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TROUBLE & STRIFE A CELEBRATION OF PROTEST

GRIST COMPETITION 2018

First Prize 500
Second Prize 250
Third Prize 125


2018 marks the centenary of women's suffrage in the UK. It is a lesser-known fact that 2018 also marks the centenary of working class men being given the vote. Inspired by the Representation of the People Act 1918, the new GRIST anthology, Trouble & Strife will showcase poems and stories of protest -celebrations of why and how people have banded together to bring about a change in their own or others lives.

Submissions are welcomed from published and unpublished authors and poets (maximum 5,000 words or 40 lines of poetry).


The judges are:
Helen Mort (Chatto & Windus)
Adelle Stripe (Little, Brown)
Kim Moore (Seren/The Poetry Business)
and Alison Teal (Amnesty International Modern Suffragette 2018)

TROUBLE AND STRIFE ANTHOLOGY RESULTS

Thanks to everybody who entered our competition!
There were a large number of entries and the standard of work was extremely high. Due to the volume of submissions we have decided to publish TWO anthologies instead of the planned one. The first, an anthology of prose titled 'Trouble', will be launched at the Huddersfield Literature Festival in March 2019 and the second, an anthology of poetry titled 'Strife', will be launched at the Huddersfield Literature Festival in March 2020. We have also decided to double up on the prize money, so there will now be three prizes for prose and three for poetry. The prizewinners for each anthology will be announced prior to the launch of first book. It's been a pleasure reading your wonderful stories and poems and it has been a difficult, but enjoyable task compiling what we're sure you will agree are two exciting and thought-provoking anthologies about protest in all its many forms worldwide Please see below for the list of authors and poets who have been selected for our new Grist publications.

Prose

Poetry 



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