Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Lucy Cavendish College Fiction Prize 2012

Lucy Cavendish College has a particular interest in supporting female writers, with many events such as talks, dinners, book launches and writing workshops taking place throughout the year focusing on female fiction and female authors. The highlight of these events is the annual Women's Word festival towards the end of June each year. During Women's Word the College opens its doors to the public for a programme of talks and special events.

A cornerstone of this annual festival is the Lucy Cavendish College Fiction Prize (now in its second year), which is awarded to a remarkable, unpublished female fiction writer over the age of 21 who successfully combines literary merit with "unputdownability" in their entry.

To enter the competition, participants will need to submit the first 30 pages of an unpublished novel and a synopsis of the remainder of the novel (max. 10 pages long).

Deadline: Friday 27 April 2012.

The Judging Panel for the 2012 competition will consist of:
  • Rowan Pelling, Daily Telegraph columnist
  • Isobel Maddison, Director of Studies in English, Lucy Cavendish College
The judges will draw up a shortlist of five submissions; the five shortlisted entrants (plus one guest each) will be invited to a prize-giving dinner at Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge where the winner will be announced. 

Lots more info here

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