Sunday, 21 February 2016

Italian job?

The prize for this competition is £3,000 as an advance and the opportunity to spend three months in Italy working on your book. To enter, submit a proposal for an essay which will be at least 25,000 words.

"The judges will be looking for proposals for essays that explore and expand the possibilities of the essay form, with no restrictions on theme or subject matter."

I on the other hand am looking for a photo I've taken in Italy ... ah, here you go.

16 comments:

  1. Hi Patsy - certainly wouldn't mind the Italian job - but suspect it just won't happen .. but am tempted with the Italy bit! Cheers Hilary

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  2. I'm not eligible at present and I doubt that I will ever be for this one. Could that be Mt Etna in the background? And New Pompei in front?

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  3. Looks like the poetry competition may have already expired, Patsy, unless I've read it wrong.

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  4. Essay writing?? Not in my scope, I'm afraid. But Italy - totally would be! Stayed around the Gulf of Poets a few years back. So gorgeous. Definitely on my hit-list of places to go when the ankle biters don't need me anymore (I'm already collecting pennies in my piggy bank especially for my future 'writing times' ;), but by then, you know, I should actually have published a few books and hopefully fund itself, if I can pull my finger out my backside).
    Thanks for sharing.

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    1. A funded from previous writing visit sounds ideal, Charlie. Hope you manage it.

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  5. Summer in Italy sounds wonderful but I don't think I could pull this one off.

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    1. I think it would better suit someone who already had something well under way, Susan.

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  6. A book length essay? Isn't that just a non-fiction book? (According to my dictionary an essay is 'a short prose work') Too busy with my fiction now, but if I had 3 months in Italy I might come up with an idea ... Great prize for anyone who can do it though!

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    1. Can't say I know the difference between a really long essay and a non fiction book, Linda - maybe that's a clue this isn't for me?

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