Archive for the ‘Competitions & Events’ Category

The Writing Quarter Competition

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019

The Writing Quarter Competition is an ongoing free to enter monthly competition.

Submit short stories of up to 3,000 words. Prize: AUD$30.The winning author will also be given the option to publish their story on the website.

Open to all writers aged 18 or over regardless of their nationality or country of residence.

More here.

The Writing District Competition

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

The Writing District competition is a free to enter short story writing competition.

Prize: $50 and online publication.

Ongoing monthly competition.

More info here.

Note that The Writing District is our sister site.

Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

The Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest is open until April 30, 2019.

Judges: Dennis Norris II and Lauren Singer Ledoux.

Submit essays or short stories of up to 6,000 words. The winning story and winning essay will each receive $2,000 and a one-year gift certificate from Duotrope. The 12 best entries will be published on their website.

Fee: $20 per entry.

More here.

Trócaire Poetry Ireland Poetry Competition 2019

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

The Trócaire Poetry Ireland Poetry Competition 2019 is open until March 15, 2019.

Theme: Land is Life. Free to enter.

Judging panel: poet Geraldine Mitchell, Aidan Clifford and Trócaire’s Patricia Groves.

The winning poems will be published in booklet form and presented to the winners at the awards ceremony. The winners and runners up will be invited to read at the awards event at the National Library of Ireland. The winning poems will be considered for publication in Poetry Ireland Review.

More here.

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is open until August 31, 2019.

There are two categories: poetry and short fiction.

Entry Fee: Short Fiction: £18 | Poetry: £12.

The poetry and short fiction winners will each receive £1,000. The prize also includes: publication in an anthology, copies of the anthology, a selection of books from Vintage and Bloodaxe Books, a one year print subscription to Granta, membership to The Poetry Society (Poetry Winner), and consultation with Redhammer Management (Short Fiction Winner)

More here.

January 2019 CWI Competition Results

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

January 2019 Competition Results

Winner: Fabiyas MV

Shortlist: Michelle Marsiglia, Sam McPherson, Carol Harte, Caroline Cooper Charles, Ben Sears, Sharon Laslett, Glyn Carter.

Many thanks to everyone who entered!

27th National Student Poetry Competition 2019

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

The 27th National Student Poetry Competition 2019 is open until March 15, 2019.

It’s free to enter.

Judges: Heather Brett & Noel Monahan. First prize is €100 in each category.

For further details, visit their site.

Edinburgh Flash Fiction Award

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

The Edinburgh Flash Fiction Award is open until April 30, 2019.

Submit stories of up to 250 words.

First prize is a trophy and £500, and free membership to The Scottish Arts Club.

The chief judge is Sandra Ireland.

Entry Fee: £5 per story

More here.

National Youth Film & Animation School Competition

Monday, February 18th, 2019

The National Youth Film & Animation School Competition is aimed at 16-25 year olds.

Deadline: March 31, 2019. Submit a synopsis and a script of no more than 5 pages in length, limited to 3 main characters and set in provincial Ireland.

Selected candidates will be mentored with a series of scriptwriting workshops to help them craft their scripts for the big screen. The winners will receive €100 and their scripts will be produced as part of the National Youth Film & Animation School which will take place in August.

More here.

 

Maria Edgeworth Poetry and Short Story Competition

Saturday, February 16th, 2019

The Maria Edgeworth Poetry and Short Story Competition is open until March 8, 2019.

Submit up to five poems or a short story.

Prizes: €250, €100, €50

Entry Fee: €5

More here.

Neil Gunn Writing Competition

Friday, February 15th, 2019

The Neil Gunn Writing Competition is open until March 8, 2019.

Submit poetry of up to 40 lines or short stories of up to 2,500 words.

The prizes in each adult category are: £500, £300, £200. The winners will be published on the website.

Entry Fee : £8

More here.

The Desmond O’Grady International Poetry Competition 2019

Friday, February 15th, 2019

The Desmond O’Grady International Poetry Competition 2019 is open until March 16, 2019.

First prize is €200 and the runner-up prize is €50.

Entry Fees: €3.50 for one poem, €5.50 for 3 poems.

Competition Judge: John W. Sexton. Poems, can be in either Irish or English, can be on any subject and presented in any form or style.

More here.

Poets Meet Politics International Open Poetry Competition 2019

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

The Poets Meet Politics International Open Poetry Competition 2019 is open until April 22, 2019.

The competition comes from Hungry Hill Writing. Christy Ducker will judge this year’s entries.

Prizes: €500, €250, €100

Entry Fee: €12 (up to 3 poems).

Submit poems on any theme related to politics.

More here.

Newcastle Poetry Competition

Saturday, January 19th, 2019

The Newcastle Poetry Competition is open until March 26, 2019.

Prizes: First prize is £1,000, and a week-long residency in the Contemporary Poetry Archives at Newcastle University during the Newcastle Poetry Festival in May 2019. Second prize is £500. Third is £250. Five highly commended prizes of £25 each.

Entry Fees: £6 for the first poem. £4 per poem thereafter.

Judge: Deryn Rees-Jones

More here.

Bridgend Writers’ Circle Open Competition

Friday, January 18th, 2019

The Bridgend Writers’ Circle Open Competition is open until March 1, 2019.

Submit stories between 1,500 and 1,800 words.

Prizes: £100, £50, £30

Entry Fee: £5 each, £7.50 for two

More here.

2019 Inter-Varsity Poetry Slam

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

The 2019 Inter-Varsity Poetry Slam, in partnership with Poetry Ireland will take place in March at the National College of Art and Design.

Are you a student or recent graduate? Writer or performer? You can email a poem (video, audio, or text) to ivpoetryslam@gmail.com

This year’s top finalists will also be invited to take part in a free performance workshop in Poetry Ireland ahead of the IV Slam.

More here.

CWI December 2018 Competition Results

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

A big thank you to everyone who entered our December writing competition and congratulations to the winner, Ruth Taaffe.

Shortlist: Howard Kerr, Bethany Ascott, m.nicole.r.wildhood, Kathryn Ratzko, Millie Stephens.

Cobh Readers and Writers Festival Competition

Sunday, January 13th, 2019

The Cobh Readers and Writers Festival Competition is open until March 26, 2019.

Theme: Out of the Fog

Submit up to two entries. Poems should be no longer than 40 lines.

The winning Adult (18+) will receive €100 worth of vouchers. The winning Youth (12-18) will receive €50 in vouchers.

More here.

Slipstream Poets Open Poetry Competition

Wednesday, December 26th, 2018

The Slipstream Poets Open Poetry Competition is open until February 28, 2019.

Submit poems of up to 60 lines, any theme.

Judge: Mandy Pannet

Prizes: £150, £100, £50

Entry Fee: £5 for the first poem, £3.50 for each additional poem.

More here.

Teignmouth Poetry Festival Open Poetry Competition

Saturday, December 22nd, 2018

The Teignmouth Poetry Festival Open Poetry Competition is open until January 31, 2019.

Submit poems of up to 35 lines on any subject. Judge: John Greening

Prizes: £500, £250, £100.

Entry Fee: £4.50 for the first poem, £3.50 for subsequent entries.

More here.