Participate in Shorelines, a collaborative project on writing and reciting, focussed on the dividing line between land and water..

In conjunction with the Gower Walking Festival, we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the creation of the Wales Coastal Path, with a prize for creative writing for Shorelines submissions (deadline 30 September 2022), and a special online creative writing workshop to sharpen your writing skills led by El Rhodes – you can get involved at any time in our Shorelines submissions and bag the chance to win books or a book token, kindly donated by Cover to Cover, Gower’s local bookshop. All works submitted as a read aloud piece to the walk · listen · create Shorelines project, that are either about or inspired by the Wales coast, automatically get entered into the Cover to Cover competition.

How does it work?

You can participate as a writer, by writing and submitting a text, poetry or prose, of under 250 words.

You can also participate by reciting a submitted text and recording your submission, either as audio, or video.

Both writers and reciters can submit images connected to their work.

Are there limitations?


  • Your submitted text has to be 250 words or less.
  • You can only submit work that you have the right to distribute. So, you can not submit copyrighted texts or images. Unless you hold the rights.
  • By participating, you make your submitted work available under a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial license. This basically means others can use your work, on the condition they credit you, and that they do not use your work commercially.
  • We might remove submissions we think are inappropriate.

How do I start?

Just follow the prompts below.

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