This year's competition features a new categry for nature, environmental and climate change writing
The Short Fiction/University of Essex International Short Story Prize 2021 is inviting entries.
The competition has prizes of £500, £250 and £100. The shortlist judge will be Irenosen Okijie. This year’s competition also has a special LiFTS Wild Writing Prize for nature, environmental and climate crisis fiction, which will be judged by Naomi Booth and James Canton, and has a prize of £500 and a Wild Writing workshop. Winners will be published online in the Short Fiction journal.
The competition is for original, unpublished short fiction up to 5,000 words.
The entry fee is £7 for stories submitted up to the end of February, and £9 after that.
The closing date is 31 March.
For full details see the website.