Deadline: September 30, 2023

Entry fee: £8

About the competition

The Paul Cave Prize for Literature, established in 2023 by Tim Saunders Publications, is in memory of Paul Astley Cave-Browne-Cave (1917 to 2010), a hugely inspirational magazine and book publisher. In 1960 Paul founded Hampshire the county magazine, running it for over 40 years. Until the 1990s the popular ‘yellow top’ was printed at Brown & Son in Ringwood, which he also owned. Initially, British racing driver Stirling Moss was responsible for the motoring section. Even aged 90, Paul could be found in his office early in the morning. Such was his zest for life and love of publishing. With his shock of white hair and happy disposition, he would dash across the road at Bedford Place, Southampton as sprightly as anyone half his age. Paul was kind-hearted, always happy to listen and passionate about cricket and football. For many years he was active in the Labour Party, handling their public relations. A champion of charitable causes, Paul was a magistrate, too. The eldest great-grandson of the Rev. William Astley Cave-Browne-Cave, second son of the ninth Baron Cave-Browne-Cave, he was a Captain in the Second World War. Before then, Paul, a journalist at the News Chronicle, had a trial to play cricket for Lancashire but when war broke out he was seconded to Army intelligence in London and Aldershot.

Competition guidelines

  • Should not exceed 30 lines
  • Email your submission(s) to [email protected]
  • Send payment by Paypal to [email protected]
    or a cheque made payable to Tim Saunders and posted to 49 Church Close, Locks Heath, Southampton SO31 6LR. England.
  • Read the whole guideline and submit an entry here.
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