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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
5 weeks 3 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Open to unpublished female writers, aged 21 or over, who live in the UK or Ireland Entry fee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
4 weeks 3 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
2 weeks 3 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
14 weeks 4 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
6 weeks 3 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Unpublished stories by writers from all over the world No entry fee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.
13 weeks 4 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
8 weeks 2 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.
10 weeks 3 days 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
12 weeks 4 days 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The Prize is open to anyone (over 16), as long as the work is original and previously unpublished.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
17 weeks 6 days ago
14 September 2018 Manchester Poetry and Fiction Prizes 2018
Open to all internationally £17.50 entry fee for each prize
£10,000 for each
19 weeks 3 days ago
13 September 2018 Women’s Poetry and Pamphlet Competitions 2018
Open to women of any nationality from any country, and welcomes poems in any style, of any length, on any subject. Entry fee: Poetry £10 Pamphlet £20
POETRY: First Prize £2000 plus publication in both Mslexia and the PBS Bulletin, Second Prize £400, Third Prize £200. PAMPHLET: Publication by Seren Books
16 weeks 3 days ago