Creative writing award: Benjamin Franklin House Literary Prize 2022


17 July 2022
The annual competition is for fiction and non-fiction by writers aged 18-25

Writers entering the prize are asked to explore the contemporary relevance of a quotation from Benjamin Franklin. The 2022 quote is:

‘The Eyes of other People are the Eyes that ruin us. If all but myself were blind, I should want neither fine Clothes, fine Houses nor fine Furniture.’ Letter to Benjamin Vaughan, 1784.

There is a first prize of £750 and a runner-up prize of £500. Winning entries will be published on the Benjamin Franklin House website.

Enter original, unpublished fiction or non-fiction between 1,000 and 1,500 words.

Entry is free. Each writer may submit one entry.

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The closing date is 31 October 2022.

For full details see the website.


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