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The Moya Green Collection

 

 
 
a collection of humorous and fantastical short stories
 
by Moya Green
 
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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; 3x20

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 Hubbards 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; 3x25; 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


May

GENERAL


The Mairtin Crawford Awards
Poetry,short stories

Closing date: 1st May
Entry fee:      6
Prize(s)         500 + writing retreat
Length:         3-5 poems,; stories 2500 words min      
Country:       UK
Website:       https://crescentarts.org/about/book-festival/mairtin-crawford-award
Online entry?  yes


Bridport Prize         

Closing date: 31st May
Entry fees:    flash fiction 9; poems 10; short stories 12; novels 20  
Prize(s)         poetry: 5000; 1000; 500; 10x100; flash 1000; 500; 250;3x100; stories: 5000; 1000; 500; 10x100; novel: 1000+mentoring; 500 3x100
Length:         poems: 42 lines max; stories: 5000 words max; flashes 250 words max; novels opening chapters 5000-8000 words + 300w synopsis  
Country:       UK
Website:       www.bridportprize.org.uk/
Online entry? yes


Yeovil Literary Prize
Novel/short story/without restrictions/local writer

Closing date: 31st May
Entry fee:      novel 12; stories 7; poems 7 (2 for 10, 3 for 12); WWR 5
Prize(s)         novel 100; 250; 100; stories 500; 200; 100;
                     poems 500;200; 100; WWR 200; 100; 50; LW 100
Length:         novel:synopsis + opening chapters 15,000 words max; stories 2000 words max;                             poems 40 lines max;          
Country:       UK

Website:       www.yeovilprize.co.uk/
Online entry?  yes


NOVELS


First Novel Prize     

Closing date: 31st May
Entry fee:      25
Prize(s)         1000; 500; 100
Length:         50,000 min   
Country:       UK
Website:       www.firstnovel.co.uk/
Online entry?  yes


The Peggy Chapman-Andrews Award 
for first novel

Closing date: 31st May
Entry fee:      20
Prize(s)         1000 + mentoring; 500 +
Length:         5000-8000 words from opening chapters + 300 word synopsis  
Country:       UK
Website:       www.bridportprize.org.uk/peggy-chapman-andrews-award-first-novel
Online entry?  yes

 

STORIES


ABQ Fiction Writing Competition (The Teignmouth Prize)

Closing date: 1st May
Entry fee:      7
Prize(s)         250 +publication; critique worth >70
Length:         5000 words max     
Country:       UK
Website:       www.artsquarterbooks.com/the-teignmouth-prize.html
Online entry? yes


Bristol Short Story Prize

Closing date: 1st May
Entry fee:      9
Prize(s)         1000; 500; 250; 17x100; Bristol writer 100
Length:         4000 words max     
Country:       UK
Website:       www.bristolprize.co.uk/rules/
Online entry? yes


Remastered Words Short Story Competition    

Closing date: 1st May
Entry fee:      free
Prize(s)         75; 50; 25
Length:         5000 words max
Genre:          fantasy        
Country:       UK
Website:       www.remasteredwords.com
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  


Go Gothic Short Story Competition       

Closing date: 31st May
Entry fee:      3 first entry, then 2 each
Prize(s)         30% of entry fees
Length:         1500 words max
Theme:         in the Gothic tradition, incorporating folklore & myth
Country:       UK
Website:       www.myfanwycook.com/go-gothic-short-story-competition/
Online entry?  yes

 

Wilbur Smith Author of Tomorrow Award
Writers aged 21 and under

Closing date: 31st May
Entry fee:      free
Prize(s)         16-21: 1000; 12-15 & 11 and under: 100 + 150 book tokens for school, library or charity of choice
Length:         12-21:1500-5000 words; 11 and under 300 words max
Theme:         adventure
Country:       UK
Website:       www.wilbur-niso-smithfoundation.org/index.php/awards/author-of-tomorrow
Online entry?  yes

 

POETRY


Poetry London Clore Prize

Closing date: 1st May
Entry fee:      7 (subscribers 3)
Prize(s)         5000; 2000; 1000; 4x500 (+ publication)
Length:         80 lines max
Country:       UK
Website:       http://poetrylondon.co.uk/competition/
Online entry?  yes 


Welsh Poetry Competition 
for poems in English    

Closing date: 26th May
Entry fee:      6 (discounts for multiple entries)
Prize(s)         500; 250; 100
Length:         50 lines max
Country:       UK
Website:       www.welshpoetry.co.uk/
Online entry?  no


Lord Whisky Sanctuary Fund Poetry Competition

Closing date: 31st May
Entry fee:      5
Prize(s)         % of fees: 30%; %10 (balance to support animal sanctuary)
Length:         40 lines max
Theme:         sanctuary
Country:       UK
Website:       www.lordwhisky.co.uk/news-and-events
Online entry?  yes



PLAYS


Pint Sized Plays Writing Competition

Closing date: 31st May
Entry fee:      5.50
Prize(s)         performance (in pub)
Length:         5-10 minutes (2-3 characters)
Country:       UK
Website:       www.pintsizedplays.org.uk/
Online entry?  yes

 


June


GENERAL

Creative Future Writing Awards
Short fiction, poetry. 
Open to under-represented writers (see website)
      

Closing date: 2nd June
Entry fee:      free
Prize(s)         Total 10,000 in cash and writer development
Length:         poems 300 words max, stories 2000 words max
Theme:         home
Country:       UK
Website:       https://literary.creativefuture.org.uk/award/
Online entry?  yes


Segora International Writing Competition         
Poetry, short story, vignette, one-act plays

Closing date: 15th June
Entry fee:      poems 5 (5.50) stories 8 (9) vignette 5 (5.50) plays 12 (13.50)
Prize(s)         poetry/stories 300; 50; 30 vignettes 100 plays 150; 50
Length:         poems 50 lines max stories 1500-3000 words
                    vignettes 300 words max plays 35 minutes      
Country:       France
Website:       www.poetryproseandplays.com/
Online entry?  yes


Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize
Poetry, fiction, life writing

Closing date: 28th June
Entry fee:      1 entry 6, 2 for 10, 3 for 15
Prize(s)         1000 in each category
Length:         max 3000 words or 5 poems       
Country:       UK
Website:       www.wasafiri.org/new-writing-prize/
Online entry?  yes

 

Hastings Litfest Writing Competition
Short story, poetry, flash fiction

Closing date: 30th June
Entry fee:      5
Prize(s)         100; 40; 25 (+ trophies)
Length:         stories 1500 words max; poems 40 lines max; flash 500 words max
Theme:         In other words
Country:       UK
Website:       https://hastingslitfest.org/competitions/
Online entry?  yes


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


Wells Festival of Literature Competitions
Poetry, short story, book for children, young poets (16-22 incl)

Closing date: 30th June
Entry fee:      6; young poets 3
Prize(s)         750; 300; 200; local prize 100; young poets 150; 75; 50
Length:         poems: 35 lines max; stories: 1000-2000 words;
                     books for children: first 3 chapters or 30 pages         
Country:       UK
Website:       www.wellsfestivalofliterature.org.uk/competitions#2019-competitions
Online entry?  yes


NOVELS


Bath Novel Award   

Closing date: 2nd June
Entry fee:      25 (sponsored entries for low income wrters)
Prize(s)         2500
Length:         first 5000 words + 1 page synopsis (complete work 50,000 words min)         
Country:       UK
Website:       https://bathnovelaward.co.uk/
Online entry?  yes


Daily Mail First Novel Competition

Closing date: 14th June
Entry fee:      free
Prize(s)         20,000
Length:         first 3000 words + 600 word synopsis
Theme:         no sagas, fantasy or SF
Country:       UK
Website:       www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6965669/Change-life-story-winning-20-000-Mails-novel-competition.html
Online entry? yes


STORIES


Farnham Flash Fiction Competition

Closing date: 7th June
Entry fee:      5
Prize(s)         75; 25; featuring Farnham 25
Length:         500 words max      
Country:       UK
Website:       www.farnhamflashfestival.org/farnham_flash.html
Online entry? yes


Stringybark Times Past Award    

Closing date: 16th June
Entry fee:      A$14
Prize(s)         award pool A$1000 in cash and books
Length:         1500 words max +100 words on historical facts
Theme:         historical event linked to Australia
Country:       Australia
Website:       www.stringybarkstories.net/competitions/open-the-stringybark-times-past-award-2019.html
Online entry?  yes

 

Eyelands International Short Story Competition

Closing date: 20th June
Entry fee:      10
Prize(s)         1 week holiday on Crete
Length:         2500 words max
Theme:         Round midnight
Country:       Greece
Website:       https://eyelandscontes.wordpress.com/2019/03/22/eyelands-9th-international-short-story-contest-2019/
Online entry?  yes


James White Award          

Closing date: 28th June
Entry fee:      free
Prize(s)         200 + publication in Interzone
Length:         2000-6000words
Genre:          SF
Country:       UK
Website:       www.jameswhiteaward.com/
Online entry?  yes


V S Pritchett Short Story Prize
Writers resident in UK, Ireland or Commonwealth

Closing date: 28th June
Entry fee:      7.50
Prize(s)         1000
Length:           2000-4000 words  
Country:       UK
Website:       https://rsliterature.org/award/v-s-pritchett-memorial-prize/
Online entry?  yes


BFS Short Story Competition

Closing date: 30th June
Entry fee:      5
Prize(s)         100; 50; 20
Length:         5000 words max
Theme:         fantasy, SF, horror, supernatural etc
Country:       UK
Website:       www.britishfantasysociety.org/british-fantasy-awards/short-story-competition/
Online entry? yes

 

Henshaw Short Story Competition          /

Closing date: 30th June
Entry fee:      6, critique 12
Prize(s)         200; 75; 25
Length:         2000 words max
Country:       UK
Website:       www.henshawpress.co.uk
Online entry? yes

 

POETRY


McLellan Poetry Competition       

Closing date: 21st June
Entry fee:      first 6, then 5 each
Prize(s)         1500; 300; 150; 3x25
Length:         80 lines max
Country:       UK
Website:       www.arrantheatreandarts.co.uk/poetry-competition
Online entry?  yes

 

George Crabbe Memorial Poetry Competition
For writers born, educated, worked or resident In Suffolk,UK

Closing date: 29th June
Entry fee:      3
Prize(s)         600; 300;150; 2x75
Length:         50 lines max
Country:       UK
Website:       https://suffolkpoetrysociety.org.uk/crabbe
Online entry?  yes

 

Battered Moons Poetry Competition      

Closing date: 30th June
Entry fee:      first 5, then 4 each
Prize(s)         700; 200; 100; 4x25
Length:         40 lines (250 words) max
Country:       UK
Website:       www.batteredmoons.com/
Online entry?  yes


POETRY  COLLECTIONS


Fool for Poetry Chapbook Competition  

Closing date: 30th June
Entry fee:      25
Prize(s)         1000; 500 (+chapbook publication & 25 copies)
Length:         16-24 pages 
Country:       Ireland
Website:       www.munsterlit.ie/Fool%20for%20Poetry.html
Online entry?  yes

 

NON-FICTION


BCSA Writing Competition

Closing date: 30th June
Entry fee:      free
Prize(s)         400; 150
Length:         1500-2000 words
Theme:         Links between Britain & Czech/Slovak Republics or
                    Society in transition in republics since 1989
Country:       UK
Website:       www.bcsa.co.uk/2019-bcsa-writing-competition/
Online entry? yes


PLAYS


Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting   

Closing date: 5th June
Entry fee:      free
Prize(s)         16000; 3x8000
Length:         playing time 1 hour min     
Country:       UK
Website:       www.writeaplay.co.uk/
Online entry?  yes

 


July

NOVELS


Fitzcarraldo Editions Novel Prize 
Open to residents of UK & Ireland

Closing date: 15th July
Entry fee:      free
Prize(s)         3000 advance
Length:         30,000 words min   
Country:       UK
Website:       https://fitzcarraldoeditions.com/prizes/novel-prize
Online entry?  yes


STORIES


Cheshire Prize for Literature Scriptwriting Competition
Open to writers who live, study or work (or have done so)

Closing date: 1st July
Entry fee:      free
Prize(s)         4x50 + performance; 12x50
Length:         15 minutes. Send 500-800 word treatment
Cast:            3 max 1 location
Country:       UK
Website:       www1.chester.ac.uk/press-office/high-sheriffs-cheshire-prize-literature-2019
Online entry?  yes 


PENfro Short Story Competition  

Closing date: 1st July
Entry fee:      8
Prize(s)         12x25 + anthology publication
Length:         2500 words max     
Country:       UK
Website:       https://penfrobookfestival.org.uk/competitions/shortstory
Online entry? yes


Pennine Ink Flash Fiction Competition   

Closing date: 7th July
Entry fee:      3, 5 for 2
Prize(s)         50
Length:         500 words max
Theme:         base story on photo on website
Country:       UK
Website:       https://pennineink.co.uk/competition/
Online entry?  yes


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


Sean O Faolain International Short Story Prize

Closing date: 31st July
Entry fee:      18
Prize(s)         2000; 500; 4x250
Length:         3000 words max     
Country:       Ireland
Website:       www.munsterlit.ie/SOF%20Page.html
Online entry?  yes

 

POETRY


PENfro Open Poetry Competition

Closing date: 1st July
Entry fee:      4
Prize(s)         21 winners: anthology publication + copy + 25
Length:         40 lines max
Country:       UK
Website:       https://penfrobookfestival.org.uk/competitions/poetry
Online entry?  yes

 

Live Canon International Poetry Competition    

Closing date: 8th July
Entry fee:      6.50 (reductions for multiple entries)
Prize(s)         1000; local prize 100
Length:         any    
Country:       UK
Website:       https://livecanon.submittable.com/submit/137838/2019-international-poetry-competition
Online entry?    yes  


Ledbury Poetry Festival Competition     

Closing date: 18th July
Entry fee:      5.75 first entry, then 3.50 each
Prize(s)         1000 + writing course
Length:         40 lines max
Country:       UK
Website:       www.poetry-festival.co.uk/ledbury-poetry-competition/
Online entry?  yes


The Betjeman Poetry Prize         
Resident in UK or Ireland & under 14 on 1st September

Closing date: 31st July
Entry fee:      free
Prize(s)         500 + 5000 for school; 2x200; highly commended 50
Length:         any
Theme:         place
Country:       UK
Website:       www.betjemanpoetryprize.co.uk/
Online entry?  yes 


Winchester Poetry Prize   

Closing date: 31st July
Entry fee:      first 5, then 4 each
Prize(s)         1000; 500; 250
Length:         40 lines max
Country:       UK
Website:       www.winchesterpoetryfestival.org/prize
Online entry?  yes
   


PLAYS


PENfro Short Radio Drama Competition     

Closing date: 1st July
Entry fee:      5
Prize(s)         top 3 stage performance + recording and CD
Length:         5-10 minutes (approx 800-1600 words). 2 actors, 1m 1f       
Country:       UK
Website:       https://penfrobookfestival.org.uk/competitions/radio-drama
Online entry?  yes


Cheshire Prize for Literature Scriptwriting Competition
Open to writers who live, study or work (or have done so)

Closing date: 1st July
Entry fee:      free
Prize(s)         4x50 + performance; 12x50
Length:         15 minutes. Send 500-800 word treatment
Cast:            3 max 1 location
Country:       UK
Website:       www1.chester.ac.uk/press-office/high-sheriffs-cheshire-prize-literature-2019
Online entry?          yes


Sustainable Societies Radio Play Competition  

Closing date: 12th July
Entry fee:      free
Prize(s)         500; 100; 50; Student 50; under 18 50
Length:         45 min drama (whole script + synopsis) or
                    Comedy series: six 30 min episodes send plot + outlines or
                    Five 15 min dramas ((send first two +outlines). All series should be ready.
Theme:         building a sustainable society
Country:       UK
Website:       www.greenstories.org.uk/about-the-competition/
Online entry?  yes




August

GENERAL


Aesthetica Creative Writing Award         
Short fiction, poetry

Closing date: 31st August
Entry fee:      fiction 18; poetry 12
Prize(s)         1000 in each category (+ various see websire)
Length:         fiction 2000 words max poems 40 lines max
Country:       UK
Website:       www.aestheticamagazine.com/creative-writing-award/
Online entry? yes

 

NOVELS 

 

Sustainable Societies Novel Competition

Closing date: 31st August
Entry fee:      free
Prize(s)         500; 100; 50; student 50; under 18 50 (+ possible publication)
Length:         50,000-100,000. Send first 5000 words + 1 page synopsis
Theme:         building a sustainable society
Country:       UK
Website:       www.greenstories.org.uk/about-the-competition/
Online entry? yes

 


September

GENERAL

Manchester Writing Competitions
Poetry, fiction         

Closing date: 20th September
Entry fee:      17.50
Prize(s)         10,000 in each category
Length:         3-5 poems, max 120 lines total; stories 2500 words max  
Country:       UK
Website:       www2.mmu.ac.uk/writingcompetition/
Online entry?  yes



NOVELS


New Voices Competition

Closing date: 14th September
Entry fee:      10

Prize(s)         Start-up Mentoring package worth 550
Length:         first page + 1 page synopsis       
Country:       UK
Website:       http://adventuresinfiction.co.uk/new-voices-competition/
Online entry?  yes

 

MONOLOGUES

Soundwork-uk Monologue Competition

Closing date: 30th September
Entry fee:      free
Prize(s)         recording by professional actor, showcasing on website
Length:         up to 10 minutes    
Country:       UK
Website:       www.soundwork-uk.co.uk/writers
Online entry? yes


 


October


POETRY

 

Troubadour Poetry Competition

Closing date: 21st October
Entry fee:      6
Prize(s)         200; 1000; 500
Length:         45 lines max
Country:       UK
Website:       www.coffeehousepoetry.org/prizes
Online entry?          yes

 

Momaya Poetry Competition

Closing date: 30th October

Entry fee:      7 ($9)
Prize(s)         $100 (70); $50 (35); $30 (20)
Length:         1500 words max
Theme:         masks
Country:       UK
Website:       http://momayapress.com/submit-a-poem/
Online entry? yes