march, 2020

15mar12:00 am11:45 pmDESPERATE LITERATURE PRIZE FOR SHORT FICTIONInternational Entry Fee: €20 Max word count: 2,000 Top Prize: €1000, a week’s residency at the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, consultation with a Literary Agent

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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.

There are books for when you’re bored. Plenty of them. There are books for when you’re calm. The best kind, in my opinion. There are also books for when you’re sad. And there are books for when you’re happy. There are books for when you’re thirsty for knowledge. And there are books for when you’re desparate.

Before entering, please read our eligibility and conditions to see how the prize is funded, prize details, entry conditions and to assess your eligibility.

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