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Creative Writing Anthology 2023

Creative Writing

Local writers and poets are invited to submit their original works for inclusion into a brand-new anthology of poems and short stories. 

The creative writing competition, run by Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Library Service, is open to all ages and residents of the County Borough. There is no restriction on the subject matter, although all short stories should be no longer than 2,000 words.

All entries should be submitted in an electronic format, if possible, as all poems and short stories will be reproduced as they are submitted. Entries can be in either English or Welsh, or in both languages. The closing date for entries is midnight on Sunday, April 30.  

The Council’s annual library anthology, a self-funded project, has been running now for the past 10 years. Anthologies will be available to purchase at a price that covers their production once the project is completed and they are published.  

Councillor Robert Harris, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council Cabinet Member for Public Health and Communities, said: “For the past decade, the Council’s Creative Writing Anthology has been a wonderful platform for our local writers and poets to show off their talents to a much wider audience. 

“We have a wealth of talent in our County Borough and have produced many successful writers over the years, including the late Elaine Morgan OBE, Harri Webb, Alun Lewis and many more.  

“I am delighted the Council is able to provide opportunities for grassroots writers to get their works published and I look forward to seeing the entries being submitted for the 2023 anthology.”  

Would you like to be a part of the Council’s Creative Writing Anthology 2023? Email your entries to Postal entries can also be sent to Richard Reed, Treorchy Library, Station Road, Treorchy, CF42 6UD.  

The closing date for all entries is midnight on Sunday, April 30. 

Posted on 16/03/2023