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The Caterpillar Poetry Prize 2022
deadline: 31 March 2022
The competition is open to anyone over the age of 16.

The prize is for an unpublished poem written by an adult for children aged 7–11.

The entry fee is €14 per poem.

A single prize of €1,000 will be awarded to the best poem.
Judith Wright Poetry Prize
deadline: 20 December 2021
The competition is organized by Overland, an Australian literary and cultural magazine.

The competition is open to poets anywhere in the world who have published no more than one collection of poems under their own name.

Entry fee: $12 AUD for subscribers and $20 AUD for non-subscribers.

• 1st prize: $6,000 AUD
• 2nd prize: $2,000 AUD
• 3rd Prize: $1,000 AUD
Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize
deadline: 20 December 2021
The competition is organized by Overland, an Australian literary and cultural magazine.

This is a prize for original pieces of short fiction written in English, up to 3000 words in length.

Entry fee: $12 AUD for subscribers and $20 AUD for non-subscribers.

The winner will receive $5,000 AUD. Two runners-up will each receive $750 AUD.
The Tampa Review Prize for Poetry
deadline: 1 February 2022
The competition is organized by Tampa Review, a literary magazine produced at The University of Tampa in Tampa, United States.

Entrants should submit a collection of poems. Manuscripts must be at least 48 typed pages.

The entry fee is US$25.

The winner receives a cash prize of US$2,000 and book publication.
2022 Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine
deadline:
The Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine is an annual international award for an unpublished poem on a medical subject.

Entry fees:
Open Category: £7 per entry;
Health Professional Category: £7 per entry;
Young Poets Category: entry is free.

Prizes:
• Open Category: £1000, £500 and £250.
• Health Professional Category: £1000, £500 and £250.
• Young Poets Category: £500
The Bridport Prize 2022
deadline: 31 May 2022
The competition welcomes entries from writers across the globe writing in English, aged 16 years old and over.

The competition has four categories: poetry, short stories, flash fiction and novel.

Entry fees: from £9 to £20.

Over £19,000 in prize money.
30th annual Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest
deadline: 30 April 2022
You may submit stories and essays on any theme, up to 6,000 words each. For this contest, a story is any short work of fiction, and an essay is any short work of nonfiction.

The entry fee is $20.

The winning story and essay will each receive $3,000. Ten Honorable Mentions will receive $200 each.
Nature and Place Poetry Competition 2022
deadline: 1 March 2022
The competition is open to anyone over the age of 18.

''Poems are invited that deal with any aspect of nature and place – these terms will be given a wide interpretation by the judge Gillian Clarke.''

Entry fees:
£7 for your first poem
£4 for each subsequent poem

• 1st prize: £1000
• 2nd prize: £500
• 3rd prize: £250
Manchester Writing Competition 2021
deadline: 28 January 2022
The 2021 Manchester Writing Competition is organized by the Manchester Metropolitan University.

The competition is open internationally to anyone aged 16 or over.

There are two Prizes:
• £10,000 prize for the best short story of up to 2,500 words;
• £10,000 prize for the best portfolio of three to five poems.

The entry fee is £18.
The 2022 Calibre Essay Prize
deadline: 17 January 2022
The competition is open to all essayists writing in English.

Entries must be a single non-fiction essay of between 2,000 and 5,000 words on any subject.

Each entry must be accompanied by an entry fee of AU$25, or AU$15 for current ABR subscribers.

The winner will receive AU$5,000.
The runner-up will receive AU$2,500.
The Kent and Sussex Poetry Society Open Competition
deadline: 31st January 2022
The competition is open to anyone aged 16 and over.

Poems must be in English, unpublished, not accepted for publication.
Poems may be on any subject and in any form or style.

Entry fees:
· up to two poems: £5 per poem;
· three or more poems: £4 per poem.

• 1st prize: £1,000
• 2nd prize: £300
• 3rd prize: £100
• 4th prize: 4 x £50
The 2022 Colorado Prize for Poetry
deadline: 14 January 2022
The Colorado Prize for Poetry is an international poetry book manuscript contest.
Manuscripts must be at least 48 pages but no more than 100 pages.

There is a $28 online entry fee, which includes a one-year subscription to Colorado Review.

The winner receives a $2,500 honorarium and publication of his or her book by the Center for Literary Publishing.
2022 Rattle Chapbook Prize
deadline: 15 January 2022
The competition is organized by the Rattle, an American poetry magazine.

Each poet may submit 15 – 30 pages of poems.

The $25 entry fee is a one-year subscription to Rattle magazine.

Three winners will receive $5,000 and 500 author copies of their chapbook, which will also be distributed to all of Rattle’s 7,000+ subscribers.
The Mogford Prize for Food and Drink Writing 2022
deadline: 12 January 2022, 12 noon GMT
The prize is open to writers (published or unpublished) anywhere in the world aged 18 years or older

All submitted stories must have food and/or drink at the centre of the narrative.

Entry fee: £15 for each submitted short story.

The winner will receive £10,000.
Three runners up will receive £250 each.
The Society of Classical Poets 2022 Poetry Competition
deadline: 31 December 2021
You may submit 1-3 poems on any topic. Poems must contain meter (beginners and students may simply count syllables).

The entry fee is $20.

The winner will receive $2,000.
Mslexia Women's Poetry Competition 2021
deadline: 6 December 2021
The competition is open to women of any nationality from any country.

Unpublished poems of any length are welcome.

Entry fee: £10 for three poems.

The winner will receive £2,000.
Magma 2021/22 Poetry Competition
deadline: 14 January 2022
Magma’s Poetry Competition has two contests, one for short poems of up to 10 lines, and one for poems of 11 to 50 lines.

The entry fees are £5 for the first poem, £4 for the second and £3.50 for the third and each subsequent poem.

• Editors' Prize (poems of up to 10 lines)
1st prize: £1,000
2nd prize: £300
3rd prize: £150

• Judge's Prize (poems of 11 to 50 line)
1st prize: £1,000
2nd prize: £300
3rd prize: £150
2022 Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest
deadline: 1 April 2022
You may submit one humor poem, in English. Your poem should not exceed 250 lines in length.

The competition is free to enter.

• 1st prize: $2,000
• 2nd prize: $500
• 10 honorable mentions, $100 each
2022 St. Martin’s Minotaur/ Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Competition
deadline: 17 December 2021
The competition is open to any writer, regardless of nationality, aged 18 or older, who has never been the author of any published novel.

You may submit only one manuscript written in the English language. Murder or another serious crime or crimes is at the heart of the story.

The competition is free to enter.

The winning manuscript will be published by Minotaur Books. The winner will receive an advance against future royalties of $10,000.
The Moth Poetry Prize 2021
deadline: 31 December 2021
The Moth Poetry Prize is one of the biggest prizes in the world for a single unpublished poem. You can write on any subject and there is no line limit

The competition is open to anyone over the age of 16.

The entry fee is €15 per poem.

• 1st prize: 6,000 €
• 3 runner-up prizes of €1,000
• 8 prizes of €250 for commended poems
The Bath Children’s Novel Award 2021
deadline: 30 November 2021
The Bath Children’s Novel Award is an annual international prize for emerging novelists writing for children or teens.

Novels should be for children who are able to read for themselves, or young adults.

The entry fee is £28 per novel.

The winner will receive a cash prize of £3,000.