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Writing Opportunities you might find interesting

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30 June 2019 The Moth Short Story Prize 2019
Open to any writer over 16 from anywhere in the world 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 and 3rd prize €1,000
3 days 5 hours ago
31 March 2019 The International Rubery Book of the Year Award 2019
Open to all writers internationally who have published or self-published their work Entry fee £37
£1500 plus £150 for at least three category winners
14 weeks 2 days ago
31 March 2019 The Borough Press and The Good Literary Agency open submissions
UK residents and British Citizens (including those residing abroad) without a literary agent and of black, Asian or minority ethnic background No entry fee
£10,000 publishing contract, agency representation and mentoring from writer Nikesh Shukla
3 weeks 1 day ago
4 March 2019 The Brotherton Poetry Prize
Open to anyone in the world over the age of 18 who hasn't yet published a full collection of poems Entry fee £10
First Prize £1,000, 4 runners-up £200
8 weeks 2 days ago
1 March 2019 Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize
Open to writers of any nationality writing in English No entry fee
£15,000 for each Prize plus a publishing deal with Bonnier for Best Unpublished Manuscript
4 weeks 1 day ago
1 March 2019 The Christopher Tower Poetry Competition 2019
16-19 year-olds resident in the UK No entry fee
1 week 2 days ago
8 February 2019 Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize 2019
Open to unpublished female writers, aged 21 or over, who live in the UK or Ireland Entry fee
Winner £1,500 and all shortlisted entrants receive a half-hour one-to-one consultation, with our competition sponsors PFD
13 weeks 2 days ago
1 February 2019 The Spread the Word Life Writing Prize 2019
Open to emerging writers living in the UK aged 18 or over No entry fee
£1,500 and other prizes
11 weeks 2 days ago
31 December 2018 The Moth Poetry Prize 2018
Open to all poets over 16 Entry fee £12 per poem
First Prize of €10,000, and three runner-up prizes of €1,000
23 weeks 3 days ago
30 November 2018 Urban YA competition
Open to any writer living in the UK, agented or without an agent, for a first YA novel No entry fee
£1000 and possible publication by Everything with Words
15 weeks 2 days ago
31 October 2018 LoveReading Very Short Story Award 2019
Unpublished stories by writers from all over the world No entry fee
The winning story will be read by a professional actor on The LoveReading Podcast, and published on the LoveReading website.
22 weeks 3 days ago
31 October 2018 National Poetry Competition 2018
Open to any poet from across the world aged 17 or over at the time of entering £7 for your first poem, and £4 per poem thereafter. Members of The Poetry Society can enter a second poem for free
First Prize £5,000 with 9 other cash prizes
17 weeks 1 day ago