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Desperate Literature Prize for Short Fiction


Thursday, April 15, 2021


Entry Fees



-1st prize gets 1500€, two runners up get 750€ each
-1st prize gets a spot at the Civitella Ranieri residency
-one runner up gets a spot at the Writers' House of Georgia and Tbilisi International Festival of Literature
-11 shortlisters are published as "Eleven Stories," distributed by Desperate Literature as well as in our partner journals


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.

Contact Information

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