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Mslexia Short Story Competition 2012

March 13, 2012

Image copyright Rebecca Evans

Mslexia is a cracking writing magazine aimed specifically at women, as is this competition. The Mslexia short story competition has always been a thorn in my side: why, in the age of Facebook and Twitter and YouPorn, create a competition that’s exclusively snail mail? Who has the time to go to the post office? No, wait. Who has the energy to go to the post office? I have nails to paint, here. Anyway, this year entries via the web are accepted, although this is something I only discovered late last night, hence the rather late-to-the-party heads up. Oh well – there’s always next year.

Website:  Mslexia

Deadline: 19th March 2012

Word count: up to 2200

Prize: Publication, 1st, £2,000 plus a week’s writing retreat at Chawton House Library, a day with a Virago editor, £500, £250, 3 x £100,

Fee: £10

Judge:  Tessa Hadley

Results:  Mid-May 2012

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