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Win £3,000 In The Mslexia Women Short Story Competition 2019

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The Mslexia Women Short Story Competition is back for its eleventh year. This time, not only will the winning writer get £3,000, they will also have the prestige of being published in Mslexia, a credit shared with writers like Costa winner Angela Readman and novelist Peggy Riley.

mslexia short story competition 2019

In addition, the winners will also have an opportunity to spend a week working on their writing at the stunning Moniack Mhor retreat, and mentoring with an editor at Virago – an experience that money can’t buy and one that could really help you take your writing to the next level.


  • 1st Prize- (a) £3,000 (b) 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 the March 2020 issue of Mslexia.

Who is eligible?

The competition is open to women of any nationality from any country, and welcomes stories of between 300 and 3,000 words in length (not including the title).

DEADLINE: September 30, 2019

To apply or read more about the competition, visit here

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