*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