The Florence Staniforth Student Fiction Prize
The Lucy Cavendish College Student Fiction Prize is now open for entries, with a submission deadline for a short story (maximum 4,000 words) on Thursday 12 March 2020 - the day before the Lent term ends.
The College has a strong tradition of supporting and celebrating creative writers with the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize being testament to this. It has been the catalyst for numerous bestselling debuts and emerging literary talent. Last year the College introduced a prize for its own students too; the Florence Staniforth Student Fiction Prize.
Funded by the Florence Staniforth Award for Excellence in Creative Writing, the prize is for students from any discipline studying at Lucy Cavendish College. Students are invited to submit a short story to a panel of judges led by College Lecturer and Director of Studies in English Dr Isobel Maddison. Also on the panel are published authors and creative writing teachers, Jo Browning-Wroe and Miranda Doyle. The winner of the Student Prize will be awarded £100 and will be announced on the same evening as the main Fiction Prize award ceremony.
“This is an exciting College prize open to students studying any subject. Short stories are a flexible way of communicating a central idea or developing the significance of a brief incident and much more. No experience of creative writing is needed to submit to the prize. The judging panel are hoping for plenty of entries!”
To enter please send your short story to firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Isobel Maddison - College Lecturer and Director of Studies in English
Isobel Maddison read English for a BA at the University of Durham from 1994 -1997 as a mature student. Also at Durham, in 1998 she was awarded an MA in English Literary Studies where she focused on the writings of May Sinclair. In 2002, at Wolfson College, Cambridge, she completed her PhD on the 'representation of material space in the work of Elizabeth von Arnim, Katherine Mansfield and Dorothy Richardson'. Isobel became a Junior Research Fellow and the Director of Studies in English at Wolfson College in 2005. She joined Lucy Cavendish College in September 2007.
Jo Browning Wroe - Creative Writing Supervisor
Jo is now Creative Writing Supervisor at Lucy Cavendish and is a writer, teacher and editor. She worked in publishing for over ten years before studying for an MA in Creative Writing from UEA. She writes for educational publishers in the UK and the US, receiving awards in both countries. She has written for the New Statesman and the Church Times. Her novel in progress was shortlisted for the Bridport Prize.
Miranda Doyle, Writer and Teacher
Miranda's A Book of Untruths is published by Faber & Faber. Teaching at the University of Cambridge's Institute of Continuing Education, the Faber Academy, Spread the Word, and on The Lucy Cavendish Creative Writing Course, she loves the work of supporting other writers.