Mslexia is a UK-based quarterly magazine and online platform for women writers. On their website they explain their aims as an organisation, implicit within their name: “Mslexia means women’s writing (ms = woman lexia = words). Its association with dyslexia is intentional. Dyslexia is a difficulty, more prevalent in men, with reading and spelling; Mslexia was created to address a difficulty, more prevalent in women, with getting into print.”
The Mslexia Women’s Short Story Competition 2015 is now open for entries from women writers from around the world. The first prize is £2000, with second and third placed stories winning £500 and £200 respectively. To enter, submit a story no longer than 2200 words by 16 March 2015.
Stories must be original, unpublished and written in English. Although you do not have to be subscribed to Mslexia to enter, you do have to be a woman. Mslexia will accept stories from women of any nationality from any country. Visit Mslexia for further competition rules.
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Mslexia Women's Short Story Competition 2015. Deadline 23 March