New Contests

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

    University Of Canberra ViceChancellor's Poetry Prize

    Organised by the University of Canberra, the prize celebrates the enduring significance of poetry to cultures everywhere in the world and its ongoing and often seminal importance to world literature. It..

     
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    Students Only / February 28, 2018 (deadline) February 28, 2018

    Lancaster Writing Award 2018

    The Department of English and Creative Writing at Lancaster University is pleased to announce the return of its prestigious international writing competition for its sixth year. In association with Cake..

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

    Kent and Sussex Poetry Society Open Competition

    Organised by the Kent and Sussex Poetry Society, this Open Competition invites anyone aged 16 and over to submit poems on any subject and in any form or style. Poems must be typed and no longer than..

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

    Bristol Short Story Prize 2018

    The Bristol Short Story Prize is an international writing competition that publishes an annual short story anthology as well as giving cash prizes. Stories can be on any theme or subject and are welcome..

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

    The Caterpillar Poetry Prize 2018

    The Caterpillar is the younger sibling of The Moth, a magazine of poems and stories and art for grown-ups. The Caterpillar is for kids between the ages of 7 and 11(ish), though grown-ups are bound to like..

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

    The Keats-Shelley Prize 2018

    The Keats-Shelley Prize is an annual competition for poems and essays on Romantic themes. Inaugurated in 1998, the Prize encourages all adult writers (over 18) to respond creatively to the work of the..

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

    BBC International Radio Playwriting Competition 2018

    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..

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

    Script Pipeline TV Writing Competition 2018

    The 11th Script Pipeline TV Writing Competition is searching for extraordinary television writers and fresh, compelling pilots for exposure to production companies, agencies, and managers. Launched..

     
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    Prose / April 21, 2018 (deadline) April 21, 2018

    Tell A Tale Gothic Fiction Writing Contest

    Organised by TheatreCloud, a network of nine theatres across the UK that work together to support and develop drama audiences nationally, this call for entries is looking for a 500-word tale of terror..

     
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    Prose / December 16, 2017 (deadline) December 16, 2017

    ScreenCraft Cinematic Short Story 2017 Contest

    Organised by ScreenCraft - a passionate media consultancy, connecting talented writers with studios, producers, managers and agents - the Cinematic Short Story Contest is open to unique cinematic short..

     
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