The 2014 Wasafiri New Writing Prize is now open

13 March 2014

The prize is open to anyone worldwide who has not published a complete book.

Three categories: Poetry, Fiction and Life Writing.

Fees: £6 for one category, £10 for two categories and £15 for three categories.

To enter, simply fill in the entry form and send it to us with your entry and fee in UK Sterling.

The closing date is 5pm GMT on 25 July 2014.

A maximum of 5 poems can be entered and the word limit for Fiction and Life Writing is 3000. Other terms and conditions apply.

£300 will be awarded to the winner in each category and their work will be published in Wasafiri.

NWP 2014 entry form (Word doc)
NWP 2014 entry form (PDF)


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Our judges this year are:

Susheila Nasta MBE(Chair) Editor of Wasafiri and Professor of Modern Literature at the Open University

Bidisha Writer and broadcaster who has published with many leading newspapers and presented on the BBC

Inua Ellams Award-winning poet, playwright and performer who has appeared both nationally and internationally

Monique RoffeyAward-winning writer and memoirist, author White Woman on the Green Bicycle and Archipelago

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