2023 Prize Online Anthology
We’re delighted to announce the brand new annual WestWord Prize in which all winning and shortlisted stories will be published in the online anthology edition of WestWord.
Winners in each category will be chosen by the WestWord editorial team and will receive a cash prize.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 25TH JUNE 2023
|Micro Fictions||Flash Fictions||Short Stories|
|Up to 150 words|
Entry fee: £5
With feedback £15
Entry fee: £8
With feedback: £28
Entry fee: £10
With feedback £40
YOU CAN ENTER AS MANY STORIES AS YOU LIKE IN EACH CATEGORY BUT EACH STORY MUST BE SUBMITTED AND PAID FOR SEPARATELY.
PRIZE ENTRY RULES
- Submit stories written in English through Submittable using the button above by 23.59 GMT on the deadline date (sorry late entries will not be included). Please use a clear font of at least size 12 so that we can read it easily!
- Please use the name of your story as your Submission title and the document you upload.
- Do not include your name on the story document or submission title but provide a short bio as requested in the submission form. All stories are read anonymously so any showing the author’s name will be disqualified.
- Please include the word count at the start or end of the story document.
- Stories must be your own original work and not have been published online or in print, or have won any other competitions (longlisted and shortlisted in other competitions is fine if the story remains unpublished).
- Simultaneous submissions are allowed but if your story wins a prize or is published prior to the winner’s announcement your entry will become ineligible. No refunds of entry fees will be paid.
- By entering the competition you agree to your story being published in the winners’ online anthology.
- Stories can be in any genre apart from children’s fiction.
- You can enter as many times as you like but all entries must be made separately and the entry fee paid each time.
- The judge’s decision is final.
- There will be a launch event for the anthology of winners and cash prizes will be paid on publication of the anthology.
- Cash prize payments will be made through PayPal or via BACS.
- There is no alternative prize.