Saturday, 26 June 2010
PARIS LITERARY PRIZE
I love Paris, I love novellas. These are not unusual things. What is unusual is the new Paris Literary Prize, run by the delicious Shakespeare & Co., which is for a novella by an unpublished author (that is, no book yet) which has a prize of €10,000. Oooooh la la!
Deadline: 1st December
Entry fee: €50 (Eek!)
The Paris Literary Prize 2011
Shakespeare and Company, in collaboration with The de Groot Foundation, is pleased to announce the launch of our first literary prize. Shakespeare and Company has a long-standing tradition of opening its doors to aspiring writers and in keeping with that philosophy, the 10,000€ Paris Literary Prize is ONLY open to writers who have not yet published a book. We believe that a prize of this kind can make a difference in launching a new writer’s career.
We have long been admirers of the novella, a genre which includes such classics as The Old Man and the Sea, Animal Farm and The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. The Paris Literary Prize celebrates this small but perfectly formed genre while giving a unique opportunity to writers whose voice has not yet been heard.
"If a law were passed giving six months to every writer of a first book, only the good ones would do it." Bertrand Russell
Please read the terms and conditions for the Paris Literary Prize below. Happy writing and we look forward to reading your work!
Terms & Conditions – 2011 Paris Literary Prize
The 2011 Paris Literary Prize will be awarded for an unpublished novella (defined by the
Oxford English Dictionary as a short novel, or long story). A submitted novella must be a sustained narrative with a minimum word count of 20,000 and maximum of 30,000. Linked
short stories, and works aimed at children or young adults will not be considered.
The 2011 Paris Literary Prize award is 10,000€ and a weekend stay in Paris, France. The winner will also read from his or her work at a special event at Shakespeare and Company Bookshop in Paris.
The Paris Literary Prize Runner-up awards:
There will be two runner-up awards. These awardees will receive a weekend stay in Paris and
an opportunity to read from their work at a special event at Shakespeare and Company Bookshop in Paris.
Submissions are accepted on line at www.parisliteraryprize.com beginning 1 August, 2010.
Lots more rules and regs here.