Every year Mslexia runs four competitions, open to women writers of all levels of experience.

This year, we’re proud to launch the new, expanded Short Fiction competitions, with categories for both Short Story and Flash Fiction. For writers of long prose, we also have a Novel Competition, and for writers of verse we have a Poetry Competition for single poems and a Pamphlet Competition for completed collections.

With feedback and substantial monetary prizes available, our competitions were created to help women writers progress. Winners have gone on to secure publishing deals and literary agents after years of searching – this year it could be you. Good luck!

Keeping popping back to this page for more information – or sign up for Updates, and we’ll let you know as soon as the next competition is open.