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Writing Opportunities 2018

The Caterpillar Story Prize 2018

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Closing date: 
30 September 2018
Entry: 
The Prize is open to anyone (over 16), as long as the work is original and previously unpublished. Entry fee £12 per story
Prize: 
£1,000

The entry fee is €12 per story, and you can enter as many stories as you like.

The prize is for a story written by an adult for children (aged 7-11).

We are looking for stories that will inspire, delight and move our young readers. The winning story will appear in the winter issue of The Caterpillar.

The stories can be on any subject and in any style, as long as they are age appropriate, and the word limit is 1,500.

Previous winners include Jo Withers, Jessamy Corob Cook, Richard J. Jones, Chris Preece, Rebecca Langton and Tom Kelly.

The Prize is open to anyone (over 16), as long as the work is original and previously unpublished.

The entry fee is €12 per story, and you can enter as many stories as you like.

You can ENTER ONLINE or send your story along with a cheque or postal order made payable to ‘The Moth Magazine Ltd' with an ENTRY FORM or a cover letter with your name and contact details and the title of story attached to:

The Caterpillar
Ardan Grange
Milltown
Belturbet
Co. Cavan
Ireland.

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Manchester Poetry and Fiction Prizes 2018

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Closing date: 
14 September 2018
Entry: 
Open to all internationally £17.50 entry fee for each prize
Prize: 
£10,000 for each

Poetry Prize

Judges

Adam O'Riordan (Chair), Gillian Clarke, Carol Ann Duffy and Imtiaz Dharker

£10,000 prize for the best portfolio of three to five poems (maximum combined length: 120 lines). Open internationally to new and established writers aged 16 or over (no upper age limit).

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Fiction Prize

Judges

Nicholas Royle (Chair), Niven Govinder, Livi Michael and Alison Moore

£10,000 prize for the best short story of up to 2,500 words. Open internationally to new and established writers aged 16 or over (no upper age limit).

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Women’s Poetry and Pamphlet Competitions 2018

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Closing date: 
13 September 2018
Entry: 
Open to women of any nationality from any country, and welcomes poems in any style, of any length, on any subject. Entry fee: Poetry £10 Pamphlet £20
Prize: 
POETRY: First Prize £2000 plus publication in both Mslexia and the PBS Bulletin, Second Prize £400, Third Prize £200. PAMPHLET: Publication by Seren Books

Women's Poetry Competition 2018

 

For a single poem.

Judged by the UK Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duff

1st Prize: £2000 plus publication in both MslexiaStylish and lively site for quarterly UK literary magazine read by 12,000 'committed' women writers. Good range of quality writing, information and advice with news, reviews, competitions and interviews, all presented in a friendly fashion. Praised by Helen Dunmore as 'astute, invigorating and above all an excellent read.' www.mslexia.co.uk and the PBS Bulletin, as well a mentorship with PBS Book Selector Sandeep Parmar and a Cove Park writing retreat.

2nd Prize: £400, 3rd Prize: £200

17 finalists win £25 each.

All winning poems will be published in Mslexia and selected winners featured in the PBS Bulletin and on the PBS website.

Special Prize: £500 for the best poem by an unpublished woman poet

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Women's Pamphlet Competition 2018

 

Win a life changing opportunity to see your pamphlet manuscript published by the leading independent poetry publisher, Seren.

Judged by Amy Wack - Poetry Editor at Seren BooksClick for Seren Books Publishers References listing.

The pamphlet competition is separate from the single poem competition and is for short collections of 20-24 pages of 18-20 poems.

Submitted pamphlet collections may contain poems of any length or style, providing all poems are original work, each page contains no more than 40 lines of poetry and there are no more than 24 pages of poetry in total.

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The PBS & Mslexia Women's Poetry Prizes are now OPEN to entries! Simply enter your poems online or if you prefer to post your entry, follow the links to print the relevant entry form and return it via our FREEPOST address: FREEPOST RTUR-BJAL-UYLE, Poetry Book SocietySpecialist book club founded by T S Eliot in 1953, which aims to offer the best new poetry published in the UK and Ireland. Members buy at 25% discount. The PBS has a handsome new website at  www.poetrybooks.co.uk, Churchill House, 12 Mosley Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1DE alongside a cheque for your entry fee.

Entries for both competitions close 14th September.