Spread the Word’s Life Writing Prize 2020 is open until February 3, 2020 (11am).
Free to enter.
Open to UK based writers aged 18 and over who have yet to publish a full-length work or have a literary agent.
The Prize defines life writing as ‘intended to be true’, reflects someone’s own life journey or experiences and is not fiction.
Twelve writers will be longlisted and offered publication on the Spread the Word website and in a new Life Writing Prize booklet.
The winner of The Life Writing Prize will receive £1500, an Arvon course, a writing mentor, two years’ membership of the Royal Society of Literature and an optional development meeting with an agent and editor. Two highly commended writers receive a writing mentor and £500.
Judges: Kerry Hudson, Nell Stevens, and Sathnam Sanghera