Women’s Fiction Awards 2018: Novella Competition


1st Prize: £1,000, plus co-publication by Mslexia and leading independent publisher Galley Beggar Press

Judges:  Eloise Millar, editor at Galley Beggar Press.

Entry Fee: £15 per novella extract

Closing date: 1 October 2018

We are pleased and excited to launch the inaugural Mslexia Women’s Fiction Award: Novella Competition for unpublished women writers.

The competition is open to women of any nationality from any country, and welcomes the first 5,000 words of unpublished fiction for adults or YA readers, of between 10,000 and 40,000 words in length (not including the title) in any genre.

As well as the top prize of £1,000, the winner will have the opportunity to have their novella published by Mslexia and Galley Beggar Press.

The winner and finalists will be announced in the June 2019 edition of Mslexia magazine, and will be contacted before publication of the issue, and to arrange publication of their novella.

Please include a cover sheet for your entry.

Please ensure you’ve read the rules and FAQs before entering.

Each £15 entry fee allows you to submit one novella extract (first 5,000 words). If you would like to enter more than one novella, please select the correct number of entries below.

For any further information, call us on 0191 204 8860 or email

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