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5th Annual Mslexia Short Story Competition for Women Who Write

The fifth annual short story competition for women writers, is now open for entries.

The first prize is £2,000 – one of the biggest prizes available in the genre –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. Other winners will receive a share of the remaining £1,050 prize pot, and all of the winning stories will be published in the June 2013 issue of Mslexia.

Mslexia are delighted to announce that the acclaimed novelist, memoirist, poet and short story author Janice Galloway will be judging the entries this year (her ‘Collected Stories’ is published by Vintage). The closing date for the competition is 18 March 2013, so there’s plenty of time to get your entry together.

Full details of how to enter are on the website at www.mslexia.co.uk/shortstory where you’ll find new and inspiring writing workshops to help you generate new work, FAQs and advice about entering online – as well as information on how to subscribe to Mslexia for valuable ongoing writerly support.

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