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Writing Opportunities you might find interesting

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31 August 2019 The Booklife Prize 2019
Authors with unpublished or self-published novels in 5 categories Entry fee $99
Grand Prize $5,000, category finalists a social media marketing package from BookBaby worth $1,000
6 weeks 1 hour ago
1 August 2019 Curtis Brown First Novel Prize
Unpublished writers of 18 or over, writing a novel in English and resident in the UK or Ireland. No entry fee
First Prize representation by Curtis Brown plus a prize of £3,000, five runners-up prizes
2 weeks 21 hours ago
31 July 2019 The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2019
Poets from anywhere in the world aged 11-17 years No entry fee
A wide range of prizes, opportunities and resources including a week-long intensive residential Arvon course
8 weeks 6 days ago
30 June 2019 The Moth Short Story Prize 2019
Open to any writer over 16 from anywhere in the world Entry fee €15 per story
1st prize €3,000, 2nd prize week-long writing retreat at Circle of Misse in France plus €250 travel stipend and 3rd prize €1,000
14 weeks 23 hours ago
28 June 2019 The Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2019
All new writers of Fiction, Poetry and Life Writing Entry fee £6, 2 entries £10 and 3 entries £15
£1,000 for each category
1 week 1 day ago
15 June 2019 The Sunday Times/University of Warwick Young Writer of the Year Award
Open to a published or self-published work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry by a British or Irish author aged 18-35 years No entry fee
£5,000 with three awards of £500 for runners-up
2 weeks 6 days ago
31 May 2019 The Author of Tomorrow
Open to young people of any nationality writing short stories in English in three different age groups No entry fee
16-21 years £1,000, 12-15 years and 11 and under £100 plus £150 in book tokens for their school, library or charity of choice
10 weeks 6 days ago
1 May 2019 Poetry London Clore Prize 2019
Open to all poets for unpublished poems in English Entry fee £7 or £3 for subscribers
1st prize £5,000, 2nd prize £2,000, 3rd prize £1,000. Four commendations £500 plus publication in the magazine
3 weeks 6 days ago
31 March 2019 The International Rubery Book of the Year Award 2019
Open to all writers internationally who have published or self-published their work Entry fee £37
£1500 plus £150 for at least three category winners
27 weeks 6 days ago
31 March 2019 The Borough Press and The Good Literary Agency open submissions
UK residents and British Citizens (including those residing abroad) without a literary agent and of black, Asian or minority ethnic background No entry fee
£10,000 publishing contract, agency representation and mentoring from writer Nikesh Shukla
16 weeks 6 days ago
4 March 2019 The Brotherton Poetry Prize
Open to anyone in the world over the age of 18 who hasn't yet published a full collection of poems Entry fee £10
First Prize £1,000, 4 runners-up £200
21 weeks 6 days ago
1 March 2019 Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize
Open to writers of any nationality writing in English No entry fee
£15,000 for each Prize plus a publishing deal with Bonnier for Best Unpublished Manuscript
17 weeks 6 days ago