Raising money to support the rehabilitation of our wounded
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 in addition to our Independant Author Award.
  The Georgina Hawtrey-Woore Award read more…
An Award for independent authors in 4 categories:
Fiction, Non-Fiction, Fiction for young adults, & Picture Books for Children.
Prizes for 1st and 2nd place winners for each of the 4 categories are:
A Review and a Day in the Life feature published in Frost Magazine
The Entry Fee is £12.50
Open for entries 11th November 2017
Entries Close 6th March 2018
Winners will be announced here on 6th June 2018.
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.
News
  • Coming soon:
    1. Lovely Line-up of speakers coming together for our LitFest on April 21st 2018.
    Keep your eye on the website for updates.
  • 2017 COMPETITION RESULTS (click to view)
  • Our LitFest in March was a huge success, with guest speaker, Frederick Forsyth leading the charge and now we're into planning for next year.
  • The ‘grannies’ will be slogging along Hadrian's Wall on a sponsored fundraising walk at some stage - gulp. It is a long way but we'll love every blister, every moment, every laugh - ho hum...
For news, reports from our events, chat and writing tips visit our blog...
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Georgina Hawtrey-Woore
Georgina Hawtrey-Woore was a Senior Editor at Arrow, an imprint of Penguin Random House, but not just any editor. She was an expert, and an author's dream. She was our founder, Margaret Graham's editor, one who not only knew her stuff but knew authors too. She reached out, she empathised, she advised with the lightest of hands, and was invariably right. She was also a great supporter of Words for the Wounded.
Georgina died, too young, in 2017. She is missed every day by her authors and colleagues, family and friends, and since she was determined that her authors should fulfil their potential, the three grannies who run Words for the Wounded felt it only right that this wonderful woman should be remembered.
The Georgina Hawtrey-Woore Award will offer independent authors four categories: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Fiction for Young Adults and Picture Books for Children.
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