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Perito Prize For Short Fiction 2022 The Perito Prize is an international, annual, short fiction competition organized by Perito Ltd. Accordi...

Perito Prize For Short Fiction 2022

Perito Prize



The Perito Prize is an international, annual, short fiction competition organized by Perito Ltd.

According to the organizers, below are the ideas behind the literary prize:

2019 celebrated the first year of the Perito Prize with a wide selection of high quality stories from writers of all ages, based all over the world. The Prize was created to get people thinking in different ways about inclusive environments, inclusion, diversity, accessibility and inclusive design!

For some people this conjures up thoughts of wheelchairs, hearing aids, and guide dogs, but we see the simple concept that all people should be able to contribute, participate, engage and have access to the world we all live in. Issues with access to spaces, social exclusion, lack of opportunity and different experiences can happen to anyone at any time - whether social, environmental, technological, physical, mobility impairment or injury, mental health, or less visible neuro-cognitive conditions.

We think there are so many great stories out there to celebrate the diverse world we live in. We want to hear them and share them so both our writers and readers start to try and think, analyse and design for inclusive environments in absolutely every we do.

Prize For The Perito Prize For Short Fiction


First Prize is a cash prize of £500 and the story will be uploaded to the Perito Prize section of the Perito Ltd website. You should be OK with participating in the Anthology and ideally with the podcasting and other items on the Perito website and social media and other related promotional activities.

Second and Third Prize is a special mention and the stories uploaded to the Perito Prize section of the Perito Ltd website as well as inclusion into the Anthology and the option to participate in the podcast/readings and other social media.

The Perito Prize Anthology is a printed and published collection of the best stories from each year. The book will be available to buy from Amazon (published via KDP at the moment) and all profits will be donated to an access and inclusion charity highlighted on the blog section of the website each year. If you would not like to be published in the Anthology please let us know when you submit your story. They do not require exclusive publishing rights - this book is meant to be fun and rewarding for all not a hassle!



What They Want!

Your own previously unpublished creation that gives an exclusive understanding of the environment.

The language must be English

Include a written transcript to show it meets the word count limits.

They want brilliant stories from writer all over the world, irrespective of the regions or continents.


Theme

You just have to make sure the story is centred around the theme of accessibility, inclusion, diversity & inclusive environments. 

Avoid using any offensive words


 Examples of what you can write about

  • A story about the benefits of social inclusion.
  • A story about the damage of exclusion whether economic, accessibility, environmental, social, money, friendships, cultural etc…
  • A story that shares the experiences of the characters in a novel way so that readers get a new found understanding of the issues facing people.
  • How distant future technology plays a role.
  • How near future technology and innovation might develop.
  • Why neuro-diversity is important to everyone.
  • What accessibility or inclusion might have been like in your favourite historical time period.
  • Language, communication and symbols both now and in the future.
  • A story about an event that impacted on your story’s protagonist.
  • How you feel about the themes at this moment in time.
 Overall readability is important, grammar errors are not.




Please be sure to read all the details on this page before submitting.
  • Open to writers from all over the world and of all ages. It is the story that counts!
  • There is a limit of one entry per person.
  • Submissions of over 2000 words (or indeed under 1000 words) won’t be accepted so cut it down to size before sending it in.
  • The piece of work must incorporate the themes of the Perito Prize.
  • Please send the story to us on commonly used file formats via the contact form below unless already agreed. This will make it much easier for judging.
  • All submissions must be previously unpublished, and you confirm that Perito Ltd has rights and permission to publish the story and details of the story on our Website, Anthology and Perito’s social media channels.
  • Due to the number of entries Perito Ltd does not communicate with entrants and does not provide feedback on the stories.
  • You are able to submit in multimodal forms including audio and sign. Please ensure that entries are also accessible to signers and non-signers and, if selected, could be incorporated into the printed Anthology and can be proven to comply with the word count criteria.
  • You can access an audio recording of the entry rules on the Perito Podcast available here

The Perito Prize opens for entries from 09:00 on the 1st of January each year. With the competition closing on the 1st of October at 23:59. 



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