One of the reasons Writer Abroad likes workshops is that she learns about opportunities. This past weekend, at the Zurich Writers Workshop, she learned about the 2011 Paris Literary Prize.
As part of this contest, writers are invited to submit their initial 3,000 words and a synopsis via ParisLiteraryPrize.com by December 1, 2010. The submission fee is 50 Euros. Shortlisted entrants will be required to submit their full novella (20,000-30,000 words) by mid-March 2011. The winner will be announced on June 16, 2011.
The prize is 10,000 Euros, a weekend in Paris, and a reading at the Shakespeare and Company bookstore.
The contest is open to writers who have not published a novella or full-length book. There is no limit to the subject matter.