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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

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


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


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


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Description: Original, unpublished, short stories, up to 1,000 words.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 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.

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