Welcome to the home of the James White Award Short Story Competition.

We are pleased to announce that the winner of the 2018 James White Award is:

“Two Worlds Apart” by Dustin Blair Steinacker

The winning story was selected by our judges: Anne Charnock, RJ Barker and Una McCormack.

Dustin wins £200 and “Two Worlds Apart” will be published in a future issue of Interzone.

The James White Award is currently closed to entries.

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 Stories entered into the competition must be original and previously unpublished.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.

Please note:

  • The James White Award only accepts entries via the online form on this website.
  • Stories must be between 1000 and 6000 words long.
  • Stories are judged anonymously. We do not offer critiques or feedback on stories.

This year’s competition closed to entries on Friday 27 April 2018. We expect to be announce the longlisted stories in June and the winner in July, dates to be confirmed.

Please read the rules before entering the competition.

The James White Award now only accepts online entries made using the form on our How To Enter page.


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