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Why you should enter SNAP



The Student New Angle Prize is an annual writing competition which offers all students of the University of Suffolk the chance to get creative by submitting a 500-word piece of fiction, poetry or non-fiction either set in, or with a clear influence from the region of East Anglia. The closing date of midday on Friday 15 February 2019 is fast approaching, so here’s a few reasons why you should enter:

  • The competition is open to all students currently at the University of Suffolk. Whether you’re an English degree student who frequently writes creatively, or a Biology student who’s never entered a writing competition before, the SNAP prize would love to receive your entry. With a short 500-word limit on entries, the SNAP prize is a great opportunity to give creative writing a go and see where it might take you.
  • You could win a prize! There will be one cash prize of £100 for the winning entry and one cash prize of £40 for the runner-up. Alongside these, some entries will be mentioned as short-listed to recognise additional high-quality submissions. The winning entries will be announced online, and previous winners have had their work converted into eBooks available through Suffolk Libraries. The winner and runner-up also have the opportunity to attend a showcase event in conjunction with the New Angle Prize, a partner award for a full-length novel with an East Anglian theme.
  • Your entry will be judged anonymously by a panel including Rachel Calder from Sayle Literary Agency. This is a great way to have your work seen by the experts and to showcase your talents.

So, if you’ve been inspired to enter the SNAP competition, get writing! Please make sure to carefully read the further information available to find the full guidelines on how to format and submit your entry correctly, alongside some examples of previous winners work.

Good luck!


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