Writing Competitions and Events

If you are looking to take your writing to the next level, then entering a writing competition often provides that extra impetus to refine your work.

This is by no means a full list of competitions. Some writing competitions require an entry fee. Others don't. This seems to be the norm these days and there are credible competitions that require an entry fee. Always check that you are comfortable with sending money to the organizers if this is the case.

Please contact the competition organizers directly if you have any queries. UK Writers College cannot be held responsible for the conduct of any third party competitions or events.



20 June 2018
Eyelands 8th International Short Story Competition

30 June 2018
Claret Press Short Story Competition

17 August 2018
Bench Theater One Act play competition

31 July 2018
Stroud Festival Writing Competition

31 August 2018
Storyg.com short story competition 'Shallow Creek'

10 October 2018
READ Foundation Writing Competition 2018

20 October 2018
Eyelands Book Awards

17 June 2019
Green Stories Writing Competition

Regular Entries

Less Than 100 Words

Cooldog Short Story Competition


Apostrophe Books | Fiction Fast Track

Inkitt maintains an excellent website documenting lots of international writing competitions

Monthly Entry

Dark Tales Short Story Competition

The Global Short Story Competition

Weekly Entries

The Telegraph Travel Writing Competition

The Long and Short of it - Unity Books Short Story Competition