New Contests

    Poetry / June 21, 2018 (deadline) June 21, 2018

    McLellan Poetry Prize 2018

    Awarded by the Arran Theatre and Arts Trust as part of the annual McLellan Arts Festival, the McLellan Poetry Prize is open worldwide to poems on any subject. Poems should be of no more than 80 lines..

    Multiple Disciplines / September 14, 2018 (deadline) September 14, 2018

    Manchester Writing Competition 2018

    Established by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy in 2008, the Manchester Writing Competition is the UK’s biggest literary awards for unpublished work. Designed to encourage and celebrate new writing across..

    Poetry / July 12, 2018 (deadline) July 12, 2018

    Ledbury Poetry Competition 2018

    The international Ledbury Poetry Festival is the UK’s longest and largest poetry festival with ten days packed with poetry readings, slams, family activities, poetry workshops, conversations, events..

    Prose / June 30, 2018 (deadline) June 30, 2018

    Hastings Literary Festival Short Story Competition

    The Hastings Literary Festival, a not-for-profit independent literary festival primarily aimed at writers but enjoyable and informative for all who love reading and writing, has now opened their Short..

    Multiple Disciplines / May 1, 2018 (deadline) May 1, 2018

    The Mairtín Crawford Awards

    Belfast Book Festival is pleased to announce the second Mairtín Crawford Poetry Award and the first ever Mairtín Crawford Short Story Award. The Awards are aimed at writers working towards their first..

    Prose / March 28, 2018 (deadline) March 28, 2018

    Grindstones 2018 Flash Fiction 500

    Organised by Grindstone Literary Services, whose mission is to nurture and reward new writing talent by offering competitions and editorial services, the 2018 Flash Fiction 500 competition invites you..

    Poetry / July 15, 2018 (deadline) July 15, 2018

    The Rattle Poetry Prize 2018

    The annual Rattle Poetry Prize is organized by Rattle, an American poetry magazine. You may submit up to four poems per entry. Poems may be any length, any style, or any subject. Poems must be written..

    Multiple Disciplines / May 31, 2018 (deadline) May 31, 2018

    The Bridport Prize 2018

    The Bridport Prize is an international creative writing competition established in 1973 by the Arts Centre’s founder Peggy Chapman-Andrews. All entries submitted can be on any subject, and written..

    Playwriting / May 21, 2018 (deadline) May 21, 2018

    The Nick Darke Award 2018

    The Nick Darke Award is funded by Falmouth University through the Academy of Music and Theatre Arts and the School of Writing & Journalism, and it is open to a full stage play script, minimum of 45 minutes..

    Playwriting / March 31, 2018 (deadline) March 31, 2018

    Audiojam Play Script Competition

    Organised by Audiojam, a drama podcast company offering a platform for writers to record their own work into podcasts as well as running quarterly competitions, this unique competition enables authors..

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