A listing of Writing Competitions, Writing Prizes, Writing Awards, in closing date order.
Annual five words international poetry competition
Open to International
The theme is open. 2000 word limit. You do not have to be a member of Hunter Writers Centre to enter the competition
WHO? Aboriginal youth aged 10-20 from rural or remote locations in Australia. WHAT? Short story of up to 5,000 words and/or art piece in any medium.
The winner will receive a cash prize of $500 and publication in Tasmania 40°South.
Fiction and stories based on true events (Write fiction or non-fiction on your title page). No theme or genre restrictions
UK Competition |
The winning story will be awarded $500 and publication online.
WriterAdvice seeks flash memoir, a personal life story from your life, running 750 words or less
International entrants welcome.
International entries welcome
€1,000 for the best poem written by an adult for children aged 7–11. Judged by Chrissie Gittins. The winning poem will appear in the summer issue of The Caterpillar. Anyone over 16 can enter, as long as the poem is previously unpublished. Closing 31 March 2018. See thecaterpillarmagazine.com.
The competition is open to all writers around the world whether published or unpublished, UK or non-UK based.
Open to beginners and established writers. International entries welcome.
The Prize is open to anyone (over 18), as long as the work is original and previously unpublished.
Open to those who have not had a novel previously published. (those with self-published novels may enter). International entries welcome.