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The Moth Short Story Prize 2019

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Closing date: 
30 June 2019
Entry: 
Open to any writer over 16 from anywhere in the world Entry fee €15 per story
Prize: 
1st prize €3,000, 2nd prize week-long writing retreat at Circle of Misse in France plus €250 travel stipend and 3rd prize €1,000

This year's judge is Kit de Waal.

The Prize is open to anyone (over 16), as long as the work is original and previously unpublished. There is a word limit of 5,000 words.

The winners will be announced in September 2019 and all three stories will appear in the autumn issue of the Morh Magazine.  Read more

Futurebook Story Competition

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Closing date: 
30 October 2018
Entry: 
Open to international writers of 18 or over No entry fee
Prize: 
Reading your story at the Futurebook conference, publication on the Pigeonhole app and full set of novels from this year’s Arthur C. Clarke shortlist.

Calling all writers!

Could you create a fresh and exciting vision of the future of the book?  Read more

LoveReading Very Short Story Award 2019

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Closing date: 
31 October 2018
Entry: 
Unpublished stories by writers from all over the world No entry fee
Prize: 
The winning story will be read by a professional actor on The LoveReading Podcast, and published on the LoveReading website.

LoveReading.co.uk has launched a competition for stories of between 600-1000 words in length, written in English, in any genre. The award is open to entries from overseas as well as the UK, from both unpublished and published authors. However, only unpublished stories are eligible for entry.  Read more

The Caterpillar Story Prize 2018

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Closing date: 
30 September 2018
Entry: 
The Prize is open to anyone (over 16), as long as the work is original and previously unpublished. Entry fee £12 per story
Prize: 
£1,000

The entry fee is €12 per story, and you can enter as many stories as you like.  Read more

Manchester Poetry and Fiction Prizes 2018

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Closing date: 
14 September 2018
Entry: 
Open to all internationally £17.50 entry fee for each prize
Prize: 
£10,000 for each

Poetry Prize

Judges

Adam O'Riordan (Chair), Gillian Clarke, Carol Ann Duffy and Imtiaz Dharker  Read more

The Moth Short Story Prize 2018

Information

Closing date: 
30 June 2018
Entry: 
Any writer over 18 with an unpublished story Entry fee €12 per story
Prize: 
1st prize €3,000, 2nd prize week-long writing retreat in France plus €250 travel stipend and 3rd prize €1,000

The Moth Short Story Prize is an important date on the literary calendar. Every year, a single judge is asked to choose three winning stories to feature in the autumn issue of The Moth.  Read more

The Bridport Prize 2018

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Closing date: 
31 May 2018
Entry: 
Open to writers of any nationality writing in English, 16 years old and over Entry fees various
Prize: 
Poetry and Short Story First Prize £5,000, Flash Fiction and First Novel First Prize £1,000

Welcome to the Bridport Prize

This year's competition closes 31 May, 12 midnight BST 2018.  Read more

Winchester Writers Festival 2018 Writing Competitions

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Closing date: 
11 April 2018
Entry: 
Open to all, no requirement to attend the Festival £6 per entry, +10 for feedback
Prize: 
Various prizes

Our 2018 Writing Competitions are now open!

For full details on our ten writing competitions, please visit www.writersfestival.co.uk/competitions  Read more

The White Review Short Story Prize 2018

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Closing date: 
1 March 2018
Entry: 
Open to writers resident in Britain and Ireland who have yet to secure a publishing deal Entry fee £15 but some low income exclusions
Prize: 
£2,500

The White Review Short Story Prize 2018 is an annual short story competition for emerging writers. This will be the sixth year of the prize. The closing date for entries to the prize is 1 March 2018.  Read more

Manchester Poetry and Fiction Prizes 2017

Information

Closing date: 
29 September 2017
Entry: 
Open to all internationally £17.50 entry fee for each prize
Prize: 
£10,000 for each

Poetry Prize

Judges

Adam O'Riordan (Chair), Mona Arshi and Pascale Petit

£10,000 prize for the best portfolio of three to five poems (maximum combined length: 120 lines). Open internationally to new and established writers aged 16 or over (no upper age limit).

For more details  Read more

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