OPPORTUNITY

The Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize

Deadline: 30 June 2022

Find Out More: https://www.wasafiri.org/new-writing-prize/

Opportunity from: Wasafiri

The 2022 Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize is open for submissions from 19 January until 30 June 2022, closing at 5pm BST.

Exceptionally international in scope, the prize supports writers who have not yet published book-length work, with no limits on age, gender, nationality, or background. The winners of each category will receiveed a £1,000 cash prize, and publication and will be published in Wasafiri magazine. Shortlisted writers will have their work published on Wasafiri’s websitewasafiri.org. All fifteen shortlistees and winners will also be offered the Chapter and Verse or Free Reads mentoring scheme in partnership with The Literary Consultancy (dependent on eligibility), and a conversation with Nikesh Shukla of The Good Literary Agency to discuss their career progression.

Writers may enter up to two manuscripts for the competition. One entry costs £10, double entry costs £16.

No entry may exceed 3,000 words.

Deadline: 30 June 2022

Full terms and conditions on the Wasafiri site.