The Alpine Fellowship Writing Prize is Open for Submissions (Prize: £30,000)

The Alpine Fellowship Writing Prize 2023 is open for fiction, non-fiction and non-academic essays.


Alpine Fellowship is a charitable foundation that supports, commissions and showcases artists, writers, academics and playwrights. They are committed to discovering emerging talent, to disseminating new ideas and to sharing thoughts about art, literature and philosophy. Through their five prizes, Including the Alpine Fellowship Writing Prize,  they evaluate thousands of entries by entrants from around the world, and offer financial support in the form of grants, mentoring, performances and exhibitions of the work of talented young artists, writers, academics and playwrights. They also work with partner artistic and academic institutions to commission new works of art and to further the humanities and interdisciplinary study.

For the Alpine Fellowship Writing Prize, writers are expected to write based on the the theme of the Alpine Fellowship 2023 – Flourishing


Submissions Guidelines for Alpine Fellowship Writing Prize

  • Submissions should be made through this link
  • All genres of writing are permitted, including fiction, non-fiction and non-academic essays.

  • Open to all nationalities.

  • Applicants must be aged 18 or above at the time of entry.

  • All entries must be written in English.

  • Applicants can only enter one of the Alpine Fellowship prizes.

  • Limited to one entry per person.

  • Submissions must be standalone and cannot be extracts from a larger piece.

  • A maximum of 2,500 words per entry.

  • Stories must not have been:


Self-published or

Accepted for publication in print or online,

Or have won or been placed in another competition at any time.

  • Travel expenses can be used for economy travel costs only and are not exchangeable for cash, any leftover travel budget will not be redeemed as cash.

  • Travel expenses can be used for transport only, and can not be used towards accomodation outside of the dates of our symposium.

  • Submissions will be judged anonymously, so please ensure that your name does not appear anywhere on your work.

  • Due to the volume of applications the judges decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into following the results.



The winner of the Writing Prize will receive a cash prize, and the runners up will receive travel expense support that must be used to attend their 2023 symposium which will be held from 10th-13th August 2023 in Fjällnäs, Sweden

First place: £3,000 cash grant

Second place: £1,000 travel expense

Third place: £1,000 travel expense


The Prize closes on 1st March 2023 at 23:59 (UK time). 

To learn more about the prize, and read previous winning entries, visit their website. 

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