Spread the Word Life Writing Prize 2019

The Spread the Word Life Writing Prize in association with Goldsmiths Writers’ Centre is open to emerging writers living in the UK aged 18+ . The Prize aims to find the best life writing from emerging writers from across the UK.

Last year’s winner was Danny Brunton for his story New Boy. At the time of winning, Danny was enrolled on the Autobiography & Life Writing Programme – part of the Creative Writing Programme at New Writing South.

The 2019 Life Writing Prize winner will receive £1,500, publication on Spread the Word’s website, an Arvon course, two years’ membership to the Royal Society of Literature and a development meeting with an editor and an agent. Two highly commended entries will each receive £500 and two mentoring sessions, a development meeting with an editor and an agent, and be published on the Spread the Word website.

This year, the judges include Colin Grant, Inua Ellams and Ros Barber.

Information

Application Deadline:
1 February 2019 11:59 pm