Thursday, 23 October 2008
MSLEXIA WOMEN'S SHORT STORY COMP
Here's a good one: Mslexia magazine are now running a short fiction comp for women writers. Presumably because of the success of their poetry competition.
The prize money is great: £2,000 for first, plus a one week stay at Chawton House Library. I know I've retired from comps, but as I once again did not get an Arts Council Bursary, and another Fellowship I went for was not to be mine, it is becoming increasingly difficult to think of ways to earn money. So, I'm going to enter. (Maybe my retirement should be from the smaller Irish competitions only?)
Anyway, so far, the Mslexians have never liked anything I've sent them, so I probably haven't a snowball's chance, but it's worth a wee try, methinks.
Word count: 2200
Closing date: 23rd January 2009
Entry fee: £8 stg
Judge: Helen Simpson
See Mslexia's website here.