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Short Story


Our 2023 competition is closed

A big thank you to everyone who submitted!

Entrants will be notified of the outcome of their work in November 2023.

Our judge this year is best-selling novelist Deborah Moggach. The winning prize is a whopping £3,000 and three finalists will receive £100. The winner and finalists will be published in Issue 100 of Mslexia, with eight additional finalists, along with the four winners, appearing in our ebook anthology Best Women's Fiction 2023.

Find out how 2022 winner Mónica Ibarra Parle did it here, and check out our ebook anthology Best Women's Short Fiction 2022, which features our 2022 winner, three finalists and eight additional stories.