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Litro Magazine and IGGY are pleased to be hosting their annual IGGY & Litro Young Writers’ Prize for the fifth year.
IGGY is a social networking resource developed by the University of Warwick to serve as a global community for creative young people. IGGY is dedicated to connecting 13- 18 year olds and promoting creative excellence around the world.
For the last five years Litro has been teaming up with IGGY to host the Young Writer’s Prize, with spectacular results. Founded by Litro Editor in Chief, Eric Akoto: “Each year, the strength of the entrants amaze and surprise, the stories grow in maturity and strength of theme.”
The 2014/15 award program aims to build on past success. IGGY and Litro share a calling to promote creative excellence in young people. Both are venerable cultural institutions in their own right: known for fostering creativity, and who pride themselves on connecting debut and emerging writers to an international creative and educational community.
The IGGY & Litro Young Writers’ Prize has the potential to be a truly life changing award, with a cash prize of £2,000 for the winning entry, and £200 for each of the five runners-up.
The IGGY & Litro Young Writers’ Prize is an important opportunity for young writers from all over the world to connect with readers; but it is also a chance for us to encourage and acknowledge creative excellence in young people from all over the world.
All writers between the ages of 13 – 18 years old are eligible.
We accept submissions from all over the world.
The winner will receive a cash prize of £2,000
The winning short story will be published at IGGY.net and in Litro Magazine.
Excerpts from the winning story will appear on a poster in the London underground.
5 runners-up will receive a cash prize of £200.00
Entries open on Tuesday, September 30th, 2014; and the contest will run through to Thursday, January 15th, 2015.
We will announce the shortlist Wednesday, February 18th.
The winner will be announced Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
This year’s theme is Myths and Legends. Visit Writing Prize for more details.
Ben Fergusson, Isobel Losada, Tim Leach, Jenn Ashworth, 2012 Award Runner up Isabel Hall