Creative writing competition: W&A Working Class Writers' Prize

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16 March 2020
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Lisa McInerney, this year's judge, will mentor the winning writer for a year

Writers & Artists welcome submissions of unpublished work by writers who identify as working class who do not have a publisher or agent. As well as being mentored for a year by Lisa McInerney, the winner will get £200, a year's free subscription to the Society of Authors, free entry to any W&A one-day event and copies of either the Writers' & Artists' Yearbook or the Children's Writers' & Artists' Yearbook, Writers' & Artists' Guide to Getting Published and Writers' & Artists' Guide to How to Hook an Agent.

To enter, send the beginning of an unpublished work in any genre no longer than 2,000 words, a synopsis and a brief description of your writing background and how you identify as a working class writer.

Entry is free.

The closing date is 15 June 2020.

For full details see the website.

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