Mslexia 2012 Women’s Short Story Competition is for previously unpublished stories of up to 2,200 words by women writers.
Judged by Tessa Hadley
1st Prize: £2,000 plus 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 win £100 each.
All winning stories will be published in issue 54 of Mslexia, published in June 2012.
CLOSING DATE: 19 March 2012
Entry fee: £10 per story. Professional critiquing service £45 per story (
The CHL retreat is accommodation only, dates to be agreed between CHL and the competition winner. ** The day with a Virago editor must be taken at a time that is suitable to both Virago and the competition winner.The winner is responsible for any other expenses involved with attending the CHL retreat and the day with a Virago editor, i.e travel, food, etc. The prizes are optional additions to the £2,000 first prize. The prizes must be taken by 31 May 2013.
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