Monday, 30 December 2013

The James White Award Short Story Competition

The James White Award is a competition for original short stories of not more than 6,000 words by non-professional writers. The closing date for entries to this year’s competition is midnight (GMT) 31 January 2014 The winner will be announced at Satellite 4, Eastercon 2014 (18-21 April, 2014) during the BSFA Awards ceremony (details to be confirmed).
This year’s prize is £200 plus publication in Interzone. The judging panel will be announced shortly..
The rules in brief:
The James White Award is open to previously unpublished stories of 6000 words or less by non-professional authors from anywhere in the world, but the stories must be written in English. Stories are judged anonymously so names should be removed from manuscripts. You may enter online (strongly preferred) or by post but all entries must be accompanied by a completed entry form. Manuscripts will not be returned. The organisers strongly recommend you read, in full, the rules below before entering.


  1. Hi
    Thank you for the competition info, it's always great to hear of new competitions.
    Happy New Year !

  2. Hi Penandpaints and thank you for your comment!
    I just read your blog and wonder if O Brien Press might be of interest to you-it seems to have a special interest in YA fiction.Happy New Year and congratulations on being published.