Courses and Competitions: Mslexia Short Fiction Competition 2017

sscompprod-500x500Back for its ninth year, the Mslexia short fiction competition is now open for 2017.

The competition is open to women of any nationality and from any country.

All genres are welcome.

The entries should be between 300 and 3,000 words (excluding the title.)

The first prize is £2,000. There are also two optional extras of a writing retreat at Gladstone Library and a day with an editor from Virago Press for the person who wins. Three other finalists will receive £100. All four entries will be published in the June edition of Mslexia.

The judge this year is Deborah Levy.

The closing date is 20th March 2017. The entry fee per story is £10 and they ask that you include a cover sheet with your entry.

For more information on this competition and also the new flash fiction competition, click on this link:


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Courses and Competitions: Mslexia’s Children’s Novel Competition 2016

WebsiteimageAre you an unpublished female novelist or are you thinking of writing a children’s novel? Mslexia are now taking submissions for their 2016 Children’s Novel Competition.

This competition welcomes books written for children (who are able to read for themselves) as well as Young Adult and can be in any genre.

The first prize is £5,000 and five finalists will also receive an invitation to a special networking event with literary agents.

It is £25 per novel to enter and you’ll need to submit the first 3,000 words of your completed children’s novel (which needs to be at least 15,000 words to qualify.)

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