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GQ announces details of graduate writing prize
Tuesday, 02 February 2010
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Graduates hoping to break into the world of journalism or creative writing might want to turn their attention to a new prize being promoted by GQ.
The men's lifestyle magazine is trying to nurture young writing talent and has announced details of a prize that includes a £1,000 cash reward, a month in residence at Norman Mailer's house in Provincetown and the chance to be published in the periodical.
It is open to undergraduates and postgraduates at UK universities who are over 18 and able to relocate to Massachusetts, US for a month in July 2010.
Dylan Jones, GQ's editor, told the Guardian: "We at GQ believe, as do our friends at the Norman Mailer Writers Colony, that there will always be a need and a place for brilliant narrative, non-fiction, whether that's journalism, criticism or memoir."
He added that he wants "any student who hopes to avoid a bleak future in law or medicine to stop what they're doing and start writing now, today".
Full details of the opportunity are published within the pages of the March issue of British GQ and the judging panel includes singer Lily Allen.