CWI Writing Competition

The closing date is the last day of every month.

There is no entry fee and to enter email your entry to The subject line in your email should state “Creative Writing Ink Competition” and please paste your short story or poem into the body of the email, as we do not accept attachments.

We are looking for short stories or poetry and the word limit is 3,000 words (for short stories) or 40 lines (for poetry). Open theme.

Entries should be in English and we accept submissions from writers around the world of any age. You can submit one entry every month. We do not accept previously published material.

One overall winner will be selected every month and the winner’s details will be posted on our website and in our newsletter. The winning entry will be published in Creative Writing Ink’s e-journal.

Prize: Publication on our website and an Amazon voucher worth €10.

Writing Prompts Competition

We also run a free to enter writing prompt competition.

We run this competition every two months.

Prize: There’s a different prize every two months. For details on the current prize, please visit our Writing Prompts page at

If you are under the age of 18, you must have the consent of a parent or guardian over 18 to enter the competitions. Creative Writing Ink reserves the right to ask for proof of permission. Entries without permission will be disqualified.