Saturday, 15 March 2008

Harpers Bazaar short story

This one's for an unpublished female writer for an original 2,000-word story on the subject of ‘Ambition'. Also send a 200-word autobiography, a passport photograph of yourself and contact details.

Deadline: 11 April 2008.

Judges: Amanda Ridout (managing director of HarperCollins), novelist Kate Mosse, Peter Straus (managing director of Rogers, Coleridge and White Literary Agency), writer and broadcaster Mariella Frostrup, novelist Hari Kunzru and senior editors from Harper's Bazaar.

Three finalists will attend a writers' masterclass and lunch at the offices of HarperCollins in London. The first prize is a cheque for £1,000 and the publication of your story in Harper's Bazaar. The two runners-up will receive £500 each. The overall winner of the competition will be announced at the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction awards ceremony, which will take place on 4 June 2008. All three winners will also receive copies of all the books shortlisted for this year's Orange Prize for Fiction.

Send entries to: Commissioning Editor, Short-story competition, Harper's Bazaar, National Magazine House, 72 Broadwick Street, London W1F 9EP

15th August 2008
I get a lot of readers for this post so here's a link to the winner announcement and information. Midlands based writer Sukhraj Kaur Randhawa to be published in October. Shortlisted were shortlisted authors, Kirstin Zhang and Julie Ma, who I'm guessing also have Asian links. How interesting. I wish we could read the shortlisted stories too. Perhaps on the Orange website or Harper's Bazaar website. Or do these ladies blog?

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