Margie Orford Judging New $50 000 International Literary Award

20 Apr 2016
Margie Orford Judging New $50 000 International Literary Award

Photograph by Giorgia Fanelli

PEN SA President Margie Orford is on the judging panel for the Half the World Global Literati Award, a new literary prize which will go to a short story, novel or screenplay written in English, that is judged to “have portrayed one or more well-rounded female protagonists as the central character”.

The award is now open for submissions:

We are looking for short stories, novels and screenplays, written in English, that give a voice to the inner lives of women. Your work can be romantic; a tale of science fiction; a sensual or erotic exploration; a comic caper; a thrilling mystery or a biographical memoir. We ask only that it gives fresh insight into the lives of women.

  • Generous cash prize and global exposure
  • Collaboration opportunities in multiple areas of entertainment
  • Open to works across a range of genres

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