Tuesday, May 16, 2006

From The New Writer Magazine:

Time is running out for you to enter New Writing Ventures, our series of awards for emerging writers of fiction, poetry and creative non fiction. There is an award of £5000 for the winner, and £1000 for the two short-listed writers in each category. Both winners and short-listed writers also gain a place on unique a year long development programme devised by The New Writing Partnership in collaboration with Arts Council England, East and writer Kate Pullinger. The closing date is May 31.

We are thrilled that Ali Smith , Chair the creative non-fiction strand of Ventures, has been short-listed for a fourth major literary prize, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, Britain's oldest literary accolade. Smith's The Accidental was short-listed for the Man Booker prize last year and recently for the Orange prize for women's fiction. It has won the Whitbread Novel of the Year.

She will be on the other side of the judging process as chair of the selection panel to choose three of the best up and coming writers of non-fiction for New Writing Ventures. She is joined by Michael Laskey, chair of the poetry panel and Candida Clarke chair of the fiction panel…….Patricia Dunker, Professor of Creative Writing at The University of East Anglia, continues The New Writing Partnership’s association with this prestigious institution, by joining Candida and Courttia Newland on the
fiction panel……Just two weeks to get your entry in!!!

Selection panels:
Fiction: Candida Clarke (Chair), Patricia Dunker, Courttia Newland
Creative Non-fiction: Ali Smith (Chair),William Fiennes, Edward Platt
Poetry: Michael Laskey (Chair), Roddy Lumsden, Esther Morgan

For full biographies of the selection panels, eligibility criteria and entry form, please see our website: www.newwritingpartnership.org.uk

The New Writing Partnership is a registered charity, no: 1110725 The New Writing Partnership receives its core funding from Norwich City Council, Norfolk County Council, The University of East Anglia and Arts Council England, East.


chiefbiscuit said...

Thanks for the info ... would be nice ... but not this year! Anyway - NZers probably not eligible. I enjoyed reading through your blogs - LOVE the new writing room - looks scrummy - oops maybe that was the biscuit in the cute poem! Or the cute biscuit in the scrummy poem?

James Topham said...

Hi Sarah,

Thanks for the reminder about the competition!

I don't know if you'd be interested, but I'm currently editing an online journal that publishes new writing. Its called the round table review and its at http://www.roundtablereview.co.uk.

All my best.