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 Stories entered into the competition must be original and previously unpublished.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 2015 award was announced at Dysprosium, Eastercon, in London. The winner of the £200 first prize was “Midnight Funk Association” by Mack Leonard, which was published in Interzone no. 259. The judges were Dave Hutchinson, Stephanie Saulter and Gareth L Powell.

The 2016 James White Award close to entries at midnight (GMT) on Sunday, 24 January. The winner will be announced at Mancunicon, this year’s Eastercon, being held at the Hilton Deansgate, Manchester, 25-28 March 2016.

We hope to announce our shortlist in early March.

Before entering, please read the rules of the competition (you can find them here). The James White Award now only accepts online submissions.

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.



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