International awards for Poetry, Flash Fiction, and Short Story.
Now in its third year, the Bare Fiction Prize has given new and old writers alike an equal chance to win big cash prizes and publication within each of the three categories offered. In 2015’s Bare Fiction Prize, first place in the poetry competition (judged by Jo Bell) went to Astra Bloom – a complete newcomer to the UK literary scene. Each entry is judged anonymously by our judges, with the poetry and flash fiction category judges reading every single entry and our short story judge reading a longlist selected by magazine editor, Robert Harper.
POETRY JUDGE: HELEN MORT
Enter Poetry Competition
FLASH FICTION JUDGE: DAVID GAFFNEY
Enter Flash Fiction Competition
SHORT STORY JUDGE: COURTTIA NEWLAND
Enter Short Story Competition
Previous judges have included: Tania Hershman, Angela Readman, Adam Horovitz, Rachel Trezise, Jo Bell, Paul McVeigh, Richard Skinner.
PRIZES (IN EACH CATEGORY)
1st Prize: £500
2nd Prize: £200
3rd Prize: £100
2 x Highly Commended Award: £25
1st, 2nd & 3rd prize winners will be published in the Spring 2017 issue of Bare Fiction Magazine and on our website, with the prizes to be awarded at the launch reading in London in Spring 2017 (date to be confirmed).
COST PER ENTRY
Poetry (max 40 lines):
Flash Fiction (max 500 words):
Short Story (max 3000 words):
£5 / £3 for subscribers
£6 / £4 for subscribers
£8 / £6 for subscribers
You can subscribe during the submission process if you wish.
Payment can be made by Credit/Debit Card, PayPal or by Cheque (GBP Sterling).
Online entries are now open. Click the links above or visit the competition section of our online shop.
Click here for full competition rules.
POSTAL ENTRY FORM
Bare Fiction Prize 2016: Flyer + Entry Form
For postal entries you can download the flyer & entry form by clicking the button below. If you run a writing group and would like to be sent some flyers in the post, please get in touch