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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.

The Basics of Creative Writing Course

A rigorous training for both beginners and seasoned writers

Competitions and Events

Orna Ross Green Stories Novel Prize December 2021
Deadline: 30 December 2021
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The Mogford Prize for Food and Drink Writing
Deadline 12 January 2022
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The Parracombe Prize 2022
Deadline 31 January 2022
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The Next Generation Indie Book Awards
Deadline 11 February 2022
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Create The Future Writing Competition
Deadline 13 February 2022
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Guernsey International Poetry Competition 2022
Deadline: 15 February 2022
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Inkitt Thriller Contest
Deadline: 28 February 2022
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Scottish Arts Trust Story Awards
Deadline: 28 February 2022
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Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest
Deadline: 1 April 2022
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Desperate Literature Short Fiction Prize
Deadline: 15 April 2022
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Anthology Magazine Short Story Award
Deadline: 30 April 2022
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2022 Bristol Short Story Prize
Deadline: 4 May 2022
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Fiction Factory First Chapter+Synopsis Competition
Deadline: 31 May 2022
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Edinburgh Award for Flash Fiction
Deadline: 31 August 2022
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The Short Story Writing
for Magazines Course

All the basics of short story writing in one course

The Literary Short and
Flash Fiction Course

Learn how to write winning short stories

The Write a Novel Course

Write your novel with one-to-one guidance from an award-winning author.

Regular Entries

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

Less Than 100 Words

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


Inkitt maintains an excellent website documenting lots of international writing competitions

Storyhouse | Contests for previously unpublished writers

Cranked Anvil Short Story Competition
Deadline: QUARTERLY: 31st January; 30th April; 31st July; 31st October
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Cranked Anvil Flash Fiction Competition
Deadline: QUARTERLY: QUARTERLY: 28th (or 29th) February; 31st May; 31st August; 30th November
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