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Writing Competitions

A listing of Writing Competitions, Writing Prizes, Writing Awards, in closing date order.

O Bheal International Five Words Competition
Annual five words international poetry competition

Golfwell's Second Annual Golf Writing Competition
Open to International

The Newcastle Short Story Award
The theme is open. 2000 word limit. You do not have to be a member of Hunter Writers Centre to enter the competition

Black Cockatoo Art and Story 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 Tasmanian Writers' Prize 2018
The winner will receive a cash prize of $500 and publication in Tasmania 40°South.

Atlantis Short Story Contest
Fiction and stories based on true events (Write fiction or non-fiction on your title page). No theme or genre restrictions

Flash 500 Short Story Competition
UK Competition |

The Memoir Magazine #MeToo Trigger Warning Nonfiction Essay Contest
The winning story will be awarded $500 and publication online.

Writer Advice's Flash Memoir Contest
WriterAdvice seeks flash memoir, a personal life story from your life, running 750 words or less

Cinnamon press Writing contest - Poetry
International entrants welcome.

International Rubery Book Award
International entries welcome

The Caterpillar Poetry Prize 2018
€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 Anyone over 16 can enter, as long as the poem is previously unpublished.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

2018 Bristol Short Story Prize
The competition is open to all writers around the world whether published or unpublished, UK or non-UK based.

Cinnamon press Writing contest - short story
Open to beginners and established writers. International entries welcome.

The Moth Short Story Prize 2018
The Prize is open to anyone (over 18), as long as the work is original and previously unpublished.

Cinnamon press Writing contest - Debut novel
Open to those who have not had a novel previously published. (those with self-published novels may enter). International entries welcome.

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