Deadline: 30th November 2012
The Baker Prize has prose and poetry sections for both English and Gaelic. They invite entries of prose up to 2500 words and poetry of up to 50 lines respectively.
The theme for the competition is “Island Life”.
Winners will be announced at the Skye Reading Room in January 2013.The first and second prize winners are invited to read their work at the Skye Reading Room Baker Prize Awards in February, where they will also have the opportunity to be interviewed and read their winning entries for broadcast on CuillinFM. If prize-winners are unable to attend the February event, they are welcome to attend a subsequent Reading Room or, if preferred, have their winning entry read on their behalf by the Skye Reading Room.
Northwords Now Prizes: Poem (English) up to 50 lines: £50 1st, £25 2nd; Prose (English) up to 2,500 words: £100 1st, £50 2nd; Poem (Gaelic) up to 50 lines: £50 1st, £25 2nd; Prose (Gaelic) up to 2,500 words: £100 1st, £50 2nd –
Entry fees: £5 for a first entry and £3 for each additional entry. Download the entry form and guidelines over at http://theskyereadingroom.wordpress.com/the-baker-prize-2012/