H&F Writers' Festival

The writers’ festival is no ordinary festival; it’s a city legend!

The writers’ festival is no ordinary festival…

it’s a city legend!

For more information about how you can get involved with The 2023 Short Story and Poetry Competition, Please check out our competitions page.

Submissions now open!

Closing date: 31st MAY 2023

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The place where fairy tales are brought to life and rhythm and rhymes aren’t only blue. The art of storytelling, constructing narratives and poetry from authors, writers, speakers and playwrights. Schools, the public and organisations have a chance to take part in our events, workshops and annual short story/poetry competition.

The H&F Writers’ Festival is dedicated to highlighting and providing a platform for women writers of colour, indie authors and publishers.

The H&F Writers’ Festival Short Story and Poetry Competition is back with the awesome theme: WHAT IF… 


Advertising packages

Bronze package

£ 550

Silver package

£ 750

Gold package

£ 1500

Platinum package

£ 5000

Diamond package

£ 10000

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