Archive for the ‘Competitions & Events’ Category

The Alpine Fellowship Writing Prize 2021

Monday, March 1st, 2021

The Alpine Fellowship Writing Prize 2021 is open internationally, to anyone aged 18 and over, until April 1, 2021.

Writing can be in any form but must be written in English and adhere to the theme – Untamed: On Wilderness and Civilisation.

Free entry.

Word limit: 2500 words per entry.

1st prize: £10,000

2nd prize: £3,000

3rd prize: £2,000

Full details here.

The Page Turner Awards 2021

Friday, February 26th, 2021

The Page Turner Awards are open to all fiction and non-fiction writers until May 31st 2021.

There are five different award categories and writers are able to submit one entry per category.

Prize: Collective prize value of over £10,000 – prizes are all designed to help writers progress in their careers.

Completed and uncompleted manuscripts accepted, depending on the award entered for. Judges will read the first 10 pages of the entries. 

Entry fee: Early Bird – £20 until February 28th

                Standard – £30 until 31st May

Full details here. 

 

Swoop Books ‘Love Locks’ Short Story Writing Competition 2021

Monday, February 22nd, 2021

Swoop Books ‘Love Locks’ Short Story Writing Competition 2021 is open to all writers until May 31 2021.

Short stories must be based on the writing prompt featured on the site -’ Love Locks’ – and must be written in English.

Word limit: 2000-3000 words.

1st Prize – £100

2nd Prize – £50

3rd Prize – £25

Entry fee: £5 per entry.

Full details here.

 

The Writing Magazine Grand Prize 2021 – Short Story Competition

Friday, February 19th, 2021

The Writing Magazine Grand Prize 2021 Short Story Competition is open internationally until June 30 2021.

Stories can be written in any form or style but must not exceed 2000 words.

1st Prize: £1000 

2nd Prize: £250 

3rd Prize: £100

Entry fee: Standard – £15, Subscriber – £10.

Full details here.

 

Moth Short Story Prize 2021

Wednesday, February 17th, 2021

The Moth Short Story Prize 2021 is open internationally to anyone aged 16 and over, as long as the work is original and previously unpublished. Judged by Ali Smith.

Short stories must not exceed 5,000 words.

Entry fee is €15 per story.

Closing date: 30 June 2021.

1st prize: €3,000

2nd prize: week-long writing retreat at Circle of Misse in France, plus €250 travel stipend

3rd prize: €1,000

Full details here.

The Panorama Flash Fiction Contest

Monday, February 15th, 2021

The Panorama Flash Fiction Contest is a brand new competition open to writers until March 15 2021.

There is no theme but stories must not exceed 700 words.

Entry fee: €5

Prize: €50 and publication in Issue V of Sonder magazine.

Full details here.

Anthology Poetry Award 2021

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

The Anthology Poetry Award 2021 is open to all poets until October 31, 2021.

Poems must adhere to the theme ‘Freedom’ and must not exceed 40 lines.

The winner will receive €500 and publication in the Anthology Magazine.

Entry Fee: €10 per poem – Early bird (until July 31, 2021) 

                €15 per poem, until October 31, 2021

Full details here

 

Michael Terence Publishing 2021 Short Story Competition

Friday, February 5th, 2021

The Michael Terence Short Story Competition is open to anyone over the age of 16, as long as the story is written in English.

Maximum word count is 3,000 words.

The closing date is March 31, 2021

Entry fee: £7 (£5 for entries submitted and paid for before February 28, 2021)

The winning entry will receive £2021 and their story published in MTP 2021 Anthology.

Full details here.

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021

The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is an international literary prize that is open to poetry and short fiction writers, until August 31, 2021.

The winner for each category will win £2500 and publication in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual.

Poetry must not exceed 40 lines. Short stories must not exceed 2,000 words.

Entry Fees: £12 for poetry, £18 for short fiction.

Full details here

Brotherton Poetry Prize

Monday, February 1st, 2021

The Brotherton Poetry Prize is open until February 22, 2021.

The prize comes from the University of Leeds Poetry Centre and is for poets who have not yet had a full collection published.

Submit up to five poems with a combined line count of up to 200. The poems of the five shortlisted poets will be published as an anthology by Carcanet Press. First prize is £1,000 and the opportunity to develop your creative practice with the University of Leeds Poetry Centre. Four runners-up will each receive £200.

Entry Fee: £10 per five poems

More here.

The Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition

Monday, February 1st, 2021

The Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition is open until May 14, 2021.

There are two prizes:
The Times/Chicken House Prize
The main prize is a worldwide publishing contract with Chicken House with a £10,000 advance (subject to contract). The judges will choose from a shortlist of five complete fiction manuscripts for children aged 7 up to Young Adult. The winner will also receive an offer of representation from a literary agent.

The IET 150 Award will be awarded for a complete fiction manuscript for children aged 7 up to Young Adult that broadly explores or celebrates Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. The prize is a worldwide publishing contract with Chicken House with a £10,000 advance (subject to contract) and an offer of representation by a literary agent.

Entry fee: £18

Full details here.

Lucy Cavendish College Fiction Prize

Sunday, January 31st, 2021

The Lucy Cavendish College Fiction Prize is open until February 12, 2021 (noon).

The Prize is for a novel by a woman over the age of 18 that marries literary merit with unputdownability. You must be resident in Ireland or the UK.

Submit the first 40-50 pages of your novel, plus a synopsis of 3 to 5 pages of the remainder. The winner will receive £1,500. The shortlisted entrants will receive a one-to-one consultation with Peters Fraser Dunlop. Entry Fee: £12.

More here.

Desmond O’Grady International Poetry Competition 2021

Sunday, January 31st, 2021

The Desmond O’Grady International Poetry Competition 2021 is open until March 24, 2021.

Judge: Eileen Sheehan. Prizes: €200, €50

Poems, can be in either Irish or English, can be on any subject and presented in any form or style.

Entry fees: 1 poem €3.50, 3 Poems €5.50

More here.

New Welsh Writing Awards 2021

Saturday, January 30th, 2021

The New Welsh Writing Awards 2021 are open until March 16, 2021.

Open to writers in Ireland and the UK, as well as those who have been educated in Wales for over six months. The winner will receive £1,000 as an advance against an e-publishing deal, as well as a critique from literary agent Cathryn Summerhayes.

This year, the Awards champion works of 5,000 – 30,000 words in one category, the Rheidol Prize for Prose with a Welsh theme or setting. Entry Fee: £12

More here.

The Caterpillar Poetry Prize 2021

Saturday, January 30th, 2021

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.

Mammoth Screen NI Writers Award 2021

Friday, January 29th, 2021

The Mammoth Screen NI Writers Award 2021 is open until February 25, 2021 (noon).

Mammoth Screen has partnered with BBC Writersroom and BBC Drama Commissioning to search for writers to develop bold, original drama and comedy-drama television series for BBC network broadcast. Up to four writers will be given the opportunity to be paid to develop an original series idea with Mammoth Screen, and one writer will subsequently be selected for a pilot script commission.

Open to emerging and established writers who can represent the culture of Northern Ireland with authenticity (for example you may be from, or have lived or worked in Northern Ireland). Writers must have at least one professionally produced script, minimum of 15’ in length, in television, radio, theatre or film. Open to writers resident in Ireland or the UK and aged 18 at the time of application.

Full details here.

Ware Poets Poetry Competition

Tuesday, January 26th, 2021

The Ware Poets Poetry Competition is open until April 30, 2021.

The competition is open to anyone aged 16 and over. Judge: Kim Moore

Prizes: £600, £300, £150. Ware Sonnet Prize: £150. The shortlisted and winning poems will be published in an anthology.

Entry Fee: £4

Full details here.

Yeovil Literary Prize

Friday, January 8th, 2021

The Yeovil Literary Prize is open until April 30, 2021.

There are four categories: Short Story, Poetry, Novel and Writing Without Restrictions.

The prizes in the short story and poetry categories are: £600, £250, £125. Novel: £1,250, £300, £125. Writing Without Restrictions: £250, £125, £75.

Entry Fee: Short Story, £8. Poetry, £5. Novel, £14.50. Writing Without Restrictions, £6.

Full details 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.

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.