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The Hopkins Conundrum

The Hopkins Conundrum

Author(s): Simon Edge

Location(s): North Wales

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

A highly original mix of commercial fiction, literary biography and satirical commentary. Tim Cleverley inherits a failing pub in Wales, which he plans to rescue by enlisting an American pulp novelist to concoct an entirely fabricated mystery about Gerard Manley Hopkins, who composed The Wreck of the Deutschland nearby.

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A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

Judges include Victoria Hislop and Rosanna Ley

First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

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