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31 December 2018 The Moth Poetry Prize 2018
Open to all poets over 16 Entry fee £12 per poem
First Prize of €10,000, and three runner-up prizes of €1,000
6 weeks 3 days ago
31 October 2018 LoveReading Very Short Story Award 2019
Unpublished stories by writers from all over the world No entry fee
The winning story will be read by a professional actor on The LoveReading Podcast, and published on the LoveReading website.
5 weeks 3 days ago
31 October 2018 National Poetry Competition 2018
Open to any poet from across the world aged 17 or over at the time of entering £7 for your first poem, and £4 per poem thereafter. Members of The Poetry Society can enter a second poem for free
First Prize £5,000 with 9 other cash prizes
1 day 8 hours ago
30 October 2018 Futurebook Story Competition
Open to international writers of 18 or over No entry fee
Reading your story at the Futurebook conference, publication on the Pigeonhole app and full set of novels from this year’s Arthur C. Clarke shortlist.
2 weeks 2 days ago
22 October 2018 Troubadour International Poetry Prize 2018
Open to all Entry fee £6 for first poem £4 for further poems
First prize £2,000, Second prize £1,000 and Third prize a week-long creative-writing course at the Arvon centre of your choice
4 weeks 3 days ago
30 September 2018 The Caterpillar Story Prize 2018
The Prize is open to anyone (over 16), as long as the work is original and previously unpublished. Entry fee £12 per story
£1,000
9 weeks 5 days ago
14 September 2018 Manchester Poetry and Fiction Prizes 2018
Open to all internationally £17.50 entry fee for each prize
£10,000 for each
11 weeks 2 days ago
13 September 2018 Women’s Poetry and Pamphlet Competitions 2018
Open to women of any nationality from any country, and welcomes poems in any style, of any length, on any subject. Entry fee: Poetry £10 Pamphlet £20
POETRY: First Prize £2000 plus publication in both Mslexia and the PBS Bulletin, Second Prize £400, Third Prize £200. PAMPHLET: Publication by Seren Books
8 weeks 2 days ago
31 August 2018 Booklife Prize 2018
Open to all in six categories - Romance/Erotica; Mystery/Thriller; Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror; General Fiction; Memoir/Autobiography; YA/Middle Grade Entry fee $99
Grand Prize $5,000
24 weeks 2 days ago
15 August 2018 Gingko Prize for Ecopoetry
Open to all Entry fee
First prize £5,000, second prize £2,000 and third prize £1,000
13 weeks 2 days ago
31 July 2018 Winchester Poetry Prize 2018
Open to all poets worldwide aged 16 and over £5 for the first poem, £4 for subsequent poems
1st Prize £1,000, 2nd Prize £500, 3rd Prize £250
15 weeks 2 days ago
31 July 2018 Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2018
Open to all 13-17 year-olds worldwide No entry fee
Top 15 winners win mentoring and a life-changing residential writing course
14 weeks 2 days ago