Welcome to the home of the James White Award Short Story Competition.
The James White Award is an annual short story competition open to non-professional writers with the winner chosen by a panel of judges made up of professional authors and editors. Stories entered into the competition must be original and previously unpublished. Entry is free.
The James White Award was instituted to honour the memory of one of Ireland’s most successful science fiction authors, James White. To learn more about James White and his writing, visit www.sectorgeneral.com.
The winner of 2014 award was announced at Satellite4, Eastercon, in Glasgow. The winner of the £200 first prize was “Beside the Dammed River” by DJ Cockburn, his story will be published in a future issue of Interzone. The judges also awarded a special recommendation to Vina Jie-Min Prasad for her story “Flesh and Bone”. The judges were Sophia McDougall, Emma Newman and Adam Roberts.
The 2015 James White Award closed to entries at midnight (GMT) on 31 January. The winner will be announced at Dysprosium, the 2015 Eastercon, being held at Heathrow, London from 3-6 April. We hope to announce our shortlist in mid-March. The competition will reopen in May 2015.
The prize for this year’s competition is £200 plus publication in Interzone – the UK’s leading sf magazine. The James White Award is supported by BSFA and TTA Press, the publishers of Interzone.