They are welcoming writers of all levels and experiences and you can write on any subject and style as long as it’s within the 2,200 word limit.
First prize not only includes its publication in the June issue of Mslexia, it also includes £2,000 and optional extras of a week’s writing retreat and a day with an editor at Virago Press.
The person who comes second will receive £500 and third place will receive £250. An additional three finalists will receive £100 and all six will be featured in the June edition of Mslexia.
The judge for this year is author, Michele Roberts.
Entry is £10 per story and the closing date is 14th March 2016.
For more information on the competition, how to enter and the terms and conditions, head to https://mslexia.co.uk
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