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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


January

NOVEL/NOVELLA

Exeter Novel Prize

Closing date: 1st January
Entry fee:      £18
Prize(s)         £500; 5x75
Length:         first 10,000 words inc synopsis (500 words)     
Country:       UK
Website:       www.creativewritingmatters.co.uk/2017-exeter-novel-prize.html
Online entry? yes



Bath Novella-in-Flash Award

Closing date: 29th January
Entry fee:      £16
Prize(s)         £300; 2x£100 + publication
Length:         6000-18,000 words; flashes (chapters) 1000 words max      
Country:       UK
Website:       https://bathflashfictionaward.com/novella-entry/
Online entry? yes


STORIES


Glimmer Train ‘Family Matters’ Competition

Closing date: 2nd January
Entry fee:      $18
Prize(s)         $2500 + publication; $500; $300
Length:         1000-5000 words (will accept up to 12,000)
Theme:         family
Country:       USA
Website:       www.glimmertrain.com/pages/writing_guidelines.php
Online entry?  yes 


Mogford Food & Drink Short Story Prize

Closing date: 3rd January
Entry fee:      £10
Prize(s)         £10,000; 3x£250
Length:         2500 words max
Theme:         food & drink
Country:       UK
Website:       www.oxford-hotels-restaurants.co.uk/mogford-prize/
Online entry? yes


Henshaw Short Story Competition

Closing date: 10th January
Entry fee:      £5
Prize(s)         £100; £50
Length:         2000 words max     
Country:       UK
Website:       www.henshawpress.co.uk/
Online entry? yes


Psychopomp Magazine Short Fiction Award

Closing date: 31st January
Entry fee: $10
Prize(s) $500
Length: 6000 words max
Country: USA
Website: https://psychopompmag.com/contests
Online entry? yes


POETRY



Magma Poetry Competition

Closing date: 15th January
Entry fee:      1st entry £5, 2nd £4, then £3.50 each
Prize(s)         £1000; £300; £150 in each category
Length:         Editors Prize 10 lines max; Judges Prize 11-50 lines 
Country:       UK
Website:       https://magmapoetry.com/competition/
Online entry? yes

 


Road to Clevedon Pier Anthology Competition

Closing date: 15th January
Entry fee:      £5, 3 for £8, 5 for £10
Prize(s)         writers journal + publication + magazine interview
Length:         not specified
Country:       UK
Website:       www.hedgehogpress.co.uk/2017/10/07/the-road-to-clevedon-pier-anthology-competition/
Online entry? yes


Live Canon Children’s Poetry Competition
Open to young people aged 5-18

Closing date: 21st January
Entry fee:      free
Prize(s)         4x £50 book token
Length:         not specified
Country:       UK
Website:       www.livecanon.co.uk/childrenscompetition
Online entry? yes


Clochoderick Poetry Competition

Closing date: 25th January
Entry fee:      £5, 3 for £7.50, 5 for £10
Prize(s)         £500; £200; £100; 4x£50
Length:         35 lines max
Country:       UK
Website:       www.clochoderickpress.co.uk
Online entry? yes


O Bhéal Five Words International Poetry Competition

Closing date: 30th January
Entry fee:      5
Prize(s)         500
Length:         50 lines max
Theme:         poem must include 5 words posted weekly on website
Country:       Ireland
Website:       www.obheal.ie/blog/five-words-poetry-competition/
Online entry? yes


Kent & Sussex Poetry Society Competition

Closing date: 31st January
Entry fee:      £5, 3 or more £4 each
Prize(s)         £1000; £300; £100; 4x£50
Length:         40 lines max
Country:       UK
Website:       https://kentandsussexpoetry.com/the-kent-sussex-poetry-society-open-competition/
Online entry? yes


The Plough Poetry Prize
Open; short poem

Closing date: 31st January
Entry fee:      £5
Prize(s)         £1000;£500; £250
Length:         open 40 lines max; short 10 lines mx     
Country:       UK
Website:       www.theploughprize.co.uk/
Online entry?          yes

 

Prole Laureate Competition

Closing date: 31st January
Entry fee:      first £3, then £2 each
Prize(s)         £200; 2x£50
Length:         any
Country:       UK
Website:       http://prolebooks.co.uk/poetry%20competition.html
Online entry? yes

 

NON-FICTION


Fish Short Memoir Competition

Closing date: 31st January
Entry fee:      online 16 (10), postal 18 12)
Prize(s)         1000; 1 wk writers retreat (Spain) + 300
Length:         4000 words max     
Country:       Ireland
Website:       www.fishpublishing.com/competition/short-memoir-contest/
Online entry? yes
 




February


NOVELS

Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize
novels by women over 21

Closing date: 9th February
Entry fee: £12
Prize(s) £1000
Length: first 40-50 pages + synopsis (5-10 pages)
Country: UK
Website: www.lucy-cav.cam.ac.uk
Online entry? yes


Crime Writers’ Association Début Dagger Award

Closing date: 28th February
Entry fee:      £36
Prize(s)         £500 + exposure in national media & publishing industry
Length:         opening of novel, 3000 words max +500-1000 word synopsis
Theme:         crime
Country:       UK
Website:       https://thecwa.co.uk/debuts/debut-dagger/
Online entry? yes


The Kelpies Prize
Kelpies 8-11 yrs; KelpiesEdge 12-15 yrs

Closing date: 28th February
Entry fee:      none
Prize(s)         £2000
Length:         Kelpies 30,000-60,000 words;
                    KelpiesEdge 30,000-70,000 words
Theme:         to be set in Scotland with Scottish characters
Country:       UK
Website:       www.florisbooks.co.uk/kelpiesprize
Online entry? no
 



STORIES


Baen Memorial Short Story Award

Closing date: 1st February
Entry fee: free - one entry per person
Prize(s) publication at professional rates
Length: 8000 words max
Theme: near future of manned space exploration
Country: USA
Online entry? yes


Chiplitfest Short Story Competition

Closing date: 7th February
Entry fee: up to 2500w £5. up to 5000w £8
Prize(s) £500; £100; £50
Length: 5000 words max
Country: UK
Online entry? yes


Bath Flash Fiction Award

Closing date: 11th February
Entry fee:      £9
Prize(s)         £1000; £300; £100; 2x£30
Length:         300 words max      
Country:       UK
Website:       https://bathflashfictionaward.com
Online entry?  yes


Writers' & Artists' Yearbook Short Story Competition

Closing date: 13th February
Entry fee: free
Prize(s) Arvon writing retreat 
Length: 2000 words max
Country: UK
Website: www.writersandartists.co.uk
Online entry? yes



Readers' Digest 100-word-story Competition
adults; 12-18; under 12

Closing date: 19th February
Entry fee: free
Prize(s) adult: £1000; 2x£250; junior: Kindle Fire tablets 
& Staedler products worth £50; Kindle e-readers
Length: 100 words exactly (not incl title)
Country: UK
Website: www.readersdigest.co.uk/100-word-story-competition
Online entry? yes


Atlantis Short Story Competition  

Closing date: 25th February (early bird 18th December)
Entry fee:      $9, with feedback £13.50 or $22.50 (early bird 10% off)
Prize(s)         $300; $100; $50 (+ feedback)
Length:         300-2500     
Country:       USA
Website:       http://atlantis-shortstorycontest.com/
Online entry? yes


Everything Change Climate Fiction Contest

Closing date: 28th February
Entry fee: free
Prize(s) $1000; 9x$50; online publication
Length: 5000 words max
Theme: impact of climate change
Country: USA
Website: https://climateimagination.asu.edu/clificontest/
Online entry? yes


Exeter Writers Short Story Competition

Closing date: 28th February
Entry fee:      £6
Prize(s)         £500; £250; £100; Devon writers £100
Length:         3000 words max     
Country:       UK
Website:       www.exeterwriters.org.uk
Online entry? yes


Fantastic Books Publishing 'Fire and Ice' Competition

Closing date: 28th February
Entry fee: £5 (5 or more, £3.50 each)
Prize(s) £100; £50; £25
Length: 2000 words max
Theme: fire and ice
Country: UK
Website: www.fantasticbooksstore.com
Online entry? yes



Fish Flash Fiction Competition

Closing date: 28th February
Entry fee:      14 (8)
Prize(s)         £1000; Fish online writing course
Length:         300 words max
Country:       Ireland
Website:       www.fishpublishing.com/competition/flash-fiction-contest/
Online entry? yes


Flash 500 Short Story Competition

Closing date: 28th February
Entry fee:      £7/9, reductions for multiple entries
Prize(s)         500; £200; £100
Length:          1000-3000 words   
Country:       UK
Website:       www.flash500.com/index_files/ss.html
Online entry? yes


Margery Allingham Short Story Competition

Closing date: 28th February
Entry fee: £12
Prize(s) £500 + 2 passes to Crimefest 2019
Length: 3500 words max
Theme: mystery (see site for Margery Allingham's definition)
Country: UK
Website: www.thecwa.co.uk
Online entry?yes



Nottingham Writers' Club Short Story Competition

Closing date: 28th February
Entry fee:       online £6, £12 for 2, 3 or more £5 each; 
      postal £5,£10 for 2, then £4 each
Prize(s)       £200; £100; £50
Length:       2000 words max
Theme:       choose a season
Country:       UK
Website:       www.nottinghamwritersclub.org.uk
Online entry? yes



POETRY


Strokestown 20 Lines Poetry Competition

Closing date: 9th February
Entry fee: €3
Prize(s) €100; 19x€20
Length: 20 lines max
Theme: 20 photo prompts on website
Country: Ireland
Website: www.strokestownpoetry.org/competitions-2018/2020-competition/
Online entry? yes


Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine
Open; Health Professionals; Young Poets (14-18)

Closing date: 14th February
Entry fee: online £7, US$10; postal £10, US$15; YP £2
Prize(s) open & HP: £1000; £500; £250; YP: £500
Length: 50 lines max
Theme: medical
Country: UK
Website: www.hippocrates-poetry.org
Online entry? yes


Felix Dennis Young Poets Prize
For poets aged 5-21 living in UK

Closing date: 26th February
Entry fee: free - one per entry
Prize(s) 5-10 yrs £100; 11-16 yrs £200; 17-21 yrs £300
Length: 600 words max
Country: UK
Website: www.stratfordliteraryfestival.co.uk/article/young-poets-competition-2018
Online entry? yes


Poets & Players Poetry Competition

Closing date: 28th February
Entry fee: £4, £ for £10
Prize(s) £600; £200; £100
Length: 40 lines max
Country: UK
Website: https://poetsandplayers.co/competition/competition-2018-closing-date-28-february-2018/
Online entry? yes


SLQ Poetry Competition

Closing date: 28th February
Entry fee: £4, reductions for multiple entries
Prize(s) £200; £100; £50; 3x£20; 3x£10
Length: 50 lines max
Country: UK
Website: http://sentinelquarterly.com/competitions/poetry/
Online entry? yes



PLAYS


Papatango New Writing Prize

Closing date: 28th February
Entry fee: free
Prize(s) professional perfrmance + publication + £6000 comission for new play
Length: min running time 60 minutes
Country: UK
Website: http://papatango.co.uk/
Online entry? yes



NON-FICTION


New Welsh Writing Award
Essay collection

Closing date: 2nd February
Entry fee:      free
Prize(s)         £1000; residential writers course; residential weekend
Length:         min 2 essays on related theme, 5000-30,000 words   
Country:       UK
Website:       www.newwelshwritingawards.com/
Online entry? yes


Spread the Word Life Writing Prize

Closing date: 9th February
Entry fee: free
Prize(s) £1500; 2x£500
Length: 5000 words max
Country: UK
Website: www.spreadtheword.org.uk/projects/life-writing-prize/
Online entry? yes




March


GENERAL

Tamworth Writing Competition
Stories, poetry

Closing date: 31st March
Entry fee:      Aged 16+ £4; under 16 free
Prize(s)         adult: £100; £50; £25;
                    11-16: £50; £25; £15
                    under 11: £20; £15; £10
Length:         adult 1500 words max; 11-16 1000 words max;
                    under 11 500 words max
Country:       UK
Website:       http://tamlitfest.wordpress.com

Online entry? yes


NOVELS


Wilbur Smith Adventure Prize
unpublished novels
Closing date: 12th March
Entry fee:       free
Prize(s)      £7500 grant for travel + mentoring
Length:      50,000 words min
Theme:      adventure
Country:     UK
Online entry? yes




STORIES

Bridgend Writers' Circle Open Competition


Closing date: 1st March
Entry fee: £5, £7.50 for 2
Prize(s) £200; £50; £30
Length: 1500-1800 words
Country: UK
Website: http://bridgendwriters.webplus.net/comp_gen_info14.html
Online entry? yes



Sunderland Short Story Award
adult/11-17

Closing date: 1st March
Entry fee:   adult £5, 11-17 free
Prize(s)        adult £500; 11-17 £200
Length:        adult 2500 words max, 11-17 1500 words max
Country:        UK
Website:        https://sunstoryaward.wordpress.com/
Online entry? yes


The White Review Short Fiction Competition
unpublished writers resident in UK & Ireland

Closing date: 1st March (free entrants 24th January)
Entry fee: £15 (50 free entries for writer on low income)
Prize(s) £2500
Length: 2000-7000 words
Country: UK
Website: www.thewhitereview.org/prize/white-review-short-story-prize-2018/
Online entry? yes


Wilbur Smith Author of Tomorrow Award
writers aged 21 and under (with proof of age)

Closing date: 12th March
Entry fee: free
Prize(s) £1500 + digital publication
Length: 1500-5000 words + synopsis
Theme: adventure
Country: UK
Website: www.wilbur-niso-smithfoundation.org/awards/author-of-tomorrow
Online entry? yes


Stringybark Short Story Award

Closing date: 18th March
Entry fee: 1 story A$12.50, 2 - A$24, 3 - A$33
Prize(s) A$500; A$250; A$125
Length: 1500 words max
Theme: open, but with some link to Australia
Country: Australia
Website: www.stringybarkstories.net/competitions/open-competitions.html
Online entry? yes


Theatre Cloud Tell a Tale Competition
Gothic tales

Closing date: 21st March
Entry fee:      free
Prize(s)         £300
Length:         500 words max
Theme:         Jekyll & Hyde quote on website
Country:       UK
Website:       http://theatrecloud.com/get-involved/creative-projects/tell-a-tale-gothic-fiction
Online entry? yes


Twisted Mysteries

Closing date: end of month, until 30th March
Entry fee: £5
Prize(s) £100; £50; £25
Length: 3000 words max (2500-3000 preferred)
Theme: tale with a twist set in 1933
Country: UK
Website: www.thewritingworld.co.uk
Online entry? yes


Lascaux Prize in Flash Fiction

Closing date: 31st March
Entry fee: $10
Prize(s) $1000 + publication
Length: 1000 words max
Country: USA
Website: www.lascauxreview.com
Online entry? yes


Writers' Bureau Short Story Competition

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



POETRY


Rialto Nature and Place Poetry Competition

Closing date: 1st March
Entry fee:      1st  entry £6, then £3.50 (up to 6)
Prize(s)         £1000; £500; place on creative writing course
Length:         40 lines max
Theme:         nature and place
Country:       UK
Website:       www.therialto.co.uk/pages/nature-poetry-competition-2018/
Online entry? yes


Christopher Tower Poetry Competition
For students aged 16-18

Closing date: 2nd March
Entry fee: free
Prize(s) £3000; £1500; £500; 3x£250
Length: 48 lines max
Theme: secrets
Country: UK
Website: www.towerpoetry.org.uk/prize
Online entry? yes


Fish Poetry Competition

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

 

POETRY COLLECTIONS

  

Poetry Business Book & Pamphlet Competition

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


Snapshot Press Book Awards

Closing date: 1st March
Entry fee: £18/US $30
Prize(s) publication
Length: 60-100 short poems, 1-25 lines; prose poem & haibun 200 lines max
Country: UK
Website: www.snapshotpress.co.uk
Online entry? yes


A Slim Volume of One’s Own

Closing date: 15th March
Entry fee:      1 poem £5, 2 for £8, 5 for £10
Prize(s)         publication + 100 copies (+ other awards)
Length:         up to 40 poems      
Country:       UK
Website:       www.hedgehogpress.co.uk/2017/10/07/a-slim-volume-of-ones-own-collection-competition/
Online entry?  yes

 

Cinnamon Press Pamphlet Prize

Closing date: 31st March
Entry fee:      £10
Prize(s)         3x 30 copies + publishing contracts
Length:         15-25 poems of up to 50 lines each       
Country:       UK
Website:       www.cinnamonpress.com/index.php/competitions/poetry-pamphlet-prize
Online entry? yes


PLAYS


Audiojam Play Script Competition

Closing date: 31st March
Entry fee: £2.99
Prize(s) free studio recording, aired on Audiojam website
Length: up to 2 hours running time
Country: UK
Website: www.audiojam.co.uk/competitions
Online entry? yes


PUBLISHED BOOKS

 

Wilbur Smith Adventure Prize
novels published between 1/1/2017 - 30/4/2018

Closing date: 12th March
Entry fee: free
Prize(s)      £15,000
Length: not specified
Theme: adventure
Country: UK
Website: www.wilbur-niso-smithfoundation.org/awards/adventure-writing-prize
Online entry? no


Rubery Book Award
Fiction, non-fiction, poetry, young adult, children’s

Closing date: 31st March
Entry fee:      £36
Prize(s)         £1500; category winners £150
Length:         full length
Country:       UK
Website:       www.ruberybookaward.com/
Online entry? yes


PICTURE BOOKS


SLF Salariya Children's Picture Book Prize
text + artwork

Closing date: 5th March
Entry fee: free
Prize(s) hardback publication + £5000 advance + career advice  
Length: 28 pages
Text: suitable for children 0-5, not rhyming
Country: UK
Website: www.stratfordliteraryfestival.co.uk/article/picture-book-competition
Online entry? yes


 


April


GENERAL


Creative Writing for All Competition
Short story & poetry

Closing date: 30th April
Entry fee:      first £5, then £3 each
Prize(s)         £60; £30; £15 in each category
Length:         stories 2000 words max; poems 40 lines max
Theme:         cats and/or dogs
Country:       UK
Website:      www.writing-experiment.com/competition-for-2018
Online entry? yes


NOVELS


Wilbur Smith Adventure Prize
For novels published between 1/1/2017 - 30/4/2018

Closing date: 12th March
Entry fee:      free
Prize(s)         £15,000
Length:         not specified
Theme:         adventure
Country:       UK
Website:       www.wilbur-niso-smithfoundation.org/awards/adventure-writing-prize
Online entry?  no


STORIES


Theatre Cloud Tell a Tale Competition
Gothic Fiction

Closing date: 21st April
Entry fee:      free
Prize(s)         £300
Length:         500 words max
Theme:         quote on website
Country:       UK
Website:       http://theatrecloud.com/get-involved/creative-projects/tell-a-tale-gothic-fiction
Online entry? yes


James White Award

Closing date: 27th April
Entry fee:      free
Prize(s)         £200 + publication in Interzone
Length:         1000-6000 words
Genre:          Science Fiction       
Country:       UK
Website:       www.jameswhiteaward.com/rules
Online entry?  yes


Vanda 'n' Linda's Write Space

Closing date: 30th April
Entry fee:      £6, optional critique £4
Prize(s)         £250; £100
Length:         2000 words max     
Country:       UK
Website:       www.vnlwritespace.com/
Online entry? yes


POETRY


Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest 

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


Binstead Arts Poetry Competition

Closing date: 9th April
Entry fee:      first £5, then £3.50 each
Prize(s)         £150; £100; £50
Length:         40 lines max
Theme:         country
Country:       UK
Website:       http://www.binsted.org/poetry-comp-18
Online entry? no


Poetry on the Lake

Closing date: 15th April
Entry fee:      UK £10 (£6 each); RoW €15 (€10)
Prize(s)         €500; 2x€100
Length:         formal: 40 lines max; short 10 lines max
Country:       Italy
Website:       www.poetryonthelake.org/page2.php
Online entry?  yes


Ver Poets Open Competition

Closing date: 30th April
Entry fee:      £4, 3 for £10, then £2.50 each
Prize(s)         £600; £300; £100
Length:         30 lines max
Country:       UK
Website:       https://verpoets.co.uk/poetry-competitions/
Online entry?  no

 

Ware Poets Open Poetry Competition

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

 

 

May


SHORT STORIES


Cinnamon Press Short Story Prize

Closing date: 31st May
Entry fee:      £12
Prize(s)         1 yr free mentoring or place on writing course;
                      pack of short story collections + 1 yr bookclub subscription
                     1 yr subscription. All winners published
Length:         2000-4000 words   
Country:       UK
Website:       www.cinnamonpress.com/index.php/competitions/annual-short-story-prize
Online entry?  yes