Theme: "Transforming Being"

Word count: 1,000

Deadline: February 28th 2019 at 5pm


Are you a wordsmith? Do you have a story to tell?

Then why not enter the Waterloo Festival's second writing competition, run in conjunction with Bridge House Publishing? You can win the chance to have your story published or simply read out at a public event during the Festival.

What we’re looking for:

  • Prose or monologue.

  • 1000 maximum word limit

  • The topic is ... Transforming Being. Please interpret this freely. It can be serious, sad, happy, hysterical ... you choose and make our day!


How to submit:

  • Submissions must be in English, no longer than 1000 words and previously unpublished.

  • In the subject line, please put Waterloo Festival, your name and title of the story or monologue

  • Send the submission as a .doc or .docx attachment. It should be double-spaced. Please do not put an extra double-space between paragraphs but do indent new paragraphs.

  • Use a regular font e.g. Times New Roman or Arial, 12 point

  • In the header of the submission include the name by which you would like to be known and the title of the text.

  • In the footer please include your legal name and full contact details, including your preferred email address and telephone number. Please use the header and footer function to create headers and footers.

  • Please add a third person bio at the end of your text – between 50 and 70 words and include a URL if you wish.

  • Submissions will be accepted between 1 December 2018 and 5pm on 28  February 2019. Any entries received after this or not complying with the format requested will not be eligible.

Enquiries: Please email Gill James, of Bridge House Publishing.

Email address: editor@bridgehousepublishing.co.uk



The Waterloo Festival is an annual summer festival of arts and inspiration, held in and around St John's Waterloo. It celebrates arts, music, ideas and new talent in a beautiful setting in the beating artistic heart of London.


St John's Waterloo

Waterloo Road

London SE1 8TY

Contact us at: festival@stjohnswaterloo.org

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