The Jeremy Lewis Prize for New Writ­ing – how to en­ter

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Jeremy Lewis, our late deputy edi­tor, was a cham­pion and a sup­porter of peo­ple who had not been pre­vi­ously pub­lished. Jeremy, who died last year aged 75, cer­tainly didn’t sub­scribe to the view that writ­ing for The Oldie was the re­serve of pro­fes­sional and proven jour­nal­ists. He be­lieved every­one had at least one good ar­ti­cle in them. Last year, in his hon­our, The Oldie launched a prize for those very peo­ple.

HOW TO EN­TER This £1,000 prize con­test is open to any Oldie reader over 50 who is nei­ther a pro­fes­sional jour­nal­ist nor an au­thor with a book pub­lished by a pub­lish­ing house. Self-pub­lish­ing of your own book will not ex­clude you. En­trants should sub­mit 1,000 words on the sub­ject ‘My Worst Hol­i­day’. The fun­nier, the bet­ter.

Email sub­mis­sions to jere­mylewis­[email protected] the­oldie.co.uk or post them to The Jeremy Lewis Prize, The Oldie, 23-31 Great Titch­field Street, Lon­don W1W 7PA by 5pm on 5th Novem­ber. We will ac­knowl­edge re­ceipt of all sub­mis­sions but will only be able to pro­vide feed­back on the five run­ners-up. The judges’ de­ci­sion is fi­nal.

The win­ner will be in­vited to The Oldie’s Christ­mas Party at the Gar­rick Club, on 4th De­cem­ber, to re­ceive the award. The an­nounce­ment will go up on our web­site that week. The win­ning ar­ti­cle will be pub­lished in our Fe­bru­ary is­sue.

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