WORDS AND WOMEN'S SHORT PROSE COMPETITION

One week to get those texts in!

Write prose? Do you write fiction, memoir, creative non-fiction? Do you enjoy life-writing? Then enter your work for the Words And Women writing competition.

National prize: £1,000 & a month?s writing residency provided by Hosking Houses Trust.

Regional prize: £600 & a mentoring session with Jill Dawson of Gold Dust.

Winners & twenty shortlisted entries will be published in our annual anthology.

Entries judged by Naomi Wood, prize-winning author of The Godless Boys & Mrs. Hemingway.

Closing date: 15th November 2016.

Entries can be short prose, on any theme, up to 2,200 words.

National prize open to women writers over the age of 40. Regional prize open to women writers over the age of 16 living in the East of England.

For more details email wordsandwomencomp@gmail.com or visit our blog at www.wordsandwomennorwich.blogspot.co.uk

Don’t forget to enter Words and Women’s Competition – Regional and National prizes – deadline 15th November – go to www.wordsandwomennorwich.blogspot.co.uk for details.

Are you a prose writer? Do you write fiction, memoir, creative non-fiction? Do you enjoy life-writing? Then enter your work for the Words And Women writing competition.

National prize: £1,000 & a month’s writing residency  provided by Hosking Houses Trust.

Regional prize: £600 & a mentoring session with Jill Dawson of Gold Dust.

Winners & twenty shortlisted entries will be published in our annual anthology.

Entries judged by Naomi Wood, prize-winning author of The Godless Boys & Mrs. Hemingway.

Closing date: 15th November 2016.

Entries can be short prose, on any theme, up to 2,200 words.

National prize open to women writers over the age of 40. Regional prize open to women writers over the age of 16 living in the East of England.

For more details email wordsandwomencomp@gmail.com or visit our blog at www.wordsandwomennorwich.blogspot.co.uk

Words and Women launch their fourth annual writing prize for the East of England and a new national award for women over 40.

The national award, generously sponsored by Hosking Houses Trust, marks the fifth anniversary of Words and Women and offers women over the age of 40 the opportunity to win £1,000 and a month-long writing retreat.

The East of England prize offers the winner £600 and a mentoring session with Jill Dawson of Gold Dust.  Both national and regional winners will be published in Words and Women: Four, alongside 20 runners up. The anthology, published in partnership with Unthank Books in Norwich, will be launched on International Women’s Day, 8thMarch, 2017.

Naomi-Picador

This year’s guest judge is Naomi Wood, the prize-winning author of The Godless Boys and the bestseller Mrs. Hemingway (both from Picador). Mrs. Hemingway has been translated into ten languages, won the Jerwood Fiction Prize, and was shortlisted for the 2015 International Dylan Thomas Prize. It was also a 2015 Richard and Judy Bookclub choice.

The Words and Women prose competition has proved itself to be a great showcase and previous winners have gone on to secure agent representation and increased interest in their work.

Entries should be 2,200 words or under.  Short works of fiction, memoir, life-writing and creative non-fiction are all welcome. Extracts from longer works will not be considered. The deadline is 15th November 2016.  Winners will be announced in January 2017.  See www.wordsandwomennorwich.blogspot.co.uk for details.