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Women's Fiction Competition 2021 

Our Women’s Fiction Competition closes tonight at 23.59GMT!

If you have any problems submitting over night, please don't panic, simply email your entry to competitions@mslexia.co.uk and we'll get back to you in the morning.  

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Women's Poetry Competition 2021 

Our Women’s Poetry Competition opened on 1 September in two categories: Poetry (single poem), and Pamphlet. Award-winning poet Pascale Petit will be judging our single poem competition this year, with Amy Wack of Seren Books judging the pamphlets. 

The winner of the Poetry Competition will receive a whopping £2,000, plus publication in Mslexia; and the winner of our Pamphlet Competition will get £250 plus publication by Seren Books. As well as runner up prizes for the Poetry competition, we'll be awarding £250 to the best poem by an unpublished poet. 

The closing date for both categories is 6 December 2021.



Explore the different categories, and enter the competitions, below.

Current Competitions
Closes
20
Sep
Women’s Fiction Competition 2021 - Novel for Adults
Women’s Fiction Competition 2021 - Novel for Adults

1st prize £5,000. Finalists receive manuscript feedback from The Literary Consultancy and personal introductions to literary agents arranged in partnership with New Writing North. For novels of at least 50,000 words in any genre. Submit first 5,000 words only in the first instance. Longlisted entrants will be asked to submit their finished manuscripts later in the judging process. Entry fee: £25. 

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Closes
20
Sep
Women’s Fiction Competition 2021 - Short Story
Women’s Fiction Competition 2021 - Short Story

1st prize £3,000, plus mentoring by a specialist literary agent. Three additional finalists will each receive £100 and all four winning entries are published in Mslexia. Winning entries plus eight more shortlisted entries will be published in Mslexia's inaugural ebook anthology Best Women's Short Fiction 2021. Entry fee: £12. 

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Closes
20
Sep
Women’s Fiction Competition 2021 - Flash Fiction
Women’s Fiction Competition 2021 - Flash Fiction

1st prize £500. Three additional finalists each receive £50 and all four winning entries are published in Mslexia. Winning entries plus eight more shortlisted entries will be published in Mslexia's inaugural ebook anthology Best Women's Short Fiction 2021.  Entry fee: £6. 

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Closes
6
Dec
Women's Poetry Competition 2021
Women's Poetry Competition 2021

1st prize £2,000; 2nd £500; £3rd £250; plus our Unpublished Poet Prize of £250, which will be awarded to the best poem by an unpublished poet. The four winners, plus 16 additional finalists will be published in Mslexia. Judge: Pascale Petit. Entry fee: £10 for three poems. 

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Closes
6
Dec
Women's Pamphlet Competition 2021
Women's Pamphlet Competition 2021

1st prize £250, plus publication of the winning pamphlet by Seren Books. A selected poem from the winning pamphlet will be published in Mslexia.  Entry fee: £20.

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