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2017


Competitions closing in









2018







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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       

 

 


 

October


GENERAL


Women’s Comedy Writing Competition
1) comedy sketch/monologue 2) humorous short story

Closing date: 12th October
Entry fee:      £3
Prize(s)         £50 in each category (+memory sticks, T-shirts etc)
Length:         1) 3 minutes 2)1000 words max
Country:       UK
Website:       www.womenincomedy.co.uk/festival/comedywriting.html
Online entry?  yes

 


Bare Fiction Prize
Poetry, short story, flash fiction

Closing date: 31st October
Entry fee:      poetry £5, stories £8, flash £6
Prize(s)         £500; £200; £100; 2x£25 in each category
Length:         poems 40 lines max; stories 3000 words max; flash 500 words max
Country:       UK
Website:       www.barefictionmagazine.co.uk/product-category/writing-competitions/
Online entry? yes


Benjamin Franklin House Literary Prize
Fiction/non-fiction by writers aged 18-25 years

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


Dark Matters Flash Fiction Competition
Stories,poems

Closing date: 31st October
Entry fee:      £4, £7 for 2, £10 for 3
Prize(s)         £200; £50; £25 + publication
Length:         stories 200-700 words; poems 15 lines max
Genre:         dark fantasy
Country:       UK
Website:       www.artificium.co.uk/competition---artificium
Online entry?  yes


NAWG Open Writing Competition
stories. poems, novellas

Closing date: 31st October
Entry fee:      story, poem £5; 3 poems £10; novella £10
Prize(s)         story, poem: £200; £100; £50;
                     novella: printed books to the value of £300; £200; £100
Length:         stories 500-2000 words; poems 40 lines max
                     novella: first 5000 words + 1 page (A4) synopsis       
Country:       UK
Website:       www.nawg.co.uk/5658/
Online entry?  yes


NOVELS


Virginia Prize for Fiction
Women (over 18) writing in English

Closing date: 1st October
Entry fee:      £15
Prize(s)         £1000
Length:         complete novel       
Country:       UK
Website:       http://aurorametro.com/newsite/virginia-prize/tcs/#gsc.tab=0
Online entry? yes

 

Flash 500 Novel Opening Competition 

Closing date: 31st October
Entry fee:      £10/€13
Prize(s)         £500; £200
Length:         3000 words max     
Country:       UK
Website:       www.flash500.com/index_files/novel.html
Online entry? yes


McKitterick Prize
First novel by writer over 40

Closing date: 31st October
Entry fee:      none
Prize(s)         4000; £1000
Length:         first 30 pages (or five copies if published)
Country:       UK
Website:       www.societyofauthors.org
Online entry? yes

 

SHORT STORIES


London Short Story Prize
Writers living in London

Closing date: 9th October
Entry fee:      £6
Prize(s)         £1000 + publication
Length:         5000 words max     
Country:       UK
Website:       www.spreadtheword.org.uk
Online entry? yes


Fabula Press ‘Aestas’ Short Story Competition

Closing date: 14th October
Entry fee:      $10
Prize(s)         $250; $150; $100
Length:         1500-7000 words
Country:       USA
Website:       www.fabulapress.com
Online entry?  yes


Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction

Closing date: 31st October
Entry fee:      free (1 entry per person)
Prize(s)         £500
Length:         2000-6000 words
Theme:         cafι stories
Country:       UK
Website:       http://commapress.co.uk/resources/prizes
Online entry? yes


Earlyworks Press Short Story Competition

Closing date: 31st October
Entry fee:      up to 4000 words £5, 8000 words max £10
Prize(s)         £200
Length:         80 words max00     
Country:       UK
Website:       www.earlyworkspress.co.uk/Competitions.htm
Online entry  yes


POETRY


Poetry Kit Summer Poetry Competition

Closing date: 2rd October
Entry fee:      1 poem £3.50, 3 for £8, 5 for £10
Prize(s)         £100
Length:         no limit         
Country:       UK
Website:       www.poetrykit.org
Online entry?  yes

 

Troubadour International Poetry Prize

Closing date: 16th October
Entry fee:      1st entry £6/€7/$7 then £4/€5/$5 each
Prize(s)         £2000;  £1000; £500
Length:         45 lines max
Country:       UK
Website:       www.coffeehousepoetry.org/prizes
Online entry? yes


Cannon Poets Sonnet or Not

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


Flambard Poetry Prize

Closing date: 31st October
Entry fee:      £5 per 5 poems
Prize(s)         £1000; £250
Length:         each poem 40 lines max
Country:       UK
Website:       www.ncl.ac.uk/ncla/competitions/#theflambardpoetryprize
Online entry?  yes


National Poetry Competition

Closing date: 31st October
Entry fee:      first poem £6.50, then £3.50 each
Prize(s)         £5000; £2000; £1000; 7x£200
Length:         40 lines max
Country:       UK
Website:       https://poetrysociety.org.uk/competitions/national-poetry-competition/how-to-enter/
Online entry?  yes

 

Poetry Society National Poetry Competition

Closing date: 31st October
Entry fee:      1st entry £6.50, then £3.50 each
Prize(s)         £5000; £2000; £1000;7x£200
Length:         40 lines max
Country:       UK
Website:       http://poetrysociety.org.uk/competitions/national-poetry-competition/
Online entry? yes


POETRY COLLECTIONS


Indigo Dreams Pamphlet Prize

Closing date: 31st October
Entry fee:      £15
Prize(s)         publishing contract + 20 copies
Length:         up to 30 pages, 36 lines max      
Country:       UK
Website:       www.indigodreams.co.uk/pamphlet-prize/4592772045
Online entry?  yes


PLAYS

 

Taking Flight Playwriting Competition
New writers from East Asian, South Asian and South East Asian communities

Closing date: 1st October  
Entry fee:      free
Prize(s)         3x£1000 + performance
Length:         30-60 minutes (initially, send 1 page A4 description of idea)  
Country:       UK
Website:       www.reddragonflyproductions.co.uk/
Online entry? yes

 

NON-FICTION


NUHA Blogging Prize

Closing date: 15th October
Entry fee:      free
Prize(s)         young writers US$250; $100; $50; youth US$1000 $500 $250;
                     adult U$2500; $1200; $500
Length:         young writers:300-800 words; youth: 500-1200 words;
                     adult: 600-1500 words
Themes:       see website
Country:       USA
Website:       www.nuhafoundation.org/home/bloggingprizes_english
Online entry? yes


Portobello Prize
Narrative non-fiction; UK & UK based writers

Closing date: 16th October
Entry fee:      free
Prize(s)         book deal + publication
Length:         10,000-14,000 words (overview, sample chapter, biographical note)
Country:       UK
Website:       http://portobellobooks.com/portobelloprize
Online entry?  yes

 



November

NOVELS

Caledonia Novel Award

Closing date: 1st November
Entry fee:      £25
Prize(s)         £1000
Length:         50,000 words min; send first 20 pages + 200 word synopsis 
Country:       UK
Website:       http://thecaledonianovelaward.com/rules-entry/
Online entry?  yes


Bath Children’s Novel Award

Closing date: 19th November
Entry fee:      £25
Prize(s)         £2000; £500 voucher
Length:         first 5000 words + 1 page synopsis       
Country:       UK
Website:       https://bathnovelaward.wordpress.com/childrens-novel-award?iframe=true&theme_preview=true
Online entry? yes


Audible New Writing Grant: the Crime Edition

Closing date: 30th November
Entry fee:      none
Prize(s)         audio publication + £10,000 advance
Length:         at least 50,000 words
Theme:         crime
Country:       UK
Website:       www.audible.co.uk/mt/audiblegrant
Online entry? yes


STORIES


Scribble Annual Short Story Competition

Closing date: 1st November
Entry fee:      £4 (subscribers free)
Prize(s)         £100; £50; £25
Length:         3000 words max
Theme:         1st line: ‘The bicycle was in its usual place’
Country:       UK
Website:       www.parkpublications.co.uk/competitions.html
Online entry?  yes


Words with Jam

Closing date: 30th November
Entry fee:      first £6, then £4 each
Prize(s)         £500; £100; £50
Length:         2500 words max     
Country:       UK
Website:       http://jdsmith.moonfruit.com/?use_flash=1#/short-story-competition/4540010935
Online entry? yes


Writers’ Bureau Flash Fiction Competition

Closing date: 30th November
Entry fee:      £5, three for £10
Prize(s)         £300; £200; £100
Length:          500 words max     
Country:       UK
Website:       www.wbcompetition.com/
Online entry? yes



POETRY

Barnet Open Poetry Competition

Closing date: 14th November

Entry fee:      £5; children £1 (reductions for Barnet residents)

Prize(s)         £500; £250; 3x£50; juniors £25; £15; 3x£10

Length:          35  lines max

Country:       UK

Website:       www.barnetarts.org.uk

Online entry? no



Shooter Poetry Competition

Closing date: 19th November
Entry fee:      £3
Prize(s)         £30
Length:         125 lines max         
Country:       UK
Website:       www.shooterlitmag.com
Online entry? yes


Grindstone Autumn Poetry Competition

Closing date: 28th November
Entry fee:      £4
Prize(s)         £100; £50; £25
Length:          40 lines max
Theme:         change
Country:       UK
Website:       www.grindstoneliterary.com
Online entry? yes


POETRY COLLECTIONS

Cinnamon Press Dιbut Poetry Collection Prize

Closing date: 30th November
Entry fee:      £12
Prize(s)         1 yr free mentoring/publication contract + 100 copies
Length:         10 poems of up to 40 lines
Country:       UK
Website:       www.cinnamonpress.com/index.php/competitions/debut-poetry-collection-prize
Online entry? yes


NEW MEDIA


New Media Writing Prize
Prose, poetry

Closing date: 24th November
Entry fee:      none
Prize(s)         £1000
Length:         none specified
Genre:          Interactive storytelling
Country:       UK
Website:       http://newmediawritingprize.co.uk/
Online entry? yes



December


STORIES


Amnesty International York Short Story Competition

Closing date: 10th December
Entry fee:      £5
Prize(s)         £50
Length:         1700 words max
Theme:         borders
Country:       UK
Website:       http://yorkamnestyuk.blogspot.co.uk/
Online entry? yes


Ruth Rendell Short Story Competition

Closing date: 22nd December
Entry fee:      £15
Prize(s)         £1000
Length:         1000 words max
Theme:         any, but must be suitable to be read in a hospital environment
Country:       UK
Website:       www.interactstrokesupport.org/news/ruth-rendell-short-story-competition-2017
Online entry?  yes

  

SciFan ‘Fire and Ice’ Competition

Closing date: 31st December
Entry fee:      £5
Prize(s)         £100; £50; £25
Length:         2000 words max
Theme:         dystopian stories on ‘fire and ice’
Country:       UK
Website:       www.fantasticbooksstore.com/
Online entry? yes



 






2018


January


POETRY


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

 

 

February

STORIES


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