Slightly Foxed Subscribers’ Writing Competition 2019

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*The deadline for the Slightly Foxed Subscribers’ Writing Competition 2019 has now passed. We will be in touch with the winner(s) in due course, and an announcement will be made in the forthcoming Summer issue of Slightly Foxed, published 1 June.*

From the start, we were keen that Slightly Foxed should feature not only contributors familiar from other book pages but also the voices of people who could write but who didn’t think of themselves as writers – people outside the literary world, who had other equally interesting kinds of experience, and for whom the written word was just as important. We’ve come to the conclusion that this describes many of our readers; entries to the writers’ competition in 2018 netted us five excellent pieces for the magazine – two joint winners, and three runners-up. So, now the dark evenings have closed in again, we think it’s a good time to run another one.

The competition was open to all current Slightly Foxed subscribers. The winner will receive a prize of £250 and will have their article published in a future issue of SF

We’re looking for a piece of between 1,000 and 1,500 words on a favourite book or on a personal experience that is ‘book-related’

Please do check our online index here to make sure the subject you have in mind hasn’t been covered already

Articles should be submitted to Anna as a Word document by email or post, and should include your name and contact details

All entries should reach us by 31 March 2019

Quill illustration by Anna Trench

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  1. John Mikel says:

    Your O/L index link above takes you to previous editions: I assume you do not want us to cover a book which has been reviewed in the recent past (-how recent?).

    • Slightly Foxed says:

      Dear John

      Many thanks for getting in touch and enquiring about our Subscribers’ Writing Competition.

      The link you refer to takes you to our full index of all subjects and contributors featured in our full archive of Slightly Foxed (Issues 1-60), and we encourage those thinking of submitting pieces to us to check to see if the subject they have in mind may have already been covered in the quarterly as we try not to repeat ourselves in terms of books that are written about.

      Of course there may be authors that appear in the quarterly on repeat occasions over the years, but there will be a different title covered in the piece, or a different approach to reading the author.

      I do hope this helps, but please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any further questions.

      With best wishes


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