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Writing cake

There’s a massive prize of £7,500 to be won in the 2016 Mogford Prize for Food and Drink Writing.

In the words of the website at http://www.oxford-hotels-restaurants.co.uk/the-mogford-literary-prize/, “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 and drink. It could be crime or intrigue; in fact any subject as long as it involves food and/or drink in some way.”

Entries should be unpublished work and up to 2,500 words in length. One submission is allowed per person, and the closing date is 6 March 2016. Anyone can enter.

The prize will be awarded during the FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival, to be held from 2 to 10 April 2016 (see http://oxfordliteraryfestival.org/) .

This is the fourth annual Mogford prize competition. The winning entries from the previous three can be found at the Oxford Hotels website listed above. 450 entries were received in 2015.