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Writing Opportunities you might find interesting

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31 August 2018 Booklife Prize 2018
Open to all in six categories - Romance/Erotica; Mystery/Thriller; Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror; General Fiction; Memoir/Autobiography; YA/Middle Grade Entry fee $99
Grand Prize $5,000
2 weeks 5 days ago
13 July 2018 The Daily Mail Penguin Random House first novel competition
Open to anyone aged 16 or over who is a resident of the UK or Republic of Ireland No entry fee
4 days 13 hours ago
31 May 2018 The Bridport Prize 2018
Open to writers of any nationality writing in English, 16 years old and over Entry fees various
Poetry and Short Story First Prize £5,000, Flash Fiction and First Novel First Prize £1,000
3 weeks 5 days ago
1 May 2018 Polari First Book Prize 2018
Books must have been published in English by a writer born or resident in the UK, but self-published books are eligible
6 weeks 5 days ago
30 April 2018 National Poetry Writing Month
Open to all No entry fee
7 weeks 6 days ago
27 April 2018 Deviant Minds
Open to unagented and unpublished crime or thriller writers who were born or are resident in the UK or Ireland No entry fee
Representation by A M Heath and digital publication by Corvus
9 weeks 6 days ago
11 April 2018 Winchester Writers Festival 2018 Writing Competitions
Open to all, no requirement to attend the Festival £6 per entry, +10 for feedback
Various prizes
12 weeks 6 days ago
31 March 2018 The Caterpillar Poetry Prize 2018
Any adult poet can enter a single unpublished poem written for children Entry fee €12
€1,000 Prize
14 weeks 5 days ago
1 March 2018 The White Review Short Story Prize 2018
Open to writers resident in Britain and Ireland who have yet to secure a publishing deal Entry fee £15 but some low income exclusions
17 weeks 4 days ago
23 February 2018 The Big Idea Competition 2018
Open to UK residents age 13 and over No entry fee
Winner £1,000 plus promise that idea will become a complete story written by a successful children's author, 5 Runners-up £1,000
16 weeks 6 days ago
31 January 2018 The Interpreter's House Poetry Competition 2018
Open to all poets over 18 Entry fee £4 for one poem, £10 for three poems
First Prize £500, Second Prize £150 and Third Prize £100
19 weeks 5 days ago
8 January 2018 Pushkin Children’s Books open submission 2018
Open to all unpublished authors of middle-grade books
22 weeks 5 days ago