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2014 Observer/Cape/Comica Graphic Short Story Prize


Here's another chance for you to win £1,000 and publication in The Observer New Review section. Enter a complete four-page comic or Graphic Short Story by September 26th 2014, and you could be on the road to getting your graphic novel dream project published by Jonathan Cape, as previous winners have already done. Here's the link for full details. Best of luck!

 

WINNERS:

The winner of the 2014 Observer/Comica/Cape Graphic Short Story Prize is Alexis Deacon with The River (above). Read his story here…

This year there were two runners-up:
Fionnuala Doran with her story Countess Markievicz;
and
Beth Dawson with After Life.

In the exhibition of this year’s Prize in the Central Saint Martins Platform Theatre Bar from October 27th to November 27th, the winners’ stories were displayed alongside these five featured finalists:

My Holiday of Death by Nick Burton

My Name is Judas Iscariot by Matthew Dooley

Collage by Alan Dunne

Sometimes I Wish I Didn’t Have a Little Sister by Lindsay Pollock

Four Variations About the Speed by Marc Torrent

Congratulations!

 

JUDGES:

The judges this year are Peter Serafinowicz (actor, comedian and writer), previous winner Isabel Greenberg (author of The Encylopedia of Early Earth), Rachel Cooke (The Observer), Dan Franklin (Publisher, Jonathan Cape), Paul Gravett (Director, Comica Festival) and Suzanne Dean (Random House Creative Director).

 

ARTICLES:

Read Rachel Cooke’s article in The Observer about the winner and runners-up here…

Read Zainab Akhtar’s report on her Comics and Cola website here…

 

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