KU announced a creative and professional writing prize for students

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Want your voice to be heard on a large platform? Have a topical issue that you are passionate about? Or do you have the ability to write in a way which captures the reader’s imagination and attention?

Kingston University has introduced a new award which makes all of this possible.

In honour of the newly established BA (Hons) creative and professional writing course, Kingston University has announced a creative and professional writing prize for students.

Dr Chiara Alfano, research assistant to the creative and professional Writing academic excellence project, said: “The award has been established to raise awareness of the new degree, and Kingston as a centre of professional writing excellence.”

The University have invited award-winning author Courttia Newland as this year’s judge.

Courttia Newland is the author of several fictional books and is most famous for The Scholar and The Gospel According to Cane (2013).

The University has also hosted similar prizes which have been very successful, such as The Hilary Mantel Prize, which ran alongside the launching on the MFA degree in creative writing.

To enter the competition, all you have to do is send in your best piece of work expressing a topic of interest.

All entries will be judged by writing industry experts who are looking “to hear your voice, your thoughts, and your point of view” by telling them what you would like to say to those in power if you had the opportunity to do so.

Deadline for submission is November 15 2019.

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