Hammond House is a 'not for profit organisation founded and run by writers, for writers.
An important part of our mission is to support and direct writers, artists and creatives of all walks of life. Become a published author through the writing competitions for our annual International Literary Prize. Categories include online poetry competitions, short story competitions, screenplay competitions and, new for 2021, a song-writing competition.
Develop your craft in our writers' academy, with its unique approach to professional development: now available worldwide through our new video workshops. Read the work of over 100 authors from 25 countries in our anthologies and novels.
2021 AT HAMMOND HOUSE
A YEAR OF COLLABORATION
Join Hammond House Writers for free access to exclusive resources and support for writers groups
A Musical Showcase of bands and solo artists in Lincolnshire
Book your exhibition at the Hammond House Gallery
A brand new Songwriting category in our 2021 International Literary Prize
Awards Ceremony for the 2020 International Literary Prize in February 2021
Wellbeing workshops to help beat loneliness and anxiety with creative writing
Get involved in the Seaside Heritage TV Channel
2021 Anthologies published in February.
2021 Literary Festival postponed until later in the year. Subscribe for updates
Become a volunteer or correspondent.
Our new video workshops are being tested by members of Lincolnshire Writers' and will be available soon.
Discounts on competitions and learning resources - and your very own authors page.
Celebrate your craft.
Award-winning writing from all around the world.
Collaboration makes sweet music.
Discovering hidden talent.
Our annual international writing competitions offer cash prizes and the opportunity to be published in our annual anthologies
Short story competition:
An annual international writing competition open to all published and unpublished, UK and non-UK based writers.
Poets at all stages of their careers are celebrated, and prizes also include ways to support writers’ development: courses, books, membership and publication.
We are looking for well-written scripts with compelling stories and developed characters that explore and showcase your imagination and creativity.
Each year independent songwriters around the world enter their songs for prizes, promotion, feedback, and honour. Showcase your creative talent and advance your career with our annual songwriting competitions.
Other writing competitions run by Hammond House writers include:
Flash fiction writing competitions
500 word writing competitions
Themed short story competitions
Opening Line writing competitions
Genre transformation writing competitions
Literary devices writing competitions
Improve your creative writing skills and chances in our competitions, with essential advice and fun exercises from our expert writers, being a member of Hammond House means joining thousands of other people making a deeper connection with writing and the writing world. We offer discounts on competitions and learning resources - and your very own authors page.
Appreciate the diversity and creativity in the writing world, whether you’re a budding writer or someone who loves to immerse themselves in the literary world, attend our annual festival to support and celebrate the creative writing craft.
We dream that one day old, yellowing copies of our books will be passed from one generation to another for many years to come. Take a look at our Award-winning writing from all around the world.
Artist collaboration is one of the biggest creative forces driving music today, if you're an independent artist looking to project your talents onto a wider audience it is probably one of the best success strategies out there.
Discovering hidden talent and empowering individuals to fully identify and express their personal goals whether it be through creative writing, songwriting or poetry. We support them to achieve this by developing person-centred plans.