The Dorchester Literary Fesitval launches THE DLF Local Writing Prize as a way to support homegrown literary talent.

We are thrilled to launch the first annual DLF Lotal Writing Prize, to encourage and support local writers.

 

Over the past three years the DLF has celebrated Dorchester's rich literary past by showcasing some of the most exciting writing of the present. Now, we're looking to the future.

The prize offers a fantastic opportunity for writers whose work has been published at a local level to gain national exposure and notice from the wider literary establishment.

We are looking for book lenght submissions of works of fiction, non fiction, or short stories that have been published by a local independent publisher, or self-published, from any writer based in Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire, Devon and Cornwall.

More details are on the Writing Prize tab on this website.

Janet Gleeson: 27th Sep 2017 13:58:00

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