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Writing Opportunities 2020

Title Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2020

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Closing date: 
31 July 2020
Entry: 
11-17 year olds from all over the world writing in English. No entry fee
Prize: 
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

The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2020 is open.

Enter now!

We are still running the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award during the covid 19 crisis and we cannot wait to receive your poems.

To enter the competition you must be aged 11-17 years on the date of the deadline, 31 July 2020. You can enter your poem/s simply by visiting the foyleyoungpoets.org website or by post by sending your Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2020 Entry Form and your poems to The Poetry SocietyLively and well-presented UK site supporting poetry with 4,000 members internationally and some thoughtful content. www.poetrysociety.org.uk using the following address: FYP2020, The Poetry Society, London, WC2H 9BX.

If you are a school, youth group or an adult that would like to submit more than one young person then you can enter your students'/young person's work online using our quick and easy class entry form, or send them in by post. Please see our website, www.foyleyoungpoets.org, for details and the competition rules.

It is completely FREE to enter. Poems must be in English, British Sign Language or Braille (do contact if you have queries regarding any BSL and Braille entries).

For poetry tips check out our online learning resources for young writers. You can also find free competitions and opportunities all year round, plus advice, tips and interviews with poets on our Young Poets Network.

Keep up to date with everything we are doing at The Poetry Society and find lots of useful writing tips for this year's Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award by visiting our website.

You can also follow us on Twitter or Facebook for updates.

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Anthology Magazine Short Story Competition

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Closing date: 
31 July 2020
Entry: 
Unpublished short stories - open to all. Entry fee Early Bird: 31 May 2020 – €10 per story, Final Deadline: 31 July 2020 – €15 per story
Prize: 
A €300 cash prize and the chance to see their work published in a future issue of Anthology Magazine

Writers of short fiction are invited to enter the Anthology Magazine Short Story Competition. Established to recognise and encourage creative writing and provide a platform for publication, it is open to original and previously unpublished short stories in the English language by a writer of any nationality, living anywhere in the world. Stories submitted must be on the theme of ‘Friendship' and not exceed the maximum of 1,500 words. Writers can submit as many entries as they wish.

It is not a requirement, but is advisable to refer to Anthology Magazine or purchase a copy before submitting your work, so that you can see the type of material we publish. Subscriptions and single copies are available to purchase through our online shop.

The winner will receive a €300 cash prize and the chance to see their work published in a future issue of Anthology Magazine.

The winner will also receive:

  • A two-night stay with one dinner at the iconic Montenotte Hotel in Cork City
  • A limited edition pen created to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Weir & Sons
  • Waterford Crystal engraved trophy
  • A one year subscription to Anthology Magazine

Word limit: 1,500 words

Submission Deadlines & Entry Fees:
Early Bird: 31 May 2020 - €10 per story
Final Deadline: 31 July 2020 - €15 per story

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The Novel Prize

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Closing date: 
1 July 2020
Entry: 
Open to published and unpublished writers across the world. No entry fee
Prize: 
$10,000 to the winner in the form of an advance against royalties, and simultaneous publication of their novel

Fitzcarraldo Editions, Giramondo and New Directions are pleased to announce The Novel Prize, a new biennial award for a book-length work of literary fiction written in English by published and unpublished writers around the world.

The Novel Prize offers $10,000 to the winner in the form of an advance against royalties, and simultaneous publication of their novel in the UK and Ireland by the London-based Fitzcarraldo Editions, in Australia and New Zealand by Sydney publisher Giramondo, and in North America by New York's New Directions. The judges will be looking for novels which explore and expand the possibilities of the form, and are innovative and imaginative in style.

The Novel Prize will be managed by the three publishers working in collaboration. Submissions will be open from 1 April to 1 July 2020, with Fitzcarraldo Editions reading submissions from Africa and Europe, Giramondo from Asia and Australasia, and New Directions from the Americas.
A shortlist will be made public in December 2020, with the winner announced in February 2021. The winning novel will be published in early 2022.

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