MSLEXIA 2014 WOMEN'S SHORT STORY COMPETITION
A competition for unpublished short stories of up to 2,200 words. We accept work on all subjects, so write about anything and everything you fancy - we love to read it.
1st prize: £2,000
Plus two optional extras: a week’s writing retreat at Chawton House
Library, and a day with a Virago editor
2nd prize: £500
3rd prize: £250
Three other finalists each receive £100
Judge: Jane Rogers
Jane Rogers has has published eight novels, including The Voyage Home and Island, and written original television and radio drama. She was shortlisted in the BBC National Short Story Competition in 2009 and has, amongst others, received an award for Writers' Guild Best Fiction Book and a BAFTA nomination for best drama serial. Jane also works as an editor in new writing anthologies, and is a Professor of Writing on the Sheffield Hallam MA course.
Closing date: 17 March 2014
All winning stories will be published in the Jun/Jul/Aug 2014 edition of Mslexia
Full details here.
Or for novels, The Bath Novel Award: is still open for entries -- completed novels written for adult or young adult readers in any genre. Prize: £1,000. Closing date: 28 February 2014.