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Tisbury* Writing Competition (*and surrounding areas)

Submissions must be original and unpublished, and adhere to one of the following topics:


  • Life in Tisbury (or surrounding villages, see FAQs) in the past: 

  • For children and young adults writing about this: find out about the changes in the past by interviewing an elderly relative or friend (on the phone!).

  • For adults and senior adults writing about this: explain how the changes in the last century have affected your life (or your family).

  • Women’s unconventional past lives: traditionally, most women were expected to get married, stay at home and raise a family, but some women chose (temporarily or permanently) alternative ways of life (for example, were the first in their family to go to university or travelled around the world).

  • For children and young adults writing about this: find out about women with unconventional lives by interviewing an elderly relative or friend (not in person!).

  • For adults and senior adults writing about this: have you led an unconventional life or did you have an older relative or friend who did?

  • Life in Tisbury (or surrounding villages, see FAQs) during the lockdown 

  • For children and young adults writing about this: place yourself in the shoes of your parents and narrate a “normal” day in their life during lockdown.

  • For adults senior adults writing about this: does life under this lockdown resemble any other experience you’ve had (in Britain or elsewhere)?


Word limit:

There is no strict word limit in this competition but stories between 500 and 6000 words are encouraged.


Visit www.tisburywritingcompetition.wordpress.com for more information.


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