Win a place on Iceland’s 2017 Writing Retreat
Iceland Writers Retreat are running a free writing competition with a great prize – a place for one person at their retreat in April 2017. The retreats have been running since 2014, and comprise of a series of small-group writing workshops and cultural tours designed to introduce participants to Iceland’s rich literary heritage dating as far back as the nation’s settlement 1100 years ago. The country’s 12th and 13th century sagas — heroic tales of family feuds, adventures and heroism — have inspired modern tales from the Lord of the Rings to Wagner’s four operas, The Ring of the Nibelung.
The country publishes more books per capita than any other nation on Earth. And its capital, Reykjavik, is the world’s first non-native English speaking UNESCO City of Literature.
What you have to do
Many authors have drawn parallels between Iceland and the moon. Write a max 500-word essay, story or poem on this theme in English. The judging panel will select one winning entry. Judges will be looking for creativity, originality and style.
What the Winner will get
The prize up for grabs is the full retreat package, including a free hotel stay, tours, most meals, and all workshops for the duration of the event, from April 5th to 9th. Hoever, it doesn’t include flights or other travel expenses.