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IDEAS. WORDS. BOOKS.

We want to give writers an opportunity to hold their books in their hands.

We want to offer writers an opportunity to see their work in PRINT. A real, tangible, in-the-flesh BOOK. Something you can squeeze into your holiday luggage, leave on a train for the next commuter, spill tea on, lend to a friend, or offer round the book circle.

You shouldn't have to pay to get a copy of a book YOU contributed to.

There are lots of competitions out there that will charge winners for copies of the work and the only prize is "publication" in a book that's only avaliable directly from the competition organisers.  Not this one.

The prizes are copies of your work.

We at Reading Room believe new and emerging writers should have the chance to showcase their work.

Poetry competition
Illustration competition
Flash Fiction competiton

"You will find poetry nowhere unless you bring some of it with you"

Joseph Joubert

 

To enter the illustration competition

>   An unpublished illustration based in some way emotional distress or mental ill health.

​>   Competition opens 7th of March 1pm UK time 2022

​>   Closing date for entries is 7th of August 1pm UK time 2022

​>   Top prize 5 copies of the book, and £100.

​>    Runners up will also be included in the finished book and will receive 2 copies. (you will also be entitled to buy extra copies at cost)

 

 

 

To enter the Poetry competition

 

​>   Unpublished poems up to 30 lines based in some way on emotional distress or mental ill health.

​>   Competition opens 7th of March 1pm UK time 2022

​>   Closing date for entries is 7th of August 1pm UK time 2022

​>   Top prize 5 copies of the book, and £100.

​>    Runners up will also be included in the finished book and will receive 2 copies. (you will also be entitled to buy extra copies at cost)

 

“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.”
—Pablo Picasso

"I consider whoever my words land on to be my target, that's why I like Flash Fiction, it's a lot like using a shotgun."
Neil Leckman

 

To enter the short story competition

>   An unpublished flash fiction or short story based in some way on emotional distress or mental ill health

​>   Competition opens 7th of March 1pm UK time 2022

​>   Closing date for entries is 7th of August 1pm UK time 2022

​>   Top prize 5 copies of the book containing your work, and £100.

​>    Runners up will also be included in the finished book and will receive 2 copies.. (you will also be entitled to buy extra copies at cost)