This January, RNIB is launching its eleventh annual writing competition for budding writers and poets in the community to enter.
For all those wanting to put pen to paper and start thinking about what kind of story you want to tell, the theme this year is “connections”.
As always, there are two categories to enter – prose and poetry. In either 1,000 words of prose or 30 lines of poetry, you will need to respond to the theme of “connections”. Prose entries can be fiction, non-fiction or drama.
We make different kinds of connections every day, whether we are rushing to change trains or connecting with others in our community. Some might say that through technology, we are more connected than ever before.
A panel of expert judges, including prize-winning poet Liz Berry, will select a winner and two runners-up in both categories, all who will have their entries read and recorded by professional Talking Book narrators.
We will reveal the winners in Connect magazine later in the year, with full recorded winning entries to be broadcast on Connect Radio on RNIB’s website and in your chosen format on request.
How to enter
You can enter in any format: audio, word document or hard copy, handwritten or preferably typed on A4 paper or in braille.
Whichever format you choose, make sure your entry clearly states your name, address and phone number.
To submit your entries, email firstname.lastname@example.org or post: RNIB Members Writing Competition, Talk and Support, 105 Judd Street, London WC1H 9NE.