Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Prolitzer Prize for Prose Writing 2015 - Deadline October 1st 2015 #seanocarolan.com #Writing #Contest

Prolitzer Prize for prose writing, 2015


Winner: £200, Publication in Prole 18 in December 2015

Publication on the Prole website

2 x runner up prizes of £50, possible publication in Prole 18

Publication on the Prole website


Jaki McCarrick is an award-winning writer. Her play, Leopoldville, won the 2010 Papatango Prize for New Writing, and her most recent play, Belfast Girls, developed at the National Theatre Studio, London, was shortlisted for the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and the 2014 BBC Tony Doyle Award and is to premiere in Chicago in May 2015. Jaki’s short story, The Visit, won the 2010 Wasafiri Short Fiction Prize and appears in the 2012 Anthology of Best British Short Stories (Salt). Her critically acclaimed story collection, The Scattering, was published in 2013 by Seren Books and was shortlisted for the 2014 Edge Hill Prize. Jaki, who was longlisted this year for the inaugural Irish Fiction Laureate, is currently editing her first novel.

Represented by AM Heath

Entries will be anonymised before being sent to judge.

Time scale

We will receive entries from April 1st 2015 to October 1st 2015

Winners will be announced in issue 18 of Prole in December 2015 and on our website by December 15th 2015.


We are, as ever, open regarding style and content. What we are after is fiction or creative nonfiction that epitomises the editorial values of Prole: to make writing engaging, accessible, entertaining and challenging. Quality is all.

Word limit 2500.

All work must be the original work of the writer and be unpublished.


£4.00 for first entry, £3.00 for any subsequent entries.

How to enterVia our website and email – preferred. PayPal button below.

Make the correct payment using PayPal.

Email your entry, including the text and PayPal transaction number within the body of the email, to:


By post

Make a cheque (GBP only, please) payable to

P Robertson for the correct amount and mail along with entry to:

P Robertson

27 Thornton Ave




ProfitsAny profits made from our competition help to support the work we do at Prole. We are independent; we receive nor seek funding.

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The Prolitzer Prize for Prose Writing, 2014

The winners and runners up for the Prolitzer Prize for Prose Writing have been chosen by our judge, Sue Pace.

Winner - KM Elkes, with Anyplace is Paradise

Runner up - Melanie Whipman, with Marissa's Bike

Runner up - Catherine Hokin, with Now You See Me

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