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Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2023


Last date
30 June 2023, 5pm BST

Who may enter?
The competition is open to anyone who has not published a book-length work of fiction, life writing, or poetry, except for self-published works or poetry chapbooks.

Short description

The competition is organized by Wasafiri, a quarterly British literary magazine.

The prize is judged in three categories: FictionPoetry and 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).

The 2023 prize is judged by Leila Aboulela (Fiction), Caleb Femi (Poetry), and Aanchal Malhotra (Life Writing), and chaired by Diana Evans.

Entries must be completed through the submissions form.

Entry fees
A single entry costs £10, two entries are £16.

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

How to enroll?
For further information visit the official competition website.

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