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May 12th 2024

The Southam Book Festival Flash Fiction competition will be opening shortly,

on June 1st.

Full details of how to enter, along with the rules and conditions, can be found here.

In summary, the competition seeks entries of 100 words or less, which must include the key word as described on the 100 WORDS 2024 page.

March 17th 2024

The South Warwickshire Literary Festival is currently running a writing competition which closes shortly, so if anyone wants to get a bit of practice in before we open ours, details are on the flyer below - just click on the image to visit the page.

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March 12th 2024

Not a lot to see yet - we have only just started our planning, but we will be posting news as and when it happens.

We have had a lot of interest already, especially as we had more authors wanting to attend than we could accommodate last year, so they will get first dibs this year.

March 11th 2024


Once again we are looking for a couple more volunteers to augment our core team. Enthusiastic volunteers are needed to help with the planning and organising of the 2024 festival and on the day. If you've got a skill you think we might need, an idea for an event you'd like to be involved in, or you just want to rock up and help on the day, we'd love to hear from you.

Typical activities include:-

  • Liaising with potential exhibitors.

  • Identifying those who would provide an amusing talk or informative panel discussion.

  • Identifying marketing ideas and opportunities and implementing them.

  • Design and print of physical media.

  • Continual development of our social media strategy and managing their feeds. 

  • Providing support to the webmaster.

  • Managing bookings via Eventbrite.

  • Book in the Window competition for local shops and business.

  • Flash Fiction 100 words competition.

  • Coordinating the kitchen - organising drinks, cakes and snacks - running the kitchen on the day with our regular volunteers.

These are the main activities - there are plenty more.​

If you want to know more see the contacts page or email directly

We are a charity, run by volunteers, and the costs of putting on the festival come entirely from donations, sponsors and flash fiction entry fees, which also pays for the prizes.
If you enjoy what we are doing and would like to see it continue, please consider making a donation if you can, no matter how small.

If you would like to contribute, just click on the JustGiving logo below and you will be taken to our page.


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