Monday, 9 February 2009

Journeys and places - YSJ student travel writing competition

"In today's world travel is easier than ever before and more and more people are doing it. We all travel - on holidays, to visit friends and relatives, to work... Every journey is a new beginning; every new place opens our eyes. Writing about travel too, is an ever popular literary and journalistic form. This competition invites you to write about a journey or a place that has meant something to you and also gives you the opportunity to have your writing published."

You are invited to submit a piece of prose travel writing on a theme of journey or place, between 300 and 1000 words in length. The writing can relate to any journey travelled or your experience of arriving or departing, or of a particular place. It might even be a spiritual journey or life-changing event.

To submit your writing and enter the competition, please go to the following web address:

  • Text must be submitted online as a Microsoft Word document (maximum word count is 1000 and maximum file size is 10Mb)

  • The closing date for submissions in FRIDAY 8TH MAY 2009

  • Winners will be announced on WEDNESDAY 27TH MAY 2009

  • The competition is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students at YSJU

  • There will be one prize winner and two runners-up

  • The winning entries will also be included in an Anthology which will be created in Autumn 2009

  • The competition will be judged by York St John's Writer-in-Residence Debjani Chatterjee and C4C Creative Fellow John Noble

If you have any queries, please contact Catherine Samiei:

This is a partnership between C4C, Writing Development and Royal Literary Fund Fellow Debjani Chatterjee.

Dates for your diary:

  • Wednesday 11th February, 2pm-4pm - Travel Writing Master Class with John Noble - email to book a place - C4C Seminar Room

  • Thursday 5th March, 2pm-4pm - Travel Writing Master Class with Debjani Chatterjee - email to book a place - George Herbert Room, C4C Centre

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