Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Harpers Bazaar Short Story Contest

You'll need some kind of a UK address for this one:

They want original, stylish and imaginative writing.

Prize: Three finalists will be selected by the judges to attend a writers' masterclass and lunch at the Sceptre offices in London. The first prize is £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.

1.    An original 2,000 word story on the subject of ‘The face'.
2.    A 200-word autobiography.
3.    A passport photograph (why?) of yourself (not someone else them like someone more Harper's material?) attached to a sheet of A4 paper with your full name, address, telephone number (mobile number where possible), occupation and date of birth.
4.    Send to: Stephen Doig, Features assistant, Harper's Bazaar, National Magazine House, 72 Broadwick Street, London W1F 9EP.

Deadline: 12th April 2010

Judges: This year's judging panel will be chaired by Carole Welch (publishing director of Sceptre, an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton), with judges Kate Mosse (co-founder and honorary director of the Orange Prize for Fiction), novelist Esther Freud, Caroline Michel (c.e.o of PFD talent agency), writer and broadcaster Mariella Frostrup and senior editors from Harper's Bazaar.

Terms and conditions here


Ann said...

That was my thought, why do they want a passport type photo? Not that it matters, I don't have a UK address. Just the regular old Irish one.

Titus said...

I reckon it's the photo that swings it. Anyone that wants to piggyback my address more than welcome.

Emerging Writer said...

Thanks Titus, very generous. Anyone got a story (nearly) ready?

Buffy said...

Any news on this year's competition? I'm in the States and can't put my hands to a hard copy of the magazine. And haven't been able to find the link...I always rely on you for that. :)


Emerging Writer said...

Hi Buffy,
thanks for dropping by, I've seen nothing yet this year. Anyone else?