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    Playwriting / August 15, 2018 (deadline) August 15, 2018

    The Yale Drama Series 2019

    Organised by the David Charles Horn Foundation, The Yale Drama Series is seeking submissions for its 2019 playwriting competition. Submissions must be original, unpublished full-length plays written..

     
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    Multiple Disciplines / June 4, 2018 (deadline) June 4, 2018

    UEA FLY Festival Competition 2018

    Organised by FLY, the University of East Anglia’s Festival of Literature for Young people, this competition challenges you to write 500 words of fiction, non-fiction or 20 lines of a poem which celebrates..

     
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    Prose / June 1, 2018 (deadline) June 1, 2018

    Supernatural & Fantastical Short Story Competition

    To celebrate author A.J Hartley touring the UK in July, and with the support of Waterstones and BBC Radio Lancashire, UCLan Publishing is organising a Supernatural & Fantastical Short Story Competition. Simply..

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

    The Plough Poetry Prize 2018

    Organised by the Plough Arts Centre and supported by the Ronald Duncan Literary Foundation, The Plough Poetry Prize is now open for its 2018 edition. There are two categories: • Open Poetry Competition •..

     
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    Cliveden Literary Festival 2018

    You already know Cliveden as the English country estate steeped in politics, aristocracy, espionage, sex and scandal. So what better home for a celebration of story-telling than this English gem, which..

     
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    Port Eliot Festival 2018

    This is no ordinary festival. A celebration of ‘words, music, imagination, ideas, nature, food, fashion, flowers, laughter, exploration, fun and all that is good in the world’, there’s plenty on..

     
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    Prose / July 1, 2018 (deadline) July 1, 2018

    The Brighton Prize 2018

    Founded in 2014, the Brighton Prize exists to find inventive new writing, stories that work on the stage as well as they do on the page, that challenge with new ideas while staying beautifully simple. There..

     
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    Multiple Disciplines / June 30, 2018 (deadline) June 30, 2018

    Wells Festival of Literature Competitions 2018

    Set up in 1992 to promote the enjoyment and excitement of books and to encourage a love of the written word, the Wells Festival of Literature brings to Wells (UK) a wide range of international, national..

     
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    Prose / August 31, 2018 (deadline) August 31, 2018

    Kindle Storyteller 2018 Prize

    Organised by Amazon, the Kindle Storyteller Prize is open to submissions of new English-language books in any genre. Titles must be previously unpublished and be available as an eBook and in print via..

     
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    Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival

    The world-class, award-winning Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, now in its 15th year, returns to the magnificent Old Swan Hotel this summer from the 19-22 July. Celebrating the very best..

     
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