The Mslexia Fiction Competitions are open until September 30, 2019.
The competitions are open to women of any nationality from any country.
Submit up to 300 words.
Entry Fee: £5 per story.
First prize is £500. Three other finalists will each receive £50. All four winning stories will be published in the March 2020 issue of Mslexia.
Judge: Kathy Fish
Entry Fee: £25 per novel extract
Submit the first 5,000 words of your completed, unpublished novel for adult and/or adult young readers. (Your completed novel should have at least 50,000 words).
First prize is £5,000 and option of representation by literary agent, Charlotte Robertson.
Judges: Louise Doughty, Nicola Holloway, and Charlotte Robertson.
The winner and four finalists will also receive manuscript feedback, and introductions to agents and editors at an event in London.
Entry Fee: £10
Submit stories between 300 and 3,000 words.
First Prize is £3,000, plus two optional extras: a writing retreat at Moniack Mhor, and mentoring by an editor at Virago Press.
Three other finalists will each receive £100. All four winning stories will be published in Mslexia.
Judge: Irenosen Okojie