This competition celebrates the life and works of Jane Austen. The closing date is 31st March 2014 so there is still time to enter.
The theme is ‘a character from one of Jane Austen’s novels’. You can be inspired from any character, male or female. He or she must be recognisable in terms of personality and name but your story can be set in any location and in any time period. All genres are acceptable (crime, romance, literary, ghost stories, sci fi, etc but not children’s stories.)
First prize is £750 and the chance to discuss your current writing project with editor Caroline Oakley of Honno.
The Two runners-up will get £150 each and all three finalists will also win a week’s writers’ retreat at Chawton House.
Other shortlisted authors will receive £40 plus publication in the winners’ anthology
For more information about the competition, rules and the application form, visit the Chawton House Library website at www.chawtonhouse.org
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