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Writing Opportunities you might find interesting

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31 August 2018 Booklife Prize 2018
Open to all in six categories - Romance/Erotica; Mystery/Thriller; Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror; General Fiction; Memoir/Autobiography; YA/Middle Grade Entry fee $99
Grand Prize $5,000
7 weeks 14 hours ago
13 July 2018 The Daily Mail Penguin Random House first novel competition
Open to anyone aged 16 or over who is a resident of the UK or Republic of Ireland No entry fee
4 weeks 6 days ago
6 July 2018 Myriad’s First Drafts Competition 2018
Open to unpublished women writers of any nationality and of African heritage or descent.
Publication in the forthcoming anthology New Daughters of Africa, edited by Margaret Busby and a week's writing retreat
13 hours 21 min ago
30 June 2018 The Moth Short Story Prize 2018
Any writer over 18 with an unpublished story Entry fee €12 per story
1st prize €3,000, 2nd prize week-long writing retreat in France plus €250 travel stipend and 3rd prize €1,000
1 week 5 hours ago
14 June 2018 Richard and Judy's Search For A Bestseller 2018
Writers resident in the UK or the Republic of Ireland No entry fee
£30,000 publishing deal with Bonnier Zaffre and representation from literary agency Furniss Lawton
3 weeks 1 day ago
8 June 2018 The Sunday Times/PFD Young Writer of the Year 2018
Writers of published fiction, non-fiction and poetry between the ages of 18 and 35 in the UK and Ireland, published or self-published No entry fee
First Prize £5,000 plus a 10 week residency and a year of mentoring, three runners-up £500
3 weeks 6 days ago
31 May 2018 The Bridport Prize 2018
Open to writers of any nationality writing in English, 16 years old and over Entry fees various
Poetry and Short Story First Prize £5,000, Flash Fiction and First Novel First Prize £1,000
8 weeks 13 hours ago
1 May 2018 Polari First Book Prize 2018
Books must have been published in English by a writer born or resident in the UK, but self-published books are eligible
11 weeks 10 hours ago
30 April 2018 National Poetry Writing Month
Open to all No entry fee
12 weeks 1 day ago
27 April 2018 Deviant Minds
Open to unagented and unpublished crime or thriller writers who were born or are resident in the UK or Ireland No entry fee
Representation by A M Heath and digital publication by Corvus
14 weeks 1 day ago
11 April 2018 Winchester Writers Festival 2018 Writing Competitions
Open to all, no requirement to attend the Festival £6 per entry, +10 for feedback
Various prizes
17 weeks 1 day ago
31 March 2018 The Caterpillar Poetry Prize 2018
Any adult poet can enter a single unpublished poem written for children Entry fee €12
€1,000 Prize
19 weeks 11 hours ago