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22 Jun 2015

VS Pritchett Memorial Prize | Commonwealth writers

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A call for entries for unpublished short stories in English for the VS Pritchett Memorial Prize. Writers from the UK, Ireland and Commonwealth countries are invited to submit for the 17th edition, offering a prize of £1000 and publication.

Eligibility: Entrants must be citizens of the UK, the Republic of Ireland or Commonwealth countries or have been resident in one of the aforementioned countries for the past three years.

Deadline: 22 June 2015


The 17th edition of the annual VS Pritchett Memorial Prize is now open for entries. The Prize was founded by The Royal Society of Literature at the beginning of the new millennium to commemorate the centenary of one of the finest English short story writers of the 20th century.

Each year, a prize of £1000 is awarded to the best unpublished short story of the year. The winning entry will also be published in Prospect online and in the RSL Review. There will also an opportunity to appear at an RSL event with established writers in autumn 2015. The judges for this year’s prize will be Philip Hensher, Adam Mars-Jones and Rose Tremain.

Entry is open to citizens of all Commonwealth countries, and costs £5. To enter, simply submit an unpublished story between 2000 and 4000 words in length by the deadline of 22 June 2015. For more information on how to submit, visit the 2015 VS Pritchett Memorial Prize’s submissions page.

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