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Writing Opportunities - competitions and prizes you can enter

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31 August 2022 Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2022
Open to all. Entry fee Poetry entries £12 | Short Fiction entries £18
£2,500 awarded to both the Poetry and Short Fiction winners and publication in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Anthology, which is awarded to 60 writers, shortlisted by the judging panel.
2 weeks 2 days ago
30 June 2022 The Moth Short Story Prize 2022
Open to all writers over 16. Entry fee €15 per story
1st prize €3,000, 2nd prize week-long writing retreat at Circle of Misse in France plus €250 travel stipend, 3rd prize €1,000
10 weeks 4 days ago
1 June 2022 The Novel Prize 2022
Open to a book-length work of literary fiction written in English by published and unpublished writers from round the world. No entry fee
$10,000 to the winner and publication of their novel by Fitzcarraldo Editions in the UK and Ireland, Giramondo in Australia and New Zealand, and New Directions in North America
8 weeks 2 days ago
1 June 2022 2022 Times/Chicken House writing competition
fee Open to unpublished, unagented children’s writers based anywhere in the world. Entry fee £20
First Prize a publishing contract with Chicken House with an advance of £10,000, plus the offer of representation from literary agent Louise Lamont at LBA Books, Second Prize a £7,500 publishing contract plus an offer of representation
6 weeks 1 day ago
31 May 2022 The 2022 Page Turner Awards
Open to all writers over 18. Entry fees
£35,000 prize fund
18 weeks 2 days ago
17 April 2022 The Laurel Prize 2022
Entries are open to all poets writing in the English language anywhere in the world. Self-published collections are not eligible. No entry fee
First Prize – £5,000 Second Prize – £2,000 Third Prize – £1,000 Prize for Best First Collection – £500
14 weeks 3 days ago
31 March 2022 The Caterpillar Poetry Prize 2022
Open to all poets across the world over the age of 16. Entry fee €14 per poem
20 weeks 3 days ago
21 March 2022 The BBC National Short Story Award 2022
British nationals and UK residents, aged 18 years or over. No entry fee
Winner £15,000 plus 4 shortlisted authors £600
22 weeks 3 days ago
1 March 2022 PFD Queer Fiction Prize 2022
Anyone who identifies as LGBTQIA+ and who is un-agented and in the process of writing a piece of fiction is eligible to enter. No entry fee
Three category winners will receive representation at PFD and guidance for completing their novel
30 weeks 2 days ago
31 January 2022 Gingko Prize for Ecopoetry 2021
Open to all poets from across the world Entry fee: first submission £7 then £4 for each additional poem.
First prize £5,000, second prize £2,000 and third prize £1,000
34 weeks 3 days ago
28 January 2022 2021 Manchester Writing Competition
Open to writers across the world. Entry fee for both prizes £18
Two £10,000 prizes are awarded: the Manchester Poetry Prize for best portfolio of poems and the Manchester Fiction Prize for best short story
26 weeks 2 days ago
3 January 2022 The Selfies Book Awards UK 2022
Authors who have self-published adult fiction, children’s books or adult memoirs/autobiography in the UK between January and December 2021. Entry fee: £30 per title to include a six-month subscription to Bookbrunch
£750 cash prize for each category plus other prizes
28 weeks 1 day ago