Limerick Writing Competition

Your chance to win £100 in prize money plus a Writers Bureau course of your choice!
We Invite You To Give It A Go!

Have you ever tried your hand at writing a limerick? If not, why not have a bit of fun and enter our latest competition?

According to Wikipedia:
The limerick packs laughs anatomical
Into space that is quite economical.
But the good ones I’ve seen
So seldom are clean
And the clean ones so seldom are comical.
(Unknown Origin)

As you can see, lines 1, 2 and 5 should all rhyme, as should lines 3 and 4 which are also shorter. (The rhyming pattern is AABBA.)

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 it is witty.

So go on, have a laugh, play with words and take the opportunity of winning a great prize while you’re doing it!

And if you do win, the First Prize is £100 plus a Writers Bureau Course of your choice. Two runners up each receive £50 plus a subscription to Freelance Market News.

Good luck with your entry!

You can enter online or you can print off this entry form and send your limericks by post to the address shown.

Closing Date: 30th April 2015


About Rosemary Noble

Writer, author, amateur historian and traveller
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