flash Fiction Category, £50 Amazon Voucher
Read the rules of entry for details of how to submit and then upload your entry using the online submission by the closing date of Friday 13th June 2014 at midnight. If you cannot submit online you can email your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org . Please see the rules for further details. There is no limit to the amount of entries that you can make.