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The Wonderland Short Fiction Competition

sun12novAll DayCompletedThe Wonderland Short Fiction CompetitionCategoryShort FictionUKEntry Fee£5 Max word count2500 Top PrizePublication

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Enter The Vanity Papers Wonderland Short Fiction Competition! Oxford’s beloved literary review is a home to many writers from the university and influential voices of the future century. Contributors have written for The Wall Street Journal, The Independent, The New York Times, JStor, Wet Grain, The Minnesota Review, The London Magazine, Aesthetica Magazine, The Oxford Magazine and have won amongst others, The Gower Prize, The PenCraft Book Award and The Oxford-BNU Creative Writing Award.

The winner will be featured in the forthcoming print issue and the runners-up will be published on the website Entries are open until 11:59 p.m on the 12th of November 2023. Stories should be between 1000 and 2500 words. Entries cannot have been previously published elsewhere. Multiple entries are allowed. A £5 readers fee should be paid for each entry. Submissions in all styles and genres are encouraged.

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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