V.S. Pritchett Memorial Prize 2016

The Royal Society of Literature is delighted to announce that our annual prize for unpublished short stories is now open for entries. The winning story receives a prize of £1,000 and is published in Prospect online and the RSL Review. In addition to this, there will be an opportunity for the winner to appear at an RSL event with established short story writers in autumn 2016.

Entrants must be resident in the UK and likely to be available for a prizegiving event in autumn 2016. Stories entered for the competition must not have been published previously, or broadcast in any other medium. Stories should be 2,000 and 4,000 words in length. Submission fee is £5 per story.

Enter online via our Submittable site:
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The closing date for entries is 20 June 2016.

COUNTDOWN TO DEADLINE – WORDS AND WOMEN’S SHORT PROSE COMPETITION

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NOVEMBER IS FLITTING PAST SO DON’T FORGET TO GET YOUR ENTRY IN TO WORDS AND WOMEN’S NEW WRITING PRIZE FOR WOMEN IN THE EAST OF ENGLAND

(Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire)

DEADLINE MIDNIGHT 15TH NOVEMBER, 2014.

2,200 words of prose fiction, life-writing, memoir or creative non-fiction

First Prize: £600 and publication in our anthology, Words and Women: 2 

20 shortlisted entries published:  Judge novelist Sarah Ridgard

£10 per entry:  See www.wordsandwomennorwich.blogspot.co.uk

for submission details.

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“Words And Women: One is a bold and insightful collection containing much vigorous writing – the dazzling sentences of Caroline Jackson’s The Call deserve particular mention.” Rm Bond-Webster, Eastern Daily Press, 04/14

Shortlisted for a 2014 Saboteur Award