Wednesday, 4 June 2008

Writing Opportunities from Cinnamon Press




With their publishing schedule full well into 2010, Cinnamon Press writing awards offer not only cash prizes, but the prospect of a publishing slot with a contract for first poetry collection/ first novel or novella and short stories.

Previous winners and runners up have gone on to critical acclaim and gained further awards – Jane McKie was recently announced as Scottish book of the year best first book for Morocco Rococo; Ruth Leader’s The Peacock Room shortlisted for best first poetry collection in the 2007 Jerwood Aldeburgh Prize and Bill Greenwell’s Impossible Objects shortlisted for best first collection in the Forward prize.

Cinnamon Press Novel/la Writing Award:

First prize –£400 + publishing contract for debut novel of 50 – 80,000 words. Or debut novella of 20 – 45,000 words (adult or teen novels/novellas) Entries by post + sae. Submit first 10,000 words. Separate sheet – name, address, email, working title, nom de plume, novel/la word count. Five finalists submit full novel/la & receive appraisal. Entry - £16 per novel/la.

Cinnamon Press Poetry Collection Award:

First prize –£100 & publishing contract for first collection. Runners up published in anthology. Entries by post + sae. Submit 10 poems up to 40 lines. Separate sheet with name, address, email, collection title, nom de plume. Three finalists submit further 10 poems, any length. Entry - £16 per collection, includes free copy of winners’ anthology.

Cinnamon Press Short Story Aw ard:

First prize –£100 & publication. Up to ten runners up stories’ published in winners’ anthology. Entries by post + sae. Up to Length 2,000 – 4,000 words. Separate sheet – name, address, email, working title, nom de plume. Entry – £16 per story, includes free copy of winners’ anthology.

Deadlines – 30th June 2008.

Send entries to ...

Cinnamon Press,Meirion House,Glan yr afon,Tanygrisiau,Blaenau Ffestiniog,
Gwynedd, LL41 3SU.

For more info visit: http://www.cinnamonpress.com/

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