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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  • William and I had a very interesting and often hilarious time putting (our presentation) together – fortunately we both wanted to be thoroughly prepared, so we refined and refined… we enjoyed ourselves, aided and abetted by the helpfulness of you and yours behind the scenes, the warmth of the audience, and the pleasantness of the setting. Speaking at your festival was an altogether happy experience. I only wish I had managed to organise listening to many of the other talks, which I really wanted to do… Many congratulations to you and all your team, and all wishes for Festival no. 3!

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  • I was particularly delighted by how many of the audience seemed to know and appreciate my work. As you know, authors are solitary creatures - mostly - and for me at least it's a real pleasure to have good reason to leave my work-room (a shed in the garden with a too-seductive view of the Cambrians) and meet and talk with readers and fellow writers (not forgetting that many of us are both).

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