Feminist Flash Fiction 2011 – Feminist writing competition

Feminist Flash Fiction 2011 - Feminist writing competition

Competition closed.

Slut shaming. Contraception. Body dysmorphia. Ladette culture. Impossible Disney princesses. The glass ceiling for women in everything from banking to comedy. Acid attacks in S Asia. Systematic rape in Sierra Leone. FGM. Saudi women permitted to vote but not drive themselves to the polling station. Being told it’s, uh, you know, dude, a little bit uncool to call yourself a feminist. Feminism is prevalent in all aspects of society and affects, ooh, pretty much 100% of the population!

To promote feminism in writing, Mookychick is proud to announce a new annual writing competition, FEMINIST FLASH 2011. Winners receive wealth, fame and a 1 year digital subscription to BUST Magazine.

And in response to intrigued queries, yes, of course boys can enter too. We’d be a bit gutted if they didn’t.

MEET OUR PANEL OF JUDGES

Lena Chen is a queer and feminist activist, the founder of The Ch!cktionary, and a self-described “reluctant sexpert”. A blogger and personal essayist, she started her writing career with the controversial Sex And The Ivy, a blog about her love life at Harvard.

Julie Zeilinger is founder and editor of the teenage feminist blog The FBomb. She also loves brunch, is fluent in sarcasm and wishes her life was the movie WHIP IT.

Kaite Welsh is an author and journalist. She has written for The Guardian, Diva, Bytch and others, and is an occasional contributor to Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, where she discusses LGBT issues. Her fiction has been nominated for several prizes, including the Cheshire Prize for Fiction and the Gaylactic Spectrum Best Short Story award.

LOOK AT THE GORGEOUS PRIZES WE’VE GIVEN AWAY!

First Prize

  • £100 (or your country’s equivalent)
  • Publication with a link to your blog on Mookychick
  • 1 Year digital subscription to the fabled BUST magazine!

2 x Runner-Up Prizes

£25, Publication on Mookychick, 1 Year digital subscription to BUST magazine!

10 x Shortlisted Prizes

Publication on Mookychick.

All shortlisted entries were linked to your blogs. We believe in spreading the love.

NOW… IT’S UP TO YOU. ENTER. SPREAD THE WORD. WE LOOK FORWARD TO WIT, PASSION, INTELLIGENCE, FURY, GOOD HUMOUR, DISGUST, JOY… EVERYTHING. GOOD LUCK!

Featured on The Prize Finder – UK Competitions and Loquax Competitions.

With thanks to BUST magazine! xxx


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