Submissions Open for IGGY & Litro Young Writers’ Prize 2013

Submissions Open for IGGY & Litro Young Writers’ Prize 2013
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Litro home bannerWe’re excited to let you know that submissions open today for the 2013 IGGY & Litro Young Writers’ Prize.

The theme this year is DREAM, so if you’re an IGGY member aged between 13 – 18, send your stories of no more than 2,500 words in length, based on the theme. In addition to a cash prize of £2,000 the winner will be published in Litro and at IGGY.net. £200 will also be awarded to each of the 5 runners-up. Read some previous winners here.

You must be an IGGY member to submit your entry. For more information about IGGY and to get your 20% discount off annual membership, please click here.

IGGY and Litro Young Writers' PrizeOur partners IGGY have been in the news in the last couple of weeks – read what they’ve been cooking up here. IGGY is the University of Warwick’s educational social network, described as “the thinking teenager’s Facebook”.

The fourth IGGY and Litro Young Writers’ Prize will this year be judged by the BBC broadcaster, writer & journalist, John McCarthy CBE, creative writer and perhaps the UK’s greatest teacher Francis Gilbert, writer and critic Ian Sansom, award winning writer and performance poet Dean Atta and young teenage writer  Simi Prasad.

John McCarthy CBE
John McCarthy has written numerous books including bestseller Some Other Rainbow and has appeared in a number of travel documentaries.
Award-winning poet, presenter, performer and all-round creative. He wrote and produced the critically acclaimed urban musical, 'Scratched Out' for the London stage.
Dean Atta is an award-winning poet, presenter, performer and all-round creative.
Francis Gilbert
Francis Gilbert has taught for over twenty years.
He is the author of bestseller I’m A Teacher, Get Me Out Of Here!
Simi Prasad wrote her first novel, Out There, at just 15.
Simi Prasad wrote her first novel, Out There, at just 15.
Ian Sansom teaches poetry, is the founder of magazine The Enthusiast and has written several novels including the Mobile Library detective series.
Ian Sansom teaches poetry and has written several novels including the Mobile Library detective series.

Details:

  • Competition opens on 3rd June 2013.
  • Deadline for submissions 13th September 2013
  • Winner announced December 2013
  • The competition is open to IGGY members aged 13 – 18. Stories should be no more than 2500 words in length.
  • If you’d like to take part in the IGGY and Litro Young Writers’ Prize and you’re not an IGGY Member, get a 20% discount off membership here.

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