Archive for the ‘Competitions & Events’ Category

The Wit to Woo Travel Short Story Competition 2020

Monday, November 23rd, 2020

The Wit to Woo Travel Short Story Competition 2020 is open until November 30, 2020.

The destination can be anywhere, on this world or another. Submit a short story up to 5,000 words. No children’s stories.

Prizes
1st Prize £1000 and publication in a short story anthology.
2nd prize £500
3rd Prize £250

Entry Fee: £7

More here.

DouglassWeek Poetry Competition

Friday, November 20th, 2020

The DouglassWeek Poetry Competition is open until January 7, 2021.

Poets are invited to submit entries under the theme of “Frederick Douglass – Past and Present”. Entries should respond to and reflect upon the contemporary relevance of Frederick Douglass.

The winning submission will be showcased during the events of #Douglassweek, where actor Roger Guenveur Smith will perform a reading of the winning poem. The winner will also receive a €100 gift voucher for Vibes and Scribes bookstore.

More here.

The Caterpillar Poetry Prize 2021

Monday, November 16th, 2020

The Caterpillar Poetry Prize 2021 is open until March 31, 2021.

The prize is for an unpublished poem written by an adult for children aged 7–11. It’s open to anyone (over 16), as long as the work is original and previously unpublished.

The prize is €1,000 and publication in the summer issue of The Caterpillar.

Entry Fee: €14 per poem.

More here.

The White Review Poet’s Prize 2020

Friday, November 13th, 2020

The White Review Poet’s Prize 2020 is open until January 10, 2021.

Open to English-language poets who are creating their debut pamphlet or collection. Open to residents of Ireland and the UK. They accept entries of poetry portfolios (5 – 10 pages per portfolio).

Judges: Jay Bernard, Emily Berry and Kayo Chingonyi

The winning poet will receive £2,500, personalised professional and editorial advice, and publication of their entry in The White Review.

More here.

V International Playwriting Contest

Monday, November 9th, 2020

The V International Playwriting Contest is open until December 31, 2020. Free to enter.

The contest aims to encourage writers in the creation of bold and powerful plays for young people. Open to all writers worldwide. €10,000 in prizes, as well as translation to another European language, publication and a public reading.

There are two categories (a) The play must cater for a performance time of no less than 60 mins and no more than two hours (b) The play must cater for a performance time of no less than 30 mins and no more than one hour.

Full details here.

The Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award 2021

Friday, November 6th, 2020

The Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award 2021 is open until December 4, 2020.

Submit a short story of up to 6,000 words. Open to fiction authors from anywhere in the world who have been published in Ireland or the UK.

The winner will receive £30,000 and shortlisted authors will receive £1,000 each. The shortlisted stories are also showcased in an audiobook anthology.

More here.

Charles Causley International Poetry Prize

Monday, November 2nd, 2020

The Charles Causley International Poetry Prize is open until November 30, 2020.

Judge: Lemn Sissay MBE.

First prize is £2,000 and a one-week writing residency at Cyprus Well, Charles Causley’s former home in Launceston. Second and third prizes are £250 and £100.

Entry Fee: £7.50 for the first, £5.50 each thereafter.

More here.

Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Competition

Saturday, October 31st, 2020

The Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Competition is open until November 30, 2020.

Prizes: €2000, €500, €250. 10 runners up– €50 each

Entry Fee: €7. Submit up to 40 lines.

Further details here.

Trim Poetry Competition 2021

Friday, October 30th, 2020

The Trim Poetry Competition 2021 is open until November 30, 2020.

Entry Fee: €5 per poem or €10 for three poems. Submit poems of up to 60 lines.

Prizes: €500. 2 runner-up prizes of €100 each. Judge: Jean O’Brien. Shortlisted poets will be invited to read their poems, in person or virtually, at a launch on 13 March 2021. The prizewinners will be announced at that launch and all the shortlisted poems will be published in Boyne Berries 29.

More here.

Anthology Magazine Poetry Prize

Friday, October 30th, 2020

The Anthology Magazine Poetry Prize is open until November 30, 2020.

Submit poems on the theme of ‘Expectations’ and poems should not exceed 40 lines.

The winner will receive a €500 cash prize and the chance to see their work published in a future issue of Anthology Magazine. The winner will also receive a one year subscription to Anthology Magazine

Early Bird: 30 September 2020 – €10 per poem
Deadline: 30 November 2020 – €15 per poem

More here.

Michael McLaverty Short Story Award 2020

Friday, October 30th, 2020

The Michael McLaverty Short Story Award 2020 is open until January 31, 2021.

The winner will receive £2000, and two runners-up will receive £250 each. The winning story will be published with the two runners-up in an anthology.

Judges: Donal Ryan and Patsy Horton. The award is open to those who were born in, or are citizens of, or resident on the island of Ireland. Submit up to 3,000 words.

More here.

New Media Writing Prize 2020

Friday, October 30th, 2020

The New Media Writing Prize 2020 is open until November 27, 2020 (noon).

Free to enter. It comes from Bournemouth University and is for new media. They say, ““We are looking for good storytelling (fiction or non-fiction) written specifically for delivery and reading/viewing on a PC or Mac, the web, or a hand-held device such as an iPad or mobile phone. It could be a short story, novel, poem, narrative game, documentary, or transmedia work using words, images, film or animation with audience interaction. Interactivity is a key element of new-media storytelling.”

The winner will receive £1,000.

More here.

Café Writers Open Poetry Competition 2020

Friday, October 30th, 2020

The Café Writers Open Poetry Competition 2020 is open until November 30, 2020.

Submit poems of up to 40 lines. Prizes: £1000, £300, £200. Five Commended Prizes of £50.

Entry Fee: £4 per poem or £10 for 3 poems & £2 per poem thereafter. Sole Judge Helen Ivory.

More here.

Wales Poetry Award 2020

Wednesday, October 28th, 2020

The Wales Poetry Award 2020 is open until November 27, 2020.

The Award is an international competition and is open to single poem entries from new and established poets aged 17 or over.

Prizes: 1st: £250 & a place on a residential course of your choice at Literature Wales’ Ty Newydd Writing Centre in 2021 / Seren Book Bundle / Publication in Poetry Wales
2nd: £50 / Seren Book Bundle / Publication in Poetry Wales
3rd: £25 / Seren Book Bundle / Publication in Poetry Wales
There are also 10 Highly Commended Prizes.

Entry Fee: £5 per poem. You may submit up to 5 poems.

Judge: Pascale Petit. More here.

Erewash Themed Writing Competition

Sunday, October 25th, 2020

The Erewash Themed Writing Competition is open until November 26, 2020.

Free to enter. Submit poems of up to 40 lines or stories of up to 500 words inspired by the word ‘course’. The winner will be awarded £10 and the winning entry will be published on the website.

More here.

Anthology Magazine Short Story Competition

Friday, October 23rd, 2020

The Anthology Magazine Short Story Competition is open until July 31, 2021.

Stories must be on the theme of ‘Memories’ and not exceed 1,500 words.

The winner will receive €500, the chance to see their work published in a future issue of Anthology, as well as a one year subscription to Anthology Magazine.

Entry Fees: Early Bird: 30 April 2021 – €10 per story
Deadline: 31 July 2021 – €15 per story

More here.

Wild Atlantic Writing Awards

Friday, October 16th, 2020

The second edition of the Wild Atlantic Writing Awards are open until December 10, 2020.

Flash Fiction Award. Theme: Nature. Submit up to 500 words.

Creative Nonfiction Award. Submit up to 500 words. Theme: Nature.

The winner will receive €500. Entry Fee: €10 per story

More here.

Christopher Smart Prize for Poetry

Monday, October 12th, 2020

The Christopher Smart Prize for Poetry is open until December 31, 2020.

Submit a collection of poems, 48-120 pages.

Prize: $2,000 and publication by Eyewear in 2021. Entry Fee: $25.

More here.

The 2020 Brush & Lyre Prize

Monday, September 14th, 2020

The 2020 Brush & Lyre Prize will accept work that incorporates poetry into new media formats, including but not limited to: music, video, art, photography, sculpture, and performance.

Prizes: $3,000, $300, $200. There’s a $20 reading fee.

More here.

Erewash Open Short Story Competition

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

The Erewash Open Short Story Competition is open until July 22, 2021. Submit stories up to 2,500 words, any theme.

Prizes: £100, £70, £30. Entry Fee: £3 for one, £5 for two, £2.50 thereafter.

Judge: Helen Baggott

More here.