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.


 


COMPETITIONS AND EVENTS


2020 Bristol Short Story Prize
Deadline: 30 April 2020
More details here


Eyelands 10th International Short Story Competition
Deadline: 20 April 2020
More details
here


The Book Pipeline Adaptation Competition 2020
Deadline: 20 May, 31 July and final deadline of 31 August 2020
More details here


14th International Welsh Poetry Competition
Deadline: 31 May 2020
More details here


The SmokeLong Quarterly Award for Flash Fiction
Deadline: 24 May 2020
More details here


Thanet Writers Short Story Competition
Deadline: 31 May 2020
More details here


The Inkitt Thrill Seeker Contest
Deadline: 31 May 2020
More details here


The Book Pipeline Unpublished Competition 2020
Deadline: 1 June, 5 September and final deadline of 5 October 2020
More details here


Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year Competition
Deadline: 15 June 2020
More details here


Hi20:20 Short Story Competition
Deadline: 19 June 2020
More details here


The Moth Short Story Competition
Deadline: 30 June 2020
More details here


Kindle Storyteller Writing Competition
Deadline: 31 August 2020
More details here


Saveas Writers' International Writing Competition 2020
Deadline: 31 August 2020
More details 
here

The Query Letter.com Writing Contest
Deadline: 15 September 2020
More details here


The Bedford Competition (International Short Story and Poetry Awards
Deadline: 31 October 2020
More details here


 

Regular Entries

Almond Press runs a writing competition event calendar that is updated on a daily basis

Less Than 100 Words

Cooldog Short Story Competition

Grindstone Literary runs several competitions annually. Have a look at their competitions here - https://www.grindstoneliterary.com/competitions

Writers-forum.com

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

 

 


 

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