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Burnham-On-Sea Book Festival 2024 writing competitions are now open for entries – Monday December 11, 2023

Burnham-On-Sea Book Festival’s 2024 writing and book-cover competitions are now open for entries.

The 2024 festival – which is set to return from May 17th-19th – is inviting local people to get involved with the new competitions.

Sponsored by Burnham’s best-selling crime author Damien Boyd, entries are now open and close on midnight March 4th, 2024.

Book festival treasurer Jonathan Pinnock says there has been a change this year to the competitions: “Damien has upped the prizes in the children’s categories, hoping to inspire more young people to write. We’ve also made the decision to offer £100 to the winner of the book cover competition.”

“There are competitions for short-story writers and poets in three age categories: 11 and under, 12 – 18, and 19+ (Adults); the book cover competition is open to all ages. There’s a maximum of three entries per author/illustrator in each category.”

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