The Spilling Ink Review is awarding £875 in cash prizes plus publication and free anthologies for their ‘Spilling Ink Queer Fiction Prize’.  Their distinguished guest judge is Gregory Woods. 

2012 Spilling Ink Queer Fiction Prize
Prizes: £500, £250, £125
Closing Date: September 30, 2012
Anthology publication, winners and shortlist receive 1 free copy

Fee: £5 or €8 or $10 (Pay securely online or by UK bank cheque)
Length: 2200 words, no min.
Guest Judge: Gregory Woods

Competition Guidelines

  • 2200 words max (no minimum).
  • Although there is no theme or style restriction for this prize we are interested in fiction produced by or for the LGBT community. We are particularly interested in short stories written by emerging or established lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered authors.
  • Multiple entries are accepted but must be accompanied with an entry fee.
  • Simultaneous submissions are accepted but please let us know as soon as possible if your entry has been accepted elsewhere or won/placed in another writing competition. Entry fees will not be refunded in this case.
  • Entries may be submitted via email or post. Entries submitted via email must be attached in the form of a Word (doc) or Rich Text Format (rtf). Entries submitted via post must be printed on standard-size paper and double-spaced. Entries sent via post will not be returned (please don’t send your only copy).
  • Please be kind when formatting and adhere to general rules of courtesy (i.e. 12pt standard font, double-spaced, pages numbered).
  • Your name, email address or any other distinguishing names should not appear in the body of your story. For example, please don’t put your name and email address in the header or footer. It is fine to include the title of your submission.
  • Submissions must be entrant’s own original work and must be previously unpublished (if your work has appeared in an online workshop or a member’s only writer’s chat – etc – it is eligible for this competition).
  • International submissions are welcomed but all entries must be written in English.
  • As a condition of submitting, the author must hold the copyright of the entry. If the entry is successful Spilling Ink will have one time publicatiopn rights. Copyright remains with the author.
  • Entries will be judged anonymously and all decisions are final.

Enter online or via post
SEND TO: Spilling Ink Review, PO Box 16864, Glasgow, G11 9DJ or

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