Friday, 13 March 2009

Harpers Bazaar

Short Story Competition.

Are you the most exciting new female voice in fiction - but, as yet, unpublished?

The winner will collect her award in the presence of the literary world's top editors, publishers and agents, at the Orange Prize for Fiction award ceremony in June.

The judging panel will be chaired by Susan Sandon (managing director of Cornerstone, a division of Random House), with judges Kate Mosse (co-founder and honorary director of the Orange Prize for Fiction), Marina Lewycka (novelist and previous nominee for the Orange Prize), Lauren Laverne (presenter of BBC Two's The Culture Show), Peter Straus (managing director of literary agency Rogers, Coleridge & White) and senior editors from Harper's Bazaar.

(which means they'll be pre-screened)

They're looking for
Imaginative and stylish writing.

2,000 words on the subject of Mother

They also want:
A 200-word autobiography.

3 A passport photograph of yourself, attached to a sheet of A4 bearing your full name, address, telephone number (mobile number where possible), occupation and date of birth.

Three finalists will be selected by the judges to attend a writers' masterclass and lunch at the offices of Random House 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. All three winners will also receive copies of all the shortlisted books for this year's Orange Prize for Fiction.

Deadline: Tuesday 14 April

Entrants must be unpublished female writers aged 18 or over (in this instance please take "unpublished" to mean that entrants do not have an existing or previous contract with a publishing house.)


BarbaraS said...

That's a long bio to have to write! I'd need fiction to help with that.

Interesting subject, you'd need to be really unconventional to stand out.

Emerging Writer said...

aren't bios part fiction anyway?! You'd have to be unconventional

or really really good

Eimear said...

Oooh, ridiculously good prize. Thanks for the heads up.