Canterbury's Liveliest Writing Group



It is 100 years since the Easter Rising. To commemorate this event, SaveAs Writers invite poems and short stories on the theme of REBELLION.

Interpret the theme as you wish – political, social or personal rebellion


1st place - £100

2nd place - £50

3rd place - £25

*Canterbury Festival Umbrella Awards evening

*Publication in an anthology


Poetry: Simon Smith, Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing UKC

Short Stories: Derek Sellen, award-winning writer


Poems: 60 lines max

Short stories: 3000 words max

Deadline: August 31 2016

Entry Fees

£3.00 per poem / £8.00 for three

£4.00 per short story / £10.00 for three

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Entries may be emailed to saveas@hotmail.co.uk


Poet of the Year 2016

Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year Competition

1st place - £200, and the title of Poet of the Year

2nd place - £100

3rd place - £50

The deadline for entries is 17 June

More details



Luigi Marchini - SaveAs Writers Group

Abegail Morley - Poet of the Year 2015

Patricia Debney - reader in Creative Writing at the School of English at Univeristy of Kent


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Past event


Shakespeare anthology, by S@veAs Writers


23rd April, Beaney

Luigi Marchini Shortlisted for "East Kent People's Award Category" - 2014

Shortlisted for the Canterbury Culture Awards, "East Kent People’s Award" Category - 2013

Nominated for Canterbury Culture Awards 2011