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Book Review Competition

November 06th 2016    Category: General


Book Review Competition

You are invited to submit a review of any book (in or out of print) which deals in some way with the theme of the Great War. This may be fiction or non-fiction. Reviews should be between 500 and 1500 words long, and should be submitted by March 1st 2017. There will be a prize of £150; the winning review(s) will be published in the Wilfred Owen Association Journal or in Siegfried’s Journal, and one or more of the winners will be invited to review for the Journal on other occasions.

The competition will be judged by Merryn Williams, Literary Adviser to the WOA Committee; Mhairi Pooler Hellbrandt, the present Editor of the Siegfried Sassoon Fellowship Journal; Meg Crane, the Editor of the Wilfred Owen Association Journal and former Editor of Siegfried’s Journal; and Lucy Elder, the Assistant Editor and Membership Secretary of the Wilfred Owen Association.

Reviews should be sent in the first place to Meg Crane at the address below - as an e-mail attachment wherever possible, though typed submissions will be accepted if necessary. There will be an entry and administration fee of £5 for each submission from a member of either of the two societies, and £10 for each submission from non-members. Payment should be sent at the same time, and should normally be made by cheque or bank transfer to the Treasurer of the WOA, Sam Gray, using the following details:

UK entrants:  Account Number:  00454221
Sort Code:  30-97-62

Overseas entrants: one or other of the following, depending on your country’s arrangements:

IBAN:  GB31 LOYD 3092 6200 4542 21

Reviews should be sent in the first place to Meg, at megmcrane@googlemail.com or at 21 Culverden Avenue, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN4 9RE, UK, attaching the following details:

  • Author and title of the book
  • Publisher, year and place of publication
  • Number of pages
  • Price if still in print
  • Number of words in review
  • Name, address and e-mail address (where relevant) of reviewer
  • Member or non-member of WOA/SSF

This competition is open only to new reviewers, for whom we are always looking – here is your chance!

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