Enter our short-story competition and win a first-edition book from Asprey's Fine and Rare Books Department, plus a week-long retreat on the private island in Scotland where JM Barrie wrote his screenplay of Peter Pan. The winning story will also be published in the May 2014 issue of Harper's Bazaar
The literary ambitions of Harper's Bazaar reach back to its inaugural issue in 1867, when the magazine announced its intention to combine fashions from Europe with 'first-class' writing. Both were considered indispensable to the cultivated reader. Bazaar has since published original fiction by Thomas Hardy, Virginia Woolf, Truman Capote, Evelyn Waugh, Zelda and F Scott Fitzgerald, Nancy Mitford, Anita Loos and Dorothy Parker, among others. The Harper's Bazaar Short Story Prize, which honours that heritage and perpetuates its legacy, is open to published and novice writers alike. Entrants should submit an original short story (up to 3,000 words) on the subject of 'spring' by 13 December 2013 to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The winning entry will appear in the May 2014 issue. Its author will be able to choose a first-edition book from Asprey's Fine and Rare Books Department to the value of £3,000 and enjoy a week-long retreat at Eilean Shona House, on the 2,000-acre private island off the west coast of Scotland where JM Barrie wrote his screenplay for Peter Pan.