Welcome to Words for the Wounded!
Words for the Wounded raises money via writing prizes, events and donation to help wounded servicemen and women. Every penny is important, and every penny we raise goes to where it should, because the organisers, (the three grannies) absorb all expenses.
Our principal fundraising plank continues to be writing prizes and we consider our aim is to encourage aspiring writers as well as raising money. To this end we are now holding an annual LitFest day.
The 2017 Independent Author Book Award
The Award for self-published authors (fiction and non-fiction) is open for entries from the 11th November 2016 and closes on 11th March 2017.
The Entry Fee is £12.50.
Winners will be announced on 6th June 2017 here, on the website. The top three authors will have their book reviewed by Frost Magazine who will also publish a Day in the Life feature for each.
The judge this year is Gillian Holmes, a freelance editor who has worked in publishing for over 20 years. She has edited many bestselling authors over the years - such as Margaret Graham, Dorothy Koomson and Katie Flynn.
We do hope that you will continue to support us as you have been doing. As you know the grannies are all volunteers and, we repeat, every penny raised goes to the cause. Also, as you may know, the average age of those with life changing injuries is 25 which means that they have long lives to live and they deserve the best.
We can all help them to achieve their full potential, and lead confident and independent lives and it is the least we can do.