Thursday, 13 November 2008

Willesden Herald is doing it again

The Willesden Herald had some problems with their short story competition last year with judge Zadie Smith not overly impressed with the level of entries. This year they're using another judge Rana Dasgupta. They screen the stories to a short list and Rana choses the prizewinners from that.

Entry fee: Free
Word limit: 8,000.
Prizes: 1st place: £150 plus a one-off Willesden Herald mug inscribed "The Willesden Short Story Prize 2009"
2nd: 2 x £100 (two runners up)
The three winning stories will be published in a special edition of
Deadline: 19 December 2008

It's not much of a prize but it is free...


Susan said...

Free is good. I've already been rejected by this year, so at least I know which story to not include LOL.

thanks for passing this one along!

KAREN said...

Oo-er! At least it's free though. Be interesting to see if they get as many entries this time :o)

Emerging Writer said...

Results are here
"Propitiation" by Jenny Barden
"The Imperfect Roundness of Things" by Claudia Boers
"The Hate Club" by Ben Cheetham
"The Travellers" by Carys Davies
"Ante-Purgatory" by Carol Farrelly
"Amy" by Nick Holdstock
"Work" by Jo Lloyd WINNER
"Ebb Tide" by Margot Taylor
"Mina and Fina and Lotte Wattimena" by Jill Widner
"Tokyo Chocolate" by Morowa Yejidé
Anthology available