Sunday, 30 January 2011

Write about Italy

Ever been to Italy? Here's a competition for creative writing, the Posara Prize set up to to encourage fine writing about the country.

and it's free to enter

We're looking for original, unpublished pieces of no more than 2,000 words, with the underlying theme of 'A Foreigner in Italy'. The work can be fiction or non-fiction: the important thing is to capture the emotion of Italy, as seen through an outsider's eyes.

You can write about the people, the countryside, art, architecture, food and wine – in fact, anything that makes Italy interesting, inspiring, exasperating or even frightening.

Deadline: midnight on Monday 28 February 2011.

No more than one entry per person is allowed.
The piece must be no longer than 2000 words.

From all the entries a shortlist of 10 will be drawn up by Lois and Bill Breckon, and Elizabeth Garrett. The shortlist will be announced on the mill website on Monday 21 March 2011.

The winning entry will be will be selected by a panel of judges comprising best-selling authors Jessica Hart, Sharon Kendrick and Anita Burgh.

The winner will be announced on Tuesday 5 April 2011.

The winner will receive a prize of £1,000.

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