The Welkin Writing Prize

tue28febAll DayThis event is FREE to enter! Yay!The Welkin Writing PrizeUKCategoryFlash FictionEntry Fee:FREE Max word count:400 Top Prize:£150 (plus Writers' HQ Membership)

Event Details

The Welkin Writing Prize is a free-to-enter writing competition for narrative fiction. The competition is open to all forms of narrative prose, be that flash fiction, short-short, vignette, haibun, hermit crab, prose poem or work that sits outside such labels.

There is no theme; entries can be on any subject and written in any style.The total prize pot currently sits at over £700.

There are prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place stories as well as for the best non-placed:

  • (1) writer with a disability or chronic health condition,
  • (2) LGBTQ writer,
  • (3) working class writer,
  • (4) writer whose first (or home) language isn’t English,
  • (5) carer for an adult dependent,
  • (6) new writer (for a writer with five or fewer publishing credits),
  • (7) historical fiction,
  • (8) humorous prose,
  • (9) speculative fiction.

The competition is organised and judged by Matt Kendrick.

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