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Words and Women Short Prose Competition
Deadline: Wed 15 Nov 2017
Entries can be fiction, memoir, creative non-fiction and life-writing on any theme. National and regional prizes.
Offers a national prize for women writers over 40 of £1,000 and a month’s writing residency provided by Hosking Houses Trust and a regional prize (East of England) for women writers over the age of 16 living or working in the East of England of £600 and a mentoring session with Jill Dawson of Gold Dust.

Entries should be 2,200 words or under. Fiction in any genre, memoir, life-writing, essays and creative non-fiction on any theme are all welcome. Extracts from longer works will not be considered.

The winning entries will be published online and in a Compendium of Words and Women’s best entries from the last 4 prize-winning anthologies.

Guest judges: Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney, authors ofA Secret Sisterhood: The hidden friendship of Austen, Bronte, Eliot and Woolf.

Deadline for entries is Midnight on 15 November 2017. Winners will be announced in January 2018.

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