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We offer free entry to writers on a low/no-income or who receive Unemployment Benefits, Unemployment Insurance, Unemployment Compensation, or other state/authorised aid. We also offer free entry for students.

Whatever your circumstances, if the entry fee is a sticking-point and you won’t submit because of it, then please do get in touch. We want everyone to have the chance to enter.

Our free places have been generously donated by our Oxford Don’s – writers entering our competition who want to support other writers with their work. We don’t require proof of income, your word is good enough.

To apply, use the form on this page. If successful, you will be provided with a link to a new submission form.