|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The prize is open to any woman over 18 who has written an unpublished novel in English.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