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SNAP Writing Awards- Longlist announced

1 Mar 2021 4:00PM

Twelve writers from courses across the University have been longlisted for the SNAP Writing Awards 2021.

Entries for the competition doubled from previous years and Dr Amanda Hodgkinson, Course leader for the MA in Creative and Critical Writing and organiser of the SNAP Awards, was delighted by the standard of entries for the competition.

Dr Hodgkinson said “We've had a lot of entries this year and there is so much good writing that really we want to congratulate everybody who submitted their writing to the competition. It was a hard (but pleasurable!) job to narrow down a longlist. Every story on the longlist really stood out to us and importantly, evoked the landscape, the culture and the spirit of this region. They are all wonderful stories and very deserving of their place on this year's longlist.” 

The Student New Angle Prize is a competition partnered with the New Angle Prize for Literature, a national book award for published authors. SNAP is an annual event and offers all students of the University of Suffolk the chance to enter by submitting 500 words of original writing as prose or poetry. Like the New Angle Prize, all entries must either be set in or clearly influenced by our East Anglian region. 

The SNAP competition gives offers a chance to hear new voices in the region and encourages students to add to the literary representations of the region which continue to make East Anglia such an important place for art and literature and poetry. Every year a different judge is invited to join the panel. For this year the judge was honorary graduate, novelist and actress Esther Freud.  

The Longlist:

  • 'A good Day's Work in Lavenham' by Amber Spalding 
  • 'Aelfthryth' by Sarah Clark 
  • 'Bixley Heath' by Muriel Moore-Smith 
  • 'Christchurch Reminiscence' by Elliot Woods 
  • 'Framlingham Castle' by Amy Bessent 
  • 'Memory Lane' by Jessica Jillings 
  • 'The Afternoon Walk' by Jeremy Evans 
  • 'The Eel Catcher' by Hannah Castle 
  • 'The Fine City' by Kay Saberton 
  • 'The Red Barn' by Lily Sparrow 
  • 'The Singing Tides' by Bradley Garnham 
  • 'Where Folk Tales Rise' by Alison Dudeney 

The shortlist will be announced on Wednesday 10 March followed by the winner and runner up on Friday 19 March.


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