Deadline: September 18, 2023
Entry fee: £12
About the competition
Submit complete short fiction on any subject, up to 3,000 words.
Our judge this year is best-selling novelist Deborah Moggach. The winning prize is a whopping £3,000 and three finalists will receive £100. The winner and finalists will be published in Issue 100 of Mslexia, with eight additional finalists, along with the four winners, appearing in our ebook anthology Best Women’s Fiction 2023.
Find out how 2022 winner Mónica Ibarra Parle did it here, and check out our ebook anthology Best Women’s Short Fiction 2022, which features our 2022 winner, three finalists and eight additional stories.
- Add the entry fee to your basket and proceed through the checkout (you will be asked to set up, or sign in to your Mslexia account during the process). Once the order is completed you’ll be taken to a ‘Submit’ page where the entry form is located. You can submit at a later date by logging into your Mslexia online account and going to the ‘competitions’ tab.
- Visit Entry Instructions for a more comprehensive guide on how to enter, and be sure to read the Rules before submitting here.