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LITERATURE - Terms and Conditions

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Entry into the Blue Fringe Art and Literature Festival is open to adults 18 years and over with a lived experience of mental health, and young people of high school age in celebration of mental wellbeing and resilience.

Entries open 29th July and Close 25th Aug

Please contact us if you need any help to submit your entry.



  • All Literature entries are to use the online form.

  • You can submit up to one entry in each category for your age group.

  • One complete entry form must be submitted for each entry.

  • Poetry entries are limited to no more than 350 words. 

  • Short Story entries are limited to no more than 1000 words. 

  • Entries must be submitted as a PDF or Word document. 

  • Entries will be reformatted with a standard typeface and layout for judging and publishing.  Every effort will be made to retain original structure and spacing of the text. 

  • If a visual representation of a literature work is entered, this may be featured in the exhibition, but will not be used for judging to ensure the words are considered in their own right.

  • Literature is judged anonymously.

  • Literature will be included in the Collected Works Book at the discretion of the committee.

  • Entrants will receive a copy of the Collected Works Book.

  • Limited copies of the book may be for sale during the exhibition.

  • Literature may be used in future Blue Fringe promotional material.

  • All personal information provided with your entry will be kept private and confidential, with the exception of the name you nominate for publishing with your work.

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