Bristol Prize

Stefanie Seddon signs with literary agent

November 16, 2016   Joe Melia

Our recently crowned 2016 Bristol Short Story Prize winner, Stefanie Seddon, has been signed by literary agent, Rachel Conway, from Georgina Capel Associates agency. This is fantastic news for Stefanie, who only started writing fiction 2 years ago.

“I’m thrilled to have signed with Rachel Conway at Georgina Capel Associates,” says Stefanie. “I was fortunate to speak to a number of fantastic agents and I felt that Rachel really shared my enthusiasm for the subject of my novel. It’s reassuring to know that there’ll be someone there to provide some guidance and feedback as I work my way through my first book. Competitions like the Bristol Short Story Prize can make all the difference. They give emerging writers the opportunity to have their work published and seen by people in the industry and can be instrumental in finding representation.”

Rachel Conway says: “It was Stefanie’s short story, Eel, (winner of the 2016 Commonwealth Writers Short Story Prize, Canada and Europe) that first caught my attention when Granta published it on their website earlier this year.  It is beautifully written and wonderfully evocative. I’ve since discovered this to be true of all of her writing, which explores the relationships and boundaries between people, place and time in the most extraordinary way.  I’m utterly delighted that Stefanie has signed with me, and that I get to explore the sublime beauty of New Zealand alongside her and her intriguing cast of characters. I think we should all be very excited about what’s to come from this extremely talented author.”

Many congratulations to Stefanie; we can’t wait to read what she produces next.

Stefanie’s winning story, Kãkahu, from the 2016 Bristol Short Story Prize can be read in our latest anthology, which is available to order here.

The 2017 Bristol Short Story Prize is open. To find out more details and how to enter please click here.


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