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  • The Winston Graham Historical Prize 2015

    The Royal Institution of Cornwall is pleased to announce that The Winston Graham Historical Prize funded by a generous legacy from the author and supported by his family, will be open for entries from 1st March 2015.

  • Call for New Translator in Residence

    The Free Word Centre is looking for a Translator in Residence to join the Free Word team. This twelve-month residency, from September 2015 – September 2016, is an exciting opportunity for a translator to get involved in all aspects of Free Word life, from online translations and blogs to events, talks, and school and community workshops.

  • Mslexia Women's Novel Competition 2015

    Mslexia Women's Novel Competition 2015 is for novels of at least 50,000 words written for adults (and young adults) in any genre by previously unpublished women novelists.

  • The Biographers’ Club Tony Lothian Prize 2015

    The £2,000 Tony Lothian Prize (sponsored by her daughter, Elizabeth, Duchess of Buccleuch) supports uncommissioned first-time writers working on a biography.

  • Jane Grigson Award

    Jane Grigson, a renowned twentieth-century food writers that Britain has produced. Her books - especially her ground-breaking Good Things, Vegetable Book and Fruit Book - are still regarded by many leading food writers and cooks as major inspirations for their work.

    In honour of the twenty-fifth anniversary of Jane's death, The Jane Grigson Trust has launched an award for new food writers, to be presented for the first time in March 2016.


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