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9 December 2019 Nobrow Short Story Competition
Open to all writers of 18 and over with an unpublished and not yet submitted story or creative non-fiction piece. No entry fee
The overall winner will receive £2000, all selected contributors will receive £150 and two complimentary copies of the book
4 weeks 2 days ago
1 November 2019 Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2020
Open to Commonwealth writers for unpublished stories in 11 languages No entry fee
Overall winner £5,000, five regional winners £2,500
6 weeks 2 days ago
31 October 2019 Deborah Rogers Foundation Writers Award 2020
Writers writing in English and resident within the British Commonwealth and Eire, who have not yet published or self-published a full-length book No entry fee
First Prize £10,000, 2 runners-up £1,000
17 weeks 2 days ago
31 October 2019 National Poetry Competition 2019
Open internationally to all poets who are 17 or over Entry fee £7 for the first poem, £4 for subsequent poems
First Prize £5,000, Second Prize £2,000, Third Prize £1,000 and 7 Commendations £200
5 weeks 3 days ago
21 October 2019 Troubadour International Poetry Prize 2019
Open to all poets internationally, Entry fee £5/€6/$7 per poem
1st Prize £2,000, 2nd Prize £1,000 and 3rd Prize £500 plus 20 commendeds
3 weeks 2 days ago
30 September 2019 The Caterpillar Story Prize 2019
Open to all writers over 16 Entry fee €12
First Prize €1,000, Second Prize a week’s retreat at the marvellous Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Co. Monaghan, Ireland.
15 weeks 3 days ago
16 September 2019 The PBS & Mslexia Women's Poetry and Pamphlet Competitions 2019
All women poets - only women are eligible - Poetry £10 for up to three poems, Pamphlet £20
Poetry - £2000 (plus optional mentorship and writing retreat) | 2nd: £400 | 3rd: £250 Pamphlet – publication by Seren Books and £200
11 weeks 3 days ago
15 September 2019 The Ginkgo Prize for Ecopoetry
Open to unpublished poems from poets from all over the world writing in English £7 for the first poem, then £4 for every subsequent poem
First prize £5,000, second prize £2,000, third prize £1,000
8 weeks 2 days ago
10 September 2019 Nan Shepherd Prize for Nature Writing
Open to previously unpublished and self-published writers based in the UK No entry fee
An advance of £10,000, editorial mentoring and the option of literary representation with Jenny Brown Associates
9 weeks 3 days ago
2 September 2019 Oxford Brookes International Poetry Competition 2019
Open to both new and established poets aged 18 and over from across the globe £5 to submit one poem or £4 per poem for more than three entries
Winners in each category will receive £1000 and both runners up £200
10 weeks 2 days ago
31 August 2019 The Booklife Prize 2019
Authors with unpublished or self-published novels in 5 categories Entry fee $99
Grand Prize $5,000, category finalists a social media marketing package from BookBaby worth $1,000
27 weeks 2 days ago
31 August 2019 The Kindle Storyteller Award 2019
Writers of 18 or over publishing in English in any genre, who publish their work through Kindle Direct Publishing between 1st May and 31 August 2019 No entry fee
Grand Prize £20,000 cash, publishing agreement with Amazon Publishing and Amazon launch
18 weeks 1 day ago