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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


August

GENERAL


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?   yes



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


Link Age Southwark Writing Competition
Short stories, poetry

Closing date: 31st August
Entry fee:      £5; children free
Prize(s)         18+:  £200; £150; £100; children – book vouchers
Length:         stories 250-1000 words; poems 40 lines max
Theme:         friendship and/or generations
Country:       UK
Website:       http://linkagesouthwark.org/competition
Online entry? yes


SaveAs Writers International Writing Competition
Poetry, short stories

Closing date: 31st August
Entry fee:      poems £3, £8 for 3; stories £4, £10 for 
Prize(s)         £200; £100; £50 in each category
Length:         poems 60 lines max; stories 2500 words max
Theme:         Nightmare: gothic dreams
Country:       UK
Website:       www.saveaswriters.co.uk
Online entry?  yes

 

SHORT STORIES


Children’s Society Creative Writing Competition
Open to writers aged 1)16-25 2)26 and over

Closing date: 31st August
Entry fee:      free
Prize(s)         advice & feedback from top agent
Length:         2000 words max
Theme:         16-17 year olds
Country:       UK
Website:       www.childrenssociety.org.uk/what-you-can-do/campaign-for-change/creative-writing-competition
Online entry?
  yes   


Dorothy Dunnett Short Story Award

Closing date: 31st August
Entry fee:      £5
Prize(s)         £500 + mentoring + online publication
Length:         3500 words max
Theme:         historical; set at least 35 years into past
Country:       UK
Website:       http://historicalwriters.org/dorothydunnett/
Online entry? yes

      

Exeter Flash Competition

Closing date: 31st August
Entry fee:      £6
Prize(s)         £200; £100; £50
Length:         750 words max (excl title) 
Country:       UK
Website:       www.creativewritingmatters.co.uk
Online entry?  yes

 

Exeter Story Prize

Closing date: 31st August
Entry fee:      £12 (£32 incl 200w report)
Prize(s)         £500+trophy; £150; £100
                    Trisha Ashley Award (for humorous stories) £200+trophy
Length:         10,000 words max
Theme:         any; humorous stories eligible for Trisha Ashley Award
Country:       UK
Website:       www.creativewritingmatters.co.uk
Online entry? yes


Glimmer Train Competitions
Open fiction, very short fiction

Closing date: 31st August
Entry fee:      open $21; short $16
Prize(s)         open $3000;$200; $600; short $2000; $500; $300
Length:         open 3000-28,000 words; short 300-3000 words        
Country:       USA
Website:       www.glimmertrain.com/pages/open_now.php
Online entry? yes


RWL Short Story Competition

Closing date: 31st August
Entry fee:      free (up to 5 entries)
Prize(s)         £100; £50; £25 + publication on website
Length:         1000-10,000 words 
Country:       UK
Website:       www.readerwriterlounge.com/
Online entry? yes


POETRY


Limerick Competition        

Closing date: 10th August
Entry fee:      free
Prize(s)         €500
Length:         5 lines
Country:       Ireland
Website:       https://limericksfest.wixsite.com/limerickliteraryfest/competition-1
Online entry?  yes


PENFro Open Poetry Competition

Closing date: 15th August
Entry fee:      £4
Prize(s)         £300; £124; £75
Length:         40 lines max
Theme:         the year of the sea
Country:       UK
Website:       https://penfrobookfestival.org.uk/competitions/poetry
Online entry?  yes


Robert Graves Prize

Closing date: 15th August
Entry fee:      £5
Prize(s)         £1000; 2x£100
Length:         40 lines max
Country:       UK
Website:       www.roehampton.ac.uk/research-centres/the-roehampton-poetry-centre/robert-graves-prize/
Online entry? yes

 

Buzzwords Poetry Competition

Closing date: 25th August
Entry fee:      postal £4, 3 for £10; email £4.35, 2 for £8.70, 3 for £11
Prize(s)         £600; £300; 5x£50; Gloucestershire Prize £200
Length:         70 lines max
Country:       UK
Website:       https://buzzwordspoetry.blogspot.com/p/blog-page_16.html
Online entry?   yes


Torbay Open Poetry Competition

Closing date: 31st August
Entry fee:      £5 (5 for £20, postal only)
Prize(s)         £1000+ weekend + festival pass; £300 + festival pass;
                    £150 + 2 festival tickets
Length:         50 lines max
Country:       UK
Website:       www.torbaypoetryfestival.co.uk/competition/doing_wp_cron=1533408706.9941740036010742187500
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



PLAYS


PENFro Short Radio Drama Competition

Closing date: 15th August
Entry fee:      £5
Prize(s)         top 3 – performance; top 6 – professional critique
Length:`        5-10 minutes (800-1600 words approx); 2 characters (1m,1f)   Country:       UK
Website:       https://penfrobookfestival.org.uk/writing-radio-drama
Online entry?    yes


Supernoval 8 Playwriting Competition
One act plays
Open to British citizens and writers normally living in UK

Closing date: 17th August
Entry fee:      free; maximum of 4 plays per author
Prize(s)         performance at Supernova festival
Length:         45 minutes, 6 actors max 
Country:       UK
Website:       www.benchtheatre.org.uk/supernova.php
Online entry? yes



September


GENERAL

Manchester Fiction/Poetry Prizes

Closing date: 14th September
Entry fee:      £17.50
Prize(s)         £10,000
Length:         stories 2500 words max
                    3-5 poems, max 120 lines in total          
Country:       UK
Website:      https://www2.mmu.ac.uk/writingcompetition/fiction-prize/
https://www2.mmu.ac.uk/writingcompetition/poetry-prize/
Online entry? yes


Bedford Writing Competition
Short story, poetry

Closing date: 30th September
Entry fee:      £6, 3 for £12
Prize(s)         £500; £150; £100; Bedford Prize (poem) £100
Length:         stories 3000 words max; poems 40 lines max  
Country:       UK
Website:       www.bedfordwritingcompetition.co.uk
Online entry? yes 


Hammond House International Literary Prize
Short stories, poems, screenplays

Closing date: 30th September
Entry fee:      £10 (feedback £10)
Prize(s)         stories £500; poems £100; screenplay - production
Length:         stories 2000-5000 words; poem no limit; screenplay 10 pages max
Theme:         precious
Country:       UK
Website:       www.hammondhousepublishing.com/competitions
Online entry? yes



NOVELS

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


Kickback Media Children’s Fiction Competition

Closing date: 30th September
Entry fee:      none
Prize(s)         £200 + report
Length:         2000 words (extract from novel)
Theme:         see website
Country:       UK
Website:          www.writersandartists.co.uk/competitions/new-childrens-fiction-competition
Online entry?  yes


SHORT STORIES


Cheshire Prize for Literature
Open to writers born/lived/studied/worked in Cheshire

Closing date: 1st September
Entry fee:      free
Prize(s)         £2000; 3x£750
Length:         1500 word max      
Country:       UK
Website:       www.chester.ac.uk/literatureprize
Online entry?    yes


Val Wood Prize: Women’s Writes

Closing date: 15th September
Entry fee:      free
Prize(s)         £100; £50; 2x£25
Length:         1500 words max
Theme:         strong women
Country:       UK
Website:       www.valeriewood.co.uk/
Online entry? yes


Erewash Writers Short Story Competition

Closing date: 27th September
Entry fee:      £3, £5 or 2, then £2.50 each
Prize(s)         £100; £70; £30
Length:         2500 words max     
Country:       UK
Website:       https://erewashwriterscompetition.weebly.com/2018-open-short-story-competition-with-helen-laycock.html
Online entry? yes


Caterpillar Story Prize
Stories by adults for children aged 7-11

Closing date: 30th September
Entry fee:      €12
Prize(s)         €1000
Length:         1500 words max     
Country:       Ireland
Website:       www.thecaterpillarmagazine.com/
Online entry?  yes


Galley Beggar Short Story Prize

Closing date: 30th September
Entry fee:      £10
Prize(s)         £1000; shortlisted £150; longlisted £50 book vouchers
Length:         6000 words max
Country:       UK
Website:       www.galleybeggar.co.uk/prize/
Online entry? yes

 

 POETRY


Elmet Poetry Prize

Closing date: 14th September
Entry fee:      £10 per poem (up to 3)
Prize(s)         £200; £100; £50
Length:         not specified
Theme:         in response to ‘Epiphany’ by Ted Hughes
Country:       UK
Website:       www.theelmettrust.org/elmet-poetry-prizes
Online entry? yes


Mslexia Women’s Poetry Competition

Closing date: 14th September
Entry fee:      £10
Prize(s)         £2000; £400; £200; 17x£25; unpublished poet £500
Length:         any    
Country:       UK
Website:       www.poetrybooks.co.uk/competitions
Online entry? yes


Ted Hughes Young Poets Award
Age groups: 6-10/11-14/15-18

Closing date: 14th September
Entry fee:      free, 2 poems max
Prize(s)         £50; £25 in each age group
Length:         not specified
Theme:         final 3 lines of ‘My own true family’ by Ted Hughes (see website)
Country:       UK
Website:       www.theelmettrust.org/elmet-poetry-prizes
Online entry? yes


Salopian Open Poetry Competition

Closing date: 30th September
Entry fee:      £3, 4 for £10
Prize(s):        £200; £100. £50; best humorous poem £50; £x£30
Length:         80 lines max
Country:       UK
Website:       www.thesalopianpoetrysociety.webeden.co.uk/competition-rules/4531672813
Online entry?  no

 

POETRY COLLECTIONS

 

Mslexia Pamphlet Competition

Closing date: 14th September
Entry fee:     £20
Prize(s)         publication by Seren Books
Length:         20-24 pages (18-20 poems) 40 lines per page max,   
Country:       UK
Website:       www.poetrybooks.co.uk/competitions
Online entry? yes

 

Magma Poetry Pamphlet Competition

Closing date: 25th September
Entry fee:      £22 (subscribers £16)
Prize(s)         publication + launch reading
Length:         18-24 poems, max 40 lines per page
Country:       UK
Website:       https://magmapoetry.com/pamphlet-competition/
Online entry? yes

 

NON-FICTION


Planet Essay Competition
Writers under 30

Closing date: 1st September
Entry fee:      free
Prize(s)         £200+subscription+ 6 books + publication
Length:         1500-2000 words
Theme:         Welsh language, culture, politics
Country:       UK
Website:       www.planetmagazine.org.uk/competitions
Online entry? no



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

 

POETRY


Cannon Poets’ Sonnet or Not Competition

Closing date: 31st October
Entry fee:      1st poem £5, then £2.50 each
Prize(s)         £500; £250; £125
Length:         14 lines        
Country:       UK
Website:       www.cannonpoets.org.uk
Online entry?  yes

                      


November

NOVELS


Everything with Words Urban YA Competition
Unpublished Young Adult novel

Closing date: 30th November
Entry fee:      free
Prize(s)         1000 + possible publication
Length:         40,000-70,000 words + 500 word synopsis      
Country:       UK
Setting:         urban
Website:       www.everythingwithwords.com/urban-ya-competition-short-list-judged-patrice-lawrence/ 
Online entry? yes


POETRY


Gregory O’Donoghue Poetry Competition

Closing date: 30th November
Entry fee:      €5, €20 for 5
Prize(s)         €1000 + 1 wk residency & travel expenses;
                    €400; €250; 10x€30
Length:         40 lines max
Country:       UK
Website:       www.munsterlit.ie/Gregory%20ODonoghue%20International%20Poetry%20Competition.html
Online entry? yes

 

Observer/Anthony Burgess Prize for Arts Journalism

Closing date: 30th November
Entry fee:      £10
Prize(s)         3000; 2x£500
Length:         800 words max
Theme:         review of new work in the arts
Country:       UK
Website:       www.anthonyburgess.org/observeranthony-burgess-prize-arts-journalism/
Online entry?  yes




December



POETRY

Holland Park Press Brexit in Poetry Competition

Closing date: 31st December
Entry fee:      free
Prize(s)         £200
Length:          50 lines max
Theme:         Brexit
Country:       UK
Website:       www.hollandparkpress.co.uk/magazine_detail.php?magazine_id=459&language=English
Online entry? yes


Moth Poetry Prize

Closing date: 31st December
Entry fee:      €12
Prize(s)         €10,000; 3x€1000
Length:         no line limit   
Country:       UK
Website:      
www.themothmagazine.com/a1-page.asp?ID=8466&page=18
Online entry? yes