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2018




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

 

     


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


November

NOVELS

Caledonia Novel Award

Closing date: 1st November
Entry fee:      £25
Prize(s)         £1000
Length:         50.000 words min (send first 20 pages + synopsis)    
Country:       UK
Website:       http://thecaledonianovelaward.com/rules-entry/
Online entry? yes


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


SHORT STORIES


Commonwealth Short Story Prize
Open to citizens of Commonwealth countries

Closing date: 1st November
Entry fee:      free
Prize(s)         £5000; 4x£2500; translator’s prize
Length:         2000-5000 words             
Website:       www.commonwealthwriters.org/our-projects/the-short-story/
Online entry? yes


ABQ Short Story Competition

Closing date: 15th November
Entry fee:      £5
Prize(s)         £75; 3x£25
Length:         4000 words max     
Country:       UK
Website:       www.artsquarterbooks.com/competitions.html
Online entry?  yes


Baltimore Review

Closing date: 30th November
Entry fee:      $10
Prize(s)         $500; $200; $100
Length:         5000 words max
Theme:         tools
Country:       USA
Website:       https://baltimorereview.submittable.com/submit/6231/contest-submissions-poems-short-stories-creative-nonfiction-submit-here
Online entry?  yes

 

Fish Short Story Competition

Closing date: 30th November
Entry fee:      €20 first entry, then €10 each
Prize(s)         €3000 +5 day short story workshop; €300 + week at writers’ retreat; €300; 7x€200
Length:         5000 words max     
Country:       Ireland
Website:       www.fishpublishing.com/competition/short-story-contest/
Online entry?  yes


Ghosts in the Bookshop Writing Competition

Closing date: 30th November
Entry fee:      free
Prize(s)         £100; 3x£100 worth of books
Length:         up to 20 minutes reading time
Theme:         ghost story set in bookshop
Country:       UK
Website:       www.petersfieldbookshop.com/ghosts/
Online entry?  yes


Writers’ Bureau Flash Fiction Competition

Closing date: 30th November
Entry fee:      £5
Prize(s)         £300; £200; £100 (+Writers Bureau courses worth £370)
Length:         500 words max      
Country:       UK
Website:       www.wbcompetition.com
Online entry?  yes


POETRY


Against the Grain Poem Competition

Closing date: 30th November
Entry fee:      2 poems £5, up to 5 for £10
Prize(s)         £100; £50; £25
Length:         40 lines max
Country:       UK
Website:       www.againstthegrainpoetrypress.wordpress.com
Online entry? yes


Café Writers Poetry Competition

Closing date: 30th November
Entry fee:      £4, £10 for 3, £2 each thereafter
Prize(s)         £1000; £300; £200; 5x£50; Norfolk Prize £100
Length:         40 lines max
Country:       UK
Website:       www.cafewriters.co.uk/home/poetry-competition/
Online entry?  yes


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


Littoral Press Nature Poetry Competition

Closing date: 30th November
Entry fee:      £20
Prize(s)         publication + 50 copies
Length:           50-100 pages
Theme:         nature/spiritual/environmental
Country:       UK
Website:       www.southendpoetry.co.uk/littoral
Online entry?  yes


Manning’s Pit Poetry Competition

Closing date: 30th November
Entry fee:      £3 (18 and under free)
Prize(s)         £100; £30; £20
Length:         40 lines max
Theme:         Manning’s Pit, or any threatened countryside near town or village
Country:       UK
Website:       http://manningspit.com/
Online entry?  no


 SLQ Poetry Competition

Closing date: 30th November
Entry fee:      £4, reductions for multiple entries
Prize(s)         £250; £100; £50; 3x£30; 3x£15
Length:         50 lines max
Country:       UK
Website:       http://sentinelquarterly.com/competitions/poetry/
Online entry?  yes


Wundor Editions Poetry Competition

Closing date: 30th November
Entry fee:      £5, 6 for £10
Prize(s)         £500
Length:         any    
Country:       UK
Website:       https://wundoreditions.submittable.com/submit/124513/wundor-poetry-contest-2018
Online entry?   yes


POETRY COLLECTIONS


White Review Poetry Competition

Closing date: 6th November
Entry fee:      £12
Prize(s)         £1700
Length:         5-10 pages (max 42 lines per page)      
Country:       UK
Website:       www.thewhitereview.org/prize/white-review-poets-prize-2018/
Online entry?   yes


PLAYS


Theatre Uncut Political Playwriting Award
Open to UK residents
No more than 6 actors

Closing date: 1st November
Entry fee:      none
Prize(s)         £9500
Length:         60 minutes/40 pages/9000 words min
Theme:         individual’s relationship with society
Country:       UK
Website:       www.theatreuncut.com
Online entry? yes


NON-FICTION

 

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

GENERAL

Chris O’Malley Prize in Fiction
Short story; group of 3 poems

Closing date: 1st December
Entry fee:      $10
Prize(s)         $1000 in each category
Length:         stories 30 pages max; poems 15 pages in total
Country:       USA
Website:       https://madisonreview.submittable.com/submit
Online entry?  yes



NOVELS


Bath Children’s Novel Award


Closing date: 2nd December

Entry fee:      £25

Prize(s)         £2500; editing course (worth £1800)

Length:         first 5000 words + 1 page synopsis       

Country:       UK

Website:       https://bathnovelaward.co.uk/childrens-novel-award?iframe=true&theme_preview=true

 Online entry?   yes



SHORT STORIES


Owl Canyon Press Short Story Competition
Stories in 50 paragraphs

Closing date: 1st December
Entry fee:      free
Prize(s)         $3000; $2000; $1000
Length:         min 40 words per paragraph
Theme:         1st and 25th paragraphs provided
Country:       USA
Website:       www.owlcanyonpress.com/hackathon
Online entry?  yes


H E Bates Short Story Competition

Closing date: 3rd December
Entry fee:      £6, £10 for 2
Prize(s)         £500; £200; £100; Northamptonshire writer £100
Length:         2000 words max     
Country:       UK
Website:       http://hebatescompetition.org.uk/
Online entry? yes


Stringybark Erotic Short Fiction Award

Closing date: 9th December
Entry fee:      AU$12.50, AU$24 for 2, AU$33 for 3
Prize(s)         AU$1000 in total
Length:         1800
Theme:         erotic, suitable for age 17 and over
Country:       Australia
Website:       www.stringybarkstories.net/competitions/open-the-stringybark-erotic-short-fiction-award-2018.html
Online entry?  yes


Lascaux Prize in Short Fiction

Closing date: 31st December
Entry fee:      $10
Prize(s)         $1000
Length:         10,000 words max  
Country:       USA
Website:       http://lascauxreview.com/contests/
Online entry?  yes


River Styx Microfiction Contest

Closing date: 31st December
Entry fee:      $10
Prize(s)         $1500
Length:          500 words max      
Country:       USA
Website:       www.riverstyx.org/submit/microfiction-contest/
Online entry?   yes

 


POETRY


Strokestown International Poetry Competition


Closing date: 7th December

Entry fee:      €6

Prize(s)         €2000; €700; €500

Length:         70 lines max

Country:       Ireland

Website:       www.strokestownpoetry.org/strokestown-international-poetry-prize-2019/

Online entry?   yes

 


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


Peter Porter Poetry Prize

Closing date: 3rd December
Entry fee:      subscribers/students AU$15; non-subcribers AU$25
Prize(s)         AU$5000; AU$2000; 3xAU$500
Length:         75 lines max
Country:       Australia
Website:       www.australianbookreview.com.au/prizes-pro
Online entry?  yes

 

NON-FICTION


Pigeon Pages Essay Contest
Creative nonfiction

Closing date: 1st December
Entry fee:      $10
Prize(s)         $250; honorable mentions $50
Length:         3000 words max     
Country:       USA
Website:       https://pigeonpagesnyc.com/
Online entry?  yes


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

Exeter Novel Prize

Closing date: 1st January
Entry fee:      £18
Prize(s)         £500
Length:         first 10,000 words   
Country:       UK
Website:       www.creativewritingmatters.co.uk
Online entry? yes


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


SHORT STORIES


Mogford Food & Drink Short Story Prize

Closing date: 7th January
Entry fee:      £10
Prize(s)         £10,000; 3x£250
Length:         2500 words max
Theme:         food and drink
Country:       UK
Website:       www.mogfordprize.co.uk
Online entry? yes

 

Fiction Factory Short Story Competition

Closing date: 30th January
Entry fee:      £6 (optional critique £8)
Prize(s)         £150; £50; £25
Length:         3000 words max     
Country:       UK
Website:       www.fiction-factory.biz
Online entry? yes


Writers Retreat Short Story Competition

Closing date: 30th January
Entry fee:      £10 up to Dec 17, then £15
Prize(s)         £200; £100; £50; 6x£15
Length:         250-1000 words     
Country:       UK
Website:       http://writersretreatuk.co.uk/competitions/
Online entry?   yes

 


POEMS


Prole Laureate Poetry Competition

Closing date: 31st January
Entry fee:      first entry £3, then £2 each
Prize(s)         £200; 2x£50 + publication
Length:         no limit         
Country:       UK
Website:       http://prolebooks.co.uk/poetry%20competition.html
Online entry?  yes


PLAYWRITING


Drip Action Theatre Playwriting Competition

Closing date: 31st January
Entry fee:      free
Prize(s)         £250; 7x£150 + performance
Length:         30-40 minutes        
Country:       UK
Website:       www.dripaction.com/writers-competition
Online entry?  no


February


NOVELS

The Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition
Suitable for children/YA 7-18 years

Closing date: 28th February
Entry fee:      £18
Prize(s)         publishing contract with £10,000 advance; Chairman’s Choice: contract with £7500 advance
Length:         30,000-80,000 words        
Country:       UK
Website:       http://doublecluck.com/submissions/
Online entry?  yes

 


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

  

Exeter Writers Short Story Competition

Closing date: 28th February
Entry fee:      £7
Prize(s)         £700; £250; £100; best Devon write £100
Length:         3000 words max        
Country:       UK
Website:       www.exeterwriters.org.uk
Online entry? yes


Scottish Arts Club Short Story Competition

Closing date: 28th February
Entry fee:      £10
Prize(s)         £1000; £500; £250; Isobel Lodge Award £500
Length:         2000 words max     
Country:       UK
Website:       www.storyawards.org
Online entry?  yes


Soundwork Short Story Competition

Closing date: 28th February
Entry fee:      none
Prize(s)         professional recording place on Soundcloud and
website
Length:         2500 words max     
Country:       UK
Website:       www.soundwork-uk.co.uk/writers
Online entry?  yes


POETRY


Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine

Closing date: 14th February
Entry fee:      £7 online, £10 postal
Prize(s)         £1000; £500; £250
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

 


March

POETRY

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


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

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