The Royal Society of Literature is delighted to announce that we are now accepting entries for the sixteenth V.S. Pritchett Memorial Prize, awarded for the best unpublished short story of the year.
The winner will receive a prize of £1000 and their work will be published in Prospect online and in the RSL Review. In addition to this, there will be an opportunity to appear at a RSL event with established short story writers in autumn 2014. The judges for this year are Margaret Drabble, Tibor Fischer and Helen Oyeyemi.
In order to be eligible for the competition, stories must be 2000- 4000 words and must not have been published previously or broadcast in any other medium. 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.
Please find further instructions on how to enter online at: www.theroyalsocietyofliterature.submittable.com/submit. The closing date for the competition is Monday 16 June 2014.
Also if you are able to post this suggested tweet, I would be most grateful: “Entries open for @RSLiterature V.S. Pritchett Memorial Prize for unpublished short stories. £1000 prize. D/L 16 June http://www.rslit.org/v-s-pritchett”.