Submit Your Writing To Win Prestigious Award and £10,000
First off, let me say sorry to readers and writers who’re not living in the UK.
Today’s post is about the Brit Writers Award and it, unfortunately only caters for writers living and working in the UK. You, happily, can win a Writer’s Award and £10,000 if you’ve got what it takes. I hasten to add that anyone from anywhere in the world can access the writing tips, resources and features this website offers.
Many of our Year Zero Writers are artists who’ve consistently created material for many years. Quite a number of our members have also self-published our books. While many of us are giving away our work for free and are contented with the satisfaction it brings to our fans, a few of us are also attempting to develop a wider readership in the hope that someday we can build up at least a partial livelihood from writing. A prestigious award can help construct not only a sizeable platform, but attract the right people empowered to give us that little push we like to think we deserve.
You can submit work in any of the following categories: poems, short stories, non-fiction, children’s stories, song writing, and novels. If you’re an author who fits into one of the minority backgrounds you have the option to apply for your work to be grouped as such. The main category that caught my attention is that of ‘Unpublished Writer Of The Year.’ Entries are encouraged from unpublished writers (in the particular case of Year Zero Writers and our supporters) and authors who’ve already self-published their own works.
Any amount of work is allowed, and if you’ve self-published your book, why not submit this as a whole. There are several high-profile judges and the awards are widely covered in the media. If this isn’t enough, the overall prize money is £10,000, the largest prize money for unpublished writers in the UK. While the monetary prize is terribly attractive, the best news is that all finalists will be invited to the awards ceremony. This presents a chance to meet the UK’s most influential literary agents, publishers and producers.
As would be expected, there are conditions of submissions. You have to become a member of Brit Writers Awards and pay a one-off admin fee of £10, after which you can submit unlimited amounts of work in several different categories. Deadline is Feb 26th 2010. Make sure you read all the terms and conditions to make sure you’re sending in all the information they require from you. Here is the weblink: http://www.britwriters.co.uk/index.html
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