Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2019

The Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2019 is now open for submissions in the categories of Fiction, Poetry, and Life Writing. The prize was launched ten years ago to support new writers, with no limits on age, gender, nationality or background. In this birthday year we are excited to announce that we are increasing each prize from £300 to £1,000. This increased value means that the prize can make a more meaningful difference for the winning writers’ career. Winners will also be published in Wasafiri and offered the Chapter and Verse or Free Reads mentoring scheme in partnership with The Literary Consultancy (dependent on eligibility). Winners will be announced on 9 November 2019.


Closing date: 28 June 2019 (5pm BST)

Prize: £1,000, publication in Wasafiri, and mentoring

Enter here: www.wasafiri.org/new-writing-prize



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