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2017


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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       

 

 


 

June

GENERAL


Segora Writing Competition
Poetry, short story, vignette, one-act play

Closing date: 15th June
Entry fees:    poems & vignettes, 1st £5 then £2.50 each;
                    stories £6, £11 for 2, £15 for 3; plays £12
Prize(s)         poems & stories: £300; £50; £30; vignettes & plays: £100
Length:         poems 50 lines max; stories 1500-3000 words
                    vignette 300 words max; plays 20-25 minutes
Theme:         vignette: space
Country:       France
Website:       www.poetryproseandplays.com
Online entry? yes


Creative Future Literary Awards
Poetry, fiction; open to under-r
epresented writers only

Closing date: 26th June
Entry fee:      none
Prize(s)         £200; £150; £50 (+ mentorships, online writing courses etc)
Length:         poems 200 words max; fiction 300 words max  
Country:       UK
Website:       https://literary.creativefuture.org.uk/
Online entry? yes


Erewash W G Themed Writing Competition
Open to any form of writing – new writers only

Closing date: 29th June
Entry fees:    500 words max: £2; 2500 words max: £3; 5000 words max: £6;
                    Discounts for multiple entries
Prize(s)         6 prizes incl. choice of books and a short story writing course
Length:         see above
Theme:         books
Country:       UK
Website:       www.erewashwriterscompetition.weebly.com
Online entry? yes


Wells Festival of Literature Writing Competition
Poetry, short story, books for children (aged 9+)

Closing date: 30th June
Entry fee:      £6
Prize(s)         £750; £300; £200 in all categories;3x£100 local prizes
Length:         stories 1000-2000 words; poems 40 lines max;
                    children’s book - first 3 chapters + synopsis     
Country:       UK
Website:       www.wellsfestivalofliterature.org.uk/2017-competitions
Online entry? yes

 

NOVELS/NON-FIC BOOKS


Bluepencilagency First Novel Prize

Closing date: 30th June
Entry fee:      £15
Prize(s)         £1000 + intro to literary agent
Length:         1st chapter 5000 words max + 300 word synopsis    
Country:       UK
Website:       www.bluepencilagency.com
Online entry? yes


Impress Prize for New Writers
open to fiction & non-fiction

Closing date: 30th June
Entry fee:      £15
Prize(s)         publishing contract
Length:         Book proposal + sample chapter (6000 words max)   
Country:       UK
Website:       www.impress-books.co.uk
Online entry? yes


SHORT STORIES


V S Pritchett Memorial Prize
UK residents only

Closing date: 14th June
Entry fee:      £5
Prize(s)         £1000
Length:         2000-4000 words   
Country:       UK
Website:       http://rsliterature.org/award/v-s-pritchett-memorial-prize/
Online entry? yes


Eyelands International Short Story Competition

Closing date: 20th June
Entry fee:      €10
Prize(s)         1 week holiday in Crete for 2
Length:         2500 words max
Theme:         strange love affairs
Country:       Greece
Website:       https://eyelands.gr/english-section/
Online entry?  yes


The Short Story Prize
Children’s fiction (8-12 years)

Closing date: 25th  June
Entry fee:      first £30, then £15 each
Prize(s)         10x £200, + ebook publication
Length:          2000-4000 words + 350 synopsis
Theme:         re-imagined fairy tales
Country:       UK
Website:       www.literacytrust.org.uk/support/short-story-prize-2017
Online entry? yes


BFS Short Story Competition

Closing date: 30th June
Entry fee:      £5
Prize(s)         £100; £50;  £20
Length:         5000 words max
Genre:          fantasy//SF/horror/supernatural etc
Country:       UK
Website:       www.britishfantasysociety.org/the-bfs-short-story-competition-2017/
Online entry? yes


Brighton Prize
Short stories, flash fiction

Closing date: 30th June
Entry fee:      stories £8, flash fiction £6
Prize(s)         stories £1000; 2x£100; flash fiction £100; 2x£50
                    local author £100
Length:         stories 1000-2000 words; flash fiction 350 words max
Country:       UK
Website:       www.brightonprize.com/
Online entry? yes

 

Henshaw Short Story Competition

Closing date: 30th June
Entry fee:      £5
Prize(s)         £100; £50; £25
Length:         2000 words max
Country:       UK
Website:       www.henshawpress.co.uk/
Online entry? yes


The Moth International Short Story Competition

Closing date: 30th June
Entry fee:      €12
Prize(s)         €3000; 1 wk writing retreat; €1000
Length:        6000 words max
Country:       Ireland
Website:       www.themothmagazine.com/a1-page.asp?ID=8227&page=1
Online entry? yes

 

Wow! Creative Writing Matters Short Story Competition

Closing date: 30th June
Entry fee:      £5
Prize(s)         £200; £100; £50
Length:         1000 words +/- 50
Country:       UK
Website:       www.creativewritingmatters.co.uk
Online entry? yes


POETRY


Wirral Festival of Firsts Poetry Competition

Closing date: 2nd June
Entry fee:      £4, £10 for 3
Prize(s)         £175; £50; 2x£10; Wirral Prize £30
Length:         40 lines max
Country:       UK
Website:       www.festivaloffirsts.com/2017/02/11/poetry-competition/
Online entry? yes


Welsh Poetry Competition
In English

Closing date: 18th June
Entry fee:      £6, reductions for multiple entries
Prize(s)         £500; £250; £100
Length:         50 lines max
Country:       UK
Website:       www.welshpoetry.co.uk/
Online entry? yes


Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year Competition

Closing date: 19th June
Entry fee:      £5
Prize(s)         £200; £100; £50; people’s choice £25
Length:         60 lines max
Country:       UK
Website:       http://canterburyfestival.co.uk/learning-andparticipation/poet-of-the-year.aspx
Online entry? yes

 

Mslexia Women’s Poetry Competition

Closing date: 19th June
Entry fee:      £7 for up to 3
Prize(s)         £2000; £400; £200; 17x£25
Length:         any    
Country:       UK
Website:       www.mslexia.co.uk/poetry
Online entry? yes


McLellan Poetry Competition

Closing date: 21st June
Entry fee:      first £5, then £4 each
Prize(s)         £1000; £300; £100; 6x£25
Length:         80 lines max
Country:       UK
Website:       www.arrantheatreandarts.co.uk/poetry-competition
Online entry? yes


Milestones National Poetry Competition

Closing date: 21st June
Entry fee:      £5, 3 for £10, then £3 each (under 15 £1)
Prize(s)         £500; £100; £25; under 16s £100
Length:         40 lines max
Theme:         milestones
Country:       UK
Website:       www.writeoutloud.net/competitions/milestones2017
Online entry? yes
   

 

Battered Moons Poetry Competition

Closing date: 30th June
Entry fee:      first £5, then £3.50 each
Prize(s)         £700; £200; £100; 4x£25
Length:         40 lines max
Country:       UK
Website:       www.batteredmoons.com/
Online entry? yes


Earlyworks Press Poetry Competition

Closing date: 30th June
Entry fee:      £3.50, £15 for up to 6
Prize(s)         £100; £25; runners up £5
Length:         40 lines max
Country:       UK
Website:       www.earlyworkspress.co.uk
Online entry? yes


London Magazine Poetry Competition

Closing date: 30th June
Entry fee:      first £10, then £5 each
Prize(s)         £500; £300; £200
Length:         40 lines each
Country:       UK
Website:       www.thelondonmagazine.org
Online entry? yes


Poetry Space Competition

Closing date: 30th June
Entry fee:      £5
Prize(s)         £250; £100; £50
Length:         40 lines max
Country:       UK
Website:       www.poetryspace.co.uk/poetry-space-competition/
Online entry? yes


POETRY COLLECTIONS


Mslexia Women’s Pamphlet Competition

Closing date: 19th June
Entry fee:      £20
Prize(s)         £250 + publication
Length:         20-24 pages, 18-20 poems
Country:       UK
Website:       www.mslexia.co.uk/pamphlet
Online entry? yes

 

Prole Books Pamphlet Competition

Closing date: 30th June
Entry fee:      £12
Prize(s)         £50 + 15 copies
Length:         35 pages (A5) max 
Country:       UK
Website:       http://prolebooks.co.uk/pamphlet%20competition.html
Online entry? yes   

 


July

NOVEL


Cinnamon Press Debut Novel/Novella Prize

Closing date: 31st July
Entry fee:      £12
Prize(s)         1 yr free mentoring + publication + 100 copies
Length:         first 10,000 words   
Country:       UK
Website:       www.cinnamonpress.com
Online entry? 
yes

STORIES


Pennine Ink Short Story Competition

Closing date: 7th July
Entry fee:      £3, £5 for 2
Prize(s)         £50
Length:         500 words max
Theme:         chemistry
Country:       UK
Website:       http://pennine-ink.weebly.com/enter-our-competition.html
Online entry? yes


Gem Street: Dystopia Short Story Competition

Closing date: 14th July
Entry fee:      €7
Prize(s)         €500; €200; €100
Length:         3500 words max
Theme:         dystopia
Country:       Ireland
Website:       www.labellopress.com/gem-street---submission-guidelines.html
Online entry?  yes


Christopher Fielden’s Annual Short Story Competition

Closing date: 31st July
Entry fee:      £7 up to 30th April, £9 from 1st May
Prize(s)         £1000; £200; £100; 3x£50; 14x£25
Length:         3000 words max (incl title)                              
Country:       UK
Website:       www.christopherfielden.com/short-story-competition
Online entry? yes


Hissac Short Story/Flash Fiction Competitions

Closing date: 31st July
Entry fee:      £5, £12 for 3, £18 for 5; ( flash £25 for 7)
Prize(s)         £250; £50; £25 in each category
Length:         stories 2000 words max; flashes 500 words max        
Country:       UK
Website:       www.hissac.co.uk
Online entry? yes

 

 

August

GENERAL


Aesthetica Creative Writing Competiton
Poetry, short fiction

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

 

SHORT STORIES


Ilkley Literature Festival Short Story Competition

Closing date: 1st August
Entry fee:      £5
Prize(s)         £200
Length:         3000 words max     
Country:       UK
Website:       www.ilkleyliteraturefestival.org.uk/join-in/competitions
Online entry? no



September

GENERAL


Cheshire Prize for Literature
Prose/poetry for children aged 7-14
Open to residents of Cheshire, Warrington, Wirral and Halton (past & present)

Closing date: 1st September
Entry fee:      free
Prize(s)         £2000; £750
Length:         prose 1500 words max; poems 100 lines max  
Country:       UK
Website:       www.chester.ac.uk/literatureprize

Online entry? yes


NOVELS


Mslexia Women’s Novel Competition
Adult/ YA  only

Closing date: 18th September
Entry fee:      £25
Prize(s)         £5000
Length:         50,000 words min – send first 5000 words       
Country:       UK
Website:       www.mslexia.co.uk/novel
Online entry? yes




October


GENERAL

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

 
POETRY

 
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