The Wessex Prize will be run every two years and is aimed at unpublished writers living in the South West of England.  We are looking for previously unpublished authors, writing about the West Country, with something interesting to say.  Submissions should not exceed 3,500 words and must be a stand alone short story.


The Prize will launch in October 2020, and close early in the New Year. The Prize award is £1000 together with the publication of the work in full in the prize anthology. Nine runners up will also have an extract of their work published in the anthology. 


Full details of the prize will be posted here in early September 2020.

To contact one of the team, please see the following list. To subscribe please use the sign up form.


Gill Foreman, Commissioning Editor.    gillfce.owp

Liz Neil Press & PR.                                 lizneilpr.owp

Sales and trade.                                         saleandtrade.owp

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