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Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2024

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Closing date: 
31 August 2024
Entry: 
Open to all. Entry fee Poetry entries £12 | Short Fiction entries £18
Prize: 
£2,500 awarded to both the Poetry and Short Fiction winners and publication in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Anthology, plus many other prizes.

The Creative Writing Award is open to Poetry and Short Fiction submissions on any theme, however, we are particularly interested in works that reflect upon our ever changing world.  Read more

Winchester Poetry Prize 2024

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Closing date: 
31 July 2024
Entry: 
Open to all poets aged 16 or over from across the world. Entry fee £6 for first poem, £5 for subsequent poems
Prize: 
First Prize: £1,000, 2nd Prize: £500, 3rd Prize: £250

Judge: Clare Shaw

Entries for the Winchester Poetry Prize 2024 are now open.

First Prize £1,000, Second Prize £500, Third Prize £250.

All longlisted poems will be published in a printed anthology.

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Ledbury Poetry Competition 2024

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Closing date: 
8 July 2024
Entry: 
All poets writing in English are eligible, no matter where they live. Entry fee £6 per poem
Prize: 
First prize £1,000 cash and a week's poetry course at Arvon, Second Prize £500 and Third prize £250

The Ledbury Poetry Competition has opened for entries, with a closing date of 8 July. All poets writing in English are eligible, no matter where they live.

Poet Maya C Popa will be the judge:  Read more

The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2024

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Closing date: 
24 July 2024
Entry: 
Poets from anywhere in the world aged 11-17 years No entry fee
Prize: 
Top 15 winners get publication in the Foyle Young Poets 2024 Anthology

The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2024 is open! Enter your poems by 31 July 2024 at foyleyoungpoets.org  Read more

The Bridport Prize 2024

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Closing date: 
31 May 2024
Entry: 
Poetry, Short Story and Flash Fiction open to unpublished work from any writer writing in English over 16. Novel Award restricted to UK writers, and to British adn American writers living abroad. Entry fee: £12 per poem, £14 per story, £11 for flash fiction and £24 per novel
Prize: 
Poetry and Short Story 1st Prize £5,000, Flash Fiction 1st Prize £1,000. Novel Award a year's mentoring and critique

The Bridport Prize has four sections: Poetry, Short Story, Flash Fiction and Novel Award.

Read the Rules carefully, as they have different rules and entry fees for different prizes.

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The Caterpillar Poetry Prize 2024

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Closing date: 
31 March 2024
Entry: 
Open to all poets across the world over the age of 16, as long as the work is original and previously unpublished. Entry fee €15 per poem
Prize: 
First Prize €1,000 and a week-long stay at The Circle of Misse in France, Second Prize €500 and Third Prize €250

If you have written a poem you think would appeal to 7-11-year olds, then why not enter the The Caterpillar Poetry Prize 2024? The prize is open to anyone over 16, and the poem can be on any subject.  Read more

The Moth Poetry Prize 2023

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Closing date: 
31 December 2023
Entry: 
Open to all poets over 16 for an unpublished poem. Entry fee €15 per poem and you can enter as many poems as you like
Prize: 
1st prize €6,000, plus three runner-up prizes of €1,000 and eight commended poets will each receive €250

The Moth Poetry Prize is one of the biggest prizes in the world for a single unpublished poem. The prize is open to anyone, as long as the poem is previously unpublished, and each year it attracts thousands of entries from new and established poets from over 50 countries worldwide.The prize is for an unpublished poem, and entrants (over 16) are welcome from anywhere in the world.  Read more

The National Poetry Competition 2023

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Closing date: 
31 October 2023
Entry: 
Open to anyone 18 or over from all over the world to enter an unpublished poem of up to 40 lines. Entry fee £8 for first entry, £5 for unlimited subsequent entries
Prize: 
First Prize: £5,000, Second Prize £2,000 and Third Prize £1,000, Commendations £200

The National Poetry CompetitionAnnual poetry prize run by the UK-based Poetry Society established in 1978; accepts entries from all over the world; over 10,000 poems submitted each year

The 2023 National Poetry Competition is one of the world's most prestigious prizes for an unpublished poem of up to 40 lines, open to anyone internationally who is 18 or over. It is judged anonymously and has been won by celebrated poets and by newcomers.

Ten Prizes  Read more

2023 Manchester Writing Competitions

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Closing date: 
1 September 2023
Entry: 
Open internationally to those aged 16 or over. Entry fee for both prizes £18
Prize: 
Two £10,000 prizes are awarded: the Manchester Poetry Prize for best portfolio of poems and the Manchester Fiction Prize for best short story

The Manchester Writing Competitions offer the UK's biggest literary awards for unpublished work, offered by the country's most successful writing school. The Competition was established in 2008 by Carol Ann Duffy (UK Poet Laureate 2009-19) and has awarded more than £220,000 to writers.  Read more

Ledbury Poetry Competition 2023

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Closing date: 
10 July 2023
Entry: 
All poets writing in English are eligible, no matter where they live. Entry fee £6 per poem
Prize: 
First prize £1,000 cash and a week's poetry course at Arvon, Second Prize £500 and Third prize £250

The Ledbury Poetry Competition has opened for entries, with a closing date of 10 July. All poets writing in English are eligible, no matter where they live.  Read more

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