31 March 2022
The new contest is for unpublished writers from Gloucestershire
The Laurie Lee Prize for Writing has been created by Gloucestershire writer Katie Fforde and Stroud Book Festival to honour poet and author Laurie Lee. It is open to writers who have not published a full-length novel who were born in, or live in, Gloucestershire.
The contest is for writing on the theme of nature or conservation (urban or rural). Two prizes of £1,000 will be awarded, one of which will be for a young writer under the age of 25.
To enter, submit between 4,500 and 5,000 words of fiction or non-fiction (which may be a novel extract, essay, short story, memoir extract or a piece of travel writing) or up to 125 lines of poetry.
Entry is free.
The closing date is 1 August.
For full details see the website.