Thursday, 4 December 2008

Mslexia Short Story Competition

I keep meaning to write a post about how great a magazine Mslexia is and how everyone should subscribe. This isn't it. You can buy a copy in Borders if you want to read an issue. Boys are allowed to read it too but not allowed to submit. They have a very high standard poetry competition each year and are now expanding to run a short story competition too here.

Judge: Helen Simpson
1st Prize £2,000 plus a one-week writing retreat* at Chawton House Library (accommodation only) and a day with a Virago editor**
2nd prize £500
3rd prize £250
3 other finalists will win £100 each

All winning stories will be published in Mslexia magazine and they will also be read by Carole Blake from Blake Friedmann Literary Agency.

Closing date: 23 January 2009
UK writers must post their stories, overseas may send by email.
Entry fee: £8 per story
Maximum: 2,200 words

Stories that have won or are under consideration in other short story competitions are not eligible.
We will accept stories from women of any nationality from any country.
You do not have to subscribe to Mslexia to be eligible, but you do have to be a woman.


Ossian said...

Will they take one's word for it or will there be a sex test, I wonder? It would be like in the Olympics many years ago. ... Let's not go there.

I think Hilary Clampit could submit something, it might be fun to find out what they do. Nobody only me knows what Hilary Clampit is. Well, I mean philosophers don't even know what a chair is.

Emerging Writer said...

I have it on good authority you have to show up in the all-together to get your cheque...