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Writing Opportunities - competitions and prizes you can enter

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31 March 2020 The Caterpillar Poetry Prize 2020
Open to all poets across the world over the age of 16. Entry fee €14 per poem
1 week 3 hours ago
2 March 2020 Wicked Young Writers 2020
5-25 year-olds writers in the UK. No entry fee
Each winner gets four tickets to see the London production of WICKED at the Apollo Victoria Theatre + meet cast members after the show along with an exclusive backstage tour and £50 worth of books/eBooks tokens to spend.
12 weeks 6 days ago
2 March 2020 Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize 2020
Open to writers of any nationality writing in English. Entry fee £20
£15,000 for each prize plus a publishing deal with Bonnier for Best Unpublished Manuscript
4 weeks 5 days ago
1 March 2020 The 2020 International Book & Pamphlet Competition
Open to all poets. Entry Fee £28
Four winners will published by Smith|Doorstop books. All winners will also receive a share of £2,000, publication in The North magazine and a reading at The Wordsworth Trust.
7 weeks 5 days ago
29 February 2020 The Selfies Book Awards US
Eligible titles in the adult fiction category must have been self-published in the United States during the calendar year 2019 by authors who live in the US
$1,000 plus $5,000 worth of trade advertising and free display at five trade shows in 2020-21
2 weeks 1 hour ago
28 February 2020 Myriad First Graphic Novel Competition 2020
Open to all cartoonists, and writers and artists working as a team, who have not previously published a full-length graphic work and are resident in the UK. Entry fee £10
Publication on the Myriad list
4 weeks 2 hours ago
3 February 2020 The Spread the Word Life Writing Prize 2020
Open to writers who have yet to publish a full-length work or have a literary agent, living in the UK and aged 18 or over. No entry fee
£1,500, an Arvon course, a writing mentor, two years' membership of the Royal Society of Literature
9 weeks 5 days ago
24 January 2020 Emma Press open submission 2020
Open to all poets internationally. Entry fee £10
5 weeks 5 days ago
31 December 2019 The Moth Poetry Prize 2019
Open to all poets over 16 for an unpublished poem. Entry fee €15 per poem
First Prize €10,000, three shortlisted poets €1,000
14 weeks 6 days ago
27 December 2019 The Bookbrunch Selfies Awards 2020
All titles submitted need to have been published in English since January 2018, and entries will be accepted from authors based in the UK who are predominantly or only self-published. Entrance fee of £25+VAT per title, and all those submitting work will receive six-month subscriptions to BookBrunch.
£1,000 in each category
15 weeks 5 days ago
13 December 2019 The Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award 2020
Open to any novelist or short story writer from around the world who has been published in the UK or Ireland. No entry fee
First Prize £30,000, shortlisted authors get £1,000
16 weeks 6 days ago
9 December 2019 Nobrow Short Story Competition
Open to all writers of 18 and over with an unpublished and not yet submitted story or creative non-fiction piece. No entry fee
The overall winner will receive £2000, all selected contributors will receive £150 and two complimentary copies of the book
22 weeks 5 days ago