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News Over 50s writers of 'upmarket fiction' take notice

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To celebrate the agency’s 50th anniversary, Watson, Little Literary Agency has launched an international writing prize for writers over 50, writing 'upmarket fiction'. (That term is not defined, though.)

There is to be one winner, who will receive a personalised mentorship. Longlisted entrants 'will be invited to a panel event covering all aspects of publishing, and will receive editorial feedback on their submitted material'.

“We welcome writers in this demographic from all backgrounds, and recognise that age is no barrier when it comes to writing brilliant fiction,” the agency said, according to The Bookseller. The 2021 prize is open to unagented writers in the English language, worldwide, who were 50 years of age or older on the 9th February 2021.
 

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To celebrate the agency’s 50th anniversary, Watson, Little Literary Agency has launched an international writing prize for writers over 50, writing 'upmarket fiction'. (That term is not defined, though.)

There is to be one winner, who will receive a personalised mentorship. Longlisted entrants 'will be invited to a panel event covering all aspects of publishing, and will receive editorial feedback on their submitted material'.

“We welcome writers in this demographic from all backgrounds, and recognise that age is no barrier when it comes to writing brilliant fiction,” the agency said, according to The Bookseller. The 2021 prize is open to unagented writers in the English language, worldwide, who were 50 years of age or older on the 9th February 2021.
Their definition of upmarket fiction:

‘Upmarket fiction’ is a subgenre of fiction books that incorporates elements of page-turning mainstream fiction, while still showcasing the more nuanced prose and complex character development more often found in literary fiction.’​

 
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