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1 November 2022 Daily Mail First Novel Competition 2022
Open to anyone aged 16 or over who is a resident of the UK or Republic of Ireland and has not had a book published before No entry fee
A £20,000 advance and publishing contract with Little Brown's Sphere imprin and the services of top literary agency LBA
1 week 2 days ago
30 September 2022 The Bridport Prize 2022
Eligibility please check on the individual category on their website for entry and fees for Poetry, Short Story, Novel, Memoir and Flash Fiction. Entry fees various, please check on their website
Various - please check on their website
11 weeks 2 days ago
15 September 2022 The Moth Nature Writing Prize 2022
Open to anyone over the age of 16 with an unpublished piece of nature writing. Entry fee €15 per entry
€1,000 and a week-long stay at The Moth Retreat in rural Ireland.
5 weeks 3 days ago
9 September 2022 The Imagined Futures
YA writers resident in the UK or Ireland. No entry fee
The first prize is a worldwide publishing contract with Faber and a £15,000 advance, while the second and third prizes also receive publishing contracts with advances of £8,000 and £5,000 respectively.
7 weeks 3 days ago
31 August 2022 Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2022
Open to all. Entry fee Poetry entries £12 | Short Fiction entries £18
£2,500 awarded to both the Poetry and Short Fiction winners and publication in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Anthology, which is awarded to 60 writers, shortlisted by the judging panel.
15 weeks 2 days ago
31 July 2022 The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2022
Poets from anywhere in the world aged 11-17 years No entry fee
Top 15 winners get publication in the Foyle Young Poets 2022 Anthology
9 weeks 3 days ago
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
23 weeks 4 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Open to a book-length work of literary fiction written in English by published and unpublished writers from round the world.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
21 weeks 2 days ago
1 June 2022 2022 Times/Chicken House writing competition
fee Open to unpublished, unagented children’s writers based anywhere in the world. Entry fee £20
First Prize a publishing contract with Chicken House with an advance of £10,000, plus the offer of representation from literary agent Louise Lamont at LBA Books, Second Prize a £7,500 publishing contract plus an offer of representation
19 weeks 1 day ago
31 May 2022 The 2022 Page Turner Awards
Open to all writers over 18. Entry fees
£35,000 prize fund
31 weeks 2 days 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
27 weeks 3 days 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
33 weeks 3 days ago