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Charles Causley Poetry Competition.  

By on Oct 28, 2015

From the Charles Causley Trust, this competition is one of the larger and more prestigious poetry prizes of the year. No restrictions on subject with a generous line allowance, it’s worth entering. This is an international competition. Word limit: 40 lines Prizes: 1st – £2000, 2nd – £250, 3rd – £100, 5 highly commended £30  Entry fee: £7 Closing date: 3rd November 2015 It is, however, yet another example of a postal only competition. So, if you are going to enter you’ll need to get your skates on for your submission to arrive by noon of the 3rd of November. https://thecharlescausleytrust.wordpress.com/competition/enter/ Like this:Like...

Bare Fiction Prize

By on Aug 11, 2015

Bare fiction magazine is a relatively new player in the field, promoting poetry and fiction as well as plays. Launched at the end of 2013 on the back of a successful Kickstarter campaign it has been going strongly since. As a magazine they do accept submissions, so you can always submit work for publication even if you don’t enter the prize. They are certainly not afraid of the weird or dark as long as it is more literary than genre. The contest has three categories: flash fiction, short fiction and poetry. This is an international competition. Flash Fiction Category Word limit: 500 words Prizes: 1st –£500, 2nd –£200, 3rd –£100, 2 highly commended –£25 Entry fee: £6 per entry Short Story Category Word limit: 3000 words Prizes: 1st –£500, 2nd –£200, 3rd –£100, 2 highly commended –£25 Entry fee: £8 per entry  Poetry Category Word limit: 40 lines Prizes: 1st –£500, 2nd –£200, 3rd –£100, 2...

Roundup of August Writing Competitions

By on Jul 24, 2015

August seems to be the time for flash fiction and poetry, though there are a few short fiction competitions to be entered before the month is up. 2015 The Exeter Flash Competition From CreativeWritingMatters, a competition that squeezes down the envelope for flash fiction further than most with a 250 word limit. Make every one count. This is an international competition. Word limit: 250 words Prizes: 1st – £100, 2nd –£50 Entry fee: £4 Closing date: 31st August 2015 The winning stories will be published as part of an anthology and on the CreativeWritingMatters website. Winners will be announced by the end of September. http://www.creativewritingmatters.co.uk/2015-exeter-flash-competition.html   Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2015 This works out to be one of the more prestigious writing competitions for exposure, Aesthetica Magazine is well respected in the literary and...

Roundup of July Writing Competitions

By on Jun 24, 2015

Inkitt Mystery/Thriller Writing Contest The Inkitt site is a great place to read and review short stories. It is also great place to publish and get feedback on your own work. As a bonus, Inkitt periodically offer short story contests. The Fated Paradox Mystery/Thriller contest, whilst themed, is free to enter, has no word limit and offers a cash prize. It doesn’t come much better than that. Word limit: None Prizes: 1st – $50 plus five custom printed copies of story, 2nd – $40, 3rd – $30 Entry fee: free Closing date: July 4th “Fated Paradox: Tales of Gripping Suspense.” Keep us on the edge of our seats with your best mystery and thriller stories. Submit accounts of murders and red herrings, or have us biting our nails over stories full of adrenaline and espionage. We want you to leave us breathless with yours tales of unmatched suspense. A shortlist of submitted stories is...

Ledbury Poetry Fesival Competition 2015

By on Jun 16, 2015

This is one of the better UK competions, with categories for both adults and under 18s. As far as I can tell it’s an international competition. Although if you win, you’ll need to travel to Wales for the writing course at Ty Newydd. Word limit: 40 lines Adult Entries Prizes: 1st – £1000 plus a course at Ty Newydd, The National Writers’ Centre for Wales, 2nd – £500, 3rd – £250 Entry fee: £5 Young People: 12 – 17 Prizes:  1st – £100,    2nd – £50,  3rd – £25 Children: (11 and under) First Prize:  1st – £25 book token, 2nd – £15 book token, 3rd – £10 book token Entry fee for under 18s: first poem free then £1.50 for each additional entry. Closing date: 9th July This years judge will be Deryn Rees-Jones “Deryn Rees-Jones’s most recent books are ‘And You, Helen’ with Charlotte Hodes (Seren, 2014) and ‘Burying the Wren’ (2012) shortlisted for the Roland Mathias and T.S....

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