United Agents to support The White Review Short Story Prize

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We are delighted to announce a three year partnership with The White Review Short Story Prize, which opens today for 2018 submissions.

The prize was established in 2013 and awards £2,500 to the best piece of short fiction by a writer resident in Britain and Ireland who has yet to secure a publishing deal. Previous winners, who include Claire Louise Bennett, Sophie Mackintosh and Nicole Flattery, have gone on to secure book deals with Hamish Hamilton, Fitzcarraldo Editions, Fourth Estate and The Stinging Fly.

The judges will be looking for "short stories that explore and expand the possibilities of the form, and there are no restrictions on theme or subject matter." The winning story will be published in a quarterly print issue of The White Review, and shortlisted stories will be published on The White Review website. The 2018 judging panel consists of: Chloe Aridjis, Sam Byers, Zeljka Marošević, Anne Meadows, and Sophie Scard.

Zeljka Marošević and Francesca Wade, editors of The White Review, said: "We're delighted to open entries for the 2018 iteration of our short story prize, a highly anticipated moment in the magazine's calendar every year. It's been so exciting to watch the successes of previous prizewinners - we're really looking forward to reading this year's entries, and discovering a new voice who will follow in their footsteps."

Ralf Webb, managing editor of The White Review, said: "After the successful delivery of our inaugural Poet's Prize earlier this month – awarded to Lucy Mercer – we are pleased to open entries for the Short Story Prize. This is a particularly exciting year, as we are thrilled to announce that the Short Story Prize will be supported by United Agents – a positive, forward-looking partnership which will ensure the long-term sustainability of a prize that has become an indispensable opportunity for short fiction writers in the UK and Ireland."

Caroline Dawnay said: "The White Review and United Agents each care about championing good writing and good writers. United Agents is proud and pleased to be supporting their excellent Short Story Prize.’

For more information, see http://www.thewhitereview.org/

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