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2019




Competitions closing in











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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

 


Writing Writers Drabble Competition

Closing date: last day of month
Entry fee:      free
Prize(s)         £35
Length:         100 words exactly (excl titile)      
Country:       UK
Website:       www.writingwriters.co.uk/drabble
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       

 

 


 



2019


March


GENERAL

Neil Gunn Writing Competition
Short stories, poems

Closing date: 8th March
Entry fee:      £8
Prize(s)         £500; £300; £200 in each category
Length:         stories 2500 words max; poems 40 lines max
Theme:         quotes from Neil Gunn (on website)
Country:       UK
Website:       www.highlifehighland.com/neilgunn/
Online entry?  yes


NOVELS


Wilbur Smith Adventure Prize 

Closing date: 1st March
Entry fee:      free
Prize(s)         publishing deal + £15000 advance
Length:         min 50,000 words, ideal 75,000+
Theme:         adventure
Country:       UK
Website:       https://www.wilbur-niso-smithfoundation.org/index.php/awards/adventure-writing-prize
Online entry? yes



STORIES


Bridgend Writers Circle Competition

Closing date: 1st March
Entry fee:      £5, £7.50 for 2
Prize(s)         £100; £50; £30
Length:          1500 -1800 words  
Country:       UK
Website:       http://bridgendwriters.webplus.net/comp_gen_info14.html
Online entry?  no


London Independent Story Prize

Closing dates: regular 3rd March, late 31st March, extended 5th May
Entry fees:    regular £7, late £9, extended £17; reductions for multiple entries
Prize(s)         £200
Length:         300 words max      
Country:       UK
Website:       www.londonindependentstoryprize.co.uk/
Online entry?  yes


White Review Short Fiction Competition 
Unpublished writers in Great Britain & Ireland  

Closing date: 4th March
Entry fee:      £15 (50 free entries for writers on low incomw)
Prize(s)         £2500
Length:         2000-7000 words   
Country:       UK
Website:       www.thewhitereview.org/prize/white-review-short-story-prize-2019/
Online entry? yes


Eyelands International Flash Fiction Competition

Closing date: 20th March
Entry fee:      €10
Prize(s)         1 week at Three Rock Writers resort, Crete
Length:          500 words max
Theme:         Spring
Country:       Greece
Website:       www.strangedaysbooks.gr/
Online entry? yes


Evesham Festival Short Story Competition
Adult; juniors 8-11 &12-15

Closing date: 22nd March
Entry fee:      Adult £5; junior free
Prize(s)         adult £150; juniors £30 (each age group)
Length:         adult 2500, juniors(8-11) 500, (12-15) 1000 words max        
Country:       UK
Website:       https://eveshamfestivalofwords.org/competition/
Online entry?  adults only


Limnisa Short Story Competition 

Closing date: 30th March
Entry fee:      free
Prize(s)         1 week writers’ holiday in Greece
Length:         1500 words max
Theme:         photo on website
Country:       Greece
Website:       www.limnisa.com/competition
Online entry?  yes

  

Henshaw Short Story Competition

Closing date: 31st March
Entry fee:      £6 (critique £12)
Prize(s)         £200; £75; £25
Length:         2000 wwords max
Country:       UK
Website:       www.henshawpress.co.uk/
Online entry?  yes


Writers’ Bureau Short Story Competition

Closing date: 31st March
Entry fee:      £5
Prize(s)         £300; £200; £100; £50 (+ Writers’ Bureau course)
Length:          2000 words max    
Country:       UK
Website:       www.wbcompetition.com/
Online entry?  yes



POETRY

Christopher Tower Poetry Prize  
Students aged 16-18

Closing date: 1st March
Entry fee:      free
Prize(s)         total £5000
Length:         48 lines max
Theme:         underwater
Country:       UK
Website:       www.towerpoetry.org.uk/competitions/how-to-enter-underwater-2019/
Online entry?  yes


Hippocrates Young Poets Prize for Poetry and Medicine
Aged 14-18

Closing date: 1st March
Entry fee:      free
Prize(s)         £500
Length:         50 lines max
Theme:         medical
Country:       UK
Website:       www.hippocrates-poetry.org/news/press-releases-2/14th-february-deadline-for-2.html
Online entry?   yes


Poets & Players Poetry Competition

Closing date: 13th March
Entry fee:      £4, 3 for £10
Prize(s)         £600; £200; £100
Length:         40 lines max
Country:       UK
Website:       https://poetsandplayers.co/2019/01/01/competition-2019/
Online entry? yes


The Binstead Prize

Closing date: 29th March
Entry fee:      £5 first poem, then £4 each
Prize(s)         £250; £150; £50
Length:         50 lines max
Country:       UK
Website:       www.binsted.org/poetry-comp-19
Online entry? no


Caterpillar Poetry Prize
For poems by adults for children 7-11

Closing date: 31st March
Entry fee:      €12
Prize(s)         €1000
Length:         any    
Country:       Ireland
Website:       www.thecaterpillarmagazine.com
Online entry?  yes

 

Fish Poetry Competition

Closing date: 31st March
Entry fee:      €14 1st entry, then €8 each
Prize(s)         €1000; 1 wk at Aran Cara Writers Retreat; €200
Length:         300 words max      
Country:       Ireland
Website:       www.fishpublishing.com/competition/poetry-contest/
Online entry?  yes


Open House 2019

Closing date: 31st March
Entry fee:      £1.75, 3 for £5, 6 for £10
Prize(s)         £500; £150; £75
Length:         40 lines max
Country:       UK
Website:       https://theinterpretershouse.org/open-house-competition
Online entry?  yes


Poetry on the Lake
Open; formal (sonnet,sestina, villanelle etc)

Closing date: 31st March
Entry fee:      UK: £10, 2 or more, £6 each RO: €15, 2 or more €10 ech
Prize(s)         open trophy and £500 £200; formal €100
Length:         42 lines max
Country:       Italy
Website:       www.poetryonthelake.org
Online entry?  yes

 

 

POETRY COLLECTIONS


Poetry Business Book and Pamphlet Competition/

Closing date: 1st March
Entry fee:      £28
Prize(s)         share of £2000, publication, launch party
Length:         20-24 pages 
Country:       UK
Website:       www.poetrybusiness.co.uk/competition-menu/competition
Online entry?  yes

 

Poetry Business New Poets Prize
Writers aged 17-24

Closing date: 1st March
Entry fee:      £8
Prize(s)         mentoring, publication, place on Arvon course
Length:         12 pages     
Country:       UK
Website:       www.poetrybusiness.co.uk/newpoetsprize/information
Online entry?  yes


Brotherton Poetry Prize

Closing date: 4th March
Entry fee:      £10
Prize(s)         £1000; 4x£200
Length:         200 lines max (up to 5 poems)    
Country:       UK
Website:       https://library.leeds.ac.uk/brotherton-prize
Online entry? yes


Cinnamon Press Poetry Pamphlet

Closing date: 31st March
Entry fee:      £10
Prize(s)         publishing contract +30 copies for 2 winners
Length:         15-25 poems of up to 50 lines each       
Country:       UK
Website:       www.cinnamonpress.com
Online entry?  yes

 


PLAYS


Kenneth Branagh Award for New Drama Writing        

Closing date: 5th March
Entry fee:      £10
Prize(s)         £500; performance (first three)
Length:          30 minutes
Cast:            6 max
Country:       UK
Website:       www.windsorfringe.co.uk/drama-writing-awards-2019.html
Online entry?  yes (+ 2 hard copies


BOOKS


Rubery Book Award

Indie, self-published, independent press/e-books

Closing date: 31st March
Entry fee:      £37 ($60)
Prize(s)         £1500; category winners £150
Length:         not specified
Country:       UK
Website:       www.ruberybookaward.com/
Online entry?  yes

 


April


GENERAL

Alpine Fellowship Writing Prize 

Closing date: 1st April
Entry fee:      free
Prize(s)         £10,000; £3000; £2000
Length:         2500 words max
Theme:         identity
Country:       Germany
Website:       https://alpinefellowship.com/apply/
Online entry? yes


Tamworth Litfest Writing Competition
Stories, poems -  Open to a
dults (16+), Children (school age)

Closing date: 30th April
Entry fee:      adult £4, under 16 free
Prize(s)         adult £100; £50; £25; secondary school children £50; £25; £15;
                    primary school children £20; £15; £10
Length:         adult 1500 words max; secondary 1000 words max;
                    primary 500 words max   
Country:       UK
Website:       https://tamlitfest.wordpress.com/
Online entry? yes


Tom Howard/John H Reid Fiction & Essay Contest
Short stories, essays

Closing date: 30th April
Entry fee:      £20
Prize(s)         $2000; 10x$100 n each category
Length:         6000 words max     
Country:       USA
Website:       https://winningwriters.com/our-contests/tom-howard-john-h-reid-fiction-essay-contest
Online entry? yes



POETRY

Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Competition

Closing date: 1st April
Entry fee:      free
Prize(s)         $1000; $250; 10x$100
Length:         250 lines max         
Country:       USA
Website:       https://winningwriters.com/our-contests/wergle-flomp-humor-poetry-contest-free
Online entry?    yes


Grey Hen Poetry Competition
Women poets over 60

Closing date: 30th April
Entry fee:      £3, four for £10
Prize(s)         £100; £50; £25
Length:         40 lines max (2 copies)     
Country:       UK
Website:       www.greyhenpress.com/poetry-competition-2019-entry-rules/
Online entry?  no


Ver Poets Open Competition

Closing date: 30th April
Entry fee:      £4, 3 for £10, then £3 each
Prize(s)         £600; £300; £100
Length:         30 lines max
Country:       UK
Website:       https://verpoets.co.uk/poetry-competitions/
Online entry? no

  

Ware Poets Poetry Competition

Closing date: 30th April
Entry fee:      £4, £12 for 4, then £3 each
Prize(s)         £600; £300; £150; Ware Sonnet Prize £150
Length:         50 lines max
Country:       UK
Website:       www.poetrypf.co.uk/comps/ware19.pdf
Online entry? no

 

     


May


STORIES

Bristol Short Story Prize

Closing date: 1st May
Entry fee:      £9
Prize(s)         £1000; £500; £250; 17x£100; Bristol writer £100
Length:         4000 words max     
Country:       UK
Website:       www.bristolprize.co.uk/rules/
Online entry? yes


London Independent Story Prize

Closing dates: regular 3rd March, late 31st March, extended 5th May
Entry fees:    regular £7, late £9, extended £17; reductions for multiple entries
Prize(s)         £200
Length:         300 words max      
Country:       UK
Website:       www.londonindependentstoryprize.co.uk/
Online entry?  yes


Frome Festival Short Story Competition

Closing date: 31st May
Entry fee:      £8
Prize(s)         £400; £200; £100
Length:         1000-2200 words   
Country:       UK
Website:       www.fromeshortstorycompetition.co.uk/
Online entry? yes   

 

June


GENERAL

Sustainable Societies Competition

Closing dates: stage play 30th June; radio play 12th July; novel 31st August
                        screenplay Septembershort film October; TV series November;
                        interactive fiction December
Entry fee:      free
Prize(s)         £500; £100; £50; best student entry £50; best under 18 £50
Length:         varies with format – see website
Theme:         environmentally sustainable practices/societies
Country:       UK
Website:       www.greenstories.org.uk/about-the-competition/
Online entry?  yes