Writing East Midlands is pleased to announce the East Midlands Book Award is open for nominations
£1000 will be awarded to a writer of Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, or Poetry, including work aimed at children and young people. Submissions are invited from local, national and international publishers for books published between 1 January and 31 December 2013 by an East Midlands based writer.
The East Midlands Book Award is an annual award that will be awarded in summer 2014 for the best book of 2013. A shortlist of up to 6 books will be announced in April 2014. The aim of the award is to promote writers who live in the East Midlands, to raise the profile of the thriving literary scene in the region, and to reward exceptional work.
Next year’s guest judge Anne Zouroudi, winner of the East Midlands Book Award 2012, said: “The East Midlands Book Award goes from strength to strength, with shortlists featuring authors who shine in the national literary arena. Sunjeev Sahota - who was shortlisted in 2012 - was recently named as one of Granta's most promising young novelists, and this year's contenders include Alison Moore's Booker-nominated The Lighthouse as well as international prize-winner Jon McGregor. So I'm looking forward to the 2014 list with relish! The East Midlands has a wealth of literary talent within its borders, and I'm delighted to be playing a part in raising regional authors' profiles with this increasingly important prize.”
To find out more about the East Midlands Book Award, contact Antonia Bell at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0115 959 7929. To find out how to submit your book, go to www.writingeastmidlands.co.uk/awards.
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