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30 June 2022 The Moth Short Story Prize 2022
Open to all writers over 16. Entry fee €15 per story
1st prize €3,000, 2nd prize week-long writing retreat at Circle of Misse in France plus €250 travel stipend, 3rd prize €1,000
4 weeks 2 days ago
1 June 2022 The Novel Prize 2022
Open to a book-length work of literary fiction written in English by published and unpublished writers from round the world. No entry fee
$10,000 to the winner and publication of their novel by Fitzcarraldo Editions in the UK and Ireland, Giramondo in Australia and New Zealand, and New Directions in North America
2 weeks 8 hours ago
31 May 2022 The 2022 Page Turner Awards
Open to all writers over 18. Entry fees
£35,000 prize fund
12 weeks 6 hours ago
17 April 2022 The Laurel Prize 2022
Entries are open to all poets writing in the English language anywhere in the world. Self-published collections are not eligible. No entry fee
First Prize – £5,000 Second Prize – £2,000 Third Prize – £1,000 Prize for Best First Collection – £500
8 weeks 1 day ago
31 March 2022 The Caterpillar Poetry Prize 2022
Open to all poets across the world over the age of 16. Entry fee €14 per poem
€1,000
14 weeks 1 day ago
21 March 2022 The BBC National Short Story Award 2022
British nationals and UK residents, aged 18 years or over. No entry fee
Winner £15,000 plus 4 shortlisted authors £600
16 weeks 1 day ago
1 March 2022 PFD Queer Fiction Prize 2022
Anyone who identifies as LGBTQIA+ and who is un-agented and in the process of writing a piece of fiction is eligible to enter. No entry fee
Three category winners will receive representation at PFD and guidance for completing their novel
24 weeks 6 hours ago
31 January 2022 Gingko Prize for Ecopoetry 2021
Open to all poets from across the world Entry fee: first submission £7 then £4 for each additional poem.
First prize £5,000, second prize £2,000 and third prize £1,000
28 weeks 1 day ago
28 January 2022 2021 Manchester Writing Competition
Open to writers across the world. Entry fee for both prizes £18
Two £10,000 prizes are awarded: the Manchester Poetry Prize for best portfolio of poems and the Manchester Fiction Prize for best short story
20 weeks 15 hours ago
3 January 2022 The Selfies Book Awards UK 2022
Authors who have self-published adult fiction, children’s books or adult memoirs/autobiography in the UK between January and December 2021. Entry fee: £30 per title to include a six-month subscription to Bookbrunch
£750 cash prize for each category plus other prizes
21 weeks 6 days ago
31 October 2021 The National Poetry Competition 2021
Open to anyone 18 or over from all over the world to enter an unpublished poem of up to 40 lines. Entry fee £7 for first entry, £4 for subsequent entries
First Prize: £5,000, Second Prize £2,000 and Third Prize £1,000, 7 Commendations £200
46 weeks 1 day ago
27 September 2021 Troubadour International Poetry Prize 2021
Open to all poets internationally for unpublished poems. Entry fee £5/€6/$7 per poem
1st Prize £2,000, 2nd Prize £1,000 and 3rd Prize £500 plus 20 commendeds
34 weeks 14 hours ago