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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


April


GENERAL


Winchester Writers’ Festival Competitions
10 categories - see website for details

Closing date: 11th April
Website:         www.writersfestival.co.uk


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


SI Leeds Literary Prize
For novels/short story collections by black and Asian women resident in Britain

Closing date: 30th April
Entry fee:      £18
Prize(s)         £2000; £750; £250
Length:         30,000 words min   
Country:       UK
Website:      
www.sileedsliteraryprize.com
Online entry?  yes


NOVELS


Bath Novel Award
Adult/young adult

Closing date: 30th April
Entry fee:      £25
Prize(s)         £2500
Length:         submit up to first 5000 words + 1 page synopsis.
                    Full novel 50,000 words min        
Country:       UK
Website:       www.bathnovelaward.co.uk
Online entry? yes


STORIES


Harper’s Bazaar Short Story Competition

Closing date: 9th April
Entry fee:      free
Prize(s)         publication in Harper’s Bazaar + 2 night at Amberley Castle (Sussex)
Length:         2500 words max
Theme:         the looking glass
Country:       UK
Website:       www.harpersbazaar.com/uk/culture/culture-news/a36157/harpers-bazaar-short-story-competition-2018/
Online entry?  yes

 

Limnisa Short Story Competition

Closing date: 15th April
Entry fee:      free
Prize(s)         1 week Greek island retreat or 5 sessions online tutoring;
                    runners-up: discounts on retreat or 1 session tutoring or feedback
Length:         500-1500 words
Theme:         plastic
Website:       www.limnisa.com/competition-2017
Online entry?  yes  

 

Shooter Short Story Competition

Closing date: 15th April
Entry fee:      £7, £10 for 2
Prize(s)         £500; £100
Length:         5000 words max
Country:       UK
Website:       www.shooterlitmag.com
Online entry? yes


Ecostory Competition

Closing date: 19th April
Entry fee:      free
Prize(s)         £200; £50; £50 (student)
Length:         3500 words max
Theme:         sustainable practices/societies
Country:       UK
Website:       www.greenstories.org.uk/2018/02/21/sustainable-societies-project-writing-a-better-future
Online entry? yes   

 

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


Bath Short Story Award

Closing date: 23rd April
Entry fee:      £8
Prize(s)         £1200; £300; £100; Acorn Award £100
Length:         2200 words max     
Country:       UK
Website:       www.bathshortstoryaward.org/
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


Edinburgh International Flash Fiction Award

Closing date: 30th April
Entry fee:      £5
Prize(s)         £500
Length:         250 words max      
Country:       UK
Website:       www.storyawards.org
Online entry?  yes


Momaya Short Story Competition

Closing date: 30th April
Entry fee:      £8
Prize(s)         $200(£110); $100(£55); $50(£30)
Length:         3000 words max
Theme:         coming of age
Country:       UK
Website:       www.momayapress.com
Online entry? yes


Room 101 Writing Competition

Closing date: 30th April
Entry fee:      £3
Prize(s)         £51; £30; £20
Length:         101 words exactly (excluding title)
Theme:         something you hate
Country:       UK
Website:       www.brentwoodwriterscircle.org/
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


NON-FICTION


WOW! Creative Nonfiction Essay Contest

Closing date: 30th April
Entry fee:      $12
Prize(s)         $500; $300; $200; 7x25 Amazon Gift Cards
Length:         1000 words max
Country:       USA
Website:       www.wow-womenonwriting.com/contest.php#EssayContest
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:       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


Red Shed Open Poetry Competition

Closing date: 28th April
Entry fee:      first £3, then £2 each
Prize(s)         £100; £50; short listed £10; Wakefield £25
Length:         50 lines max
Country:       UK
Website:       www.currockpress.com/currockpresscom.html
Online entry? overseas entries only


Grey Hen Poetry Competition
For women poets over 60

Closing date: 30th April
Entry fee:      £3, 4 for £10
Prize(s)         £00; £50; £25
Length:         40 lines max
Country:       UK
Website:       www.greyhenpress.com/poetry-competition-2018-entry-rules/
Online entry?  no

 

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


GENERAL


Belfast Book Festival Mairtin Crawford Awards
Poetry, short stories

Closing date: 1st May
Entry fee:      £5 for 6-10 poems or 1 story
Prize(s)         6 months professional mentoring
Length:         poems 60 lines max; stories 2500 lines max    
Country:       UK
Website:       https://crescentarts.org/about/book-festival/mairtin-crawford-award
Online entry? yes


Bridport  Prize
Poems, short stories, flash fiction, novel openings

Closing date: 31st May
Entry fee:      poems £9; stories £10; flashes £8
Prize(s)         poetry & short stories: £1000; £500; £250; 10x£100
                    flashes: £1000; £500; £250; 3x£100
                    novels £1000; £500; 3x£100
Length:         poems 42 lines max; stories 5000 words max;
                    flashes 250 words max; novels 5000-8000 words + 300w synopsis 
Country:       UK
Website:       www.bridportprize.org.uk
Online entry?   yes

 

Wundor Short Fiction Competition
Novellas, short stories, flash fiction

Closing date: 31st May
Entry fee:      £10
Prize(s)         £500
Length:         45,000 words max  
Country:       UK
Website:       www.wundoreditions.com/wundor-editions-%E2%80%93-short-fiction-contest-2018.html
Online entry?   yes       


Yeovil Literary Prize
Novels, short stories, poetry, writing without restrictions

Closing date: 31st May
Entry fees:    novel £12; stories £7; poems £7, £10 for 2, £12 for 3; WWR £5      
Prize(s)         novel: £1000; £250; £100; stories/poems: £500; £200; £100
                    WWR: £200; £100; £50
Length:         novel: synopsis + opening chapters up to 15,000 words
                    stories: 2000 words max; poems: 40 lines max; WWR: no limit       
Country:       UK
Website:       www.yeovilprize.co.uk/
Online entry? yes


NOVELS


First Novel Prize

Closing date: 31st May
Entry fee:      £25
Prize(s)         £1000; £250; £100
Length:         50,000 words min   
Country:       UK
Website:       www.firstnovel.co.uk/
Online entry? yes


Peggy Chapman-Andrews Award see Bridport Prize
www.bridportprize.org.uk/content/first-novel-award



SHORT STORIES


Bristol Short Story Prize

Closing date: 1st May
Entry fee:      £8
Prize(s)         £1000; £700; £400; 2x17 £100
Length:         4000 words max     
Country:       UK
Website:       www.bristolprize.co.uk/
Online entry? yes


Remastered Words Short Story Competition

Closing date: 1st May
Entry fee:      free
Prize(s)         £75; £50; £25
Length:         5000 words max
Genre:          fantasy        
Country:       UK
Website:       www.remasteredwords.com/?page_id=2356
Online entry?  yes


Smokelong Quarterly Award for Flash Fiction

Closing date: 20th May
Entry fee:      5/2/18-29/4/18 : $10 for up to 2
                    30/4/18-20/5/18: $13 for up to 2
Prize(s)         $1500; 14x$15
Length:         1000 words max per story
Country:       USA
Website:       www.smokelong.com
Online entry?  yes


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


Frome Festival Short Story Competition

Closing date: 31st May
Entry fee:      £8
Prize(s)         £400; £200; £100
Length:         1000-2200 words   
Country:       UK
Website:       www.fromeshortstorycompetition.co.uk
Online entry?  yes


Solution Loans Short Story Competition

Closing date: 31st May
Entry fee:      free
Prize(s)         £200; 3x£50
Length:         1500-2500 words
Theme:         the wedding gift
Country:       UK
Website:       www.solution-loans.co.uk/competitions/short-story-writing-competition/
Online entry? yes


WOW! Flash Fiction Contest

Closing date: 31st May
Entry fee:      $10
Prize(s)         $400; $300; $200 (+ publication, interview & $25 Amazon Gift Certificate)
                    7x$25 Gigt Cetificate (+ publication & interview)
Length:         250-750 words
Country:       USA
Website:       www.wow-womenonwriting.com/contest.php
Online entry?  yes

 

POETRY


Poetry London Clore Prize

Closing date: 1st May
Entry fee:      subscribers £3; non-subscribers £7
Prize(s)         £5000; £2000; £1000; 4x£500
Length:         80 lines max
Country:       UK
Website:       http://poetrylondon.co.uk/competition/
Online entry? yes

 

Battered Moons Poetry Competition

Closing date: 31st May
Entry fee:      £5 first entry, then £3,50 each
Prize(s)         £700; £200; £100; 4x£25
Length:         40 lines max (or 250 words)        
Country:       UK
Website:       www.batteredmoons.com/
Online entry? yes

 

Frogmore Poetry Prize

Closing date: 31st May
Entry fee:      £3
Prize(s)         250 guineas; 75 guineas; 50 guineas
Length:         40 lines max
Country:       UK
Website:       www.frogmorepress.co.uk/uncategorized/the-frogmore-poetry-prize-2018/
Online entry?  no


 

 



June


GENERAL



Mad Like Us Competition
Poetry, flash fiction

Closing date: 7th June
Entry fee:    £4
Prize(s)         £100 + publication in book & 5 copies
Length:         poems 30 lines max; flash fiction 1500 words max
Theme:         emotional distress/mental ill health
Country:       UK
Website:       http://readingroomprojects.wixsite.com/competitionpages
Online entry?  yes



NOVELS


Words with Jam 1st Page Competition

Closing date: 15th June
Entry fee:      1st entry £6, then £4 each
Prize(s)         £500; £100; £50
Length:         400 words max      
Country:       UK
Website:       www.wordswithjam.co.uk/p/competitions.html
Online entry?  yes


Commonwealth Diversity Young Adult Fiction Prize

Closing date: 29th June
Entry fee:      £10
Prize(s)         £1000, mentoring & Arvon course; £500
Length:         first 4000 words of finished novel + 500 word synopsis
Theme:         writing which embraces ethnic diversity
Country:       UK
Website:       www.ihaveadream.org.uk
Online entry? yes


STORIES

Segora Short Story Competition

Closing date: 15th June
Entry fee:      £7
Prize(s)         £300; £50; £30
Length:         1500-3000 words   
Country:       France
Website:       www.poetryproseandplays.com/
Online entry? yes 


 V S Pritchett Short Story Prize
Open to residents on UK, Republic of Ireland & Commonealth        

Closing date: 29th June
Entry fee:      £7.50
Prize(s)         £1000
Length:          2000-4000 words   
Country:       UK
Website:       http://rsliterature.org/award/v-s-pritchett-memorial-prize/
Online entry? yes

 

The Moth International Short Story Prize

Closing date: 30th June
Entry fee:     €12
Prize(s)         €3000; writing retreat + €250; €1000
Length:         5000 words max       
Country:       Ireland
Website:       www.themothmagazine.com/a1-page.asp?ID=8227&page=18
Online entry? yes


MTP Short Story Competition

Closing date: 30th June
Entry fee:      £5 (US$6)
Prize(s)         £300; £200; £100 + publication
Length:         3000 words max     
Country:       UK
Website:       www.mtp.agency/competition
Online entry? yes



POETRY

Segora Poetry Competition

Closing date: 15th June
Entry fee:      £5
Prize(s)         £300; £50; £30
Length:         50 lines max
Country:       France
Website:       www.poetryproseandplays.com/
Online entry? yes


Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year Competition

Closing date: 18th June
Entry fee:      £5
Prize(s)         £200; £100; £50; People’s Choice £25
Length:         60 lines max
Country:       UK
Website:       www.canterburyfestival.co.uk/learning-and-participation/poet-of-the-year.aspx
Online entry?  yes


McLellan Poetry Competition

Closing date: 21st June
Entry fee:      1st poem £6, then £5 each
Prize(s)         £1500; £300; £150; 6x£25
Length:         80 lines max
Country:       UK
Website:       www.arrantheatreandarts.co.uk/poetry-competition
Online entry?  yes
 



POETRY COLLECTIONS

Fool for Poetry Chapbook Competition

Closing date: 30th June
Entry fee:      €25
Prize(s)         €1000; €500 + publication & 50 copies
Length:         16-23 pages 
Country:       Ireland
Website:       www.munsterlit.ie
Online entry?  yes

 


NON-FICTION


Segora Vignette Competition

Closing date: 15th June
Entry fee:      £5
Prize(s)         £100
Length:         300 words max      
Country:       France
Website:       www.poetryproseandplays.com/
Online entry?  yes


PLAYS


Segora One Act Play Competition

Closing date: 15th June
Entry fee:      £12
Prize(s)         £100 + rehearsed reading
Length:         approx 35 minutes
Country:       France
Website:       www.poetryproseandplays.com/
Online entry? yes    




July

GENERAL


Wasafiri New Writing Prize
Fiction, poetry, life writing

Closing date: 13th July
Entry fee:      £6 (up to 5 poems), £10 for 2, £15 for 3
Prize(s)         cash & publication
Length:         3000 words (or 5 poems) maximum      
Country:       UK
Website:       www.wasafiri.org/new-writing-prize/
Online entry?  yes


Trouble and Strife: a celebration of protest (Grist Competition)
Short story, poetry

Closing date: 15th July
Entry fee:      £5
Prize(s)         £500; £250; £125
Length:         stories 5000 words max, poems 40 lines max
Theme:         protest
Country:       UK
Website:       www.store.hud.ac.uk
Online entry?  yes


Cinnamon Press Debut Prize
Novel/ novella/short story collection

Closing date: 31st July
Entry fee:      £12
Prize(s)         free mentoring (worth £1000) + publishing contract + 100 copies
Length:         first 10,000 words or up to 3 stories      
Country:       UK
Website:       www.cinnamonpress.com/index.php/competitions/annual-debut-novel-or-novella-prize
Online entry?  yes


Stroud Book Festival Writing Competition
Novel, poetry, flash fiction

Closing date: 31st July
Entry fee:      £5
Prize(s)         novel £100 + writing retreat; £50; £25
                    poems and flash fiction: £500; £250; £100
Length:         novel 3000 words + 200 word synopsis
                    flash fiction 500 words max, poems 40 lines max       
Country:       UK
Website:       https://stroudbookfestival.org.uk/competition-2018-rules/      
Online entry?  yes


NOVELS


Staunch Book Prize

Closing date: 15th July
Entry fee:      £20
Prize(s)         £2000
Length:         first 5000 words (at least 50,000w completed)
Theme:         a thriller in which no woman gets beaten, stalked, sexually exploited, raped or murdered
Country:       UK
Website:       www.staunchbookprize.com
Online entry? yes


STORIES


Doris Gooderson Short Story Competition

Closing date: 12th July
Entry fee:      £5
Prize(s)         £200; £100; £50
Length:         1200 words max
Country:       UK
Website: https://wrekinwriters.wordpress.com/doris-gooderson-short-story-competition/
Online entry?  yes


Christopher Fielden's Annual Short Story Competition
‘To Hull and Back’

Closing date: 31st July
Entry fee:      up to 30th April £9, 1 May - 31 July £11
Prize(s)         £1000; £500; £250; 3x£50; 14x£25
Length:         2500 words max
Genre:          humour        
Country:       UK
Website:       www.christopherfielden.com/
Online entry?  yes


HISSAC Open Short Story/Flash Fiction Competitions

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

 

POETRY COLLECTIONS


Snapshot Press Chapbook Awards

Closing date: 31st July
Entry fee:      £12 (US$20)
Prize(s)         online publication
Length:         8 – 24 short poems, 1-25 lines each      
Country:       UK
Website:       www.snapshotpress.co.uk/contests/echapbook_awards/guidelines.htm
Online entry? yes

 

 




August

GENERAL


Aesthetica Creative Writing Award
Poetry, short fiction
Closing date: 31st August
Entry fee:      poetry £12; stories £18
Prize(s)         £1000 in each category
Length:         poems 40 lines max; stories 2000 words max  
Country:       UK
Website:       www.aestheticamagazine.com/creative-writing-award/
Online entry? yes



NON-FICTION


ACW Journalism Competition

Closing date: 31st August
Entry fee:      £3, £5 for 2 (AC members free)
Prize(s)         book tokens - £25; £10
Length:         1000 words max     
Country:       UK
Website:       www.christianwriters.org.uk/competitions
Online entry? yes





September

NOVEL


New Voices Novel Competition

Closing date: 14th September
Entry fee:      £10
Prize(s)         Mentoring package worth up to £550
Length:         1st page of novel + 1 page synopsis      
Country:       UK
Website:       http://adventuresinfiction.co.uk/new-voices-competition/
Online entry? yes




October

NOVEL/NOVELLA

Mslexia Women’s Fiction Award: Children’s Novel

Closing date: 1st October
Entry fee:      £25
Prize(s)         £5000
Length:         5000 word extract  
Country:       UK
Website:       www.mslexia.co.uk/competitions
Online entry?  yes


Mslexia Women’s Fiction Award: Novella

Closing date: 1st October
Entry fee:      £15
Prize(s)         £1000
Length:         10,000-40,000 words
Country:       UK
Website:       www.mslexia.co.uk/competitions
Online entry?  yes


Novel Opening Competition

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

 


SHORT STORIES


Mslexia Women’s Fiction Award: Flash Fiction

Closing date: 1st October
Entry fee:      £5
Prize(s)         £500; 3x£50
Length:         300 words max
Country:       UK
Website:       www.mslexia.co.uk/competitions
Online entry?  yes


Mslexia Women’s Fiction Award: Short Story

Closing date: 1st October
Entry fee:      £10
Prize(s)         £5000; 3x£100
Length:         300-3000 words     
Country:       UK
Website:       www.mslexia.co.uk/competitions
Online entry?  yes