Creative writing award: Benjamin Franklin House Literary Prize 2023


04 October 2023
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 2023 quote is:

‘Government must depend for its Effienciency either on Force or Opinion.' From 'The Colonist's advocate,' Vll. (Feb 1, 1770)

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

Enter original, unpublished fiction or non-fiction between 1,000 and 1,500 words.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 15 November 2023.

For full details see the website.


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