“We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be.”
Jane Austen, Mansfield Park, published 1814
Jane Austen Short Story Award 2014
This award, inaugurated in 2009, is for short fiction inspired by Austen's novels and has attracted entries from all over the world. The two previous competitions were judged by celebrity novelists Sarah Waters and Michèle Roberts and resulted in the publication of anthologies entitled 'Dancing with Mr Darcy' and 'Wooing Mr Wickham'. We are offering cash prizes, writers' retreats and publication to the 2014 winners. For information, rules and application form click here.
Chawton House Library's 2014 lecture programme will commence on 3rd April with an evening talk by Dr Kerri Andrews "Editing Ann Yearsley, the 'Bristol Milkwoman', (1753-1806)". Further details about this and other lectures in the programme to be announced shortly.