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Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2022
deadline: 30 June 2022, 5pm BST
The competition is open to anyone who has not yet published a complete book.

The prize is judged in three categories: Fiction, Poetry and Life Writing.

A single entry costs £10, two entries are £16.

The winners of each category will receive £1,000.
The Fish Poetry Prize
deadline: 31 March 2022
The competition is open to poets of any nationality writing in English.

Poem length is restricted to 60 lines.There is no restriction on theme or style.

Entry Fees: €14 (€8 subsequent entries).

The winner will receive €1,000.
Top 10 poems will be published in the Fish Anthology 2022.
The 2022 Desperate Literature Short Fiction Prize
deadline: 15 April 2022
The Desperate Literature Short Fiction Prize is awarded to an original work of fiction under 2000 words

The competition is organized by Desperate Literature, an international bookshop in Madrid, Spain.

Entry fees:
€20 for the first entry
€10 for every further entry

The prize’s winner will receive 1,500 € and a 7-day stay at the Civitella Ranieri artist’s residency in Umbria, Italy,
The 2022 Montreal International Poetry Prize
deadline: 15 May 2022
The Montreal International Poetry Prize is a biennial poetry competition awarding one prize of $20,000 CAD (approx. 15.900 USD) to one poet for a single poem.

Each entry must be an original, unpublished poem of 40 lines or fewer.

Entry fees: from $20 CAD to $25 CAD.
The Charles Causley Poetry Competition
deadline: 28 February 2022
The competition is open to anyone aged 18 and over.

Poems may be on any subject; 40 lines of text maximum, no minimum.

The first poem submitted costs £7.50. Subsequent entries in the same submission cost £5.50 per poem.

The 1st prize winner will receive £2,000 plus a one week writing residency at Cyprus Well, Charles Causley’s former home in Launceston.
The 44th Nimrod Literary Awards
deadline: 1 April 2022
The 44th Nimrod Literary Awards are open internationally.

Entries may be fiction (7,500 words maximum) or poetry (3-10 pages).

Each entry must be accompanied by a $20 fee.

1st Prize: $2,000 and publication
2nd Prize: $1,000 and publication
The 2022 Yeovil Literary Prize
deadline: 31 May 2022
The Yeovil Literary Prize is open to anyone over the age of 16.

There are five categories:
• Novel (1st prize: £1250)
• Short Story (1st prize: £600)
• Poetry (1st prize: £600)
• Children’s/Young Adult Novel (1st prize: £600)
• Writing Without Restrictions (1st prize: £250).

Entry fees: from £5 to £14,50.
The Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing
deadline: 28 February 2022
Authors must be first-generation immigrants. ''First-generation'' can refer either to people born in another country who relocated, or to residents of a country whose parents were born elsewhere.

This year, the competition is open to fiction submissions.

Entry is free.

The winner receives $10,000 and publication by Restless Books.
Bath Flash Fiction Award
deadline: 6 February 2022
Entrants must be 16 years or over.

Entries can be on any theme or subject. Maximum length is 300 words.

The standard fee is £9 GBP for one submission. Reductions are available for multiple entries.

Prizes:
• 1st prize: £1,000
• 2nd prize: £300
• 3rd prize: £100
Ginkgo Prize for Ecopoetry
deadline: 31 January 2022
The Ginkgo Prize is an international award for poems embracing ecological themes.

The competition is open to anyone aged 18 or above.

Applicants may submit as many poems as they like: first submission will cost £7 then it will cost £4 for each additional poem.

Prizes:
• 1st prize: £5,000
• 2nd prize: £2,000
• 3rd prize: £1,000
The 2022 Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction
deadline: 19 March 2022
The competition is open to both U.S. and international writers.

$2,500 will be awarded for the winning short story.

There are no theme restrictions, but stories must be at least 10 pages but no more than 50 pages.

Entry fee is $17 per story.
The Plough Prize 2022
deadline: 31st March 2022
The Plough Poetry Prize is an international open competition for poems in the English language.

The entry fee is £5 per poem.

• 1st prize £1,000
• 2nd prize £500
• 3rd prize £250
The Alpine Fellowship Writing Prize 2022
deadline: 1 April 2022
The competition is open to anyone aged 18 and above.

This year's theme is: ''Freedom''. Submissions can be prose, poetry, non-academic essays. All genres are permitted.

The competition is free to enter.

• 1st place: £10,000
• 2nd place: £3,000
• 3rd place: £2,000
Scottish Arts Club Short Story Award 2022
deadline: 28 February 2022
The competition is open to all writers worldwide, published and unpublished, who are over 16 years.

Short stories entered for the competition may be on any topic.

The entry fee is £10 per story.

Prizes:
• First prize: £1,000
• Second prize: £500
• Third prize: £250
2022 Bristol Short Story Prize
deadline: 4 May 2022
The competition is open to all published and unpublished writers. Entrants must be over 16 years old.

Stories can be on any theme or subject. The maximum length of submissions is 4,000 words.

The entry fee is £9.

• 1st prize is £1,000
• 2nd prize is £500
• 3rd prize is £250

20 stories will be published in Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology Volume 15.
AWP Award Series 2022
deadline: 28 February 2022
The AWP Award Series is open to all authors writing original works in English for adult readers.

Entry fees: $30 for nonmembers and $20 for AWP members.

There are four prizes:
• Donald Hall Prize for Poetry: $5,500 and publication
• Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction: $5,500 and publication
• AWP Prize for Creative Nonfiction: $2,500 and publication
• AWP Prize for the Novel: $2,500 and publication
Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2022
deadline: 31 August 2022
The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is an international literary prize for established and emerging poets and writers.

Entry fees
Poetry: £12
Short fiction: £18

Prizes:
• £2,500 for the Poetry Winner
• £2,500 for the Short Fiction Winner
Bath Short Story Award 2022
deadline: 11 April 2022
Entrants must be 16 years or over.

Stories can be on any theme or subject but must be original and written in English.

There is a fee of £9 for each story.

Prizes:
• 1st prize: £1,200
• 2nd prize: £300
• 3rd prize: £100
The Masters Review Winter Short Story Award for New Writers
deadline: 31 January 2022
The competition is open to emerging writers.

You may submit stories under 6,000 words.

The entry fee is US$20.

The winning story will be awarded US$3,000 and publication online.
The Bath Novel Award 2022
deadline: 31 May 2022
The Bath Novel Award is a prize for unpublished, self-published and independently published writers worldwide.

Novels can be in any genre written for adult or young adult readers.

The entry fee is £29 per novel.

The winner will receive a cash prize of £3,000.
The Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition
deadline: 1 June 2022
The competition is open to writers over the age of 18.

The entry must be a full-length children’s novel for readers aged between 7 and 18.

The entry fee is £20.

First prize is a worldwide publishing contract with Chicken House with a royalty advance of £10,000.
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.
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 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
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