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WGSGOGA member, Dr Gillian (née Workman) Bickley, a former Head girl, with her husband, Dr Verner Bickley, MBE, has founded two international prizes, and would like to encourage Old Girls to enter one or other (or both) of them. The International Proverse Prizes for writing submitted and previously unpublished in English (may be in translation), close for entry on 30 June each year (but please check the Proverse website for any changes). The Proverse Prize for single-author book-length non-fiction, fiction, or poetry (now in its 10th year) offers a cash prize and publication. The Proverse Poetry Prize for single poems (2019 is its fourth edition) offers cash prizes and anthology publication.

Full details and entry documents are available from the Proverse website, where you will also find photos of award events, and brief histories to date of the two prizes:  http://www.proversepublishing.com/.

Entry is available through the online submissions manager, https://proversehongkong.submittable.com/submit

NB: For those who are at least 18 years old (no problem for OGs). Otherwise, entry is open to all, whatever their place of birth, residence, nationality or citizenship. New, emerging and established writers are all encouraged to enter."

Verner and Gillian

Gillian, Verner with 2nd & 3rd prize winners