The call for application for the MOGFORD short story competition 2022 is now open. The Mogford Prize is an international award for short stories that have food and/or drink at their heart. As such, they are only interested in short fiction that places food and/or drink at the centre of the narrative.
MOGFORD short story competition 2022 Details
The story could, for example, be about a food-related crime or intrigue; a chance meeting over a drink; a life-changing conversation over dinner; or perhaps the details of a relationship explored through food. While there are no restrictions on genre, they are looking for fiction that can be enjoyed by guests in The Oxford Collection.
All entries must be made via our online submissions form as a .doc or .docx file. All submitted stories (no poems or scripts) must have food and/or drink at the centre of the narrative.
Stories may have a maximum of 2,500 words not including the title and should not have been previously published anywhere (this includes self-publication, publication on websites, blogs and online forums as well as broadcast via TV, radio or podcast).
Display the word count on the first page of the document. All stories should be in English and the sole work on the entrant.
Who can enter the competition?
Competition Entry fee
A fee of £15 must be paid for each submitted story. 10 free entries are available for writers on low incomes on a first come, first serve basis limited to one entry per author. If you wish to apply for a free entry, please use their contact form to request one using the dropdown:
MOGFORD short story competition 2022 Prizes
The first-place winner will receive:
- an engraved award
- publication on our website and in a linen-bound mini publication available in The Oxford Collection of hotels.
- a professional audio recording of their story produced by The Story Player uploaded onto the Mogford Prizes website.
Three runners up will receive:
- £250 each
- publication on our website and in a linen-bound mini publication available in The Oxford Collection.
All shortlisted entrants will be invited to the Mogford Prize Party hosted by Jeremy Mogford at Quod Restaurant & Bar, Oxford, UK. Each will receive a night’s accommodation at one of The Oxford Collection hotels and all travel expenses agreed in advance will be covered by Jeremy Mogford including, where necessary, economy flights.
Competition Application Guide
All entries must be made using our online submissions system found on their How to Enter page. And all submissions must be made via the submissions form on the website. All entries should be double spaced and have the total word count noted on the first page.
Please do not include any identifying personal details with your story, including your name, telephone number and address. Instead, these should only be noted on the online entry form. Any stories that do include identifying details will be disqualified. Please take care that the document you submit is the final version of your story.
Please do not send poetry or scripts. They are not looking for stories that depict graphic violence, battles against life-threatening illness or material that uses language that is racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic or any other form of hate speech.
The registration period ends on January 22th, 2022.
You can check the competition website following this link.
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