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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

The Wild Atlantic Writing Awards
Deadline: 10 December 2020
More details here

The Parracombe Prize 2020
Deadline: 31 January 2021
More details here

Cambridge Autumn Festival Short Story Competition 2021
Deadline: 31 January 2021
More details here

Fiction Factory Flash Fiction Writing Competition
Deadline: 31 January 2021
More details here 

The 2021 International Rubery Book Award
Deadline: 31 March 2021
More details here

The 2022 Dryad Press Submissions
Deadline: 1 March -31 March 2021
More details

The 2021 Bristol Short Story Prize
Deadline: 5 May 2021
More details

The Saki Short Story Competition
Deadline: 30 June 2021
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Anthology Magazine Short Story Competition
Deadline: 31 July 2021
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


Apostrophe Books | Fiction Fast Track

Inkitt maintains an excellent website documenting lots of international writing competitions

Monthly Entries

Weekly Entries

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