Mslexia Fiction Competitions 2019

This year’s Mslexia Fiction Competitions includes Short Story and Adult Novel competitions and our Flash Fiction competition.

As well as cash prizes, they also offer publication, mentoring, writing retreats, manuscript feedback and personal introductions to editors and literary agents for winners and finalists. As a result, many have gone on to see their work broadcast and/or published beyond the pages of Mslexia, and to achieve agent representation and publishing deals.

There is a fee to enter, but bursaries are available


11.59pm (GMT), 30 Sep 2019



  • Entries should be in English (or English dialect) and should not have been published or accepted for publication elsewhere.
  • Entries that have won or are under consideration in other fiction competitions are not eligible.
  • The Novel Competition is for unpublished novelists only. Women who have had a novel published by a mainstream or independent publisher, for any age group, in any country, are not eligible. 
  • Self-published manuscripts are eligible.
  • Entries should not be a translation of another author’s work.
  • You do not have to subscribe to Mslexia to be eligible, but you do have to be a woman. Entries are welcomed from women in the transgender community.
  • We will accept entries from women of any nationality from any country.
  • You may enter as many competitions with as many submissions as you like, but please enter every competition separately, accompanied by a separate fee.

Published on:
25 Jun 2019


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