Here's a goodie of a short story competition... My only query is they say you should be unpublished - is that novel unpublished or short story unpublished? I wish they'd be more clear!
Harpers Bazaar / Orange Short Story Competition 2007
If you are an unpublished female writer, over the age of 18 enter now!
The judges (Amanda Ridout, managing director of the general books division of HarperCollins UK (chair); Kate Mosse, Martha Kearney, John Walsh and senior editors from Harper’s Bazaar) are looking for stylish, creative and original writing.
To enter send an original 2,000 word story on the subject ‘The Gesture’ a 200 word autobiography a passport photo of yourself attached to a sheet of A4 paper with your full name, address, telephone number (mobile where possible), occupation and date of birth.
Your competition entry should be typed and double-line spaced on A4 paper.
Send it to
National Magazine House
72 Broadwick Street
Closing date: 27 April 2007
Three finalists will be chosen to attend a writer’s masterclass and lunch at HarperCollins in London. The finalists will then have the chance to edit their entries and resubmit them to the judges for final consideration.
The first prize is a cheque for £1,000 and publication of the story in Harper’s Bazaar. The two runners-up receive £500 each.
The winner will be announced at the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction awards ceremony on 6 Jun 2007. The winner and runners-up will also receive copies of the books shortlisted for this year’s Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction.
For more information see the March issue of Harper’s Bazaar
Rules and regulations
1 Entrants must be unpublished female writers aged 18 or over.
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