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The Moya Green Collection

 

 
 
a collection of humorous and fantastical short stories
 
by Moya Green
 
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2018




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Ongoing Competitions

GENERAL

 

 

Cinnamon Press Awards

Novel/novella; short stories; poetry collections

 

Closing dates: 30th June & 30th November

Entry fee:       £16

Prize(s)          novel/novella £400 + publication; stories £150 + publication;

                       poetry collections £150 + publication

Length:          stories 2000-4000 words; novels/novellas – first 10,000 words;

                       collections – 10 poems of up to 40 lines

Country:         UK

Website:         www.cinnamonpress.com/competitions/
Email:            jan@cinnamonpress.com

Online entry?  yes

 

 

Creative Writing Ink Competition
stories, poetry

Closing date: monthly (prize awarded quarterly)

Entry fee:       free

Prize(s)          £10 Amazon voucher + website publication

Length:          stories 3000 words max poems 40 lines max

Country:         Ireland

Website:        http://creativewritingink.co.uk
Email:         info@creativewritingink.co.uk

Online entry?   yes

 

 

Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest

Poetry & short fiction/non-fiction

 

Closing dates: 31st July and 31st December

Entry fee:       poems $5; stories $10

Prize(s)          poetry: $250; $125; $50

                       prose: $500; $250; $100

Length:          poems 30 lines max; prose maximum 5 pages

Country:         USA

Website:        www.dreamquestone.com
Email:             alwest56@hotmail.com

Online entry?  yes

 

 

 

Sentinel Literary Quarterly Competitions

Poetry; short stories

 

Closing dates: 20th December; 20th March; 31st May; 20th September

Entry fee:          stories: £5, £8 for 2, £12 for 4;

                          poems: £4, £12 for 5

Prize(s)            £200; £75; £50; 3x£20

Length:             stories: 1500 words max; poems: 50 lines max

Country:           UK

Website:          http://sentinelquarterly.com/competitions/

Online entry?   yes

 

 

Writing Maps Monthly Writing Contest
Poetry, prose

Closing date: 4th Saturday of month
Entry fee:      $5 (£3 approx)
Prize(s)         £150; £75; £50 (approx $220, $110, $75)
Length:         150 words max      
Website:       https://writingmaps.submittable.com/submit
Online entry   yes



 

STORIES


Cazart: Short Stories & Flash Fiction

 

Closing date: 26th of each month

Entry fee:       £3

Prize(s)          £20

Length:          stories 400 – 3000 words; flashes up to 400 words

Country:        UK

Website:        www.cazart.co.uk/index.php?page=competitions

Online entry?  yes

 



Daggerville Games Writing Competition

Closing date: end of each month
Entry fee:       free with ‘like’ on Facebook
Prize(s)         $50  Waterstones voucher – see Facebook page
Length:          see Facebook
Theme:           see Facebook
Country:         UK
Website:         www.daggerville.com/competition/
Online entry?  yes

Dark Tales Monthly Contest

Closes:   end of each month
Fees:      £5 for one entry (free to subscribers).
                £10.00 for an tick sheet critique
                £20 tick sheet + proof edit.

Prizes:    £100; publication online and in print magazine.
Length::    5000 words max
Genre:     Speculative and horror fiction.
Website:  
www.darktales.co.uk/econtest.htm
Online entry/    yes

 

Flash 500 Flash Fiction Competition

 

Closing dates: 31st March, 30th June, 30th September, 31st December

Entry fee:       £5, £8 for 2

Prize(s)          £300 + publication in Words with Jam; £200; £100;

Length:          500 words max

Country:         UK

Website:         www.flash500.com
Email:             info@flash500.com

Online entry?  yes

 

Hour of Writes
Timed online short story competition

Closing date: 11pm every Saturday
Entry fee:       1 credit (£3 each)
Prize(s)          £50 (min)
Length:          whatever you can write in 1 hour
Theme:           announced weekly
Country:         UK
Website:         https://hourofwrites.com/
Online entry?  yes



L Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future

 

Closing dates:  October 1; January 1; April 1; July 1

Entry fee:           none

Prize(s)             $1000; $750; $500

Length:              up to 17,000 words

Genre:               SF, fantasy, dark fantasy

Country:           USA

Website:          www.writersofthefuture.com/

Online entry?  no



NAWG ‘100’ Competition

Closing date: none – rolling competition
Entry fee:       1 entry £3; 2 £5.50; 3 £8
Prize(s)          £75; £25
Length:          100 words exactly (excluding title)
Country:         UK
Website:        www.nawg.co.uk
Online entry?  yes

 

  

 

 

Scribble Short Story Competition

 

Closing date:  ongoing

Entry fee:        £3

Prize(s)          £75; £25; £15

Length:          up to 3000 words

Country:         UK

Website:        http://www.parkpublications.co.uk/scribble.html

Online entry?  no

 

 

Spinetinglers Monthly Contest

Closes:  15th of month
Fees:      free
Prizes:    £100;£50; 3x£25; top 5 published online
Length:    up to 5000 words (double spaced|)
Genre:     ghost/horror

Website:  www.spinetinglers.co.uk
E-mail:     spinetinglers@btinternet.com
Online entry? 
 yes

 

StoryFeedback

 

Closing date: 28th February; 30th April; 30th June;

                    31st August; 31st October; 31st December

Entry fee:       £4/$6.50; £8 includes tick-sheet critique; 
                       £16 includes tick-sheet & proof edit.

Prize(s)         £100 + ebook publication

Length:          up to 5000 words

Country          UK:

Website:         www.storyfeedback.com

Email:             stories@storyfeedback.com

Online entry?  yes

 

 

Txt Lit

 

Closing date: end of month

Entry fee:       £1 + charge for text message

Prize(s)          £50

Length:          154 characters (letters & spaces)
Theme:           see website each month

Country:         UK

Website:       www.txtlit.co.uk/

Online entry?  by text message

 

 

WriteOnSite

Timed online flash fiction

 

Runs:             every Saturday 17.30-18.00 GMT

Entry fee:       £3

Prize(s)          £40

Length:          whatever you can write in 20 minutes

Themes:         announced on site at 17.30

Country:         UK

Website:        www.write-invite.com/write-on-site.php

Online entry?      yes

 

     


POETRY

Aquillrelle Poetry Contests

Closing date:  not specified
Entry fee:       none
Prize(s)          publication on site and in anthology
Length:         
35 lines max
Website:         www.aquillrelle.com/index.htm
Email:             aquillrelle@aquillrelle.com
Online
entry?  yes


Cultured Vultures Poem of the Week

Closing date: weekly
Entry fee:      free
Prize(s)         publication on website
Length:         3 poems + short bio
Country:       USA
Website:       https://culturedvultures.com/poem-week-aint-sweet-scott-thomas-outlar/
Online entry? yes

 

Envoi

 

Closing dates:  20th February; 20th June; 20th October

Entry fee:          £3, 5 for £12

Prize(s)             £150; £100; £50

Length              up to 40 lines

Country:            UK

Website:           www.cinnamonpress.com/envoi/competitions.htm

Online entry?    no



Templar Quarterly Pamphlet Awards 

Closing dates: 3rd March; 2nd June; 18th September; 1st December
Entry fee:       £12 
Prize(s)          publication & launch
Length:          10-12 pages (500 lines max)
Country:         UK
Website:         www.templarpoetry.com
Email:             submissions@templarpoetry.co.uk
Online entry?  yes

 

Writers' Forum poetry competition


monthly; late entries carried over to
following
month.
Fees:    £5; 2 for £7.

               Free critique with SAE.

Prizes:   £100; 3 runner-up prizes. Winners
               and runners-up published in the magazine.

Length:  up to 40 lines
Website: www.writers-forum.com
Email:     poetry@writers-forum.com
Online entry?    no (downloadable entry form)


 

 

NON-FICTION


Camping Writing Contest

Closing date: ongoing
Entry fee:       none
Prize(s)          Visa gift cards $100; $75; $25
Length:          200 words min
Country:         USA
Website:         http://writingcontest.camptrip.com/
Online entry?  yes


Telegraph Travel Just Back Competition

Closing date: every Wednesday
Entry fee:      free 
Prize(s)        £200
Length:     500 words
Theme:        recent travel experiences
Country:      UK
Website:      www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/just-back-travel-writing-competition/
Online entry?
 yes       

 

 


 






2018


July

GENERAL


Wasafiri New Writing Prize
Fiction, poetry, life writing

Closing date: 13th July
Entry fee:      £6 (up to 5 poems), £10 for 2, £15 for 3
Prize(s)         cash & publication
Length:         3000 words (or 5 poems) maximum      
Country:       UK
Website:       www.wasafiri.org/new-writing-prize/
Online entry?  yes


Trouble and Strife: a celebration of protest (Grist Competition)
Short story, poetry

Closing date: 15th July
Entry fee:      £5
Prize(s)         £500; £250; £125
Length:         stories 5000 words max, poems 40 lines max
Theme:         protest
Country:       UK
Website:       www.store.hud.ac.uk
Online entry?  yes


Cinnamon Press Debut Prize
Novel/ novella/short story collection

Closing date: 31st July
Entry fee:      £12
Prize(s)         free mentoring (worth £1000) + publishing contract + 100 copies
Length:         first 10,000 words or up to 3 stories      
Country:       UK
Website:       www.cinnamonpress.com/index.php/competitions/annual-debut-novel-or-novella-prize
Online entry?  yes


Stroud Book Festival Writing Competition
Novel, poetry, flash fiction

Closing date: 31st July
Entry fee:      £5
Prize(s)         novel £100 + writing retreat; £50; £25
                    poems and flash fiction: £500; £250; £100
Length:         novel 3000 words + 200 word synopsis
                    flash fiction 500 words max, poems 40 lines max       
Country:       UK
Website:       https://stroudbookfestival.org.uk/competition-2018-rules/      
Online entry?  yes


NOVELS


Staunch Book Prize

Closing date: 15th July
Entry fee:      £20
Prize(s)         £2000
Length:         first 5000 words (at least 50,000w completed)
Theme:         a thriller in which no woman gets beaten, stalked, sexually exploited, raped or murdered
Country:       UK
Website:       www.staunchbookprize.com
Online entry? yes


STORIES


Doris Gooderson Short Story Competition

Closing date: 12th July
Entry fee:      £5
Prize(s)         £200; £100; £50
Length:         1200 words max
Country:       UK
Website: https://wrekinwriters.wordpress.com/doris-gooderson-short-story-competition/
Online entry?  yes


Christopher Fielden's Annual Short Story Competition
‘To Hull and Back’

Closing date: 31st July
Entry fee:      up to 30th April £9, 1 May - 31 July £11
Prize(s)         £1000; £500; £250; 3x£50; 14x£25
Length:         2500 words max
Genre:          humour        
Country:       UK
Website:       www.christopherfielden.com/
Online entry?  yes


HISSAC Open Short Story/Flash Fiction Competitions

Closing date: 31st July
Entry fee:      £5, £12 for 3, £18 for 5; (flashes) £25 for 7
Prize(s)         £250; £50; £25
Length:         stories 2000 words max; flash fiction 500 words max 
Country:       UK
Website:       www.hissac.co.uk
Online entry? yes


Sean O'Faolain International Short Story Prize

Closing date: 31st July      
Entry fee:      €15
Prize(s)         €2000; €500[ 4x€120
Length:         3000 words max     
Country:       Ireland
Website:       www.munsterlit.ie   
Online entry?   yes


POETRY

 

Ledbury Poetry Festival Poetry Competition
Adult (18+), Young Person (12-17) Children (under 12)

Closing date: 12th July
Entry fee:      adult £5.75, additional poems £3.50.each
                    children/young persons, first free, then £1.75 each
Prize(s)         adult £1000 + course at Ty Newydd; £500; £250
                    youth: £100; £50; £25
                    children's £25; £15; £10 (book tokens)
Length:      40 lines max   
Country:       UK
Website:       www.poetry-festival.co.uk
Online entry?  yes


Poem and a Pint

Closing date: 16th July
Entry fee:      £4, £7 for 2, £10 for 3, then £3 each
Prize(s)         £150; £100; £50; Young Poet £25
Length:         40 lines max
Country:       UK
Website:       www.apoemandapint.co.uk         
Online entry? no


Winchester Poetry Prize

Closing date: 31st July
Entry fee:      £5
Prize(s)         £100; £500; £250
Length:         40 lines max
Country:       UK
Website:       www.winchesterpoetryfestival.org
Online entry? yes

 

POETRY COLLECTIONS


Indigo First Collection Competition

Closing date: 31st July
Entry fee:      £14
Prize(s)         publication + royalty cotract + 20 free copies
Length:         15 poems (40 lines max)  
Country:       UK
Website:       www.indigodreams.co.uk
Online entry?  yes


Snapshot Press Chapbook Awards

Closing date: 31st July
Entry fee:      £12 (US$20)
Prize(s)         online publication
Length:         8 – 24 short poems, 1-25 lines each      
Country:       UK
Website:       www.snapshotpress.co.uk/contests/echapbook_awards/guidelines.htm
Online entry? yes


PLAYS


STERTS One-Act Playwriting Competition

Closing date: 31st July
Entry fee:      £8
Prize(s)         £100 + production; 2x£40; Cornish themed £40
Length:         25-35 minutes (up to 4 characters)        
Country:       UK
Website:       www.sterts.co.uk
Online entry? no

 

 




August

GENERAL


Aesthetica Creative Writing Award
Poetry, short fiction
Closing date: 31st August
Entry fee:      poetry £12; stories £18
Prize(s)         £1000 in each category
Length:         poems 40 lines max; stories 2000 words max  
Country:       UK
Website:       www.aestheticamagazine.com/creative-writing-award/
Online entry? yes



NON-FICTION


ACW Journalism Competition

Closing date: 31st August
Entry fee:      £3, £5 for 2 (AC members free)
Prize(s)         book tokens - £25; £10
Length:         1000 words max     
Country:       UK
Website:       www.christianwriters.org.uk/competitions
Online entry? yes





September


NOVEL


New Voices Novel Competition

Closing date: 14th September
Entry fee:      £10
Prize(s)         Mentoring package worth up to £550
Length:         1st page of novel + 1 page synopsis      
Country:       UK
Website:       http://adventuresinfiction.co.uk/new-voices-competition/
Online entry? yes


POETRY


Mslexia Women’s Poetry Competition

Closing date: 14th September
Entry fee:      £10
Prize(s)         £2000; £400; £200; 17x£25; unpublished poet £500
Length:         any    
Country:       UK
Website:       www.poetrybooks.co.uk/competitions
Online entry? yes

 

POETRY COLLECTIONS

 

Mslexia Pamphlet Competition

Closing date: 14th September
Entry fee:     £20
Prize(s)         publication by Seren Books
Length:         20-24 pages (18-20 poems) 40 lines per page max,   
Country:       UK
Website:       www.poetrybooks.co.uk/competitions
Online entry? yes

 


October

NOVEL/NOVELLA

Mslexia Women’s Fiction Award: Children’s Novel

Closing date: 1st October
Entry fee:      £25
Prize(s)         £5000
Length:         5000 word extract  
Country:       UK
Website:       www.mslexia.co.uk/competitions
Online entry?  yes


Mslexia Women’s Fiction Award: Novella

Closing date: 1st October
Entry fee:      £15
Prize(s)         £1000
Length:         10,000-40,000 words
Country:       UK
Website:       www.mslexia.co.uk/competitions
Online entry?  yes


Novel Opening Competition

Closing date: 31st October
Entry fee:      £10/€13
Prize(s)         £500; £200
Length:         3000 word opening chapter + synopsis  
Country:       UK
Website:       www.flash500.com/index_files/novel.html
Online entry?  yes

 


SHORT STORIES


Mslexia Women’s Fiction Award: Flash Fiction

Closing date: 1st October
Entry fee:      £5
Prize(s)         £500; 3x£50
Length:         300 words max
Country:       UK
Website:       www.mslexia.co.uk/competitions
Online entry?  yes


Mslexia Women’s Fiction Award: Short Story

Closing date: 1st October
Entry fee:      £10
Prize(s)         £5000; 3x£100
Length:         300-3000 words     
Country:       UK
Website:       www.mslexia.co.uk/competitions
Online entry?  yes