We are excited to tell you that Studio Faire is partnering with Madrid’s Desperate Literature bookshop as part of their fantastic Prize for innovative and “boundary-pushing” Short Fiction.


The aim of the Desperate Literature Short Fiction Prize is both to celebrate the best of new short fiction and to give winners the most visibility possible for their writing.

They have teamed up with fourteen different literary and artistic institutions to not only offer cash prizes and writing retreats but also to ensure that all shortlisters have the opportunity to be published in multiple print and online journals, have their work put in front of literary agents, and present their stories in multiple countries.

AND one shortlisted writer will be offered funded accommodation for a two-week residency at Studio Faire.

Desperate Literature Prize for Short Fiction
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Deadline: April 14th 2024