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:

Maggie May said...

Oh dear, my passport has expired!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

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

oscar case said...

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?

Julie Lees said...

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

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Love Italy but will pass on the comp!

Charlie said...

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.

Susan A Eames said...

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

Linda D said...

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!

Patsy said...

Oh no, Maggie!

Patsy said...

I'd quite like to go back, Hilary.

Patsy said...

You are correct, Oscar.

Patsy said...

No, it was me who read it wrong, Julie.

Patsy said...

Same here, Rosemary.

Patsy said...

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

Patsy said...

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

Patsy said...

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?