The new all women prose writing competition is offering a cash prize of £600 and publication in an anthology. Entry is open to all women writers over the age of 16 who live or work in the East of England.

The anthology, published in partnership with Unthank Books in Norwich will be launched on International Women’s Day.

The competition is open for entries. Fiction, memoir, life-writing and creative non-fiction is welcomed but no extracts, please! The deadline for the competition is November 30th 2013 and winners will be announced in January 2014.

Norwich-based Words and Women showcase and celebrate women writers who live in the East of England, at all stages of their professional careers through an exciting and eclectic programme of events, including a young women’s writing project and touring to regional book festivals.

‘The competition is a very exciting development,’ said Belona Greenwood, co-organiser of Words and Women alongside Lynne Bryan. ‘This part of the country is so rich in literary talent and there are so many writers and readers out there who are waiting to share their work.’

‘Bel and I will be judging the competition this year,’ added Lynne Bryan. ‘We can’t wait to see the quality of the entries.’

Visit wordsandwomennorwich.blogspot.co.uk for more information about membership and the competition launch, as well as news and profiles of featured writers.

Bel Greenwood

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