The 2014 Wasafiri New Writing 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)

To find out more, please visit

new writing prizeProf Susheil Nasta MBE is the Editor of Wasafiri, the internationally distinguished literary magazine, which she founded in 1984 at a time when there were few publications which featured the work of writers from African, Caribbean, South Asian and Black British diasporic backgrounds. The magazine has evolved to become one of Britain’s key literary magazines to focus on contemporary international writing which crosses the borders of traditional literary canons and national identities.

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