New Contests

    Multiple Disciplines / October 15, 2017 (deadline) October 15, 2017

    NUHA Blogging Competition

    Organised by NUHA Foundation, the competition has been established as an international platform to debate issues of education and to provide an opportunity for authors to be published and to develop their..

    Prose / September 30, 2017 (deadline) September 30, 2017

    University Centre Grimsby International Literary Prize

    This prestigious prize is awarded each year for a short story on a chosen theme. The theme for 2017 is 'Eternal' and it is intended to be inspirational, not restrictive Despite its worldwide appeal,..

    Prose / October 6, 2017 (deadline) October 6, 2017

    Crime Files Writing Competition

    Organised by Quercus, a division of Hachette UK, the prize will be awarded to a debut writer for the most original and exciting crime or thriller novel. This can include police procedural, psychological..

    Poetry / December 31, 2017 (deadline) December 31, 2017

    2018 Peter Porter Poetry Prize

    Organised by the Australian Book Review, and now in its fourteenth edition, the Peter Porter Poetry Prize is one of Australia’s most lucrative and respected awards for poetry. It honours the life and..

    Poetry / January 31, 2018 (deadline) January 31, 2018

    The Plough Prize 2017

    Organised by the Plough Arts Centre and supported by the Ronald Duncan Literary Foundation, The Plough Prize is now open for its 2017 edition. There are two categories: • Open Poetry Competition •..

    Poetry / November 19, 2017 (deadline) November 19, 2017

    Shooter Poetry Competition 2017

    Shooter is a literary magazine featuring entertaining, well crafted stories and poetry from up-and-coming writers, showcasing original artwork on the cover of each issue. Shooter’s Poetry Competition..

    Multiple Disciplines / October 31, 2017 (deadline) October 31, 2017

    The Young Walter Scott Prize

    The Young Walter Scott Prize is the UK's only creative writing prize dedicated to historical fiction. The Prize is looking for a piece of creative writing between 800 and 2000 words, inspired by any..

    Students Only / September 8, 2017 (deadline) September 8, 2017

    Jacqueline Wilson Creative Writing Prize 2017

    Organised by the Penguin Random House Children’s, young writers are asked to write a letter to someone who lives far away which is no more than 750 words long. Letters must be fictional, they cannot..

    Prose / September 28, 2017 (deadline) September 28, 2017

    The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award

    Organised by the Society of Authors, The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award is the world's richest prize for a single short story. Co-founded in 2010 by Lord Matthew Evans of EFG and The Sunday Times's..

    Prose / October 31, 2017 (deadline) October 31, 2017

    Benjamin Franklin House Literary Prize

    Benjamin Franklin is one of history’s great figures. While he made lasting contributions in many fields, his first passion was writing. He believed in the power of the written word as the bedrock of..

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