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Writing Opportunities - competitions and prizes you can enter

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31 October 2020 The National Poetry Competition 2020
Open to anyone 18 or over to enter an unpublished poem of up to 40 lines. Entry fee £7 for first entry, £4 for subsequent entries
First Prize: £5,000, Second Prize £2,000 and Third Prize £1,000, 7 Commendations £200
1 week 4 days ago
15 September 2020 The Moth Nature Writing Prize
Open to anyone over the age of 16 with an unpublished piece of nature writing. Entry fee €15 per entry
€1,000 and a week-long stay at The Moth Retreat in rural Ireland.
3 weeks 5 days ago
31 August 2020 The Kindle Storyteller Award 2020
Open to writers publishing in English in any genre, who publish their work through Kindle Direct Publishing. No entry fee
9 weeks 5 days ago
31 August 2020 Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2020
Open to all. Entry fee Poetry entries £12 | Short Fiction entries £18 but offer if enter by 10 May
£1,000 awarded to both the Poetry and Short Fiction winners, and publication in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Anthology, which is awarded to 60 writers, shortlisted by the judging panel.
8 weeks 4 days ago
31 July 2020 Title Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2020
11-17 year olds from all over the world writing in English. No entry fee
All 100 winning poets (top 15 and 85 commended) will be notified in early September 2020 and invited to an award ceremony in October 2020
12 weeks 5 days ago
31 July 2020 Anthology Magazine Short Story Competition
Unpublished short stories - open to all. Entry fee Early Bird: 31 May 2020 – €10 per story, Final Deadline: 31 July 2020 – €15 per story
A €300 cash prize and the chance to see their work published in a future issue of Anthology Magazine
6 weeks 5 days ago
31 July 2020 Winchester Poetry Prize 2020
Open to all poets aged 16 or over. Entry fee £5 for first poem, £4 for subsequent poems
First Prize: £1,000, 2nd Prize: £500, 3rd Prize: £250
2 weeks 6 days ago
1 July 2020 The Novel Prize
Open to published and unpublished writers across the world. No entry fee
$10,000 to the winner in the form of an advance against royalties, and simultaneous publication of their novel
10 weeks 4 days ago
30 June 2020 The Moth Short Story Prize 2020
Open to all writers over 16. 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, 3rd prize €1,000
17 weeks 4 days ago
31 May 2020 International Welsh Poetry Competition 2020
Open to all No entry fee £6 for first poems, then a sliding scale
1st Prize £500, 2nd Prize £250 and 3rd Prize £100
16 weeks 4 days ago
31 May 2020 The Bridport Prize 2020
Eligibility and entry fee Poetry, Short Story and Flash Fiction open to unpublished work from any writer writing in English over 16. Novel Award restricted to UK writers. Entry fee: £10 per poem, £12 per story, £9 for flash fiction and £20 per novel
Poetry and Short Story 1st Prize £5,000, 2nd Prize £1,000, 3rd Prize £500. Flash Fiction 1st Prize £1,000, 2nd Prize £500 and 3rd Prize £250. Novel Award 1st Prize £1500, 2nd Prize £750 and 3 awards of £150.
5 weeks 5 days ago
15 May 2020 Guppy YA Novel Competition Open Submission
Unagented YA authors from all over the world No entry fee
11 weeks 4 days ago