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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       

 

 


 

December


GENERAL

New Writers Short Story Competition
Short stories, memoir, true stories

Closing date: 1st December
Entry fee:      £5
Prize(s)         £300; £200; £100 (website and anthology publication)
Length:         3000 words max     
Country:       UK
Website:       www.mtp.agency/competition
Online entry?  yes

 

I am Me Competition
Poems, short stories, artwork

Closing date: 10th December
Entry fee:      £2 (minimum)
Prize(s)         books, voucher
Length:         poems 100 words max; stories 1000 woords max
Theme:         what it is like to be a refugee
Country:       UK
Website:       www.peoplenotborders.org/copy-of-appeals
Online entry?  yes


Deborah Rogers Foundation Writers Award
Fiction/non-fiction by unpublished writers

Closing date: 13th December
Entry fee:      none
Prize(s)         £10,000
Length:         20-30,000 words of work in progress + synopsis & biog
Country:       UK
Website:       www.deborahrogersfoundation.org/writers-award

Online entry? yes


Magic Oxygen Literary Prize
stories, poems

Closing date: 31st December
Entry fee:      £5
Prize(s)         £1000; £300; £100; 2x£50
Length:         stories 4000 words max; poems 50 lines max  
Country:       UK
Website:       www.magicoxygen.co.uk/molp/
Online entry?  yes


NOVELS


One in Four Writing Competition
Writers with experience of single parent family life

Closing date: 4th December
Entry fee:      free
Prize(s)         £10,000 + publishing contract + 3 hrs mentoring
Length:         first 5000 words + 500 word synopsis
Theme:         to celebrate single parenting
Country:       UK
Website:       www.gingerbread.org.uk/policy-campaigns/our-campaigns/we-are-the-1-in-4/
Online entry?  yes

 

The Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition
Novel for children aged 7-18

Closing date: 8th December
Entry fee:      £15
Prize(s)         publishing contract + £10,000 advance
Length:         30,000-80,000 words        
Country:       UK
Website:       http://doublecluck.com/submissions/
Online entry? yes

  


STORIES


H E Bates Short Story Competition

Closing date: 4th December
Entry fee:      £6, £10 for 2
Prize(s)         £500; £200; £100; Northamptonshire author £100
Length:         2000 words max     
Country:       UK
Website:       http://hebatescompetition.org.uk/
Online entry? yes


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


Short Story Competition

Closing date: 31st December
Entry fee:      free
Prize(s)         £50; £25
Length:         2000 words max
Theme:         murder
Country:       UK
Website:       www.wordsmag.com
Online entry? yes


Soundwork Short Story Competition

Closing date: 31st December
Entry fee:      free
Prize(s)         story recorded & posted on website
Length:         15 minutes max     
Country:       UK
Website:       www.soundwork-uk.co.uk/competitions
Online entry? yes

 

Taste Short Story Competition

Closing date: 31st December
Entry fee:      free
Prize(s)         £300; 2x£100
Length:         3000-10,000 words
Theme:         taste
Country:       UK
Website:       www.ouenpress.com/19.html
Online entry? yes


POETRY


Strokestown International Poetry Competition

Closing date: 1st December
Entry fee:      6
Prize(s)         2000; 700; 500; 5x300
Length:         70 lines max
Country:       Ireland
Website:       www.strokestownpoetry.org/competitions-2018/
Online entry? yes

 

Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry

Closing date: 15th December
Entry fee:      $25
Prize(s)         publishing contract + advance, representation & distribution
Length:         minimum 48 pages 
Country:       Canada
Website:       www.matrix-magazine.org/robert-kroetsch-award
Online entry? yes


The Moth Poetry Prize

Closing date: 31st December
Entry fee:      12
Prize(s)         10,000; 3x1000
Length:         not specified
Country:       Ireland
Website:       www.themothmagazine.com
Online entry? yes


POETRY COLLECTIONS


Templar Poetry Pamphlet Awards

Closing date: 11th December
Entry fee:      £12
Prize(s)         publication & launch event
Length:         10-12 pages 
Country:       UK
Website:       https://templarpoetry.com/products/templar-quarterly-portfolio-award
Online entry? yes


Littoral Press Poetry Competition

Closing date: 31st December
Entry fee:      £20
Prize(s)         publication + 50 copies
Length:         50-100 pages
Theme:         nature/spiritual/environmental
Country:       UK
Website:       www.southendpoetry.co.uk/littoral/Competition.html
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

 

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

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

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


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


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


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


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


 

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



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



STORIES

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


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

 

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

  

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


PUBLISHED BOOKS

 

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

 


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


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


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

 



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