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GGBT Creative Writing Awards 2014

To enter the Graham Greene Birthplace Trustís Creative Writing Awards, writers were invited to submit written texts under one or more of eight categories, and a panel of judges will decide the best entries. Awards will be announced at the Graham Greene International Festival 2014. Winning texts may be displayed for the public to read at the Festival and will be available for downloadeding in PDF format from the Festival's website.

Awards were offered in the following categories:

  1. best prose fiction writer;
  2. best prose thriller writer;
  3. best prose travel writer;
  4. best screenplay writer;
  5. best playwright (for theatre);
  6. best writer of prose, screenplay or play under the age of twenty-one years on 1st April 2014;
  7. best Berkhamstedian writer of prose, screenplay or play (i.e. a writer who is a pupil at Berkhamsted School on 1st April 2014);
  8. best Old Berkhamstedian writer of prose, screenplay or play (i.e. a writer who is a former pupil at Berkhamsted School on 1st April 2014).

Prose writers had to begin with the following words, and continue from there:
Three doors opened off a dark passage. From behind one of them there seeped the smell of...

Screenplay writers and playwrights had to embed the following words somewhere in their dialogue:
Three doors opened off a dark passage. From behind one of them there seeped the smell of...

Click here to read the rules and practices governing the Awards in 2014.