Tuesday, 29 January 2013

mslexia short story competition for women writers

Mslexia short story competition.

As someone who is writing short stories and has submitted work to us in the past, I thought you might be interested in hearing about our fifth annual short story competition for women writers, which is now open for entries.

The first prize is £2,000 – one of the biggest prizes available in the genre –and includes two optional extras: a week’s retreat at the home of early women’s writing, Chawton House Library, and a day with a Virago editor. Other winners will receive a share of the remaining £1,050 prize pot, and all of the winning stories will be published in the June 2013 issue of Mslexia.

We’re delighted to announce that the acclaimed novelist, memoirist, poet and short story author Janice Galloway will be judging the entries this year (her ‘Collected Stories’ is published by Vintage). The closing date for the competition is 18 March 2013, so there’s plenty of time to get your entry together.

Full details of how to enter are on the website at
www.mslexia.co.uk/shortstory where we’ll also be posting new and inspiring writing workshops to help you generate new work, FAQs and advice about entering online – as well as information on how to subscribe to Mslexia for valuable ongoing writerly support.

With all the best for your writing in the meantime,

Sophie Baker
On behalf of the Mslexia team

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