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Writing Opportunities - competitions and prizes you can enter

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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
2 days 15 hours 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
8 weeks 1 day 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
12 weeks 2 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
4 weeks 1 day 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
6 weeks 17 hours ago
31 October 2021 The National Poetry Competition 2021
Open to anyone 18 or over from all over the world to enter an unpublished poem of up to 40 lines. Entry fee £7 for first entry, £4 for subsequent entries
First Prize: £5,000, Second Prize £2,000 and Third Prize £1,000, 7 Commendations £200
30 weeks 2 days ago
27 September 2021 Troubadour International Poetry Prize 2021
Open to all poets internationally for unpublished poems. Entry fee £5/€6/$7 per poem
1st Prize £2,000, 2nd Prize £1,000 and 3rd Prize £500 plus 20 commendeds
18 weeks 1 day ago
20 September 2021 Chicken House Open Coop
Open to writers of children’s novels for 7 up including YA. No entry fee
20 weeks 2 days ago
31 August 2021 Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2021
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.
24 weeks 22 hours ago
1 July 2021 Deborah Rogers Foundation Writers Award 2021
Writers writing in English and resident within the British Commonwealth and Eire, who have not yet published or self-published a full-length book No entry fee
First Prize £10,000, runners-up £1,000
42 weeks 22 hours ago
1 July 2021 James Berry Poetry Prize
Open to poets of colour, who are UK residents who have not yet published a book-length collection, special consideration given to LGBTQ+/disabled poets and poets from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds. No entry fee.
3 equal winners each to receive £1,000 prize, expert mentoring & debut collection published with Bloodaxe Books
36 weeks 2 days ago
30 June 2021 The Moth Short Story Prize 2021
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
38 weeks 3 days ago