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Writers Bureau: Limerick 2016

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  • Closing date: 31st July 2016.
  • Entry fee: £5 for up to four entries and £1 per subsequent entry.
  • Winners will be announced by 31st August 2016.

Limericks were popularised by the nonsense poet, Edward Lear, in the nineteenth century and they've been a comic staple ever since. They are frequently uncomplimentary and often downright bawdy – a joke form as memorable as they are witty.

The judge this year is Diana Nadin – Director of Studies at The Writers Bureau. She says:

"I love a good limerick and I was made to laugh out loud at many of last year's entries so I'm looking forward to reading this year's submissions. Limericks are a good way to let your writing hair down, have a laugh and have a good play with words. And, there's chance to win a great prize too!"


  • 1st Prize: £100 plus the choice of a Writers Bureau course worth over £350.
  • 2 × Runners-up Prizes: £50 plus free membership to The Association of Freelance Writers worth £24.99.

Winners will be published on the competition website and promoted on The Writers Bureau's social media platforms.

For full competition details and to read the winners of previous competitions, visit the website: www.wbcompetition.com.

Postal address:

The Writers Bureau
8—10 Dutton Street
M3 1LE
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