What If YOU Spoke? Open Competition

Billing: Creative Writing and Illustration Competition

Mon 04 Oct – Fri 14 Jan
02:00 – 09:00

What If YOU Spoke? Open Competition

Empowering the next generation of writers to share their voices, What If YOU Spoke? was an open creative writing and illustration competition for Devon residents aged 15-25 years. The competition closed on 14th January 2022.

Entrants were invited to watch free masterclasses online, led by some of today’s most inspirational voices, and submit their own pieces of creative writing and illustration in response.

All winners from the various categories received an iPad as a prize together with the fantastic opportunity of collaborating with professional editors to prepare their work for print. Extracts of entries were published in Issue 12 and Issue 13 (forthcoming) of Write On magazine.

Winning and runner up entries can be read in full here.

The online masterclasses remain available for all to watch for free here.


What if YOU Spoke? was led by Libraries Unlimited in partnership with Pen to Print, University of Exeter, Africa Writes & Literature Works as part of Exeter UNESCO City of Literature.

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