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Writing Opportunities - competitions and prizes you can enter

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30 June 2023 The Moth Short Story Prize 2023
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
6 days 8 hours ago
1 June 2023 2023 Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition
Open to unpublished, unagented children’s writers based anywhere in the world. Entry fee £20
First Prize: a publishing contract with Chicken House with an advance of £10,000, plus the offer of representation from literary agent Davinia Andrew-Lynch of Andlyn
3 weeks 1 day ago
31 May 2023 The Oxford Pushkin Children's Fantasy Prize
All fantasy novelists at the beginning of their career
£2000, and the opportunity for mentorship with an editor at Pushkin Children's Books
8 weeks 6 days ago
31 May 2023 The 2023 Page Turner Awards
Open to all writers over 18. Entry fees
£35,000 prize fund
7 weeks 15 hours ago
31 May 2023 Debut Writers Over 50 Award
Open to unpublished and unagented writers over 50 living in the UK. No entry fee
£1,000 cash and a week-long residential course at Moniack Mhor
5 weeks 1 day ago
16 April 2023 The Desperate Literature Short Fiction Prize
Open to all writers over 18 with an unpublished short story in English of up to 2,000 words
Winner will receive €1500 and many other prizes, 2 runners-up €750 and other prizes
13 weeks 1 day ago
31 March 2023 The Rubery Prize 2023
Open to all writers internationally who have published their work through a small press or self-published their work Entry fee £44
First Prize is £2,000 plus £200 for three category winners
15 weeks 9 hours ago
25 March 2023 Gingko Prize for Ecopoetry 2023
Open to all poets from across the world over the age of 18. Entry fee: first submission £7 then £4 for each additional poem
First prize £5,000, second prize £2,000 and third prize £1,000
11 weeks 8 hours ago
13 March 2023 The BBC National Short Story Award 2023
British nationals and UK residents, aged 18 years or over. No entry fee
Winner £15,000 plus 4 shortlisted authors £600
19 weeks 1 day ago
13 March 2023 Primadonna Prize
Unpublished authors 18 years old or over resident in the UK. Entry fee £8
Book contract with HQ with advance of £7,500 and agent representation
17 weeks 2 days ago
10 February 2023 The Lucy Cavendish College Fiction Prize 2023
Open to unpublished and unagented female writers, aged 21 or over, who live in the UK or Ireland. Entry fee £12
Winner £1,500 and guidance and support from literary agent and sponsor Peters Fraser Dunlop
21 weeks 5 days ago
20 January 2023 Carcanet open submissions window
Poets with full-length poetry manuscripts in English, or translation No entry fee
Publication by Carcanet Press
34 weeks 1 day ago