Jeremy Mogford Food and Drink Writing Competition
One of the world’s most generous prizes for food and drink writing was launched at the Oxford Gastronomica Literary Dinner at Gee’s Restaurant on 26th March 2012, as part of the Oxford Literary Festival.
The Jeremy Mogford Prize for Food and Drink Writing 2013 (for £7,500) will be awarded at next year’s Oxford Literary Festival for the best short story on the theme of food and drink.
Food and drink has to be at the heart of the tale. The story could, for instance, be fiction or fact about a chance meeting over a drink, a life-changing conversation over dinner, or a relationship explored through food or drink. It could be crime or intrigue; in fact, any subject you like as long as it involves food and/or drink in some way.
The panel of judges will include Jeremy Mogford, owner of the Old Parsonage and Old Bank hotels and Gee’s restaurant, Donald Sloan, co-founder and chair of Oxford Gastronomica and head of the Oxford School of Hospitality Management at Oxford Brookes University, and Pru Leith, the celebrated food writer and novelist.
Applicants are invited from anywhere in the world and can be published or as yet unpublished. The story should be up to 2500 words and must be written in English.
Established in association with Oxford Gastronomica, the prize is sponsored by Jeremy Mogford, proprietor of the Old Parsonage, the Old Bank Hotel, Quod and Gee’s.
For full entry details visit the oxford literary festival website.