Raising money to support the rehabilitation of our wounded
Welcome to Words for the Wounded!
Words for the Wounded raises money via writing prizes, events and donation to help wounded servicemen and women. Every penny is important, and every penny we raise goes to where it should, because the organisers, (the three grannies) absorb all expenses.
Our principle fundraising plank continues to be writing prizes and we consider our aim is to encourage aspiring writers as well as raising money. To this end we are now holding an annual LitFest day.
The 2016 Competition
The Independant Author Book Award
- for self-published fiction or non-fiction -
Judge: Felicity Trew
Caroline Sheldon Literary Agency
The top 3 prize winners will receive :
a Review and A Day in the Life feature in Frost Magazine
Open for entries: 11th November 2015    Closes: 6th March 2016
Entry Fee: £12.50
Results will be announced on the 6th June 2016 here on the website
We do hope that you will continue to support us as you have been doing. As you know the grannies are all volunteers and, we repeat, every penny raised goes to the cause. Also, as you may know, the average age of those with life changing injuries is 25 which means that they have long lives to live and they deserve the best.
We can all help them to achieve their full potential, and lead confident and independent lives and it is the least we can do.
For news, reports from our events, chat and writing tips visit our blog...
  • The 2016 Fundraising LitFest will be held on the 16th April. Click here for details.
  • 2015 COMPETITION RESULTS (click to view)
  • Following on from the grannies skydive, the grannies and their families have signed themselves up for a Mud Challenge in August, heaving themselves over a military assault course, in the mud. They’re mad of course, but sponsorship makes it all fine. Or so they tell themselves. If you would like to sponsor us (100% goes to support our wounded) please click our Mud Challenge link.
  • Our inaugral Litfest was judged by all who attended a great success. A full review of the day can be read on Frost Magazine.
  • Fabulous news! Felicity Trew of Caroline Sheldon Literary Agency is now representing the ewinner of our 2015 Independent Author Book Award. We're all so excited.
Patrons :
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The Words for the Wounded 2016 LitFest will be held on the 16th April
at the
Downley Community Centre, School Close, High Wycombe HP13 5TR
10.00am to 5.00pm
  • Sunday Times No 1 bestselling author Elizabeth Buchan
  • Jemima Hunt, editor and literary agent
  • Tracy Baines, successful genre short story writer
  • Catherine Balavage, blogger and editor of Frost Magazine
Cost £35 (which includes lunch with wine, morning coffee and afternoon tea)
For Tickets, send a cheque or postal order to the address below:
(cheques payable to Words for the Wounded)
Words for the Wounded
12 Woodcote Green, Downley, High Wycombe, HP13 5UN
Please include a SAE
Fiction, Memoir or Poetry Award Independant Author Award
First Sue Hawkins
Second Hannah Froggatt
Third Guy Mortenson
Highly Commended Commended
Frances Colville Wendy Breckon
June Elford Andrew Campbell-Kearsey
Clare Elstow Pat Heath
Clare Girvan Clive Hewitt
Kerry Hood Tom Loader
Jan Moran Neil Tony Oswick
Michael Rowan Maya Pieris
Angela Taplin Judith Pollinger
Dorothy Waite Chip Tolson
Marianne Wright  
First Jane Cable
Second Janet O'Kane
Third Eric Sinclair
Highly Commended Commended
Amanda Hatter Eleanor Broaders
Diane Kay Kevin Brooke
  Jane Carling
  Courtney Hulbert
  Shelagh Mazey
  Peter Morley
  Michael Tappenden
  Suzie Twine
  Clare Weiner
Fiction, Memoir or Poetry Award 2015
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Independant Author Award 2015
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Judges’ Comments
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