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Writing Opportunities 2020

The Kindle Storyteller Award 2020

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Closing date: 
31 August 2020
Entry: 
Open to writers publishing in English in any genre, who publish their work through Kindle Direct Publishing. No entry fee
Prize: 
£20,000

The Kindle Storyteller Award is a £20,000 literary prize recognising outstanding writing. It is open to writers publishing in English in any genre, who publish their work through Kindle Direct Publishing. Readers play a significant role in selecting the winner, helped by a panel of judges including various book industry experts.

The 2020 Kindle Storyteller Award is open for entries between 1st May and 31 August 2020.

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Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2020

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Closing date: 
31 August 2020
Entry: 
Open to all. Entry fee Poetry entries £12 | Short Fiction entries £18 but offer if enter by 10 May
Prize: 
£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.

The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is an international literary prize that is a hotbed for new talent in Poetry and Short Fiction. Now in its 14th year, the Prize supports both emerging and established writers. By entering, writers can showcase their work to key industry figures and organisations including The Poetry SocietyLively and well-presented UK site supporting poetry with 4,000 members internationally and some thoughtful content. www.poetrysociety.org.uk, Granta, VINTAGE and more.

Winners are selected for both categories and awarded with £1,000. Publication within the Aesthetica Creative Writing Anthology, is also awarded to a further 60 writers whose works are highly commended.

Aesthetica is proud to champion new writing talent and supports its writing alumni beyond the Prize, offering print and digital publicity and continued exposure across our channels.

Poetry entries £12 | Short Fiction entries £18
Offer Save 25%
Entry Fee: Poetry £9 | Short Fiction £13.50
(Original Fee: Poetry £12 | Short Fiction £18)
Offer Ends: Sunday 10 May 23:59 (GMT+1)Submissions close 31 August 2020

Aesthetica is proud to champion new writing talent and supports its writing alumni beyond the Prize, offering print and digital publicity and continued exposure across our channels.

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Women Poets' Prize 2020

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Closing date: 
14 August 2020
Entry: 
Open to all women poets of 18 and over resident in the UK and Northern Ireland. No entry fee
Prize: 
Awarded every two years to three women writers who each receive a package combining 'financial aid, creative development, well-being, and pastoral support'. This includes a £1000 bursary.

The Women Poets' Prize 2020 has opened for submissions.

The prize is awarded every two years to three women writers who each receive a package combining 'financial aid, creative development, well-being, and pastoral support'. This includes a £1000 bursary, a mentor for a year, the offer of pastoral coaching, creative opportunities such as performance and bookbinding, practical support such as digital skills training and childcare cover, and links and collaborations with prize partners. In 2020, the 30 poets on the longlist will receive a year's free membership to the writers' creativity platform Being a Writer.

The judges this year have been confirmed as Liz Berry, Malika Booker and Pascale Petit.

Petit said: "I won't know what I'm looking for until I find it - I'm hoping for surprises! I'm open to work that is beyond my aesthetic and taste, and will read with an adventurous mind. This is such a fantastic prize, where the winners will be nurtured and fully supported with pastoral care as well as top mentors. There are so many new women's worlds to discover, it's exciting to be part of that process and I can't wait for the discussions with my dream co-judges Malika and Liz."

The prize was founded by the Rebecca Swift Foundation. Swift was an editor, novelist, diarist, poet and founder and director of The Literary Consultancy from its beginning in 1996 to her death in April 2017. Her two passions were 'poetry and women's empowerment' and the prize aims to honour them.

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