Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Unpublished novel competition (women only)

Just heard about this in one of my writing forums. I haven't checked it out so don't know anything more about it than this but it does sound legit:

The Virginia prize for fiction

To celebrate 20 years of success as a small independent publishing house based in Richmond-upon-Thames, Aurora metro is launching a new competition to encourage and promote new writing by women.

The prize is open to any woman over 18 who has written an unpublished novel in English. The shortlist will be compiled in October 2009 and the £1000 prize will be awarded in November as part of Richmond's 'Book Now!' Literary Festival. The winning entry will be published by Aurora Metro Press in the following year.

For more information about the Virginia Prize, contact Aidan Jenkins on 020 3261 0000 or email

aidan@aurorametro.com


11 comments:

Adam said...

Sexism!!!

*cough*

Sorry.

Hmmm, maybe if I shave and throw on a dress...


Adam

PS. This may be the first time I've comment on your blog. Bad Adam!!!

Leatherdykeuk said...

Super!
I'll be subbing to this one!

liz fenwick said...

Have requested the details -let's see what they say.

lx

Debs said...

I've requested them too. Thanks.

Fionnuala Kearney said...

Will request the details. Thanks Cally. x

misa101 said...

I totally read vagina prize for fiction. Yeah I need to get my mind out of the gutter.

Lily Sheehan said...

Must look into this. and... I work in Richmond, must be a sign!!!
Thanks for the post :)

Lily Sheehan said...

Getting a little ahead of myself. I haven't even finished writing the thing yet. Doh!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Sounds a great idea.

CJ xx

Melissa Marsh said...

Hmm...I'd like to know a bit more about this. Wonder if it's open to entrants across the pond here in the States?

Lost Wanderer said...

nominated your blog for an award http://lostwanderer5.blogspot.com/2009/07/superior-scribbler-award.html