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  • “We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be.”

    Jane Austen, Mansfield Park, published 1814

  • Jane Austen Short Story Award 2014

    We are pleased to announce the winner, runners-up and finalists of the 2014 short fiction award organised by Chawton House Library.

    The competition attracted entries from around the world and amongst the finalists are American, Australian and British writers. The standard of this year’s entries was very high, which made the process of adjudication challenging. It is clear from the range of stories that all of Jane Austen’s novels continue to inspire contemporary creative writers.

    Our warmest congratulations to those who have made the winners’ list. Their stories will appear in an anthology to be published in 2015, details of which will be announced shortly on the Chawton House website.

    Many thanks to everyone who entered the competition. 

    Click here to see the results

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