Conditions for this prize: The prize money and residency for the national prize will only be offered in conjunction with one another. The prize money is a condition of the writer taking up the residency and will be transferred to the winner's bank account in April 2018. The winner will be obliged to pay any expenses - travel, subsistence etc - incurred when taking up the residency. The winner will be put in contact with Hosking Houses Trust in January 2018 to arrange the residency. It is hoped that the residency will take place within 12 months of the prize being awarded. The winner will be able to determine the length of their residency with Hosking Houses Trust. It can be for up to one month or less. Last year's national winner Deborah Arnander opted to spend two weeks at Church Cottage because this suited her work and domestic arrangements best.
Conditions for this prize: The mentoring session with Jill Dawson of Gold Dust will take place in Cambridge or Ely where Jill will provide the winner with detailed advice, on receipt in advance of two chapters of a work-in-progress, a brief 1-2 page synopsis & a letter for prospective submission to agents. The winner will be put in contact with Jill in January 2018 to arrange the mentoring session. It is hoped that the session will take place within 6 months of the prize being awarded. The winner will be responsible for any personal - e.g. travel and subsidence costs etc - incurred when attending the session. It is not a condition of the regional prize that the writer attends the mentoring session.