The 2015 Luke Bitmead Bursary has just been launched.
The prize was set up in honour of Luke Bitmead. His debut novel was the first novel Legend Press published but sadly, after struggling with depression, Luke committed suicide. The award has been set up by his mother in partnership with us to support and encourage the work of struggling writers, and is the UK’s biggest prize for unpublished authors. This is an award that we are very proud to run and I am emailing you today to let you know about it in case any of your writers would be interested in entering.
Submissions must be adult fiction, and only completed novels will be considered. Full guidelines can be found on our website.
Closing: Submissions open 1st May until 1st August.
Prizes: A publishing contract with Legend Press and a £2,500 cash bursary.
Entry Fee: Free to enter.
Competition Page: http://www.legendtimesgroup.co.uk/legend-press/365-luke-bitmead-bursary