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Below you will find a list of competitions that are free to enter.

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)


February

15

Short Story – Audible / Sunday Times – 6000 – £30,000 – FREE – our info – website

Poetry – Ambroggio Prize – 100 pages – $1000 – FREE – our info – website

17

Poetry – Fan Story – 20 syllables – $100 – FREE – our info – website

Play – Papatango – full MS – £6000 – FREE – our info – website

24

Short Story – Spotlight Books – 10,000 – Publication – FREE – our info – website – INTL

Poetry – Spotlight Books – 45 pages – Publication – FREE – our info – website – INTL

28

Novel – Black Caucus – Full MS – $500 – FREE – our info – website

Poetry – Black Caucus – Full MS – $500 – FREE – our info – website

Short Story – SoundWork – 2500 – recording – FREE – our info – website

 

March

11

Short Story – BBC National Award – 8000 – £15,000 – FREE – our info – website

31

Short Story – IABD – 15,000 – Recorded – FREE – our info – website – INTL

Book (multiple forms) – Restless Book – 45,000 –  $10,000 – FREE – our info – website – INTL

Book (multiple forms) – Rubery Prize – Full MS – £1500 – FREE – our info – website – INTL

 

April

01

All genres – Alpine Fellowship – 2500 – £10,000 – FREE – our info – website

Poetry – Wergle Flomp – 250 lines – $1000 – FREE – our info – website – INTL

15

Essay – Hektoen Prize – 1600 – $3000 – FREE – our info – website – INTL

 

May

15

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

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

 

June

15

Poem – Narrative Magazine – 5 poems – $4000 – FREE – our info – website – INTL

Short Story – Narrative Magazine – 4000 – $4000 – FREE – our info – website – INTL

Play – Narrative Magazine – One Act –  $4000 – FREE – our info – website – INTL

Essay – Goi Peace – 700 – 100,00 yuen (c. $1000) – FREE – our info – website – INTL

28

Novel – McLaughlin – Full MS – $1000 – FREE – our info – website

30

Short Story – Aftermath – 5000 – $1000 – Free – our info – website – INTL

 

July

31

Flash Fiction – Polar Expressions – 750 – $500 – FREE – our info – website

Poetry – Polar Expressions – 48 lines – $500 – FREE – our info – website

 

November

30

Short Story – ServiceScape – 5000 – $1000 – FREE – our info – website

 


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