The competition is organised by Mslexia, the magazine for women who write.
Our Women’s Short Story Competition is back for its ninth year and it’s just as fabulous as always. Not only will the winning writer get £2,000, they will also have the prestige of being published in Mslexia, a credit shared with writers like Costa winner Angela Readman and novelist Peggy Riley. In addition, there is the opportunity to spend a week in glorious isolation working on their writing at the stunning Gladstone’s Library, and a day with an editor at Virago – an experience that money can’t buy and one that could really help you take your writing to the next level.
Stories can be between 300 and 3,000 words in length and can be on any subject.
Entries should be in English (or English dialect) and should not have been published or accepted for publication elsewhere.
£10 per story
1st Prize: £2,000 plus two optional extras: a week’s writing retreat at Gladstone Library, and a day with an editor at Virago Press.
Three other finalists will each receive £100.
All four winning stories will be published in the June issue of Mslexia.