Five UEA writers longlisted for Words and Women competition
Five UEA writers have been included on the longlist for this year’s Words and Women prose competition. Open to women writers throughout the UK, the competition offers the national winner a cash prize of £1,000 and a month long writing retreat sponsored by Hosking Houses Trust. The winner of the East of England prize will receive £600 and an advising session with Jill Dawson of the Gold Dust mentoring service. The longlisted authors were selected by guest judges Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney, authors of A Secret Sisterhood. They are: Sally Kerry Fox (MA 2016) for ‘Every Living Thing’; Avril Joy (BA 1972) for ‘Crane’; Carmen Morawski (pictured, current MFA) for ‘Upon Return’; Rashmee Roshan Lall (MA 2016; current PhD) for ‘The Man Who Walked In Off The Street’; and Hannah Vincent (BA 1987) for ‘She Clown’.