Friday, 7 February 2014


The Mslexia sixth annual short story competition for women writers is now open for entries.

The first prize is £2,000 and includes two optional extras: a week’s retreat at the home of early women’s writing, Chawton House Library, and a day with a Virago editor. Five other finalists will receive a share of the remaining £1,050 prize pot, and all of the winning stories will be published in the June 2014 issue of Mslexia.

Judge: award-winning novelist, short story author and scriptwriter Jane Rogers (her novel ‘The Testament of Jessie Lamb’, winner of the 2012 Arthur C Clark Award, is published by Sandstone Press). The closing date for the competition is 17 March 2014.

Full details of how to enter can be found at their website:

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