Jeremy Lewis, our late deputy editor, was a champion and a supporter of people who had not been previously published. Jeremy, who died last year aged 75, certainly didn’t subscribe to the view that writing for The Oldie was the reserve of professional and proven journalists. He believed everyone had at least one good article in them. Last year, in his honour, The Oldie launched a prize for those very people.
HOW TO ENTER This £1,000 prize contest is open to any Oldie reader over 50 who is neither a professional journalist nor an author with a book published by a publishing house. Self-publishing of your own book will not exclude you. Entrants should submit 1,000 words on the subject ‘My Worst Holiday’. The funnier, the better.
Email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org or post them to The Jeremy Lewis Prize, The Oldie, 23-31 Great Titchfield Street, London W1W 7PA by 5pm on 5th November. We will acknowledge receipt of all submissions but will only be able to provide feedback on the five runners-up. The judges’ decision is final.
The winner will be invited to The Oldie’s Christmas Party at the Garrick Club, on 4th December, to receive the award. The announcement will go up on our website that week. The winning article will be published in our February issue.