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Jan 10

Words for the Wounded announces the launch of The Georgina Hawtrey-Woore Award

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Words for the Wounded is run by three grannies, all writers and reviewers, all conscious that we need to help our unwell and disabled veterans. So what better way than by creating opportunities for aspiring writers, something of great importance to all three grannies..

This is why they launched their International Words for the Wounded Award five years ago. It has proved, with help from Frost Magazine, to be one of the most popular Awards ‘on the block’. This is because Frost Magazine sponsors the Award by providing publicity and opportunity to the winning authors of this self-published competition.

Not only do the two winners of all four categories receive a review and biography published in the magazine, they are offered the opportunity of writing A Day in the Life for Frost which will further bring them to the notice of all the readers out there.

This year  WforW have re-named the award  in honour of the founder’s editor, Georgina Hawtrey-Woore, who so sadly died last year. Founder Margaret Graham adored Georgina who was an editor supreme. Not only the doyen of Saga writers but someone who understood writers and their work.

So, here we have it:

Words for the Wounded’s Georgina Hawtrey-Woore Award for self-published authors
(physical, pdf of paperback and hardback and e-book accepted) and it  is now open for entries. It closes on 11th
March and winners will be announced on 6th June 2018. Cost of entry is £12.50.

Previous winners have been taken by literary agents, or gone on to review books for Frost Magazine,or to win other awards, all of which raises their profile, and improves sales.

WforW have altered the make up of the Award too, and have four categories this year. Fiction, Non-Fiction, Young Adults
and finally – Children’s Picture book.

The two winners in each category will receive a review and profile in Frost Magazine, and the opportunity to write A Day in the Life for the magazine at a time of their choice.

There will be commended and highly commended.

Do remember that Words for the Wounded raises money for physically and emotionally wounded veterans, and every penny raised goes to this endeavour,as the three grannies absorb all the expenses of the charity.

Milly Adams, bestselling Arrow author will head the team of judges.

Please go to www.wordsforthewounded.co.uk for details of the charity and The Georgina Hawtrey-Woore Award.

And a  reminder that the WforW LitFest takes place on April 21st at The Community Hall at Downley, It is a Hall which is  central to the arts of the area,

Details are available on www.wordsforthewounded.co.uk