Mslexia Women’s Short Fiction & Flash Fiction Competitions 2017

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March 20

Mslexia Women’s Short Fiction Competition 2017 
now has two categories for previously unpublished work by women writers:
Short Story, for previously unpublished stories of up to 3,000,
and Flash Fiction, for tales of up to 300 words.

 Short Story

Judge: Deborah Levy

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


Three finalists win £100 each.

All four winning stories will be published in issue 74 of Mslexia, published in June 2017.

CLOSING DATE: 20 March 2017

 Entry fee: £10 per story.

 * The Gladstone’s Library retreat is accommodation and food only,
dates to be agreed between 
Gladstone’s and the competition winner. 


** The day with a Virago editor must be taken at a time that is suitable to both
Virago and to the competition winner.
The winner is responsible
for any other expenses involved with attending 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 30 November 2018.

 Visit www.mslexia.co.uk/shortstory

Email shortstory@mslexia.co.uk

Phone 0191 204 8860

 Flash Fiction

Judge: Kit de Waal

1st Prize: £500 


Three finalists win £50 each.

All four winning stories will be published in issue 74 of Mslexia, published in June 2017.

CLOSING DATE: 20 March 2017

Entry fee: £5 per entry.

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