Our 2023 competitions are here...
Poetry and Poetry Pamphlet Competition: OPEN
Fiona Benson will be selecting the winners of our 2023 Poetry Competition, with Imtiaz Dhaker selecting the best Pamphlet for publication by Bloodaxe Books.
We're offering £2,000 to the winning poem for our Poetry Competition, with a second place prize of £500, a third place prize of £250, and £250 will be awarded to the best poem by an unpublished poet. The winners, plus 16 runners-up will be published in the March 2024 edition of Mslexia.
The winner of our Pamphlet Competition will receive £250, plus publication by Bloodaxe Books. A selected poem will also be published in Mslexia.
Want to read the winning poems? Head over to our Winners page.
Fiction Competition 2023: CLOSED
Thanks to everyone who entered our 2023 Fiction Competition! Entrants of our Short Story Competition will be notified in November 2023; those who submitted a Flash Fiction will also find out in November 2023; and to everyone who entered our Novel Competition, you'll be notified as to whether or not you work has been longlisted in Jan/Feb 2024. Good luck!