Submissions are open for the inaugural Mkgnao prize for a piece of writing in an animal’s language. 

No more than 1000 words. Any literary form. There is no fee for entry.

The winner will receive ten pounds in cash, and a ten pound voucher for a butcher’s shop or vegan alternative.

The prize is founded, sponsored, judged and administered by Daisy Hildyard. 

Send submissions in to

Or Daisy Hildyard, Northumbria University, Newcastle City Campus, 2 Ellison Pl, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8ST

If submitting by post, please remember to include contact details and dietary requirements.

Deadline 31.12.2016 12am.

Winner to be announced on 01 February 2016 at and

The winning entry will be published on