Glittery Literary writing contest aims to help talented new authors

Sponsor Name: Glittery Literary

Location: South West

Sector: Not For Profit

Budget: Budget Varies

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Glittery Literary are a charitable writing contest project aims to help lift talented new authors out of the slush pile.

 

Glittery Literary has been set up by a committed volunteer to help shine a spotlight on great, new, budding authors by giving them a contest to win! GL run regular flash, short, long and children’s story writing contests globally, advertised via the internet and word of mouth. Entrants currently pay a couple of pounds to enter each contest. We offer small cash prizes, publication of winning and selected work in an anthology and the chance for the piece to be recorded as an audio file which can be shared for all to enjoy via our website.

Winning a writing contest is a true credit that can be mentioned in the rather official process of querying to literary agents and publishing houses, and we are hoping that winning one of our contests or being featured in one of our publications will give great, new authors confidence and sustenance when seeking professional representation.

Alongside helping to raise the profile of budding writers, we aim to donate all of the profits from this voluntary-run project to charities dedicated to fighting child poverty in the UK. We see ourselves as somewhat of a cooperative, offering our entrants and visitors to our website the chance to help select which UK based charity we donate to at regular intervals—all of which help to alleviate child poverty in the UK).

We also plan to release and sell regular anthologies of winning work, and profits from this too will go towards the charitable cause selected.

We are looking for a sponsor to be able to contribute to or fund the entirety of our prize pot for each contest round so that all monies we receive can be donated to charity. Our current prize cost each round is £70 (1 x £30 prize and 2 x £20 prize) which we dock from the money raised through entry fees.

If you think you can help, we can offer advertising space on our website (www.glitteryliterary.com) and perhaps within our hard copy publication and are open to other suggestions.

Thanks for reading this far, and do get in touch if you think you would like to be part of this exciting and creative worthwhile project!

We are also interested in speaking with anyone who feels they can help us raise our profile in the literary world.

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Target Audience

Our contests are open to adults and children, young and old, across the globe.

We appeal to writers, computer users, lovers of literature, books, libraries, authors, readers, journalists, sellers of stationery, computers, printers, reprographics, people who work with children or for children, teachers, universities.

Key Dates and Timings

We are looking for ongoing sponsorship. We run writing contests every month or two throughout the year and need help with prize funds.

Perhaps you can offer cash towards the prize fund or even a prize that writers would appreciate?

We can offer advertising space or an honourable mention/credit in one/many of our publications or on our website.

Specific Opportunity Details

If your company is looking to sponsor a good cause and you would like to help lift this charitable project of the ground, Glittery Literary could be for you.

We use Twitter, email and Facebook and Instagram to promote our contest predominantly and currently have over 2000 Twitter followers since we set up at the end of April 2021. (just 6 weeks ago).

We have had one contest round so far and received over 65 people enter, some of them more than once, bringing in approximately £170 (after Paypal deductions).

We are still new, but growing well!

We can share your logo/advert via our website and feature your details in our publications if you like?

Features and Benefits

We aim to create for publication (via Amazon KDP) regular anthologies of winning work and selected pieces (our first is due to for release on May 21st) which could easily accommodate an advert or two, as could our website.

Other Partners

None as yet, perhaps you would like to be the first. Perhaps you could introduce us to more sponsors?

Minirigs (Pasce Ltd) have offered to provide us with recording facilities and technical help to help create audio on our website (we will be using their recording studio based in Bristol, UK to record our selected stories each month or every other month).

Investment

Approximately £100 per month to cover out prize costs so that we can increase/cover the prize pot and thus donate more to our selected charity each month.

Other Info

This is a charitable arts project giving budding writers the chance to help themselves whilst also helping out those less fortunate.

Glittery Literary is run by volunteers.