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Writing Competitions closing December 2013



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Writing Competitions closing November 2013



TW Fest NOLA One-Act Contest

Category: Fiction

Description: 28th Annual One-Act Contest. Playwrights who have not been previously produced, published, or performed may submit a play running no more than an hour with an entry fee of $25 by November 1st. 


Prizes: $1,500 for first place. Staged reading at next festival, full production at following festival, publication in Bayou.
Entry fee: $25 for one entry.
Deadline: 1st November 2013



Earth Vision Writing Competition

Category: Fiction

Description: For writers of short fiction, short creative non-fiction, poetic prose, or poetry, with a theme that celebrates the natural environment. Winners announced January 2014. 


Prizes: $500 for first place. 2 Second prizes of $100 each.
Entry fee: $15 for one entry.
Deadline: 1st November 2013



The World's Greatest Writing CompetitionSubmit the first chapter of your work - it's free & easy

Competition closes 9th of November 2013

RECOGNITION

We aim to recognise excellence in writing and promote creativity. We are passionate about writers and writing.

NO ENTRY FEES

No entry fees whatsoever. We aim to enable all writers to submit their work from across the world without boundaries.

ALL FORMATS

All manuscripts are accepted, novels, short stories, poetry, song lyrics, articles, comics, screenplays etc.



TW Fest NOLA Fiction Contest

Category: Fiction

Description: 6th Annual Fiction Contest. Writers who have not published a work of fiction may submit a work of fiction up to 7,000 words with an entry fee of $25.00 by November 15th. Visit the website for more information. 

Prizes: $1,500 for first place. Airfare/hotel to attend Festival, Public Reading of work, publication in LA Literature, VIP pass.
Entry fee: $25 for one entry.
Deadline: 15th November 2013


Short Fiction Writing Contest

Category: Fiction

Description: Original, unpublished, short stories, up to 1,000 words. Multiple entries permitted, but each entry must be submitted separately with its own reading fee. Authors retain all rights to their works. 


Prizes: $1,000 for first place. Over $2,000 total in cash and prizes.
Entry fee: $28 for one entry. $25 early bird - before Sept 30.
Deadline: 1st November 2013.
Canada - April 5, 2013  

Mix and Mash 2013: The New Storytelling

Category: Fiction

Description: Calling NZ creative writers: this competition has 3 intakes, the 1st is 10 May. May submissions must remix or incorporate at least one piece of existing NZ content (openly licensed or in the public domain) to tell a compelling new story about the past. A selection of works will get publicity, exhibition and iTunes rewards, there are 2 x $500 prizes in May and a chance to win $2000 in November with your submission(s). Please read the rules. 


Prizes: $2,000 for first place. Prizes range from $50 itunes vouchers to $2,000 cash.
Entry fee: $0 for one entry.
Deadline: 8th November 2013




The Worlds Greatest Writing Competition

Category: Fiction

Description: Competition to provide writers with the opportunity to receive exposure and potential financial reward depending entirely on the appeal of their writing. Open to all categories of writing, see website for details. 

Prizes: $0 for first place. Prizes are potentially unlimited depending on the appeal of the submission.
Entry fee: $0 for one entry.
Deadline: 9th November 2013





100 Years from Gallipoli Poetry Project

Entry into the Poetry Prize

In conjunction with their submission to the Publication, new poems written between Remembrance Day, Friday 11 November 2011 and Remembrance Day, Monday 11 November 2013, may be entered into the 100 Years from Gallipoli  Poetry Prize.
Entry in this competition is not compulsory for a new poem to be considered in the Publication.
Winning writers will share a total prize allocation of AUD $5000, and their poems will appear in the Project’s Publication.
To enter the Prize, each poem is to be submitted with a signed Entry Form and fee of AUD $20 (GST included). The Poetry Prize’s Entry Form and Terms and Conditions can be downloaded from below:



Commonwealth Writers has re-focused its prizes to concentrate only on the Short Story. It will no longer offer the Commonwealth Book Prize.
The Commonwealth Short Story Prize is part of Commonwealth Writers, the cultural initiative from the Commonwealth Foundation. Commonwealth Writers develops the craft of individual writers and builds communities of emerging voices which can influence the decision-making processes affecting their lives. The Prize aims to identify talented writers who will go on to inspire their local communities.
The 2014 Commonwealth Short Story Prize will be chaired by Ellah Allfrey, Deputy Chair of the Council of the Caine Prize and previously Deputy Editor of Granta and Senior Editor at Jonathan Cape, Random House.
The Short Story Prize enables writers to enter from countries where there is little or no publishing industry. Authors writing in languages other than English are also able to enter stories translated into English. The Prize unearths and promotes the best new writing from across the Commonwealth, developing literary connections worldwide.
The Short Story Prize is awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction (2000-5000 words). Regional winners of the 2014 Commonwealth Short Story Prize will receive £2,500 and the Overall Winner will receive £5,000. Translators will receive additional prize money.
The 2014 Short Story Prize will open for entry on 1 October 2013 and close on 30 November 2013. Entry is via the online application form at www.commonwealthwriters.org. The judges, who reflect the five regions of the Commonwealth, will be announced on 1 October.

Writer's Village


Win a £1000 ($1600) cash prize for your short fiction

Cash prizes totaling £1500 ($2400) can be won in the Writers' Village 2013 'Best Writing' competition for prose fiction in any genre up to 3000 words.

The first prize is £1000 ($1600), with a second prize of £250 ($400) and five runner up prizes of £50 ($80).

A further five Highly Commended entrants will receive a free entry in the next round.

That's 12 opportunities to win a prize!

Prizes will go to those writers whose short fiction shows the greatest originality, mastery of the craft skills of creative writing, and power to move the reader.
Every entrant wins because... everyone, winner or not, gets back detailed feedback on how their story was assessed. This helpful analysis is unique among low-fee writing contests. It's worth the entry fee in itself.
The new 2013 contest follows the continuing success of the previous ten Writers' Village 'Best Writing' competitions, entered by writers from all over the world.

Entries will be judged by Dr John Yeoman, MA Oxon, MA (Res), MPhil, PhD Creative Writing, winner of the Nemesis Award 2011, a university tutor in creative writing, and for forty years a successful commercial writer and publisher.

The new contest deadline is midnight Saturday 30th November 2013.

Find further details of the contest here
Gain a FREE 'mini course' in story contest success here.
To read all the winning stories since 2009, click here.

Writing Competitions closing September 2013






Far From the Madding Crowd

Category: Fiction

Description: Open to all. Previously unpublished; 1500 words max. English language. Submission deadline: 1st September 2013. Winner(s) will be notified by email by 1st December 2013. 


Prizes: £250 for first place.
Entry fee: £10 for one entry.
Deadline: 1st September 2013




Ilkley Literature Festival Poetry Comp.

Category: Poetry

Description: For poems on any subject, up to 30 lines. 


Prizes: £200 for first place.
Entry fee: £5 for one entry.
Deadline: 1st August 2013




Cheshire Prize for Literature

Category: Poetry

Description: The prize is awarded to a previously unpublished poem or collection of poems not exceeding 100 lines in total. Entrants must be over 18 and live or have lived, work or have worked, study or have studied in Cheshire, Warrington, Wirral or Halton. Three typed, non-returnable copies of your entry should be submitted to the address below. A covering letter should include name address, title of entry, email address and phone number. Your name should not be on the entry itself.


Prizes: £2,000 for first place. £750 divided between runners up
Entry fee: £0 for one entry.
Deadline: 1st September 2013





Black Warrior Review Fiction Contest

Category: Fiction

Description: For stories up to 7,500 words. 


Prizes: $1,000 for first place. Also magazine publication.
Entry fee: $15 for one entry.
Deadline: 1st September 2013





Black Warrior Review Nonfiction Contest

Category: Nonfiction

Description: For nonfiction up to 7,500 words. 


Prizes: $1,000 for first place. Also magazine publication.
Entry fee: $15 for one entry.
Deadline: 1st September 2013





Black Warrior Review Poetry Contest

Category: Poetry

Description: Submit up to three poems per entry. 


Prizes: $1,000 for first place. Also magazine publication.
Entry fee: $15 for one entry.
Deadline: 1st September 2013




Erskine J. Poetry Prize

Category: Poetry

Description: Enter online or by post. 


Prizes: $200 for first place.
Entry fee: $5 for one entry. One entry consists of three poems. Additional poems $1 each.
Deadline: 1st September 2013




Beyond Baroque Poetry Contest

Category: Poetry

Description: For poems up to 40 lines, by US residents. 


Prizes: $1,000 for first place. $500; $250.
Entry fee: $15 for one entry. One entry consists of up to three poems.
Deadline: 1st September 2013


Naugatuck River Review’ Poetry Contest

Category: Poetry

Description: For narrative poems up to 50 lines. 


Prizes: $1,000 for first place. $250; $100; also magazine publication.
Entry fee: $20 for one entry.
Deadline: 1st September 2013




Salopian Poetry Society Annual Comp.

Category: Poetry

Description: For poems up to 40 lines. 


Prizes: £200 for first place. £100; £50.
Entry fee: £4 for one entry.
Deadline: 12th September 2013




Les Figues Press NOS Book Contest

Category: Poetry

Description: For manuscripts of 64-250 pages. Eligible submissions include: poetry, novellas, prose poems, innovative novels, anti-novels, short story collections, lyric essays, hybrids, and all forms not otherwise specified. 


Prizes: $1,000 for first place. Also publication.
Entry fee: $25 for one entry.
Deadline: 15th September 2013




Les Figues Press NOS Book Contest

Category: Fiction

Description: For manuscripts of 64-250 pages. Eligible submissions include: poetry, novellas, prose poems, innovative novels, anti-novels, short story collections, lyric essays, hybrids, and all forms not otherwise specified. 


Prizes: $1,000 for first place. Also publication.
Entry fee: $25 for one entry.
Deadline: 15th September 2013




Les Figues Press NOS Book Contest

Category: Nonfiction

Description: For manuscripts of 64-250 pages. Eligible submissions include: poetry, novellas, prose poems, innovative novels, anti-novels, short story collections, lyric essays, hybrids, and all forms not otherwise specified. 


Prizes: $1,000 for first place. Also publication.
Entry fee: $25 for one entry.
Deadline: 15th September 2013




Literal Latté Essay Awards

Category: Nonfiction

Description: For essays on any topic, up to 8,000 words. 


Prizes: $1,000 for first place. $300; $200.
Entry fee: $10 for one entry. $15 for two.
Deadline: 15th September 2013




Paumanok Poetry Award

Category: Poetry

Description: Submit 3-5 poems, up to 10 pages total. 


Prizes: $1,500 for first place. $750 x 2.
Entry fee: $25 for one entry.
Deadline: 15th September 2013




Robert Watson Literary Prizes (Fiction)

Category: Fiction

Description: For fiction up to 25 typed, double-spaced pages. 


Prizes: $1,000 for first place. Also magazine publication.
Entry fee: $14 for one entry.
Deadline: 15th September 2013




Robert Watson Literary Prizes (Poetry)

Category: Poetry

Description: For up to 10 pages of poetry. 


Prizes: $1,000 for first place. Also magazine publication.
Entry fee: $14 for one entry.
Deadline: 15th September 2013




Brittingham and Pollak Poetry Prize

Category: Poetry

Description: For book-length manuscripts of original poetry. Submit after August 15 only. 


Prizes: $1,000 for first place. Also publication.
Entry fee: $25 for one entry.
Deadline: 15th September 2013




Family Circle Fiction Contest

Category: Fiction

Description: For short stories up to 2,500 words. US only. 


Prizes: $1,000 for first place. $500; $250.
Entry fee: $0 for one entry.
Deadline: 16th September 2013




versejunkies twaiku contest

Category: Poetry

Description: Post an ekphrastic poem of 100 characters with its accompanying photo to twitter or instagram. Finalists are published in a monthly blog. Winner will be announced in Issue 2.1. 


Prizes: $100 for first place.
Entry fee: $0 for one entry.
Deadline: 20th September 2013




Autumn Equinox


Category: Fiction

Description: Short stories MUST be between -1500-2000 words. On the theme of Natural World. Full details and contact from website. 


Prizes: £100 for first place.
Entry fee: £5 for one entry. Send with manuscript to Comp Secretary.
Deadline: 21st September 2013




The Melody of my Heart is?

Category: Poetry

Description: The theme is very open and gives writers liberty to write on the passion they carry in their hearts. Poems must not be longer than 32 lines and suitable for family viewing.

Prizes: £80 for first place.
Entry fee: £2 for one entry. R 25.00 if entering in South Africa.
Deadline: 30th September 2013




Hackney Literary Awards Novel Award

Category: Fiction

Description: For unpublished novels of any length. 


Prizes: $5,000 for first place.
Entry fee: $30 for one entry.
Deadline: 30th September 2013





Philip Levine Prize in Poetry

Category: Poetry

Description: For poetry manuscripts between 48 and 100 pages long; one poem per page. 


Prizes: $2,000 for first place.
Entry fee: $25 for one entry.
Deadline: 30th September 2013





Whisper Poetry Club (Students)

Category: Poetry

Description: An annual competition (In our 9th Year) for students and in fact has five categories which is as follows: Poetry; Short Stories; Art; Photography and Music. See our web site for details. Only material suitable for family viewing will be accepted. We also have an Adult competition.

Prizes: £50 for first place. See web site for full details on prizes.
Entry fee: £1 for one entry. R 10.00 if entering in South Africa.
Deadline: 30th September 2013



Whisper Poetry Club (Adults)

Category: Poetry
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Description: An annual competition (In our 9th Year) for adults and there are five categories which is as follows. poetry; Short Stories; art; Photography and music. Full details available on our web site. we also have a Student Competition.

Prizes: £50 for first place. See our web site for full details on prizes.
Entry fee: £1 for one entry. R 10.00 if entering in South Africa.
Deadline: 30th September 2013




Scribes Writers Literary Competition 2013

Scribes Writers has two categories for this year's literary competition: fictional short story and memoir.
First prize for the short story category is $200 and first prize for the memoir category is $100.
The competition has an open theme and submissions must be under 1000 words.
Closes 30 September


The Allen Raine Short Story Competition

Category: Fiction

Description: Stories must be set in Wales, and written in either Welsh or English. 


Prizes: £200 for first place. £200 each English and Welsh language winners. Second prizes books from Parthian and Gwasg Gomer.
Entry fee: £5 for one entry. £2 for unwaged.
Deadline: 30th September 2013




Green Rose Prize

Category: Poetry

Description: For poetry manuscripts by poets who have already had at least one full length collection published. 


Prizes: $2,000 for first place. Also book publication.
Entry fee: $25 for one entry.
Deadline: 30th September 2013




Swansea Writers' Poetry Competition

Category: Poetry

Description: Any theme, Max 42 lines, postal entries only. 


Prizes: £50 for first place. Plus 2nd and 3rd prizes
Entry fee: £3 for one entry. £2 for subsequent entries, max 3 entries.
Deadline: 30th September 2013




May Swenson Poetry Award

Category: Poetry

Description: For poetry manuscripts between 50 and 100 pages. 


Prizes: $1,000 for first place. Also publication.
Entry fee: $25 for one entry.
Deadline: 30th September 2013




Morton Marr Poetry Prize

Category: Poetry

Description: For unpublished poems in a traditional form (e.g. sonnet, sestina, villanelle, rhymed stanzas, blank verse, etc.). 


Prizes: $1,000 for first place. $500. Also magazine publication.
Entry fee: $5 for one entry.
Deadline: 30th September 2013



The Chariton Review Short Fiction Prize

Category: Fiction

Description: For short fiction on any theme up to 5,000 words. 


Prizes: $1,000 for first place. Also magazine publication.
Entry fee: $20 for one entry.
Deadline: 30th September 2013.



Juniper Prize for Poetry

Category: Poetry

Description: For poetry manuscripts between 50 and 70 pages, by poets who have not previously published a book of poetry. 


Prizes: $1,500 for first place. Also publication.
Entry fee: $25 for one entry.
Deadline: 30th September 2013




Juniper Prize for Fiction

Category: Fiction

Description: For novels, novellas, or collections of short stories, between 150 and 350 pages. 


Prizes: $1,500 for first place.
Entry fee: $25 for one entry.
Deadline: 30th September 2013




Carpe Verbum Short Fiction Contest

Category: Fiction

Description: For short fiction up to 25 double-spaced pages.
Prizes: $1,250 for first place. $300; $200.
Entry fee: $20 for one entry.
Deadline: 30th September 2013

Love Conkers All


Category: PoetryDescription: The aim of this anthology is to produce a beautiful, positive compilation on the many different aspects of love. Work can be submitted in the form of poetry, personal accounts of how you met your life partner and photography. This anthology is free to enter but only the submissions judged as suitable will go into the anthology. 

Prizes: £0 for first place. The poems judged as suitable will be put into an anthology published later in 2013.
Entry fee: £0 for one entry.
Deadline: 31st September 2013



Dog Days

Category: Poetry

Description: The aim of this anthology is to produce a beautiful, uplifting, humorous book about our experiences with dogs. Work can be submitted in the form of poetry, funny dog experiences and photography. This anthology is free to enter but only the submissions judged as suitable will go into the anthology. 


Prizes: £0 for first place. The best poems entered will be published in an anthology.
Entry fee: £0 for one entry.
Deadline: 31st September 2013


Writing Competitions closing October 2013


Creative Ink Publishing Short Story Comp


Category: Fiction

Description: Theme - Promises. Length - up to 2000 words. Film Script consultant: BAFTA award winning Holby City producer and East End script writer.

Prizes: £0 for first place. Dozen Epublished - winning story basis for a film script.


Entry fee: £5 for one entry. Donated to the BHF and Hearts and Souls.
 
Deadline: 1st October 2013


Kinereth Gensler Award

Category: Poetry

Description: For poetry manuscripts between 48 and 80 pages, by residents of New England, New York State, or New Jersey. 


Prizes: $2,000 for first place. Also book publication.
Entry fee: $25 for one entry. $30 for online submissions.
Deadline: 1st October 2013





Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards

Category: Fiction

Description: For short stories up to 4,000 words in the following categories: sci-fi; romance; thriller; young adult; crime; horror. 


Prizes: $2,500 for first place. Also $500 for winner in each category.
Entry fee: $25 for one entry. $20 if submitted before September 16, 2013.
Deadline: 15th October 2013





The Word Hut 11th Writing Competition

Category: Fiction

Description: Write a short story of up to 1000 words in length. It can be on any theme and in any genre. Previously blogged stories can be entered. All stories must be in English. Entries welcome from around the world. Fee paid via PayPal. Prize money sent via PayPal. Winning story also published on the website. 


Prizes: £60 for first place. Second prize £30; Third prize £15.
Entry fee: £4 for one entry.
Deadline: 20th October 2013





Harvest Gold Writing Contest

Category: Fiction

Description: See complete details on website. General Fiction - 2000 word limit. Entrants must be 18 years old or older. Winners will be announced on our web page on Mon. Nov. 25, 2013 No members or previous members may enter. No stories that have ever won any contest. 


Prizes: $250 for first place. Second Prize $125.00 Third Prize $75.
Entry fee: $10 for one entry.
Deadline: 21st October 2013





Ruth Rendell Short Story Competition


Category: Fiction

Description: Write a piece in any genre in no more than 1,000 words. The winner of the competition will receive £1,000 and will be commissioned to write four further stories for stroke charity over the course of one year. Entries can be submitted online or by post. Please find more details and terms and conditions of entry on the website. 


Prizes: £1,000 for first place.
Entry fee: £15 for one entry.
Deadline: 29th October 2013




Southern Cross Literary Competition



The  Southern Cross Short Story Competition, a biennial event run by Ballarat Writers Inc, has been providing  encouragement and support to emerging Writers since 1988.
Short stories of up to 3500 words are welcome from all writers and there is no restriction on the number of entries each writer may submit.
Entry fee is $20 per story and the closing date is October 30, 2013.
Results will be announced at our final reading for the year on Thursday 5th Dec, 7.30pm at the Ballarat Mechanics Institute. Shortlisted entrants will be notified in advance.
The Prize:
The winning entry will receive $1500 (AUD) in prize money.
There will be a short-list of three stories and each will receive feedback from the judge.


Closing date: October 30, 2013
Finals Judge: Sally Odgers
Prizes:
1st $200.00; 2nd $50.00; HC Certificate, C Certificate
In addition to the cash prizes and the certificates Finals Judge Sally Odgers is also offering the Sally Odgers Award to an entrant of her choice, giving them a chance to win an hour's edit or assessment by her, plus a mystery prize which is not book-related.






RBA Short Story Competition

Category: Fiction

Description: Short story competition on any genre. 


Prizes: £500 for first place. 2nd £150; 3rd £50. Publication.
Entry fee: £7.50 for one entry.
Deadline: 31st October 2013





Lovecraft, Weird places and Story cubes

Category: Fiction

Description: Charity competition for short stories (2000 words max) with the theme of Lovecraft and Strange places. Here's the twist: You must use Rory Story Cubes to get your inspiration for your story! The winner gets to choose the charity that will receive all the money donated for the competition. 


Prizes: £0 for first place.
Entry fee: £0 for one entry.
Deadline: 31st October 2013

Writing Competitions closing August 2013



Short Sci-fi fiction competition

Category: Fiction

Description: We are looking for your best Dystopian Science Fiction (think 1984, V For Vendetta, Brave New World) short stories for our new charity anthology. Winning entries will be notified by no later than 2nd September, with release being in the middle of October. No cash prizes, but all successful authors will receive a copy of the anthology. Entries up to 5,000 - 7,500 words. Let's see your best work, people :) Please - email submissions only. No mail. 


Prizes: £0 for first place. Inclusion in the anthology.
Entry fee: £0 for one entry. 


Deadline: 16th August 2013


Saveaswriters’ Shakespeare International

Category: Nonfiction

Description: Entries are invited for a Creative Writing competition for short works of prose inspired, broadly or otherwise, by any character from a Shakespearean play. The competition is open to all writers and international submissions are welcome. Your name must not appear on your hard copies but please include a covering letter with your name, contact details, and titles of the entries. 


Prizes: £40 for first place. Second prize: £25, third prize: £15.
Entry fee: £3 for one entry.
Deadline: 24th August 2013.


Saveaswriters’ Shakespeare International

Category: Poetry

Description: Entries are invited for a Creative Writing competition for short works of poetry inspired, broadly or otherwise, by any character from a Shakespearean play. The competition is open to all writers and international submissions are welcome. Your name must not appear on your hard copies but please include a covering letter with your name, contact details, and titles of the entries. 


Prizes: £40 for first place. Second prize: £25, third prize: £15.
Entry fee: £2 for one entry.
Deadline: 24th August 2013




Category: Fiction


Description: Where Exmoor meets the sea - this is the theme for this year's Short Story Competition. There are three age categories - adult (over 16) entries of up to 1,000 words, hand-written or typed - young adults (16 or under) entries of up to 500 words, hand-written or typed - children (under 13) entries of up to 500 words, hand-written or typed. There are prizes for the three best entries in each age group. 

Prizes: £25 for first place. Prizes for 2nd and 3rd in each class too.
Entry fee: £0 for one entry.
Deadline: 25th August 2013



Writersbillboard Short Fiction

Category: Fiction

Description: Short stories 400-4000 words, any theme 


Prizes: £0 for first place. Prize is publication on the website
Entry fee: £2.50 for one entry.
Deadline: 27th August 2013




Writersbillboard Flash Fiction

Category: Fiction

Description: Very short fiction, fewer than 400 words, any theme 


Prizes: £0 for first place. Prize is publication on the website
Entry fee: £2.50 for one entry.
Deadline: 27th August 2013




Writersbillboard Poetry Competition

Category: Poetry

Description: Poetry, any theme 


Prizes: £0 for first place. Prize is publication on the website
Entry fee: £2.50 for one entry.
Deadline: 27th August 2013




Firstchapter

Category: Fiction

Description: Competition to find the best first chapter of an unpublished novel, any genre 


Prizes: £0 for first place. Prize is publication on the website
Entry fee: £4.00 for one entry.
Deadline: 27th August 2013




The Writing Competition

Entries must be 500 words or less.  The title isn't counted, but
must be less than 10 words.
The competition is international and welcomes non-UK entrants, however, all entries must be in English.

First prize is £100 plus publication on our website and a winning author interview  promoted via our social media sites (twitter, google+ and facebook).  Second prize is £75 and publication on the website, third prize is £50 and publication on the website. The judge changes quarterly and is currently BAFTA and OSCAR nominee and former smarties Gold prize winner, William Nicholson.
Entry is just £4. William Nicholson will be judging until 28th August when the competition will continue with another judge.


Closing date: 28 August



Goldline Press Fiction Chapbook Contest

Category: Fiction

Description: For fiction chapbooks between 7,500 and 15,000 words. 

Prizes: $500 for first place. Also book publication and 10 copies.
Entry fee: $15 for one entry. $18 outside North America.
Deadline: 30th August 2013



Goldline Press Poetry Chapbook Contest

Category: Poetry

Description: For poetry chapbooks between 20 and 30 pages. 

Prizes: $500 for first place. Also book publication and 10 copies.
Entry fee: $15 for one entry. $18 outside North America.
Deadline: 30th August 2013



2013 Manchester Poetry Prize

Category: Poetry

Description: A major international literary competition, celebrating excellence in creative writing. It will award a cash prize of £10,000 to the writer of the best portfolio of poetry. 


Prizes: £10,000 for first place.
Entry fee: £17 for one entry.
Deadline: 30th August 2013



2013 Manchester Fiction Prize

Category: Fiction

Description: A major international literary competition, celebrating excellence in creative writing, with a cash prize of £10,000 to the writer of the best short story submitted - a story of up to 2,500 words in length. 


Prizes: £10,000 for first place.
Entry fee: £17 for one entry.
Deadline: 30th August 2013


Carpe Verbum Essay Contest

Category: Nonfiction
Description: For essays up to 25 double-spaced pages. 

Prizes: $300 for first place. $200; $100. 
Entry fee: $20 for one entry. $10 each additional entry, up to five entries maximum.

Deadline: 30th August 2013



Havant Poetry Competition

Category: Poetry

Description: For poems up to 40 lines. 

Prizes: £400 for first place. £200; £100.

Entry fee: £4 for one entry.
Deadline: 30th August 2013



Retreat West Short Story Competition

Category: Fiction

Description: Winner gets free 1-day writing retreat or £20 Amazon voucher plus publication in e-anthology with profit share. Runner-up gets £10 discount on 1-day writing retreat or £10 Amazon voucher plus publication in e-anthology with profit share. Theme: A map; Word count: 500 to 1,500.
Prizes: £20 for first place.
Entry fee: £3 for one entry.
Deadline: 31st August 2013



Still: 4th Annual Literary Contests

Category: Poetry

Description: Writing Contests for fiction, poetry and nonfiction. First prize winners receive $150 and publication in Fall Issue #13, 2013. The contest reading fee is $9 per entry. An entry is defined as: one short story, or one nonfiction piece, or up to three poems. Deadline is August 31, 2013. 


Prizes: $150 for first place. Publication in fall, 2013 issue.
Entry fee: $9 for one entry.
Deadline: 31st August 2013


Still: 4th Annual Literary Contests

Category: Fiction

Description: Writing Contests for fiction, poetry and nonfiction. First prize winners receive $150 and publication in Fall Issue #13, 2013. The contest reading fee is $9 per entry. An entry is defined as: one short story, or one nonfiction piece, or up to three poems. Deadline is August 31, 2013. 


Prizes: $150 for first place. Publication in fall, 2013 issue.
Entry fee: $9 for one entry.
Deadline: 31st August 2013



Still: 4th Annual Literary Contests

Category: Nonfiction

Description: Writing Contests for fiction, poetry and nonfiction. First prize winners receive $150 and publication in Fall Issue #13, 2013. The contest reading fee is $9 per entry. An entry is defined as: one short story, or one nonfiction piece, or up to three poems. Deadline is August 31, 2013. 


Prizes: $150 for first place. Publication in fall, 2013 issue.
Entry fee: $9 for one entry.
Deadline: 31st August 2013



Swan Ezine Short Story Competition

Category: Fiction

Description: Maximum word count:(1000) Language: English. There is no set theme; the main criterion being quality work. We do not accept entries that promote goods, products, or businesses. Maximum of two entries per author. Authors can only win one prize per competition. Entries must be your own work and not submitted to other competitions. Entries must not have been previously published, or broadcast in any format.
Prizes: £30 for first place. 


Entry fee: £0 for one entry.
Deadline: 31st August 2013




St. Lawrence Book Award (Poetry)


Category: Poetry
Description: For poetry manuscripts between 45 and 90 pages. Submit online. 


Prizes: $1,000 for first place. Also book publication and 10 copies. Entry fee: $25 for one entry. $20 if submitted before June 30. Deadline: 31st August 2013



St. Lawrence Book Award (Fiction)


Category: Fiction
Description: For fiction manuscripts between 120 and 280 pages. Submit online.


Prizes: $1,000 for first place. Also book publication and 10 copies.
Entry fee: $25 for one entry. $20 if submitted before June 30.
Deadline: 31st August 2013



Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award


Category: Poetry

Description: For poetry collections of at least 48 pages. 


Prizes: $3,000 for first place. Also book publication.
Entry fee: $25 for one entry.
Deadline: 31st August 2013




Gemini Magazine Flash Fiction Contest

Category: Fiction

Description: For flash fiction up to 1,000 words; any style, subject, or genre. 

 
Prizes: $1,000 for first place. $100; $25 x 4.
Entry fee: $4 for one entry. $3 each subsequent entry.
Deadline: 31st August 2013



Annual Gerald Brady Memorial Awards

Category: Poetry

Description: For unpublished senryu. 


Prizes: $100 for first place. $75; £50.
Entry fee: $2 for one entry. $1 for members.
Deadline: 31st August 2013



WOW! Summer Flash Fiction Contest

Category: Fiction

Description: For flash fiction, 250-750 words. 


Prizes: $350 for first place. $250; $150; Amazon Gift Certificates.
Entry fee: $10 for one entry.
Deadline: 31st August 2013



TBL's Fall Short Story Contest


Category: Fiction



Description: We are currently accepting short stories of any genre ranging from 2,000 to 7,500 words. We strive to publish writers with engaging stories, vivid characters, and fresh perspectives and styles. All winners will be published in Fall Quarterly Journal and finalists will be considered for later publication, after working with one of our Senior Editors. 


International submissions welcome.
Prizes: $250 for first place. $250 and publication in our quarterly journal.
Entry fee: $10 for one entry. 


Deadline: 31st August 2013




TBL's Fall Flash Fiction Contest


Category: Fiction

Description: We are currently accepting flash fiction submissions of 55, 250, or 500 words in length. We strive to publish writers with engaging stories, vivid characters, and fresh perspectives and styles of writing. All winners will be published in Fall Quarterly Journal and finalists will be considered for later publication after working with one of our Senior Editors. 


International submissions welcome.
Prizes: $50 for first place. $50 and publication in our quarterly journal.
Entry fee: $4 for one entry. Flash Fiction: $4; 3 Flash Fictions: $10. 


Deadline: 31st August 2013




Violet Reed Haas Prize for Poetry

Category: Poetry

Description: For poetry manuscripts between 50 and 75 pages. 


Prizes: $1,000 for first place. Also publication.
Entry fee: $25 for one entry.
Deadline: 31st August 2013



Your City, Your Story

Category: Nonfiction

Description: 3500 word max Any genre - but must be set in a city. 


Prizes: €100 for first place. Runner up prizes.
Entry fee: €0 for one entry.
Deadline: 31st August 2013



Barthelme Prize for Short Prose

Category: Fiction

Description: For prose poetry, flash fiction, and micro-essays of 500 words or fewer.


Prizes: $1,000 for first place. Also journal publication.
Entry fee: $17 for one entry.
Deadline: 31st August 2013




Geist Erasure Poetry Contest

Category: Poetry

Description: Using the poem on the website as a starting point, erase letters and words to create a new poem. 


Prizes: $600 for first place. $250; $150.
Entry fee: $20 for one entry.
Deadline: 31st August 2013



Glimmer Train Short Story Award

Category: Fiction

Description: For short stories up to 12,000 words. Open only to writers whose fiction has not appeared, nor is scheduled to appear, in any print publication with a circulation over 5,000. 


Prizes: $1,500 for first place. $500; $300. Also publication and 20 copies.
Entry fee: $15 for one entry.
Deadline: 31st August 2013




Torbay Open Poetry Competition

Category: Poetry

Description: For poems up to 50 lines. 


Prizes: £1,000 for first place. £500; £250.
Entry fee: £4 for one entry. £15 for four.
Deadline: 31st August 2013



Paragram Poetry Prize 2013

Category: Poetry

Description: For poems up to 40 lines. 


Prizes: £100 for first place. £50. Also chapbook publication.

Entry fee: £4 for one entry. £7 for two; £10 for three.
Deadline: 31st August 2013



ArtAscent Figures International Art Comp

Category: Poetry

Description: The competition theme is Figures. Human beauty, creature shadows, unexpected forms. Reveal the figures you have imagined. Submissions including diverse interpretations of the human figure will be considered. Entries may include fiction, nonfiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 1000 words). 


Prizes: $50 for first place. Publication, website link in online directory, social media.
Entry fee: $7 for one entry.
Deadline: 31st August 2013




Junior Authors Poetry Contest

Category: Poetry

Description: Contest is open to any writer worldwide between the ages of 9-21 and is divided into four separate age categories. Poems must be a maximum of 50 lines and should not include any illustrations or be typed with fancy fonts. Keep it easy to read. 


Prizes: $0 for first place. First prize winner will receive a signed copy of a book, and publication.
Entry fee: $0 for one entry.
Deadline: 31st January 2014




Cremona Crime Short Story Competition

Category: Fiction

Description: For crime fiction up to 1,200 words. 


Prizes: £50 for first place. Also weekend for two in Bournemouth. £25; £15.
Entry fee: £0 for one entry.
Deadline: 31st August 2013



Soutar Writers P3 2013

Category: Poetry

Description: For poems up to 40 lines; any subject or style. Online entry only. 


Prizes: £100 for first place. £50.
Entry fee: £3 for one entry. £5 for two; £7 for three.
Deadline: 31st August 2013



Cwrtnewydd Scribblers Short Story Comp.

Category: Fiction

Description: For short stories up to 1,500 words. 


Prizes: £40 for first place. £20; £10.
Entry fee: £5 for one entry.
Deadline: 31st August 2013





Ryedale Book Festival Open Poetry Comp.

Category: Poetry

Description: For poems up to 40 lines by residents of Yorkshire, the Humber and Teesside. 


Prizes: £75 for first place. £50; £25.
Entry fee: £2 for one entry.
Deadline: 31st August 2013





Earlyworks Press Comedy Competition

Category: Fiction

Description: For poetry up to 80 lines, short stories up to 1000 words, cartoons (with or without captions), one liners, or anything else that will make the judges laugh. 


Prizes: £100 for first place.
Entry fee: £3 for one entry. £15 for up to six entries.
Deadline: 30th August 2013




Earlyworks Press Comedy Competition

Category: Poetry

Description: For poetry up to 80 lines, short stories up to 1000 words, cartoons (with or without captions), one liners, or anything else that will make the judges laugh.


Prizes: £100 for first place.
Entry fee: £3 for one entry. £15 for up to six entries.
Deadline: 30th August 2013