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Entries for the Mogford Prize 2021 are open!

Food and drink must be at the heart of the winning tale. Your short story could, for instance, be about crime or intrigue; about a chance meeting over a drink; a life-changing conversation over dinner; or perhaps the details of a relationship explored through food or drink.

We’re overjoyed to announce that the two guest judges in this year’s competition are British mystery and thriller novelist, Mick Herron, and English author and broadcaster, Lemn Sissay MBE


* Your short story should have a maximum of 2,500 words. There is no minimum and the title is not included in the word count.

* The closing date is 13th January 2021 (12 noon, GMT).

* The Long List of 25 will be announced on this website in March 2021.

* The winner will be announced in April 2021.

Full terms & conditions for the Mogford Prize can be found here

Click here to find out how to enter this year's prize >