Luke at our wedding 2005
27th October 2015 is the 9th anniversary of Luke leaving this earthly life. We have placed white flowers on his grave and as we made everything look cared for in the Autumn sunshine we thought about the incredibly inspiring people we have met because of Luke's Bursary. People who have shared their own traumas with openness and honesty whilst supporting us. Writers who have sent their submissions and even though they didn't win were motivating and stimulating with their generous praise in what we do in memory of Luke.
We are now looking forward to a vibrant judging panel meeting to decide this year's winner.
Luke Bitmead Writers Bursary Entrants this is for you, with so much else happening we do not want you to feel forgotten and of course a huge amount of work has been invested in reading all the submissions.
We are delighted to have received this quote From Lauren Parsons Commissioning Editor at Legend Press who said:
"We're so pleased to see that in its eighth year running, the Bursary continues to grow and attract writers from all corners of the world. We've received a great variety of submissions for this year's Bursary, and I'm very much looking forward to uncovering the next hidden talent, and ambassador for the prize."
The shortlist will be announced on 2nd November 2015