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.



7 January 2018
Fiction Factory Short Story Competition

15 March 2018
Writers-Editors Network Annual International Writing Competition

12 March 2018
Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize/ Author of Tomorrow

20 March 2018
Eyelands 1st International Flash Fiction Contest

31 March 2018
International Rubery Book Award

27 May 2018
Welsh Poetry Competition 2018

7 June 2018
Reading Room Cafe Publishing Flash Fiction or Short Story competition

31 July 2018
Stroud Festival 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