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Slightly Foxed Subscribers’ Writing Competition

We feel it’s time for another of our Writer’s Competitions. We’ve greatly benefited from them in the past, finding, predictably, that among our readers there are some very good writers.

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.

So why not throw your hat into the ring?

• The competition is open to all current Slightly Foxed subscribers. The winner will receive a prize of £250 and the piece will be published in a future issue of SF, while the runner-up will appear on our website

• We’re looking for a personal piece of between 1,000 and 1,500 words that reflects your own experience of a favourite book and that makes other people want to read it too

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

• Pieces should be submitted as a Word document by email or post, and should include your name and contact details

Email: [email protected]

Slightly Foxed Writer’s Competition
53 Hoxton Square
London N1 6PB

• All entries should reach us by 15 January 2023

NB You can view our general editorial submissions page here

Comments & Reviews

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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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