The Florence Staniforth Student Fiction Prize
The shortlist for the 2020 the Florence Staniforth Student Fiction Prize has been announced
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 an entry. 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 is a Fellow of Lucy Cavendish College, where she is the College Lecturer and Director of Studies in English, having also been Vice President from 2013-2019. She has published widely on writers including Katherine Mansfield, Elizabeth von Arnim, Dorothy Richardson, George Bernard Shaw, Max Beerbohm, Eric Ambler and Agatha Christie. She was President of the International Elizabeth von Arnim Society from 2015-2019 and remains a member of the society’s steering group.
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.