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 principal fundraising plank continues to be writing prizes and we consider our aim is to encourage aspiring writers as well as raising money.
  The Georgina Hawtrey-Woore Award read more…
The Grannies who founded and run Words for the Wounded are delighted that so many Independent authors entered our various categories for this year's Georgina Hawtrey-Woore Award for Independent Authors. The subjects were exciting, the standard higher than ever.
The judging for the 2018 Award is complete and results can be viewed here.
We are rethinking our plans for our competition and as a result will not be running a competition this year. We will have finalised a new format early in the New Year and will be opening a new competition in November 2019.
Thank you all for your support. We have just this week been able to help with respite care, with the purchase of a specially adapted bike.
Week by week the work of Words for the Wounded continues, helped by all of you.
News
  • 2018 COMPETITION RESULTS (click to view)
  • There will be no competition in 2019 as the format is being altered. The new format will be launched in November 2019.
  • The ‘grannies’ will be slogging along Hadrian's Wall on a sponsored fundraising walk at some stage - gulp. It is a long way but we'll love every blister, every moment, every laugh - ho hum...
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...
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Georgina Hawtrey-Woore
Georgina Hawtrey-Woore was a Senior Editor at Arrow, an imprint of Penguin Random House, but not just any editor. She was an expert, and an author's dream. She was our founder, Margaret Graham's editor, one who not only knew her stuff but knew authors too. She reached out, she empathised, she advised with the lightest of hands, and was invariably right. She was also a great supporter of Words for the Wounded.
Georgina died, too young, in 2017. She is missed every day by her authors and colleagues, family and friends, and since she was determined that her authors should fulfil their potential, the three grannies who run Words for the Wounded felt it only right that this wonderful woman should be remembered.
The Georgina Hawtrey-Woore Award will offer independent authors four categories: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Fiction for Young Adults and Picture Books for Children.
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Fiction, Memoir or Poetry Award 2015
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Fiction, Memoir or Poetry Award 2015
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Independant Author Award 2015
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