Mslexia Fiction Competition 2019: Short Story
1st Prize: £3,000
Plus two optional extras: a writing retreat at Moniack Mhor, and mentoring by an editor at Virago Press.
Three other finalists will each receive £100. All four winning stories will be published in the March 2020 issue of Mslexia.
Judge: Irenosen Okojie, award-winning short story author, novelist and performer
Entry fee: £10 per story
Closing date: 30 September 2019
Our Women’s Short Story Competition is back for its eleventh year. Not only will the winning writer get £3,000, they will also have the prestige of being published in Mslexia, a credit shared with writers like Costa winner Angela Readman and novelist Peggy Riley. In addition, there is the opportunity to spend a week working on their writing at the stunning Moniack Mhor retreat, and mentoring with an editor at Virago – an experience that money can’t buy and one that could really help you take your writing to the next level.
The competition is open to women of any nationality from any country, and welcomes stories of between 300 and 3,000 words in length (not including the title). If you would also like to enter a flash fiction piece, please click here.
All genres welcome. Please include a cover sheet with your entry.
For any questions about your entry, email email@example.com, or call 0191 204 8860.
Each entry fee allows you to submit one short story. If you would like to enter more than one story, please ensure you select the correct number of entries below.
An entry form page will open automatically after payment. If this does not happen, or if you would like to send your work at a later date, please use the link in the payment confirmation email to access the entry form.