Saturday, 20 June 2009

Write a story for the Guardian


Like many arty types, I take the Guardian of a Saturday as some kind of culturally-dependent ritual. I tried reading it online but it's JUST NOT THE SAME and I kept spilling my decaff which doesn't go down well with keyboards. Did I tell you about the time when my f stopped working? There are a lot of words with f in them.

Anyway, the Guardian does a summer special short story magazine, like Women's Weekly except of a more literary bent. And they are looking for us, the emerging writers who read the Guardian to join that illusive company, to be published in August. Unpublished and up to 2,000 words.

Deadline: 10 July 2009
Guardian Weekend, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU short.story@guardian.co.uk
Include a phone number.
See the website terms here.

What's this? UK residents?! Why?

Judges: William Boyd and Julie Myerson will be looking for the most original, gripping and well-crafted piece of writing.
One winner and 5 runners up will be notified by 22nd July (how many stories do they think they will get?)

2 comments:

Lily Sheehan said...

I haven't written a shorty in ages so maybe this is a good time to start. Thanks for the post

P Nolan said...

Ah, bummer. Just seen that ( often only read Saturday's Guardian as my 'sunday paper' and was all psyched to send something - but hadn't noticed the UK restriction,. That's very frustrating - but consistent, at least. All their competitions and offers are UK only. Shuold have twigged that. Tiresome.