Writing Competitions May

Writing competitions which close in MAY.

Writing competitions are listed chronologically and are colour coded by form.

If you would like to add your writing competition to the website, please contact me – rupert@theshortstory.co.uk


If any of the links don’t work or the information on the writing competitions is wrong, please do send me an email.


Form – name – length – top prize – sub fee  – WC link – site link  International tag (INTL)


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Short Story – Bristol Prize – 4000 – £1000 – £9 – our info website – INTL

Novel (Fiction) – Faulkner Society – Full MS – $7500 – $100 – our info website – INTL

Novella – Faulkner Society – Full MS – $2000 – $40 – our infowebsite – INTL

Short Story – Faulkner Society – 10,000 – $35 – our infowebsite – INTL

Essay – Faulkner Society – 2500 – $35 – our infowebsite – INTL

Poetry – Faulkner Society – MS (80 pgs) – $1000 – $35 – our infowebsite – INTL

Short Story – Meyerson Prize – 8000 – $1000 – $25 – our info – website INTL

Poetry – Poetry London – 80 lines – £5000 – £7 – our info – websiteINTL?

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Short Story – Reader’s Digest – 4000 – $5000 – $20-30 – our info – websiteINTL

Poetry – Reader’s Digest – 42 – $5000 – $20-30 – our info – website INTL

Essay – Reader’s Digest –  2000 – $5000 – $20-30 – our info – websiteINTL

Play – Reader’s Digest – 15 page – $5000 – $20-30 – our info – websiteINTL

Screenplay – Reader’s Digest – 15 pages – $5000 – $20-30 – our info – website – INTL

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Poetry – Ruminate Mag – 2 poems, 40 lines – $1500 – $20 – our infowebsite

Short Story – Lorian Hemingway – 3500 – $1500 – $15 – our info – websiteINTL

Poetry – James Laughlin – 100 Pages – $5000 – FREE – our info – website

Short Story – Raymond Carver – NA – $1500 – $17 – our info – websiteINTL

Novel – St Francis – Full MS – $50,000 – FREE – our info – website – n/a

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Poetry – Welsh Poetry – single poem – £500 – £6 – our info – websiteINTL

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Short Story – The New Quarterly – unlimited – $1000 – $40 – our infowebsite

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Short Story – Olsen Award – 5000 – $500 – $15 – our info – website INTL

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Flash Fiction – Reflex – 360 – £1000 – £7 – our info – website INTL

Short Story – Bridport – 5000 – £5000 – £12 – our infowebsite – INTL

Short Story – Yeovil – 2000 – £500 – £7 – our info – website INTL

Poetry – Yeovil – 40 lines – £500 – £7 – our info – websiteINTL

Poetry – Bridport – 42 lines – £5000 – £10 – our infowebsite – INTL

Novel – Bridport – 8000 – £1000 – £20 – our infowebsite – INTL

Novel – Yeovil – 15,000 – £1000 – £12 – our info – websiteINTL

Flash Fiction – Bridport – 250 – £1000 – £9 – our infowebsite – INTL


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