07 November 2019
The winner of the competition for new and emerging writers gets £1,500, and Arvon course and mentoring
Spread the Word's Life Writing Prize is for writers who are unagented and yet to publish a full-length work. The competition is free to enter.
Run in association with Goldsmith's Writers Centre and now in its fourth year, the competition is for original, unpublished life writing. Send up to 5,000 words, which may be a complete work or the beginning of a longer piece of writing.
In addition to the first prize of £1,500 and an Arvon course, two highly commended writers will receive £500 and a mentor. This year's judges are Kerry Hudson, Nell Stevens and Sathnam Sanghera.
Each writer may enter once only.
The closing date is 3 February.
For full details see the website.
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