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Writing Opportunities you might find interesting

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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
10 weeks 6 days 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
4 weeks 6 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£15,000 for each Prize plus a publishing deal with Bonnier for Best Unpublished Manuscript
6 days 16 hours 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Open to unpublished female writers, aged 21 or over, who live in the UK or Ireland Entry fee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
10 weeks 28 min 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
8 weeks 42 min 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
20 weeks 22 hours 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
11 weeks 6 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Unpublished stories by writers from all over the world No entry fee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.
19 weeks 1 day 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
13 weeks 6 days ago
30 October 2018 Futurebook Story Competition
Open to international writers of 18 or over No entry fee
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.
16 weeks 2 hours ago
22 October 2018 Troubadour International Poetry Prize 2018
Open to all Entry fee £6 for first poem £4 for further poems
First prize £2,000, Second prize £1,000 and Third prize a week-long creative-writing course at the Arvon centre of your choice
18 weeks 1 day ago
30 September 2018 The Caterpillar Story Prize 2018
The Prize is open to anyone (over 16), as long as the work is original and previously unpublished. Entry fee £12 per story
23 weeks 2 days ago