As someone who is writing short stories and has submitted work to us in the past, I’m thrilled to let you know our sixth annual short story competition for women writers is now open for entries.
The first prize is a whopping £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. Five other finalists will receive a share of the remaining £1,050 prize pot, and all of the winning stories will be published in the June 2014 issue of Mslexia.
We’re delighted to announce that the award-winning novelist, short story author and scriptwriter Jane Rogers will be judging the entries this year. The closing date for the competition is 17 March 2014, so there’s plenty of time to get your entry ready.
Full details of how to enter can be found on our website at www.mslexia.co.uk/shortstory where we’ll also be posting new and inspiring writing workshops by award-winning short story writer and novelist Louise Doughty, especially created to help you generate new work. Check out the first workshop using the button below. And while you’re at it, why not take a look at our subscribe page? Signing up is easy and guarantees you’ll have all the writerly support, advice and inspiration you need all-year-round.