Desperate Literature Prize for Short Fiction

From Desperate Literature:

Awarded for an original work of short fiction under 2000 words

The aim of the Desperate Literature Short Fiction Prize is both to celebrate the best of new short fiction and to give winners the most visibility possible for their writing. That’s why we’ve teamed up with fourteen different literary and artistic institutions to offer not only a cash prize and writing retreats but to ensure that all our shortlisters have the opportunity to be published in multiple print and online journals, have their work put in front of literary agents and perform in multiple countries.

First Prize:

– €1500
– A week’s residency at the Civitella Ranieri Foundation
– A consultation with a Literary Agent from Andrew Nurnberg Associates
Runner-up Prizes:

– €750 (two prizes available)

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Application Deadline:
15 April 2021 12:00 am

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