At Beechmore Books, we love arts journalism and criticism as much as we do the arts themselves, because we know that neither field could survive without the other. We are inviting enthusiasts for the arts worldwide to submit to our free-to-enter competition.
The brief is broad: send us a piece of writing, up to 1000 words, which may include images, that explores any arts-related subject, written from a journalistic or critical perspective. We invite to you to review a local gallery exhibit, investigate a particular method of vocal training, compare two pieces of theatre – anything about which you have compelling ideas, a passionate interest and some sharp insight.
First prize: £200, publication on our website, and a notebook of your choice.
Second prize: £100, publication on our website, and a notebook of your choice.
If the standard is high enough, we may publish other entries on our website in exchange for a reward of £50 each.
Open for entries: 1st June – 31st July
Results announced: 1st September
Please send entries as an attachment (.doc / .docx / .rtf / .pdf) to firstname.lastname@example.org You will receive a confirmation of your entry by email.
Each writer may only submit one entry, which must be the author’s original work.
If images you include are not your own, please ensure you have permission of the rights holder to use them publicly before you submit to us. We are happy to include attributions where requested, but we cannot pay extra for the use of photos.
Writers must be 18 or over, and can be based anywhere in the world, but submissions must be written in English.
Entries must be previously unpublished, online or in print. Entries may be submitted elsewhere, at the same time, but if your entry wins a prize or is accepted for publication before our announcement of results, please let us know.
Copyright of any competition entries remains with the author, but Beechmore Books reserves the unrestricted right to publish the winning and runner-up entries, and any subsequently rewarded pieces, on its website and in any related material for PR purposes.