Creative writing competition: The White Review 2020 Short Story Prize

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17 January 2020
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Win a first prize of £2,500 in the competition for emerging writers

The annual White Review Short Story Prize is given for literary short fiction by writers who have yet to secure a publishing deal. The prize is sponsored by the Jerwood Foundation. This year's prize will be judged by Omar Robert Hamilton, Kishani Widyatratna and Sophie Scard.

The judges are looking for fiction that explores and expands the possibilities of the short story form. There are no restrictions on form or genre. The winning story will be published in the quarterly print journal of The White Review and the shortlisted stories will be published online.

To enter, send original, unpublished short fiction between 2,000 and 7,000 words. The competition is open to unpublished writers living in the UK and Ireland.

There is an entry fee of £15. Writers may submit one story only. 50 free entries are available to low-income writers.

The closing date is 27 February.

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For full details see the website.

 

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