Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Lightship Competitions


Lightship First Chapter Prize 2013

The Prize - Expert Mentoring / Possible Publication
Do you have a literary novel in you? Have you written the first chapter and a synopsis? 
Imagine getting priceless feedback from an acclaimed literary author, a top literary agent and a commissioning editor as you write your novel. That is what you get if you win First Chapter. You will receive three professional mentoring sessions over the course of a year from each judge: award-winning author M.J Hyland; David Miller of Rogers, Coleridge & White, Alessandro Gallenzi of Alma Books. 
Not only will the winning First Chapter be published in the Lightship Anthology 3 in 2013, but if, after the mentoring process, your finished novel is as enthralling as your First Chapter, David Miller will agree to represent your work and Alma Books will publish it as a book.
 Winning First Chapter is a fantastic publicity platform to launch your novel and achieve the acclaim and sales that could secure you a career as a novelist in a highly competitive market. 
Learn more here.
Deadline: 1 Jul 2013

Lightship Poetry Prize 2013

The winner and nine runners-up will be published in Lightship Anthology 3 and will be invited to read from their work at an awards ceremony in November 2013. 

Deadline: 1 Jul 2013

Word Limit: 200

Learn more here.


Lightship Short Memoir Prize 2013

Do you want to tell your own story, or an episode of it; write from your own life experiences and get published? A short memoir is not fact-based autobiography. It is pure storytelling and as such, allows writers licence to make sense of a part of life, to fashion it into a story that readers can learn from and be entertained by. The inaugural Lightship Short Memoir Competition will be judged by Rachel Cusk. The winning entry will be awarded £1,000 and be published in Lightship Anthology 3.

Deadline: 30 Jun 2013

1st Prize: £1,000

The winner and nine runners-up will be published in the Lightship anthology by Lightship Publishing Ltd and Alma Books and will be invited to read from their work at an awards ceremony in Kingston-upon-Hull in 2013.
Learn more here.


Lightship First Act Prize 2013




Imagine getting priceless feedback from an award-winning playwright, a leading dramatic agent and a theatre director as you write your play. That is what you get if you win First Act. You will receive three professional mentoring sessions over the course of a year from each judge: prize-winning British playwright Anthony McCarten; Micheline Steinberg, and David Whybrow of the Cockpit Theatre, London.

If, after the mentoring process, your finished full length play is as fantastic as your First Act, Micheline Steinberg may agree to represent your work and David Whybrow may agree to a week’s run at The Cockpit Theatre, London. Your mentors may become your champions. Winning First Act is a fantastic publicity platform to launch your play and achieve the critical acclaim that could secure you a career as a dramatist.
Word Limit: 6000
Deadline: 30th June 2013
Learn more here.

Lightship One Page Prize 2013

1st Prize: £250

Deadline: 30 Apr 2013
Word Limit: 300
Learn more here.



Lightship Short Story Prize 2013

1st Prize: £1,000

The winner and nine runners-up will be published in the Lightship anthology by Lightship Publishing Ltd and Alma Books and will be invited to read from their work at an awards ceremony in Kingston-upon-Hull in November 2013.

Deadline: 30 Jun 2013
Word Limit: 5000
Learn more here.

Lightship Flash Fiction Prize 2013

1st Prize: £500 

The winner and nine runners-up will be published in the Lightship paperback anthology to be printed by Lightship Publishing Ltd and Alma Books and will be invited to read from their work at an awards ceremony in Hull in 2013

Deadline: 30 Jun 2013
Word Limit: 1500
Learn More here.



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