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Writing Opportunities you might find interesting

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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
10 weeks 5 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
1 week 5 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
5 days 9 hours ago
13 July 2018 The Daily Mail Penguin Random House first novel competition
Open to anyone aged 16 or over who is a resident of the UK or Republic of Ireland No entry fee
8 weeks 4 days ago
13 July 2018 Daily Mail PRH First Novel Competition 2018
Open to anyone aged 16 or over who is a resident of the UK or Republic of Ireland and has not had a book published before, whether that is in print, e-book or self-published. No entry fee
A £20,000 advance and publishing contract with PRH imprint Century and the services of literary agent Luigi Bonomi
2 weeks 6 days ago
6 July 2018 Myriad’s First Drafts Competition 2018
Open to unpublished women writers of any nationality and of African heritage or descent.
Publication in the forthcoming anthology New Daughters of Africa, edited by Margaret Busby and a week's writing retreat
3 weeks 5 days ago
30 June 2018 The Moth Short Story Prize 2018
Any writer over 18 with an unpublished story Entry fee €12 per story
1st prize €3,000, 2nd prize week-long writing retreat in France plus €250 travel stipend and 3rd prize €1,000
4 weeks 5 days ago
14 June 2018 Richard and Judy's Search For A Bestseller 2018
Writers resident in the UK or the Republic of Ireland No entry fee
£30,000 publishing deal with Bonnier Zaffre and representation from literary agency Furniss Lawton
6 weeks 6 days ago
8 June 2018 The Sunday Times/PFD Young Writer of the Year 2018
Writers of published fiction, non-fiction and poetry between the ages of 18 and 35 in the UK and Ireland, published or self-published No entry fee
First Prize £5,000 plus a 10 week residency and a year of mentoring, three runners-up £500
7 weeks 4 days ago
31 May 2018 The Bridport Prize 2018
Open to writers of any nationality writing in English, 16 years old and over Entry fees various
Poetry and Short Story First Prize £5,000, Flash Fiction and First Novel First Prize £1,000
11 weeks 5 days ago
1 May 2018 Polari First Book Prize 2018
Books must have been published in English by a writer born or resident in the UK, but self-published books are eligible
14 weeks 5 days ago
30 April 2018 National Poetry Writing Month
Open to all No entry fee
15 weeks 6 days ago