2024 V.S. Pritchett Prize Shortlist
Royal Society of Literature
by Amber Sale
2w ago
The shortlist for the 2024 V.S. Pritchett Prize has been announced. The V.S. Pritchett Short Story Prize is an annual award for unpublished short stories between 2,000 to 4,000 words in length. The winner will receive £1,000 and their entry will be published in Prospect magazine online and the RSL Review. Commenting on this year’s shortlist, judge Julia Armfield said: “The range and variety of tones and genres on display with this year’s entries was extremely exciting and it was a struggle to whittle down a shortlist. I hope that the stories we have selected go some way to reflecting a breadth ..read more
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V.S. Pritchett Award 2024 Longlist
Royal Society of Literature
by Amber Sale
1M ago
The longlist for the 2024 V.S. Pritchett Award has been announced. The V.S. Pritchett Short Story Prize is an annual award for unpublished short stories between 2,000 to 4,000 words in length. The winner will receive £1,000 and their entry will be published in Prospect magazine online and the RSL Review. This year’s judges Julia Armfield, Fred D’Aguiar and Juliet Jacques have selected the following: Michael Byrne – ‘Twéo-mann’ Stuart Evers – ‘Martinez’ Sarah Featherstone – ‘Dust’ Gill Fryzer – ‘Off Lizard Point’ Dave Lewis – ‘Pachyderm Hiraeth’ Kate Lockwood Jefford – ‘A Family Gathering’ Grái ..read more
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Submissions for the Entente Littéraire Prize are now open.
Royal Society of Literature
by Amber Sale
1M ago
We are delighted to announce that submissions to the Entente Littéraire Prize (Prix de l’Entente Littéraire), a new UK-France literary prize for writers of young adult literature, are now open. The submissions window will be formally opened at Receptions at the French Embassy in London and the British Embassy in Paris on 23 January as part of the celebrations to mark the start of the 120 anniversary of the Entente Cordiale.   Announced in September 2023 by Her Majesty The Queen and Madame Brigitte Macron during the King and Queen’s State Visit to France, the Entente Littéraire P ..read more
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2023 Literature Matters Awards Winners Announced
Royal Society of Literature
by Amber Sale
2M ago
Now in their sixth year, the RSL Literature Matters Awards aim to enable literary excellence and innovation, providing writers with financial support to undertake new literary projects that extend the reach of literature. For the first time, eight projects from writers working across multiple disciplines and forms have been chosen by judges Polly Atkin, Alycia Pirmohamed and Charlie Swinbourne. Congratulations to our 2023 winners: Pragya Agarwal (£2,900). ‘Writing Eco-grief’ uses writing workshops and masterclasses to document the experience of living and parenting in the time of the anthropoc ..read more
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2023 RSL Giles St Aubyn Award Winners Announcement
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by Laura Sibbald
2M ago
Established in 2017, the RSL Giles St Aubyn Awards support writers with their first commissioned works of non-fiction with 3 awards – one of £10,000, one of £5,000 and one of £2,500. This year’s Awards were judged by Leila Aboulela, Fiona St Aubyn and Tom Burgis. Congratulations to our 2023 winners: £10,000 – Oliver Basciano – Outcast: A History of Us Through Leprosy (Faber & Faber) Outcast is an important book about social connectivity and resilience. Taking leprosy’s 4,000-year history – and its enduring contemporary significance – as its central conceit, this work of astonishing n ..read more
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International Writers Recommendations open for 2024
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by Laura Sibbald
3M ago
Have your say in 2024! We’re now OPEN to recommendations to find our next International Writers. Anyone, anywhere can recommend. Your recommendations will be read by a panel of Fellows including Kit Fan (Chair), Moniza Alvi, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Chloe Aridjis, Homi K. Bhabha, Margaret Busby, Maureen Freely, Deirdre Osborne and Nathalie Teitler. Submit your recommendation here! The post International Writers Recommendations open for 2024 appeared first on Royal Society of Literature ..read more
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It’s our 203rd birthday!
Royal Society of Literature
by Laura Sibbald
3M ago
To celebrate our 203rd birthday, and the end of the third year of RSL 200, we can now reveal 12 new RSL International Writers, and two new awards and prizes for 2024! ‘The ever-expanding portfolio of the Royal Society of Literature initiatives continues the essential support and acknowledgement of writers at different stages of their careers along with a commitment to fostering global relationships. Thriving and impactful, it is an utterly unique organisation, founded two centuries ago, and embracing inclusivity in the twenty-first century.’ – Bernardine Evaristo ..read more
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RSL Jerwood Poetry Awards
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by Martha Stenhouse
3M ago
RSL Jerwood Poetry Awards Mentoring and financial support of over £40,000 annually for one poet from each UK nation The 2024 Awards Nominations from selected organisations will be invited from December 2023. Mentors will be announced in the new year, when the nominated poets will be invited to apply. About the Awards The RSL Jerwood Poetry Awards is a new flagship programme supporting poets across Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and England to make significant step-changes in their careers. Through direct financial support, mentoring, professional development workshops and project fu ..read more
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Literature Matters: Top Tips with Catherine Johnson 2 of 5
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by assistant@rsliterature.org
3M ago
Watch RSL Fellow Catherine Johnson share their advice for what they find helps in their writing. The post Literature Matters: Top Tips with Catherine Johnson 2 of 5 appeared first on Royal Society of Literature ..read more
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Literature Matters: Top Tips with Damian Barr 5 of 5
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by assistant@rsliterature.org
3M ago
Watch RSL Fellow Damian Barr share their advice for what they find helps in their writing. The post Literature Matters: Top Tips with Damian Barr 5 of 5 appeared first on Royal Society of Literature ..read more
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