Poets and short story writers from across the world are invited to submit their entries to this year’s Bournemouth Writing Prize, run by Fresher Publishing at Bournemouth University.
The international prize, judged by a team including a commissioning editor from Picador and a literary agent from United Agents, offers the opportunity to win £500, feedback on a sample of work from an industry professional, and a professionally produced recording. All entries are also considered for inclusion in the anthologies that Fresher Publishing produces each year.
This year's Bournemouth Writing Prize features two categories - Short Story and Poetry.
Last year’s Short Story winner, Berlin-based Irish writer Alan Murrin, said: “I’m so grateful to have had this opportunity. Winning the Bournemouth Writing Prize marks a career high for me, and recording a reading of my story with the team was so rewarding.”
Fresher Publishing subsequently entered Alan’s winning story into The Irish Short Story awards, where he has been shortlisted alongside Roddy Doyle and Bernard MacLaverty.
Fresher Publishing is based at Bournemouth University and offers BU’s MA Creative Writing and Publishing students the opportunity to work for the small press and produce its annual short story and poetry anthologies.
The deadline for entries to the Bournemouth Writing Prize is midnight on 16 January 2022.
For more information on The Bournemouth Writing Prize and The Young Writers Prize for primary school children, visit the Fresher Publishing Website.