“Be glad, people of Zion, rejoice in the Lord your God, for He has given you the autumn rains because he is faithful. He sends you abundant showers, both autumn and spring rains, as before.”
–Joel 2:23

I am excited to announce that the autumn competition will be on the theme of—surprise, surprise—autumn! This can be interpreted however you wish, but please do keep in mind that incorporating the theme is part of the judging criteria. The competition will be in the genre of poetry, any style, with a maximum of 40 lines, and the judge is to be announced.

Entries should be emailed to as a Word document. Please also email your name, postal address, email address, and telephone number in a separate Word document, saved using the title of your submission, and email both documents as email attachments to the competitions email address above. It is very helpful, in terms of coordinating the entries, if you can write in Time New Roman 12 font and keep your documents justified to the left rather than centered on the page.

The deadline for entering is midnight, 15 September 2024, and winners will be notified by 15 October 2024. Entry submissions will be acknowledged by email, and you will also be notified of the results regardless of whether you place or not.

The prizes are as follows:

  • First Prize- £30 Book Token & your entry published on the front page of the Autumn/Winter Magazine
  • Second Prize- £10 Book Token
  • Third Prize- £10 Book Token

If you have any questions, please do email Katherine at I look forward to receiving many inspiring entries!

Pay Entry Fees - Autumn Competition

(Non-members of ACW only)

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