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Writing Opportunities you might find interesting

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31 October 2019 Deborah Rogers Foundation Writers Award 2020
Writers writing in English and resident within the British Commonwealth and Eire, who have not yet published or self-published a full-length book No entry fee
First Prize £10,000, 2 runners-up £1,000
8 weeks 2 days ago
30 September 2019 The Caterpillar Story Prize 2019
Open to all writers over 16 Entry fee €12
First Prize €1,000, Second Prize a week’s retreat at the marvellous Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Co. Monaghan, Ireland.
6 weeks 3 days ago
16 September 2019 The PBS & Mslexia Women's Poetry and Pamphlet Competitions 2019
All women poets - only women are eligible - Poetry £10 for up to three poems, Pamphlet £20
Poetry - £2000 (plus optional mentorship and writing retreat) | 2nd: £400 | 3rd: £250 Pamphlet – publication by Seren Books and £200
2 weeks 3 days ago
10 September 2019 Nan Shepherd Prize for Nature Writing
Open to previously unpublished and self-published writers based in the UK No entry fee
An advance of £10,000, editorial mentoring and the option of literary representation with Jenny Brown Associates
3 days 17 hours ago
2 September 2019 Oxford Brookes International Poetry Competition 2019
Open to both new and established poets aged 18 and over from across the globe £5 to submit one poem or £4 per poem for more than three entries
Winners in each category will receive £1000 and both runners up £200
1 week 2 days ago
31 August 2019 The Booklife Prize 2019
Authors with unpublished or self-published novels in 5 categories Entry fee $99
Grand Prize $5,000, category finalists a social media marketing package from BookBaby worth $1,000
18 weeks 2 days ago
31 August 2019 The Kindle Storyteller Award 2019
Writers of 18 or over publishing in English in any genre, who publish their work through Kindle Direct Publishing between 1st May and 31 August 2019 No entry fee
Grand Prize £20,000 cash, publishing agreement with Amazon Publishing and Amazon launch
9 weeks 1 day ago
31 August 2019 Aesthetica Creative Writing Award
Open to writers across the world Entry fees Short Fiction £13.50, Poetry £9
£1,000 prize money for the Poetry winner and the Short Fiction Winner
7 weeks 3 days ago
30 August 2019 The Tony Lothian Prize 2019
Open to all writers with a proposal for a first biography Entry fee £15
3 weeks 3 days ago
1 August 2019 Curtis Brown First Novel Prize
Unpublished writers of 18 or over, writing a novel in English and resident in the UK or Ireland. No entry fee
First Prize representation by Curtis Brown plus a prize of £3,000, five runners-up prizes
14 weeks 3 days ago
31 July 2019 The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2019
Poets from anywhere in the world aged 11-17 years No entry fee
A wide range of prizes, opportunities and resources including a week-long intensive residential Arvon course
21 weeks 2 days ago
30 June 2019 The Moth Short Story Prize 2019
Open to any writer over 16 from anywhere in the world 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 and 3rd prize €1,000
26 weeks 3 days ago