A prize of €1,500 (approximately $1,581), a weeklong residency at the Civitella Ranieri Foundation’s castle in the Umbria region of Italy, and publication in Desperate Literature’s prize anthology is given annually for a work of short fiction. Winners will also receive a consultation with literary agent Charlotte Seymour (Johnson & Alcock Literary Agency), an editorial meeting with the Literary Consultancy, and the opportunity to give readings at Desperate Literature in Madrid and Burley Fisher Books in London. Mariana Enríquez, Ottessa Moshfegh, and Tiffany Tsao will judge. Submit a story of up to 2,000 words with a €20 (approximately $21) entry fee, €10 (approximately $11) for each additional entry, with a maximum of five entries per person, by April 15. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Desperate Literature, Short Fiction Prize, Calle Campomanes 13, 28013 Madrid, Spain. Terry Craven and Charlotte Delattre, Co-owners.