Mslexia Women’s Short Story Competition


March 16

Mslexia Women’s Short Story Competition 2015

is for previously unpublished stories of up to 2,200 words by women writers.

Judge: Alison MacLeod

1st Prize: £2,000 plus two optional extras: a week’s writing retreat at Tŷ Newydd Writers’ Centre* and a day with a Virago editor** 

2nd Prize: £500 
3rd Prize: £250

Three other finalists win £100 each.

All winning stories will be published in issue 66 of Mslexia, published in June 2015.

Entry fee: £10 per story.

* The Tŷ Newydd retreat is accommodation only, dates to be agreed between Tŷ Newydd and the competition winner. 

** The day with a Virago editor must be taken at a time that is suitable to both Virago and the competition winner.
The winner is responsible for any other expenses involved with attending the Tŷ Newydd retreat
and the day with a Virago editor, i.e travel, food, etc. The prizes are optional additions to the £2,000 first prize.

The prizes must be taken by 31 May 2016.



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