The 2014 Hollick Arvon Caribbean Writers Prize recently opened for entries.
The Hollick Arvon Prize is an annual award which allows an emerging Caribbean writer living and working in the Anglophone Caribbean to devote time to advancing or finishing a literary work. It is sponsored by the Hollick Family Charitable Trust and the literary charitable trust Arvon, in association with the Bocas Lit Fest.
The inaugural £10,000 prize was awarded to Trinidadian writer Barbara Jenkins this year.
To be eligible for entry, a writer must:
- be of Caribbean birth or citizenship, living and working in the Anglophone Caribbean and writing in English
- be over the age of 18 by 30 September, 2013
- have had at least one piece of literary non-fiction of no less than 2,000 words published.
The 2014 round of the prize is open to writers of literary non-fiction. The submission deadline is 30 September, 2013, and full details of the entry requirements are available here.