New award for funny short stories by women | Latest strand to Helen Lederer’s Comedy Women In Print © Matt Crockett

New award for funny short stories by women

Latest strand to Helen Lederer’s Comedy Women In Print

Publisher Farrago has joined forces with Helen Lederer’s Comedy Women In Print to launch a £1,000 award for the funniest short story written by women.

All the shortlisted entries – which should be between 5,000 and 15,000 words – will also be published in an anthology in September 2023 and be paid £100.

Pete Duncan, publisher of Farrago, says: ‘What Helen has created with CWIP is extraordinary and we could not be more thrilled now to be adding our part.

Lederer added: ‘The aim of CWIP has always been to enable unpublished witty authors as well as big up the best published talent in the land. Now I can entice some CWIP alumni to include their own short stories in the resulting anthology and set the bar high. What a Christmas present!’   

The competition is open to female-identifying and non-binary authors, writing in the English language over the age of 18 on the closing date, October 14.  There is no fee to enter.

Submissions will open on September 5. For more details and full terms and conditions visit www.comedywomeninprint.co.uk.

Published: 15 Jun 2022

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