Congratulations to Hadley Franklin, winner of the 2023 Desperate Literature Short Fiction Prize, for her work Falling. Hadley Franklin holds an MFA in fiction from New York University’s Creative ... [Read More]
Desperate Literature Short Story Prize
This year's Short Fiction Prize is now CLOSED. The 2023 Winner and Runners-Up have been announced HERE!
- A week’s residency at the Civitella Ranieri Foundation
- A consultation with a Literary Agent
- A manuscript assessment and follow-up meeting with a literary editor
- €750 (two prizes available).
All Shortlisted Writers:
All Shortlisted Writers are eligible for publication in select literary publications.
One Shortlisted Writer:
Learn more about this prize and enter on their website: Desperate Literature Short Fiction Prize
Submissions for the Desperate Literature Prize short fiction prize have now closed. The deadline was April 30, 2023! Prizes include: – A week’s residency at the Civitella Ranieri ... [Read More]
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