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Thanks for your interest in Spread the Word's Life Writing Prize 2021. 

This year's judges are Damian Barr, Catherine Cho and Frances Wilson. You can read more about the Life Writing Prize on our website: http://www.spreadtheword.org.uk/life-writing-prize.

The Prize is open to writers resident in the UK and is free to enter. 

Before you submit, please make sure you've had a look through the rules and guidelines for the Life Writing Prize 2021. You can find them here. 


If you have any questions, please check out our FAQs first. The Rules and FAQs are also available to read in our inclusive reads documents, as an alternative to both (available in standard or large print). If your enquiry isn’t listed or you need further information, do get in touch

Disabled writers are welcome to submit video / audio files for their submission. 

Submissions open at 12 noon on Monday 2 November and close at 11:59pm on Monday 1 February.  

We're looking forward to reading your entry - good luck! 

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