Our latest competition

The Theme of the Competition is Human Weaknesses. Take one or more of the seven deadly sins: gluttony, sloth, lust, wrath, pride, envy and greed then weave a story to intrigue us all. It can be of any genre - romance, crime, zombie etc. But make the sin the centre of the story. Casual reference to it along the way will not be appreciated. You could take more than one sin, attach them to different characters and look at the consequences. Prizes will of course be awarded for excellent writing as well as relevance to the theme.

Happy New 2016

The President's Competition 2016

This year’s competition theme is ‘Possession’.

That’s it! Interpret ‘Possession’ in any way you want – territorial, demonic, ‘bunny boiling’, etc etc. Your entry can be serious, humorous, true or fiction, fear or desire. Or whatever.         

Entries (2 copies, please) must be no longer than 1500 words but can be shorter & the fee is £2.50.

The closing date for the competition is:  3rd February 2016 and entry is restricted to members of the Verulam Writers Circle. For full rules see the Members' Area.

Adjudication by John Spencer and Barbara Cooper (Last year’s winner)  will take place on 2nd March 2016 at St Michael’s Church Hall.


David Gibson Competition

The David Gibson Cup Competition 2014

Food Glorious Food! The theme of the 2014 competition is food. Your characters can cook it, eat it, be denied it – anything. But it must be an important part of your story.

Your work should be fiction and no more than 1,000 words. Please include a word-count (no, the word-count itself does not count as being part of the word-count...).

Remember that your entries will be put up on the wall and judged by those present on the evening of adjudication so please use a good-sized font and number the pages. You don't want to be the writer whose entry is too small to read and in the wrong page-order!

Of course, the Gnome de Plume will also be awarded/bestowed/forced upon the writer with the best pseudonym.

There is no entry fee. Please bring your entry to the VWC meeting on Wednesday 29th October

Good luck to you all!