Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Orange Prize and Slavery Poems

The Orange Broadband prize is among the world's most prestigious prize for fiction by women writing in English. This year's contenders include novelists from 7 countries.

To mark the publication of this year's longlist, Guardian Unlimited is offering a prize: the complete longlist, comprising 20 of this year's very best novels.

Sounds juicy? Simply answer this question before April 17, 2007. Don't forget to read the terms and conditions.

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Arts Council England is inviting poets to commemorate the Bicentenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act by writing a poem on the theme of enslavement. Deadline of submission is on September 28, 2007.

Eleven poems will be specially commissioned by the Arts Council from some of the country’s leading poets. A twelfth poem will be chosen through a competition.

For more details, visit artscouncil.org.uk.

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