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Creative writing competition: London Short Story Prize

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Win a first prize of £1,000 in the annual competition from London writer development agency Spread the Word

The London Short Story Prize is designed to discover and publish the best new stories coming out of the capital.

The competition is for original, unpublished short stories up to 5,000 words by writers resident in London.

This year's judges are authors Guy Gunaratne and Clare Fisher, and literary agent Sarah Such.

The winner will receive £1,000 and a meeting with an agent. Two runners up will each get £250 and a meeting with an editor, and there are further prizes of Spread the Word writing courses and membership of London Writers' Network. Winners and highly commended entries will be published in the London Short Story Anthology 2018.

Entry is £8 per story, and 50 free entries are offered to writers on low incomes.

The closing date is 17 September.

For full details see the website.

 

 

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