The Dying Matters Coalition is running a new creative writing competition about dying, death and bereavement. Anyone touched by dying, whether directly or as a relative, friend, colleague or carer, can enter.
The judges will be looking for original writing in which the author’s feelings and thoughts about the end of life have been crafted into a succinct piece of work that attracts the reader’s attention and retains their interest.
1st: £200; 2nd: £100; 3rd: £50; plus highly commended certificates. All entries will also be considered for publication online or in print form.
* Entry is free of charge
* The competition closes at midnight GMT on 31 March 2012. Prize winners will be contacted within five weeks of the closing date
* Entries should be a maximum of 2,500 words of prose or 40 lines of poetry