Mslexia Women’s Short Story Competition

Publish Date: Feb 26, 2016

Deadline: Mar 14, 2016

It’s that time of year again when Mslexia Women’s Short Story Competition is open for business!

As always, the 2016 competition welcomes writers of all levels of experience, writing stories on any subject – in any style. Up for grabs is a sumptuous £2,000 first prize, publication in the June 2016 issue of Mslexia and the fantastic exposure that this competition gives its finalists. So if you’ve got a story – or an idea – that could fit into our 2,200 word limit, we’d love to see your work.


Mslexia Short Story Competition is a writing competition for short stories written by women of any nationality from any country.


  • Stories can be up to 2,200 words in length and can be on any subject.
  • Stories should be in English (or English dialect) and should not have been published or accepted for publication elsewhere.
  • Stories that have won or are under consideration in other short story competitions are not eligible.
  • For the full Competition Rules package check the original link to the official website at the end of the announcement.

Stories should not be a translation of another author’s work.

Entry fee

The entry fee of £10 allows you to enter one story.


• 1st prize: £2,000
• 2nd prize: £500
• 3rd prize: £250
• three other finalists will each receive £100

All winning stories will be published in Mslexia magazine.

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