Word Doctors

The critique and mentoring service for creative writers

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Competition management & consultancy

With many years' experience of running creative writing competitions, including The Plough Poetry Prize, the HappenStance Short Story Competition and the Writers' Forum magazine monthly poetry contest, and excellent contacts in the creative writing world, I am well-equipped to organise and/or advise on new or existing competitions, whether postal or internet-based (or both!). Please contact me for an informal discussion of your requirements.


I am available to judge both poetry and prose, either alone or as part of a panel. For details of fees, please see the Writers' Competition Resource website.

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