mon01julAll DayQueen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2024CategoryMultiple categoriesInternationalEntry Fee£12 Max word count3,000 Top Prize£1000

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The competition is organized by Wasafiri, a quarterly British literary magazine. The competition is open to anyone who has not published or signed a contract to publish a book-length work of fiction, life writing, or poetry, except for self-published works or poetry chapbooks.

The prize is judged in three categories:

  • Fiction
  • Poetry
  • Life Writing

The word limit is 3000 words.

Entries must not have been previously published in any form (excluding live performances or shares on personal blogs or social media channels).

Winners in the three categories – Fiction, Life Writing and Poetry – will be awarded a prize of £1000, and publication in Wasafiri magazine.

We are keen to encourage quality, 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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