Competition

21st-century Belloc

21 May 2015 1:00 pm

In Competition No. 2898 you were invited to give an update on one of the children in Cautionary Tales who…

Gizza job

16 May 2015 9:00 am

In Competition No. 2897 you were asked for a job application by a well-known writer, living or dead. Inspiration for…

Gizza job

14 May 2015 1:00 pm

In Competition No. 2897 you were asked for a job application by a well-known writer, living or dead. Inspiration for…

Iffy

9 May 2015 9:00 am

In Competition No. 2896 you were invited to take Kipling’s ‘If’ and recast it on behalf of a politician on…

Iffy

7 May 2015 1:00 pm

In Competition No. 2896 you were invited to take Kipling’s ‘If’ and recast it on behalf of a politician on…

Eating poetry

2 May 2015 9:00 am

In Competition No. 2895 you were invited to submit a poem describing a meal with a well-known poet. Sylvia Fairley…

Eating poetry

30 April 2015 1:00 pm

In Competition No. 2895 you were invited to submit a poem describing a meal with a well-known poet. Sylvia Fairley…

Verses on horses

25 April 2015 9:00 am

In Competition No. 2894 you were invited to submit a paean to a famous racehorse. Thanks to David Pearn, who…

Verses on horses

23 April 2015 1:00 pm

In Competition No. 2894 you were invited to submit a paean to a famous racehorse. Thanks to David Pearn, who…

On the record

18 April 2015 9:00 am

In Competition No. 2893 you were invited to suggest suitable Desert Island Discs for a historical figure, living or dead.…

On the record

16 April 2015 1:00 pm

In Competition No. 2893 you were invited to suggest suitable Desert Island Discs for a historical figure, living or dead.…

Consequences

11 April 2015 9:00 am

In Competition No. 2892 you were invited to submit an irregular quatrain in which you bring together two people from…

Consequences

9 April 2015 1:00 pm

In Competition No. 2892 you were invited to submit an irregular quatrain in which you bring together two people from…

Yawn

4 April 2015 9:00 am

In Competition No. 2891 you were invited to think of the most boring lecture topic possible and submit an extract…

Yawn

2 April 2015 2:00 pm

In Competition No. 2891 you were invited to think of the most boring lecture topic possible and submit an extract…

End paper

28 March 2015 9:00 am

In Competition No. 2890 you were invited to imagine that one of the major newspapers has ceased publication and provide…

End paper

26 March 2015 3:00 pm

In Competition No. 2890 you were invited to imagine that one of the major newspapers has ceased publication and provide…

Men behaving badly

21 March 2015 9:00 am

In Competition No. 2889 you were invited to submit an extract from an imaginary novel written from the perspective of…

Men behaving badly

19 March 2015 3:00 pm

In Competition No. 2889 you were invited to submit an extract from an imaginary novel written from the perspective of…

Acrostic

14 March 2015 9:00 am

In Competition No. 2888 you were invited to submit a poem in the style of a well-known poet, the first…

Heaven and hell

7 March 2015 9:00 am

In Competition No. 2887 you were invited to describe your idea of heaven or hell in verse. Nietzsche famously said…

Londoner’s Diary

28 February 2015 9:00 am

In Competition No. 2886 you were invited to submit a Pepys’-eye view of modern life. Pepys’s candid and minutely observed…

As you liken it

21 February 2015 9:00 am

In Competition No. 2885 you were invited to write a sonnet beginning ‘Shall I compare thee to a [trisyllable of…

Hair brained

14 February 2015 9:00 am

In Competition No. 2884 you were invited to submit a poem in praise or dispraise of beards. The beard has…

Your problem solved

7 February 2015 9:00 am

In Competition No. 2883 you were invited to cast a well-known writer, living or dead, in the role of agony…