Contest: Paris Prize for Fiction (Deadline April 30)

The Paris Writers Workshop is pleased to announce the inauguration of the annual Paris Prize for Fiction, to be presented at the Twentieth Workshop in July 2008.

The prize, of five thousand US dollars ($5000), will be awarded for a novel or collection of short stories in English by a writer who has not previously been published in book form. (Appearance of an extract in a magazine, anthology, etc. does not constitute prior publication.)

Authors are asked to submit the following:

An extract from the work of no more than 1000 words.
A synopsis of no more than one typed page outlining the scope of the work.
A cover letter of no more than one typed page, giving some personal information.
A reading fee of €30 per submission (reduced to €20 for applicants enrolled in the workshop.)
Multiple submissions are permitted, but a reading fee is required for each.
Submissions must be received at the office of the Paris Writers Workshop no later than April 30th, 2008. Shortly after this date, short-listed authors will be required to supply a completed manuscript for final judging. Results will be announced and the presentation made at the closing dinner of the 20th Paris Writers Workshop on July 11, 2008.

Complete Guidelines on: www.pariswritersworkshop.org

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