Creative writing competition: The 2022 Queen Mary Wasafiri Writing Prize


08 March 2022
The winners in each category will receive £1,000 and publication

The Queen Mary Wasafiri Writing Prize is in three categories: fiction, life-writing and poetry.

Three winners will each receive £1,000 and their work will be published in Wasafiri's print magazine. Shortlisted writers will be published online.

Writers entering the competition must not have published a full-length book of fiction, life-writing or poetry. All shortlisted writers will be offered either the Chapter and Verse or Free Reads mentoring scheme in association with The Literary Consultany and a conversation with Nikesh Shukla of The Good Literary Agency.

To enter, send original, unpublished work no longer than 3,000 words. Entries must be self-contained, ie, not an extract from a longer novel or memoir. A single poetry entry may consist of up to three poems (total word count up to 3,000 words).

The entry fee is £10 for a single entry and £16 for a double entry. Each writer may enter two manuscripts in a single submission, either in the same or different categories.

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The closing date is 30 June.

For full details see the website.


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