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Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2024


Posted on 20 February 2024

1 July 2024, 5pm BST

Who may enter
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.

Short description

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

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). 

Entries must be completed through the submissions form.

Entry fees
A single entry costs ÂŁ12, two entries are ÂŁ16.

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

Competition website
For further information visit the official competition website.