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    Multiple Disciplines / January 31, 2020 (deadline) January 31, 2020

    BBC International Radio Playwriting Competition 2020

    Hosted by BBC World Service and the British Council, the International Radio Playwriting Competition invites applicants to write a radio play of approximately 53 minutes in length, on a subject of their..

    Poetry / December 6, 2019 (deadline) December 6, 2019

    Strokestown International Poetry Prize 2020

    The Strokestown International Poetry Festival is accepting submissions for the Strokestown International Poetry Prize 2020. You may submit poems written in English. Poems must not have been previously..

    Prose / January 13, 2020 (deadline) January 13, 2020

    The Mogford Prize For Food And Drink Writing 2020

    The Mogford Prize for Food and Drink Writing is an annual short story competition organised by the Mogford Hotels and Restaurants Group. Food and/or drink must be at the heart of the tale. The short..

    Prose / December 9, 2019 (deadline) December 9, 2019

    Nobrow Short Story Competition

    Nobrow, an independent publishing company based in London, is inviting entries to its Short Stories Competition. Their theme is ‘The Censor’. You can interpret this in any way you wish – it could..

    Multiple Disciplines / January 15, 2020 (deadline) January 15, 2020

    Hektoen International Writing Contest

    Hektoen International, an online journal of medical humanities, has launched an international essay writing competition. This year’s theme is Blood. They will consider essays on pioneers in hematology..

    Poetry / December 1, 2019 (deadline) December 1, 2019

    Café Writers Open Poetry Competition 2019

    Organised by the Café Writers, and judged by Zaffar Kunial, this Open Poetry Competition is now open for entries for its 2019 edition. Entries must be your own original work and in English. Maximum..

    Poetry / November 11, 2019 (deadline) November 11, 2019

    The Charles Causley Poetry Competition 2019

    Organised by the Charles Causley Trust, the Charles Causley International Poetry Competition 2019 is now open for entries. The poem/s may be on any subject; 40 lines of text maximum, no minimum. All..

    Poetry / January 14, 2020 (deadline) January 14, 2020

    Colorado Prize For Poetry 2020

    Organized by the Center for Literary Publishing at Colorado State University, the Colorado Prize for Poetry is an international poetry book manuscript contest. Manuscripts must be at least 48 pages but..

    Poetry / November 30, 2019 (deadline) November 30, 2019

    Brunel International African Poetry Prize 2020

    The Brunel International African Poetry Prize is a major annual poetry prize aimed at the development, celebration and promotion of poetry from Africa. Now in its eighth year, the Prize is sponsored by..

    Multiple Disciplines / October 31, 2019 (deadline) October 31, 2019

    Bedford International Writing Competitions 2019

    The Bedford International Writing Competitions 2019 is now open for entries. This is their seventh year of running competitions and they are looking forward to reading the stories and poems that you will..

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