Graffiti Magazine is produced by members of the Catchword writers group to help showcase local writing, and to publish commissioned items and competition winners (each edition has a competition).
The following issues of the magazine include a contribution from Wilkie:
Issue 12. Short story A Kiss in the Wood.
Issue 10. Short story Last Gasp and the short poem Green Shoots.
Issue 6. Fairy story All in the same boat and short travellog Martin's Haven.
Issue 5. Short story The love rat and Wilkie's review of The Festival of Writing in York 2010.
Issue 3. That Pratt off the telly a short story about Jeremy Pratt.
Issue 2. Short story Inspector Hobbes and Cinema Etiquette.
Issue 1. Short story Hobbes Gets the Stick and the poem The Secret of my Success. The Secret of my Success is on youtube.
Copies of Graffiti are available at local writing events, or by post, please specify which edition is required.
1 issue - £2 plus 50p posage = £2.50
5 issues - £8 plus £2.50 postage = £10.50
Cheques, in sterling only, should be made payable to: Catchword Writing Group
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details of where to send your cheque to. (If you have written to Graffiti before, or entered one of the competitions, then the mail address is the same.)
For overseas prices please email email@example.com. for details.
Graffiti Magazine hold a regular Short Story or Poetry Competition. For information, the current competition (issue 12) is for short stories on the theme Flash fiction, but please see the magazine or email firstname.lastname@example.org. for full details.
For more information: email@example.comPrize: £25 The winning entry and up to five of the short listed stories will be published in Graffiti.
1. Closing date 3 July 2013.
2. Entries must be in English and be the writer’s own unpublished work. They must not be on offer for publication or entered in any other current competition.
3. Maximum length 400 words.
4. Each piece of work, with its title, must be in clear type on one side of A4 sheet(s). Details of the writer must not appear on this sheet.
5. The name and address of the writer and the titles of all entries should be typed on a separate sheet of A4 paper.
6. The prize-winner will be notified by post, if SAE provided, or by email if email address is provided.
7. Entries are only accepted by post. Please keep a copy of your work, as entries will not be returned.
8. The fee is £3 per story. Cheques/Postal Orders in sterling only, should be made payable to: Catchword Writing Group
9. All entries that arrive on time will be considered by the adjudicator, whose decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into concerning the result.
10. Competitors wishing to be informed of the results should enclose an SAE marked ‘Results’ or provide an email address.
The address to send you entries to is the same as in previous competitions. It is given in Graffiti magazine, which also includes full details of the competition, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. for details. Please ensure you use the correct postage for the size and weight of your entry.
G L O U C E S T E R S H I R E W R I T E R S' N E T W O R K
C O M P E T I T I O N 2 0 1 3
Read your work at the Cheltenham Literature Festival
Theme – Memory
1. Entries are invited from writers who live or work in Gloucestershire. There will be two prizes of £50, one for poetry and one for prose.
2. All the winners and runners-up will be invited to read their work in October at the Cheltenham Literature Festival.
3. Please give your entry a title that is different from the competition theme. Entries must be identified only by title, do not put your name on the entry.
4. Your name, address, telephone number and email address should be on a separate sheet of paper.
5. Poems should be no more than 50 lines.
6. Prose items should use double spacing, should not exceed 750 words nor last more than five minutes in performance.
7. Entries must be typed on A4 paper. Handwritten copies will not be accepted.
8. GWN prefers each winning writer to read his or her own work. If you are selected but subsequently cannot read your work at the Festival, your work will be withdrawn unless you can provide a substitute reader.
9. To enter costs £1.50 per item. Please send a cheque or postal order to the address below, payable to "Gloucestershire Writers' Network". If you wish to know the results of the competition, include your email address or a stamped, addressed envelope.
10. Entries may be made by post to GWN, c/o the same address as
Graffitti competitions., or by email to: email@example.com. If posting, please send two copies. If you email your entry, you will still need to send your cheque by post clearly identifying the entry for which you are paying. Emailed items should be attached as a Word document or sent within the text of the message
11. Please ensure that you put the right value of stamps according to the size of envelope as GWN cannot pay for excess postage.
Jennie Farley – poetry
Jennifer Cryer – short story