Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Remember Oluwale Writing Prize, Leeds Big Bookend, deadline 6 March 2016

The Leeds Big Bookend have just announced the Remember Oluwale Writing Prize, deadline 6 March 2016, full details below:

The Remember Oluwale Writing Prize

Announcing The Remember Oluwale Writing Prize

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We are delighted to announce The Remember Oluwale Writing Prize, in partnership with the Leeds BigBookend Festival , Fictions of Every Kind and Remember Oluwale.
We invite you to submit new short stories and poems which creatively respond to David Oluwale’s life and death for an anthology that reflects on David’s story, explaining its relevance today.

The Remember Oluwale charity was formed in response to a call for a memorial in Leeds for David Oluwale by Caryl Phillips, whose book 
Foreigners: Three English Lives included an account of David’s life and death. David arrived in Hull in 1949, from Nigeria, and was found drowned in the River Aire in Leeds in 1969.

The Judges 
Our stellar judging panel is Caryl PhillipsMarina Lewycka and Ian Duhig
The Prizes 
First prize: £100 to be awarded to 1 fiction writer and 1 poet each.
Second prize: £50 to be awarded to 1 fiction writer and 1 poet each.
20 runners up: A copy of the Remember Oluwale Anthology containing their poem or story, to be published June 3rd 2016 by Valley Press.
For more information and details of how to enter, visit The Remember Oluwale Writing Prize page.
Closing date for submissions is March 6th 2016.
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