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Ink of Ages Fiction Prize

sat07octAll DayThis event is FREE to enter! Yay!Ink of Ages Fiction PrizeCategoryShort FictionHistorical & Mythological Short FictionInternationalEntry FeeFree Max word count2000 Top PrizeOver $500 worth of prizes

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If you write historical or mythology-inspired short fiction, and are 18 years old or above, you can enter a story of between 1,500 and 2,000 words to win some great prizes from World History Encyclopedia and Oxford University Press!

Our contest is free to enter and we accept submissions in English from anywhere in the world.

All shortlisted entries win a lifetime WHE membership & World History Insider magazine subscription.

First place wins $200 to spend in the WHE store (free international shipping). Any 3 Oxford University Press books from a list up to a total value of $100 (free international shipping). Promotion on World History Encyclopedia to millions of readers, newsletter subscribers and social media followers. Personalized map, family tree, or infographic created by our in-house cartographer and graphic designer Simeon Netchev.

Translation into French, Spanish and other languages. Lifetime WHE membership & World History Insider magazine subscription. See our website for second, third, and highly commended prizes.

World History Encyclopedia (WHE) is a non-profit organization publishing the world’s most-read history encyclopedia. Our mission is to engage people with cultural heritage and to improve history education worldwide.

We are keen to encourage quality submissions, so suggest writers to check their stories before submitting using Prowritingaid. They have free and paid versions and are the best writing software we know to help improve grammar, readability and check for repetition, ‘sticky’ sentences and suggest alternatives.

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