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BRIDGET WHELAN

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Thursday, 10 June 2010

Orange/Harper's bazaar Short Story Competition 2010

300 writers entered this year's competition. They had to submit a short story on 'The Face'. I am thrilled that Jane Murison who attends my Saturday morning class at City Lit was one of the three finalists. Carole Welch, Chair of Judges, said:
...all three writers had great potential. We look forward to hearing more from them...
Jane won £500, a creative writing class led by author and teacher, Greg Mosse, and dinner at the Orange Prize awards ceremony last night in London. Way to go, Jane!
Now in its ninth year, the Orange/Harper’s Bazaar Short Story Competition aims to support unpublished writers at the beginning of their careers.
Previous winners have gone on to achieve literary success including Clare Allan, who won the first ever Orange/Harpers Bazaar Short Story Competition in 2001.  Her debut novel, Poppy Shakespeare, was dramatised for Channel 4. Way to go, Jane, way to go!

2 comments:

Lisa K. said...

How wonderful! Congratulations to Jane on the win. :-)

Bridget Whelan said...

It's empowering. It's motivating.
AND - because I know the writer - it's well deserved.