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Press Release: Prizes and Awards
Longlist Announced For First Graphic Novel Competition

Posted at 8:45PM Sunday 13 Apr 2014

Myriad Editions is delighted to announce that they have longlisted sixteen entrants to their First Graphic Novel Competition 2014. The longlist is revealed today as part of the First Fictions Festival at West Dean College in West Sussex.

The biennial competition offers the winner the chance to develop their work with the publisher, with a view to contract and publication.

The competition is open to all cartoonists, writers and artists who have not previously published a full-length graphic work. The winner(s) of the 2014 competition will be offered an additional prize of a week-long author's retreat in a studio in France.

This year, the prize is judged by novelist Meg Rosoff, critic and blogger Andy Oliver, cartoonists Woodrow Phoenix and Nicola Streeten and Myriad Creative Director, Corinne Pearlman. It continues the Brighton-based independent publisher's mission to provide opportunities for cartoonists, writers and artists who have not previously published a full-length graphic work. Entrants are asked for 15-30 pages of a graphic work-in-progress, which can be fiction or non-fiction, with or without words.

The shortlist will be decided on May 1st, and the winner revealed on 23 May at The British Library, at an event chaired by Paul Gravett as part of the Comics Unmasked exhibition. 6.30-8.00pm www.bl.uk

The longlisted entrants are:

Francesca CASSAVETTI

Mandy ASSIN

Graham JOHNSTONE

Jade SARSON

Sam BALLARD

Jessica MARTIN

Ellen MONTELIUS

Massimo FENATI

Mike MEGDALIA

Henny BEAUMONT

Jaime HUXTABLE and Mark PEMBREY

Emma AHLQVIST

Robert WELLS

Anna af HALLSTROM

Wallis EATES

Denise DORRANCE

For images of the longlisted entries visit www.MyriadEditions.com/first-fictions-competition2014




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