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Writing Opportunities you might find interesting

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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Authors with unpublished or self-published novels in 5 categories Entry fee $99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
1 week 6 days ago
31 July 2019 The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2019
Poets from anywhere in the world aged 11-17 years No entry fee
A wide range of prizes, opportunities and resources including a week-long intensive residential Arvon course
4 weeks 6 days ago
30 June 2019 The Moth Short Story Prize 2019
Open to any writer over 16 from anywhere in the world Entry fee €15 per story
1st prize €3,000, 2nd prize week-long writing retreat at Circle of Misse in France plus €250 travel stipend and 3rd prize €1,000
10 weeks 13 hours ago
31 May 2019 The Author of Tomorrow
Open to young people of any nationality writing short stories in English in three different age groups No entry fee
16-21 years £1,000, 12-15 years and 11 and under £100 plus £150 in book tokens for their school, library or charity of choice
6 weeks 6 days ago
31 March 2019 The International Rubery Book of the Year Award 2019
Open to all writers internationally who have published or self-published their work Entry fee £37
£1500 plus £150 for at least three category winners
23 weeks 6 days ago
31 March 2019 The Borough Press and The Good Literary Agency open submissions
UK residents and British Citizens (including those residing abroad) without a literary agent and of black, Asian or minority ethnic background No entry fee
£10,000 publishing contract, agency representation and mentoring from writer Nikesh Shukla
12 weeks 5 days ago
4 March 2019 The Brotherton Poetry Prize
Open to anyone in the world over the age of 18 who hasn't yet published a full collection of poems Entry fee £10
First Prize £1,000, 4 runners-up £200
17 weeks 6 days ago
1 March 2019 Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize
Open to writers of any nationality writing in English No entry fee
£15,000 for each Prize plus a publishing deal with Bonnier for Best Unpublished Manuscript
13 weeks 6 days ago
1 March 2019 The Christopher Tower Poetry Competition 2019
16-19 year-olds resident in the UK No entry fee
10 weeks 6 days ago
8 February 2019 Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize 2019
Open to unpublished female writers, aged 21 or over, who live in the UK or Ireland Entry fee
Winner £1,500 and all shortlisted entrants receive a half-hour one-to-one consultation, with our competition sponsors PFD
22 weeks 6 days ago
1 February 2019 The Spread the Word Life Writing Prize 2019
Open to emerging writers living in the UK aged 18 or over No entry fee
£1,500 and other prizes
20 weeks 6 days ago
31 December 2018 The Moth Poetry Prize 2018
Open to all poets over 16 Entry fee £12 per poem
First Prize of €10,000, and three runner-up prizes of €1,000
33 weeks 11 hours ago