Friday, February 4, 2011

Writing Opportunity

If you are a writer in a school in Britain? This may be a chance you want to grab.

Are you a student writer? Would you like to win £1,000, a trip to the Norman Mailer Writer's Colony and the chance to have your work published in British GQ?  Announcing the British GQ Norman Mailer Student Writing Award 2011.

The Winner
The winner will recieve a £1,000 cash prize, have his or her work published in a future issue of British GQ and be invited to spend a month in the summer of 2011 at the Norman Mailer Writers Colony, a residential educational centre based at the legendary author's former home in Provincetown, Massachusetts. All travel, accommodation and expenses will be covered.

About the Norman Mailer Writers Colony
The purpose of the colony is to nurture the development of future writers by using Norman Mailer's contributions to literary culture as a guiding force. Norman Mailer (1923-2007) was a giant of American letters, the author of more than 40 books, including The Naked And The Dead; The Armies Of The Night; The Fight; Tough Guys Don't Dance and the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Executioner's Song.

How it works
Entries, which must be no longer than 3,000 words, will be accepted by email only to before 31 March 2011. All entrants must be current students at British educational establishments. All entries must be original nonfiction. Students may submit work in any of the many sub-genres of creative non-fiction: memoir or autobiography, essay, literary journalism, profiles of people and places, and so on. Whatever its subject, the best work will be true material presented with compelling literary merit. Entries must be submitted as MS Word documents and should be double-spaced. All entries must include name, home address, name of college/university, e-mail address and phone number, including mobile phone.

More info here. Read last year's winning article here. Norman Mailer's Writing Tips

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