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 principle 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.
Our inaugural winner has been taken by Endeavour publishers, and last year's winner is selling internationally. Don't miss out on the chance to improve the visibility of your book.
News
  • The 2017 Independent Author Book Award is open for entries from 11th November 2016.
  • The 2017 Litfest will be held on 25th March at Downley Community Centre, and full details will be published here in the New Year.
  • 2016 COMPETITION RESULTS (click to view)
  • The Short Story writing workshop held on 24th September 2016 was extremely successful and in response to requests there will be a novel writing workshop in the New Year. Details to follow.
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.
For news, reports from our events, chat and writing tips visit our blog...
Patrons :
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The Words for the Wounded 2016 LitFest will be held on the 16th April
at the
Downley Community Centre, School Close, High Wycombe HP13 5TR
10.00am to 5.00pm
Speakers:
  • Sunday Times No 1 bestselling author Elizabeth Buchan
  • Jemima Hunt, editor and literary agent
  • Tracy Baines, successful genre short story writer
  • Catherine Balavage, blogger and editor of Frost Magazine
Cost £35 (which includes lunch with wine, morning coffee and afternoon tea)
 
For Tickets, send a cheque or postal order to the address below:
(cheques payable to Words for the Wounded)
Words for the Wounded
12 Woodcote Green, Downley, High Wycombe, HP13 5UN
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