ABOUT THE PRIZE
Supported by the Arts Council England and Writers’ Centre Kingston, this is the first year of an exciting new prize administered by streetcake magazine. We have been publishing quality experimental writing on our website for over ten years and we’re looking forward to expanding our remit and supporting young writers at the beginning of their writing career. With this prize, we seek to identify, recognise and develop young writers in the genres of short fiction and poetry.
This prize will be one of the first of its kind, aimed at young people (18-26 years old), who are responding creatively and extending the possibilities of the literature mold. Writers in this age band will shape the future of experimental writing and bring new ideas to this genre.
Please read some of what streetcake has previously published to give you an idea of what we mean by 'experimental' as this will give you a better chance of being successful!
The submission period will be open from March 4th 2019 and close on 14th June 2019.
There will be two age bands (18-21 and 22-26) in each category of short fiction and poetry, which means there
will be four overall first place winners. We will also award a second and third place winner in each category.
The first place winners will receive six personalised mentoring sessions from our dedicated and experienced judges. Other prizes include personalised feedback from the streetcake editors and book bundles.
All wining entrants will also be published online and in a hardcopy anthology, as well as being invited
to attend a winners’ event later in 2019.
The entry fee starts at £1 for one entry (£1.75 for 2 poems / stories and £2.25 for 3 poems). Each entrant can enter up to 2 pieces of fiction and 3 poems. You can only enter once in each category. You must email the entry information to us with your entry (see rules for information).
Please read the Prize rules for full details and send your payment and entry/ies to:
We have also put together some FAQs
*Please note, any submissions that do not follow our guidelines will be disqualified. Any entries for the Prize should not be sent to our normal email.
If you want to spread the word about our prize, you can download this flyer