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2018




Competitions closing in









2019





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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


September


GENERAL

Manchester Fiction/Poetry Prizes

Closing date: 14th September
Entry fee:      £17.50
Prize(s)         £10,000
Length:         stories 2500 words max
                    3-5 poems, max 120 lines in total          
Country:       UK
Website:      https://www2.mmu.ac.uk/writingcompetition/fiction-prize/
https://www2.mmu.ac.uk/writingcompetition/poetry-prize/
Online entry? yes


Bedford Writing Competition
Short story, poetry

Closing date: 30th September
Entry fee:      £6, 3 for £12
Prize(s)         £500; £150; £100; Bedford Prize (poem) £100
Length:         stories 3000 words max; poems 40 lines max  
Country:       UK
Website:       www.bedfordwritingcompetition.co.uk
Online entry? yes 


Hammond House International Literary Prize
Short stories, poems, screenplays

Closing date: 30th September
Entry fee:      £10 (feedback £10)
Prize(s)         stories £500; poems £100; screenplay - production
Length:         stories 2000-5000 words; poem no limit; screenplay 10 pages max
Theme:         precious
Country:       UK
Website:       www.hammondhousepublishing.com/competitions
Online entry? yes



NOVELS


Harvill Secker Crime Writing Competition
UK/ Republic of Ireland BAME writers only

Closing date: 9th September
Entry fee:      free
Prize(s)         publication + £5000 advance
Length:         opening 4000-5000 words + 600 word synopsis
Theme:         crime
Country:       UK
Website:       www.penguin.co.uk/articles/competitions/2018/may/harvill-secker-crime-writing-competition/
Online entry?  yes


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


Kickback Media Children’s Fiction Competition

Closing date: 30th September
Entry fee:      none
Prize(s)         £200 + report
Length:         2000 words (extract from novel)
Theme:         see website
Country:       UK
Website:          www.writersandartists.co.uk/competitions/new-childrens-fiction-competition
Online entry?  yes


SHORT STORIES


Cheshire Prize for Literature
Open to writers born/lived/studied/worked in Cheshire

Closing date: 1st September
Entry fee:      free
Prize(s)         £2000; 3x£750
Length:         1500 word max      
Country:       UK
Website:       www.chester.ac.uk/literatureprize
Online entry?    yes


Val Wood Prize: Women’s Writes

Closing date: 15th September
Entry fee:      free
Prize(s)         £100; £50; 2x£25
Length:         1500 words max
Theme:         strong women
Country:       UK
Website:       www.valeriewood.co.uk/
Online entry? yes


Erewash Writers Short Story Competition

Closing date: 27th September
Entry fee:      £3, £5 or 2, then £2.50 each
Prize(s)         £100; £70; £30
Length:         2500 words max     
Country:       UK
Website:       https://erewashwriterscompetition.weebly.com/2018-open-short-story-competition-with-helen-laycock.html
Online entry? yes


Caterpillar Story Prize
Stories by adults for children aged 7-11

Closing date: 30th September
Entry fee:      €12
Prize(s)         €1000
Length:         1500 words max     
Country:       Ireland
Website:       www.thecaterpillarmagazine.com/
Online entry?  yes


Galley Beggar Short Story Prize

Closing date: 30th September
Entry fee:      £10
Prize(s)         £1000; shortlisted £150; longlisted £50 book vouchers
Length:         6000 words max
Country:       UK
Website:       www.galleybeggar.co.uk/prize/
Online entry? yes

 

 POETRY


Elmet Poetry Prize

Closing date: 14th September
Entry fee:      £10 per poem (up to 3)
Prize(s)         £200; £100; £50
Length:         not specified
Theme:         in response to ‘Epiphany’ by Ted Hughes
Country:       UK
Website:       www.theelmettrust.org/elmet-poetry-prizes
Online entry? yes


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


Ted Hughes Young Poets Award
Age groups: 6-10/11-14/15-18

Closing date: 14th September
Entry fee:      free, 2 poems max
Prize(s)         £50; £25 in each age group
Length:         not specified
Theme:         final 3 lines of ‘My own true family’ by Ted Hughes (see website)
Country:       UK
Website:       www.theelmettrust.org/elmet-poetry-prizes
Online entry? yes


Salopian Open Poetry Competition

Closing date: 30th September
Entry fee:      £3, 4 for £10
Prize(s):        £200; £100. £50; best humorous poem £50; £x£30
Length:         80 lines max
Country:       UK
Website:       www.thesalopianpoetrysociety.webeden.co.uk/competition-rules/4531672813
Online entry?  no


Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Prize

Closing date: 30th September
Entry fee:      $12
Prize(s)         2x$1500; 10x$100
Length:         250 lines max         
Country:       USA
Website:       https://winningwriters.com/our-contests/tom-howard-margaret-reid-poetry-contest
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

 

Magma Poetry Pamphlet Competition

Closing date: 25th September
Entry fee:      £22 (subscribers £16)
Prize(s)         publication + launch reading
Length:         18-24 poems, max 40 lines per page
Country:       UK
Website:       https://magmapoetry.com/pamphlet-competition/
Online entry? yes

 

NON-FICTION


Planet Essay Competition
Writers under 30

Closing date: 1st September
Entry fee:      free
Prize(s)         £200+subscription+ 6 books + publication
Length:         1500-2000 words
Theme:         Welsh language, culture, politics
Country:       UK
Website:       www.planetmagazine.org.uk/competitions
Online entry? no



October


GENERAL


READ Foundation Writing Competition
Poems, short stories, first person essays

Closing date: 10th October
Entry fee:      free
Prize(s)         publication on website, display in schools, feedback
Length:         500 words max
Theme:         ‘My education helped me …’
Country:       UK
Website:       https://readfoundation.org.uk/writing-competition-2018/
Online entry?  yes



NUHA Blogging Prize
Essay/
(young writers only)short story 

Closing date: 13th October
Entry fee:      free
Prize(s)         young writers up to US$250; youth up to US$900
                    adult up to US$2400
Length:         YW 300-800 words; youth 900-1200 words; adult 600-1500 words
Theme:         YW photo on website; youth & adult: education (topics on website)
Country:       USA
Website:       http://nuhafoundation.org/blogging-prizes-english/#.W2clMyhKiyJ
Online entry?  yes


Eyelands International Book Awards
Published/unpublished books (novels, short stories, poetry collections)

Closing date: 20th October
Entry fee:      $30
Prize(s)         published: 5 day holiday in Athens + publication + hand made ceramic
                    unpublished: publication+ceramic
Length:         novel 500 pages max; poetry 250 pages mx    
Country:       Greece
Website:       https://eyelandsawards.com/
Online entry?  yes


Bare Fiction Prize
Poetry, flash fiction, short stories

Closing date: 31st October
Entry fee:      stories £8; flash £6; poems £5 (reductions for subscribers)
                    free entry for UK writers on low income
Prize(s)         stories: £500; £200; £100; 2x£25
Length:         stories 3000 words max; flash 500 words max; poem 40 lines max 
Country:       UK
Website:       www.barefictionmagazine.co.uk/product-category/writing-competitions/
Online entry?  yes

 

Benjamin Franklin House Literary Prize
Fiction/non-fiction; open to writers aged 18-25 living in UK

Closing date: 31st October
Entry fee:      free
Prize(s)         £750; £500
Length:         1000-1500 words
Theme:         see quotation on website
Country:       UK
Website:       http://benjaminfranklinhouse.org/education/literary-prize/
Online entry?  yes


NAWG Open Writing Competition
Short story, poetry

Closing date: 31st October
Entry fee:      £5; (poetry only) 3 for £10
Prize(s)         £200; £100; £50
Length:         stories 500-2000 words; poems 40 lines max   
Country:       UK
Website:       www.nawg.co.uk/6188/
Online entry?  yes



NOVEL/NOVELLA

McKitterick Prize
First published/unpublished novel by writer over 40

Closing date: 31st October
Entry fee:      free
Prize(s)         £4000; £1000
Length:         full length     
Country:       UK
Website:       www.societyofauthors.org/Prizes/Fiction/McKitterick
Online entry? yes

 

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


Kimberley Chambers Kickstart Prize

Closing date: 31st October
Entry fee:      free
Prize(s)         £1000 + editorial coaching + agent representation
Length:         first 3 chapters + 500 word synopsis     
Country:       UK
Website:       www.kimberleychambers.com/kickstart/
Online entry? yes


NAWG Novella Competition

Closing date: 31st October
Entry fee:      £10
Prize(s)         book print deals to the value of:
                    £300; £200; £100
Length:         first 5000 words + 1 page synopsis
Country:       UK
Website:       www.nawg.co.uk/6188/
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


Southword Fiction Chapbook Competition
Novella, long short story, short story/flash fiction collection

Closing date: 31st October
Entry fee:      €25
Prize(s)         chapbook publication with €250 advance & 20 copies
Length:         10,000-15,000 words        
Country:       Ireland
Website:       http://munsterlit.ie/Fiction%20Chapbook%20Competition.html
Online entry?  yes



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


Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction
UK writers over 18

Closing date: 26th October
Entry fee:      free
Prize(s)         £500
Length:         2000-6000 words
Theme:         scent
Country:       UK
Website:       https://commapress.co.uk/resources/prizes
Online entry?  yes


Story for Daniel

Closing date: 31st October
Entry fee:      free
Prize(s)         £100
Length:         500 words max
Theme:         joyful, hopeful or uplifting
Country:       UK
Website:       https://gaynor69.wixsite.com/astoryfordaniel
Online entry? yes

 

POETRY


National Memory Day Poetry Competition

Closing date: 5th October
Entry fee:      first £3, then £2 each
Prize(s)         £700; £200; £100
Length:         40 lines max
Theme:         memory
Country:       UK
Website:       https://nationalmemoryday.org.uk/competitions/
Online entry?  yes


Poetry Society National Poetry Competition

Closing date: 31st October
Entry fee:      £7, then £4 each
Prize(s)         £5000; £2000; £1000
Length:         40 lines max
Country:       UK
Website:       https://npc.poetrysociety.org.uk/
Online entry?  yes


Troubadour Poetry Prize

Closing date: 22nd October
Entry fee:      first poem £6/€7/$7.50, then £4/€5/$5 each
Prize(s)         £2000; £1000; 1 week Arvon creative writing course
Length:         45 lines max
Country:       UK
Website:       www.coffeehousepoetry.org/prizes
Online entry?  yes

 

Momaya Poetry Competition

Closing date: 30th October
Entry fee:      £7
Prize(s)         $100 (£70); $50 (£35}; $30 (£20) (+ copies of Momaya Poetry Review)
Length:         1500 words max
Theme:         love
Country:       UK
Website:       http://momayapress.com/submit-a-poem/
Online entry?  yes


Cannon Poets’ Sonnet or Not Competition

Closing date: 31st October
Entry fee:      1st poem £5, then £2.50 each
Prize(s)         £500; £250; £125
Length:         14 lines        
Country:       UK
Website:       www.cannonpoets.org.uk
Online entry?  yes

                      

The Plough Poetry Prize
Open; Ronald Duncan Short Poem Competition

Closing date: 31st October
Entry fee:      £5
Prize(s)         £100; £500; £250 in each category
Length:         open 40 lines max; short 10 lines max   
Country:       UK
Website:       www.theploughprize.co.uk/
Online entry? yes

 


November

NOVELS


Everything with Words Urban YA Competition
Unpublished Young Adult novel

Closing date: 30th November
Entry fee:      free
Prize(s)         1000 + possible publication
Length:         40,000-70,000 words + 500 word synopsis      
Country:       UK
Setting:         urban
Website:       www.everythingwithwords.com/urban-ya-competition-short-list-judged-patrice-lawrence/ 
Online entry? yes


POETRY


Gregory O’Donoghue Poetry Competition

Closing date: 30th November
Entry fee:      €5, €20 for 5
Prize(s)         €1000 + 1 wk residency & travel expenses;
                    €400; €250; 10x€30
Length:         40 lines max
Country:       UK
Website:       www.munsterlit.ie/Gregory%20ODonoghue%20International%20Poetry%20Competition.html
Online entry? yes

 

Observer/Anthony Burgess Prize for Arts Journalism

Closing date: 30th November
Entry fee:      £10
Prize(s)         3000; 2x£500
Length:         800 words max
Theme:         review of new work in the arts
Country:       UK
Website:       www.anthonyburgess.org/observeranthony-burgess-prize-arts-journalism/
Online entry?  yes




December



POETRY

Holland Park Press Brexit in Poetry Competition

Closing date: 31st December
Entry fee:      free
Prize(s)         £200
Length:          50 lines max
Theme:         Brexit
Country:       UK
Website:       www.hollandparkpress.co.uk/magazine_detail.php?magazine_id=459&language=English
Online entry? yes


Moth Poetry Prize

Closing date: 31st December
Entry fee:      €12
Prize(s)         €10,000; 3x€1000
Length:         no line limit   
Country:       UK
Website:      
www.themothmagazine.com/a1-page.asp?ID=8466&page=18
Online entry? yes

 

NON-FICTION


Castle Craig Essay Competition

Closing date: 30th December
Entry fee:      free
Prize(s)         £1000; 5x£250
Length:         £3000 words max
Theme:         addiction (see website)
Country:       UK
Website:       https://castlecraig.co.uk/contact-us/essay-competition/
Online entry? yes






2019


January

NOVELS


Comedy Women in Print Prize

Closing date: 31st January
Entry fee:      £10
Prize(s)         published: £2000;
                    unpublished: free place on MA course in Creative Writing + £1000
Length:         published: publishers submit 5 copies
                     unpublished: first 5000 words + 1 page synopsis
                     (completed work at least 50, 000 words)         
Country:       UK
Website:       www.comedywomeninprint.co.uk/
Online entry? yes




February


SHORT STORIES

Writers & Artists Short Story Competition

Closing date: 13th February
Entry fee:      free
Prize(s)         Place on Arvon writing retreat + publication on W&A website
Length:         2000 words max     
Country:       UK
Website:       www.writersandartists.co.uk/competitions
Online entry? yes