W&A Working-Class Writers’ Prize

Are you a writer who identifies as working class? Looking for an opportunity to get your writing out there? Are you getting ready to take that next step on the path to publication?

The winner of the Working-Class Writers’ Prize will receive editorial feedback on their writing from the judge – acclaimed author and advocate of working class writers, Natasha Carthew – as well as a complimentary place at one of their How To Get Published events. The winner will also receive a copy of one of the Writing Companion Guide series, and a copy of the latest edition of the Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook or Children’s Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook. Five highly-commended entries will also receive a copy of either Yearbook.  

To enter, all you have to do is submit a sample of your writing – ideally the beginning of your current work-in-progress – and this must be no more than 2,000 words, as well as a synopsis, if you have it, to match your current work-in-progress. You need to be registered on the W&A website in order for your entry to be considered, and must submit your entry to waybcompetitions@bloomsbury.com with the subject line W&A Working-Class Writers’ Prize 2019.

The closing date for entries is midnight Monday 10th June. The shortlist will be announced on the blog pages of the website on Monday 15th July. The winner, as chosen by Natasha, will be announced in early August 2019.

For more details on how to enter, visit the W&A website.

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