© Thames Valley Writers’ Circle
April 2019

2019 Shooter Short Story Competition

Stories up to 5,000 words Prizes: £500, £100 Entry fee: £7 Closing date: 21 April contest.shooterlitmag@gmail.com https://shooterlitmag.com

The Poetry Kit Spring Competition 2019

Poetry of any length on any subject Prizes: £100, £50 Entry fee: £3.50, £8 for 3, £10 for 5 Closing date: 21 April TBC comps@poetrykit.org www.poetrykit.org

Bath Short Story Award

Short stories up to 2,200 words, in any style and on any subject Prizes: £1,200, £300, £100, £50 in vouchers for the best local writer, £100 Acorn Award for the best story by an unpublished writer Entry fee: £8 Closing date: 23 April TBC Bath Short Story Award, 20 Penn Lea Road, BA1 3RA http://bathshortstoryaward.org

Divine Chocolate Poetry Comp

For poems on a theme TBC, for ages 7-11, 12-16 and 17+ Prizes: In 2018: Divine Chocolate, goodies, book tokens, Do You Speak Chocolate book by judge Cas Lester Free entry Closing date: 30 April TBC Divine Chocolate, 4 Gainsford Street, London SE1 2NE poetry@divinechocolate.com www.divinechocolate.com/uk/poetry

Earlyworks Press Poetry Competition

Poems, up to 40 lines Prizes: £100, £25, £5 for each poem on the website Entry fee: £3.50, £15 up to 6 Closing date: 30 April TBC Earlyworks Press, Creative Media Centre, 45 Robertson Street, Hastings TN34 1HL services@earlyworkspress.co.uk www.earlyworkspress.co.uk

Edinburgh International Flash Fiction Competition

Stories up to 250 words Prizes: £500 Entry fee: £5 Closing date: 30 April www.storyawards.org

London Magazine Novel Writing Competition

Unpublished novels Prizes: In 2018: £1,000 and publication by Author Enterprises, £200, £100 Entry fee: £20 Closing date: 30 April TBC The London Magazine, 11 Queen's Gate, London SW7 5EL competition@thelondonmagazine.org www.thelondonmagazine.org

Geoffrey Whitworth Competition

Original one-act plays first performed in one-act play festivals organised by All England Theatre Festival, Association of Ulster Drama Festivals, Drama Association of Wales and Scottish Community Drama Association Prizes: The Geoffrey Whitworth Trophy Free entry Closing date: 30 April TBC www.allenglandtheatrefestival.co.uk

Grey Hen Poetry Competition

For poems, up to 40 lines, by women 60+  Prizes: £100, £50, £25, website publication Entry fee: £4, £10 for three Closing date: 30 April Joy Howard, Grey Hen Press, PO Box 269, Kendal LS9 6QZ Tel: 01535 645711 info@greyhenpress.com www.greyhenpress.com

James White Award

Science fiction (broadly defined), 2,000-6,000 words, by non-professional writers Prizes: £200, pIus publication in Interzone Free entry Closing date: April TBC Entry through website strongly preferred, Martin McGrath, 48 Spooners Drive, Park Street, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL2 2HL www.jameswhiteaward.com

Red Shed Open Poetry Competition

For poems up to 50 lines Prizes: £100, £50, £25 Wakefield postcode prize Entry fee: £3, £2 each subsequent Closing date: 30 April The Competition Organiser, Red Shed Open Poetry Competition, 3 Sandal Cliff, Sandal, Wakefield, WF2 6AU www.currockpress.com

Southport Writers' Circle International Poetry

Poems, up to 40 lines Prizes: £150, £75, £25, humour prize £25 Entry fee: £3 or £10 for four Closing date: 30 April Southport Writers' Circle Poetry Competition, 60 Dinorwic Road, Southport, Merseyside PR9 7DX www.swconline.co.uk

The Bluepencilagency First Novel Prize

The first chapter of an unpublished novel up to 5,000 words Prizes: £1000, £250 and editorial report Entry fee: £20 Closing date: 30 April www.bluepencilagency.com

Momaya Press Short Story Comp

Short stories up to 3,000 words on the theme of 'trading places' Prizes: £110, £55, £25, winners and shortlisted authors will be published in the Momaya Short Story Review Entry fee: £11 Closing date: 30 April www.momayapress.com

Tom Howard/John H Reid Fiction and Essay Contest

Short stories, essays or other prose, up to 6,000 words. International entries welcome Prizes: $2,000 in each category, ten honourable mentions each $100 Entry fee: $20 Closing date: 30 April Adam Cohen, Winning Writers, Attn: Tom Howard Short Story Contest, 351 Pleasant Street, PMB 222, Northampton, MA 01060-3961, USA adam@winningwriters.com www.winningwriters.com/tomstory

Ver Poets Open Poetry Competition

For poetry, up to 30 lines; open theme and form Prizes: £600, £300, £100, publicarion in The Ver Prize anthology and on website Entry fee: £4, £10 for three, £2 each extra Closing date: 30 April Gillian Knibbs, 181 Sandridge Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire ALI 4AH Tel: 01727 762601 gillknibbs@yahoo.co.uk www.verpoets.org.uk

Ware Poets Open Poetry Comp

Poems up to 50 lines Prizes: £600, £300, £150; £150 prize for the best sonnet Entry fee: £4, £12 for four, £3 theareafter Closing date: 30 April TBC The Competition Secretary, Ware Poets Competition, 21 Trinity Road, Ware, SG12 7DB warepoets_competition@hotmail.co.uk www.poetrypf.co.uk/comps/ware18.pd
May 2019

Bristol Short Story Prize

Stories on any theme, up to 4,000 words Prizes: £1.000, £700, £400, 17 £100 shortlisted. All published in prize anthology Entry fee: £8 Closing date: 1 May Unit 5.16, Paintworks, Bath Road, Bristol BS4 3EH enquiries@bristolprize.co.uk  www.bristolprize.co.uk

Shore Scripts Short Film Fund

Short scripts between 3 and 13 pages  Prizes: Production budget of up to $15,000 Entry fee: £30 Closing date: 2 May TBC www.shorescripts.com/shortfilmfund/

The Page is Printed

A single A4 page of writing in any style on any subject Prizes: TBC Entry fee: £5, £10 for up to three Closing date: 4 May TBC Katherine Edwardes, The Page is Printed, Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, School Road, Taunton, TA2 8DP Tel: 01823 414141 info@tacchi-morris.com www.tacchi-morris.com

International Welsh Poetry Competition 2019

Poems up to 50 lines Prizes: £500, £250, £100, plus 17 runners-up Entry fee: £5, PayPal available too Closing date: 26 May Welsh Poetry Competition, 9 The Avenue, Pontypridd, CF37 4DF Tel: 0789 0888585 info@welshpoetry.co.uk www.welshpoetry.co.uk

Poetry London Clore Prize

Poetry up to 80 lines Prizes: £5,000, £2,000, £1,000, 4 x £500 Entry fee: £7, £3 subscribers Closing date: 1 May Poetry London Competition, The Albany, Douglas Way, Deptford, London SE8 4AG http://poetrylondon.co.uk/competition/

Nick Darke Award

Scripts TBC Prizes: £6,000 Free entry Closing date: 21 May TBC nickdarkeaward@falmouth.ac.uk www.falmouth.ac.uk/nickdarkeaward

Wigtown Poetry Competition

For poems, up to 40 lines in English, Scots or Scots/lrish Gaelic Prizes: TBC, in 2018: £1,500, £400, Gaelic Prize £250, Scots Prize £250, eight £25 runners-up Entry fee: £6.50, £17 for three, £5 each entry after that Closing date: 27 May TBC Claire Nash, Wigtown Festival Company, County Buildings, Wigtown DG8 9JH Tel: 01988 402036 mail@wigtownbookfestival.com www.wigtownbookfestivd.com/poetrycomp

Erewash Writers Free Entry Writing Competition

Writing on a theme TBC Prizes: In 2018, £25 short story, £10 poetry or flash fiction Free entry Closing date: 23 May EWG Writing Competition, Parklands Connexion, Stanhope Street, Long Eaton NG10 4QN erewashwriterscomps@hotmail.co.uk erewashwriterscompetition.weebly.com

Battered Moons Poetry Competition

Poems up to 40 lines on any subject  Prizes: In 2018, £700, £200, £100, 4 x£25 Entry fee: £5, £3.50 for multiple entries Closing date: 31 May TBC Battered Moons Poetry Competition, 28 Brunswick Street, Swindon SN1 3NB batteredmoonsentries@gmail.com http://batteredmoons.com

Bodley Head/FT Essay Prize

Essays up to 3,500 words by writers between 18 and 35 Prizes: £1,000, £500, publication Free entry Closing date: 31 May TBC www.bodleyhead.co.uk

Fiction Desk Newcomer Prize for Short Stories

Stories from 1,000 to 5,000 words by writers who have not previously been published by The Fiction Desk Prizes: £500 Entry fee: £8 Closing date: 31 May TBC www.thefictiondesk.com

Frogmore Poetry Prize

For poems, any theme/style, up to 40 lines, for the contest's 33rd year Prizes: 250 guineas, 75 guineas, 50 guineas, plus subscriptions to The Frogmore Papers  Entry fee: £3 Closing date: 31 May Jeremy Page, 21 Mildmay Road, Lewes BN7 1PJ Tel: 07751 251689 frogmorepress@gmail.com www.frogmorepress.co.uk

Peggy Chapman-Andrews Award

First 5,000-8,000 words of an unpublished debut novel, organised by the Bridport Prize Prizes: £1,000 and mentoring, £500 and manuscript appraisal, 3 x £100 and 50-page manuscript appraisal Entry fee: £20 TBC Closing date: 31 May TBC The Bridport Prize, PO Box 6910, Bridport DT6 9BQ www.bridportprize.org.uk

Bridport Prize 2019

For short stories (up to 5,000 words), poetry (up to 42 lines) and flash fiction (up to 250 words) Prizes: £5,000, £1,000, £500 and ten £100 highly commendeds for short stories and poetry/£1,000, £500, £.250, three £100 highly commendeds for flash fiction Entry fee: £8 per flash fiction, £9 per poem, £10 per short story TBC Closing date: 31 May TBC Kare Wilson, Competition Administrator, The Bridport Prize, PO Box 6910, Bridport, Dorset DT6 9BQ kate@bridportprize.org.uk www.bridportprize.org.uk

Frome Festival Short Story

Short stories between 1,000 and 2,200 words, any theme Prizes: £400, £200, £100, extra prizes for local entrants, winning entrants published on the website and may be sent to Woman’s Weekly and/or Frome FM for consideration Entry fee: £8 Closing date: 31 May Frome Festival Short Story Competition, c/o Frome Library, Justice Lane, Frome, Somerset BA11 1BE Tel: 01373 463131 fromefestivalshortstorycomp@gmail.com www.fromeshortstorycompetition.co.uk

Yeovil Literary Prize

For novels (opening chapters and synopsis, up to 15,000 words), short stories (max 2,000 words, poems (up to 40 lines), writing without restrictions, Western Gazette best local writer Prizes: in 2018: For novels, £1,000, £250 and £100, £500, £200 and £100 for poems/short stories, £500, £200 and 100, writing without restrictions £200, £100 and £50, £100 local prize Entry fee: TBC Closing date: 31 May Yeovil Literary Prize, The Octagon Theatre, Hendford, Yeovil BA20 1UX www.yeovilprize.co.uk
June 2019

Bath Novel Award

For the first 5,000 words of a novel, plus one-page synopsis Prizes: £2,500 plus various shortlist prizes including Cornerstones online course worth £1,800 Entry fee: £25 Closing date: 2 )une The Bath Novel Award, PO Box 5223, Bath BA1 0UR entries@bathnovelaward.co.uk http://bathnovelaward.co.uk

Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting

For full-length (at least an hour) new stage plays written in English, which have not been published or professionally performed Prizes: Prize money totalling £40,000, including £16,000 for the winner Free entry Closing date: 5 June TBC Suzanne Bell, New Writing Associate, Royal Exchange Theatre, St Ann's Square, Manchester M2 7DH Tel: 0161 833 9333 bruntwood.prize@royalexchange.co.uk www.writeaplay.co.uk

TLC Pen Factor Writing Competition

Fiction (adult and YA) and memoir, length TBC, open to TLC Writers' Day ticket holders Prizes: Five shortlisted writers will have the opportunity to pitch to literary agents and publishers during TLC Writers' Day Entry fee: TBC Closing date: 5 June TBC Aki Schilz, The Literary Consultancy, Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3GA Tel: 0207 324 2563 info@literaryconsultancy.co.uk https://literaryconsultancy.co.uk

RTE Radio 1 Short Story Competition

Stories between 1,800 and 2,000 words from writers from Ireland Prizes: €3,000, €2,000, €1,000 Free entry Closing date: 8 June TBC fmacmanusstories@rte.ie www.rte.ie/writing

VS Pritchett Memorial Prize

Unpublished short stories between 2,000 and 4,000 words Prizes: £1,000 plus publication in RSL Review and Prospect online Entry fee: £5 Closing date: 14 June TBC Royal Society of Literature, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R Tel: 0207 845 4678 www.rslit.org

Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year

Competition

Poems up to 60 lines Prizes: £200, £100, £50, £25 best read, people's choice, sparkling wine Entry fee: £5 Closing date: 17 June Festival House, 8 Orange Street, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2JA tina@canterburyfestival.co.uk www.canterburyfestival.co.uk

George Crabbe Memorial Poetry Competition

Poems by Suffolk poet/members of the Suffolk Poetry Society, all details TBC Prizes: £600, £300, £150, 2 x £75 Entry fee: £3 Closing date: 15 June TBC http://suffolkpoetrysociety.org.uk

Segora Short Story and Poetry Competitions

Short stories between 1,500 and 3,000 words, poems up to 50 lines, vignettes up to 300 words, one-act plays Prizes: £300, £50, £30 for poetry and short story, £100 for vignettes and plays Entry fee: £5 poems and vignettes, £6 story, £12 play TBC Closing date: 15 June 1 rue de la Sevre, 79380 St Andre sur Sevre, Les Deus Sevres, France simms.gordon@orange.fr www.poetryproseandplays.com

Eyelands International Short Story Competition

Short stories up to 2,500 words, theme TBC  Prizes: A week's holiday for two in Crete Entry fee: €10 TBC Closing date: 20 June info@eyelands.gr  https://eyelands.gr

McLellan Poetry Prize

Poems up to 80 lines Prizes: First prize of £1,500 Entry fee: £5, £4 for three or more TBC Closing date: 19 June TBC The Competition Organiser, McLellan Poetry Award, The Yellow Land, Whiting Bay, Isle of Arran, KA27 8PZ www.arranart.com

Wild Words Summer Solstice Writing

Competition

1,000 words of poetry or prose Prizes: One-hour mentoring session, online publication Entry fee: £7 Closing date: 21 June hello@wildwords.org www.wildwords.org

Creative Future Literary Awards

Poetry up to 200 words, short fiction up to 300 words, by disadvantaged writers  Prizes: £12,000 in development opportunities TBC Free entry Closing date: 26 June TBC Creative Future, Community Base, 113 Queens Road, Brighton BN1 3XG literary@creativefiiture.org.uk https://literary.creativefuture.org.uk

From Page to Stage

Musical theatre playscripts Prizes: Commission for a new script to be workshopped Entry fee: TBC Closing date: 25 June TBC www.frompage2stage.com

ALCS Award for Educational Writing

Traditionally published non-fiction that enhances learning Prizes: £2,000 Free entry Closing date: 30 June Robyn Law, Society of Authors, 84 Drayton Gardens, London SW10 9SB pjohnson@societyofauthors.org www.societyofauthors.org

British Fantasy Society Short Story Competition

For any kind of fantasy short stories, horror, sf, magic realism etc, up to 5,000 words Prizes: £100, £50, £20, pIus year's membership of BFS and web publication TBC Entry fee: £5, free for BFS members Closing date: 30 June shortstorycomp@britishfantasysociety.org www.britishfantasysociety.co.uk

2019 Shooter Short Story Competition

Stories up to 5,000 words Prizes: £500, £100 Entry fee: £7 Closing date: 21 April contest.shooterlitmag@gmail.com https://shooterlitmag.com

The Poetry Kit Spring Competition 2019

Poetry of any length on any subject Prizes: £100, £50 Entry fee: £3.50, £8 for 3, £10 for 5 Closing date: 21 April TBC comps@poetrykit.org www.poetrykit.org

Bath Short Story Award

Short stories up to 2,200 words, in any style and on any subject Prizes: £1,200, £300, £100, £50 in vouchers for the best local writer, £100 Acorn Award for the best story by an unpublished writer Entry fee: £8 Closing date: 23 April TBC Bath Short Story Award, 20 Penn Lea Road, BA1 3RA http://bathshortstoryaward.org

Divine Chocolate Poetry Comp

For poems on a theme TBC, for ages 7-11, 12-16 and 17+ Prizes: In 2018: Divine Chocolate, goodies, book tokens, Do You Speak Chocolate book by judge Cas Lester Free entry Closing date: 30 April TBC Divine Chocolate, 4 Gainsford Street, London SE1 2NE poetry@divinechocolate.com www.divinechocolate.com/uk/poetry
© Thames Valley Writers’ Circle
April 2019

Earlyworks Press Poetry Competition

Poems, up to 40 lines Prizes: £100, £25, £5 for each poem on the website Entry fee: £3.50, £15 up to 6 Closing date: 30 April TBC Earlyworks Press, Creative Media Cenrre, 45 Robertson Street, Hastings TN34 1HL services@earlyworkspress.co.uk www.earlyworkspress.co.uk

Edinburgh International Flash Fiction

Competition

Stories up to 250 words Prizes: £500 Entry fee: £5 Closing date: 30 April www.storyawards.org

London Magazine Novel Writing Competition

Unpublished novels Prizes: In 2018: £1,000 and publication by Author Enterprises, £200, £100 Entry fee: £20 Closing date: 30 April TBC The London Magazine, 11 Queen's Gate, London SW7 5EL competition@thelondonmagazine.org www.thelondonmagazine.org

Geoffrey Whitworth Competition

Original one-act plays first performed in one-act play festivals organised by All England Theatre Festival, Association of Ulster Drama Festivals, Drama Association of Wales and Scottish Community Drama Association Prizes: The Geoffrey Whitworth Trophy Free entry Closing date: 30 April TBC www.allenglandtheatrefestival.co.uk

Grey Hen Poetry Competition

For poems, up to 40 lines, by women 60+  Prizes: £100, £50, £25, website publication Entry fee: £4, £10 for three Closing date: 30 April Joy Howard, Grey Hen Press, PO Box 269, Kendal LS9 6QZ Tel: 01535 645711 info@greyhenpress.com www.greyhenpress.com

James White Award

Science fiction (broadly defined), 2,000-6,000 words, by non-professional writers Prizes: £200, pIus publication in Interzone Free entry Closing date: April TBC Entry through website strongly preferred, Martin McGrath, 48 Spooners Drive, Park Street, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL2 2HL www.jameswhiteaward.com

Red Shed Open Poetry Competition

For poems up to 50 lines Prizes: £100, £50, £25 Wakefield postcode prize Entry fee: £3, £2 each subsequent Closing date: 30 April The Competition Organiser, Red Shed Open Poetry Competition, 3 Sandal Cliff, Sandal, Wakefield, WF2 6AU www.currockpress.com

Southport Writers' Circle International Poetry

Poems, up to 40 lines Prizes: £150, £75, £25, humour prize £25 Entry fee: £3 or £10 for four Closing date: 30 April Southport Writers' Circle Poetry Competition, 60 Dinorwic Road, Southport, Merseyside PR9 7DX www.swconline.co.uk

The Bluepencilagency First Novel Prize

The first chapter of an unpublished novel up to 5,000 words Prizes: £1000, £250 and editorial report Entry fee: £20 Closing date: 30 April www.bluepencilagency.com

Momaya Press Short Story Comp

Short stories up to 3,000 words on the theme of 'trading places' Prizes: £110, £55, £25, winners and shortlisted authors will be published in the Momaya Short Story Review Entry fee: £11 Closing date: 30 April www.momayapress.com

Tom Howard/John H Reid Fiction and Essay

Contest

Short stories, essays or other prose, up to 6,000 words. International entries welcome Prizes: $2,000 in each category, ten honourable mentions each $100 Entry fee: $20 Closing date: 30 April Adam Cohen, Winning Writers, Attn: Tom Howard Short Story Contest, 351 Pleasant Street, PMB 222, Northampton, MA 01060-3961, USA adam@winningwriters.com www.winningwriters.com/tomstory

Ver Poets Open Poetry Competition

For poetry, up to 30 lines; open theme and form Prizes: £600, £300, £100, publicarion in The Ver Prize anthology and on website Entry fee: £4, £10 for rhree, £2 each exrra Closing date: 30 April Gillian Knibbs, 181 Sandridge Road, St Albans, Herrfordshire ALI 4AH Tel: 01727 762601 gillknibbs@yahoo.co.uk www.verpoets.org.uk

Ware Poets Open Poetry Comp

Poems up to 50 lines Prizes: £600, £300, £150; £150 prize for the best sonnet Entry fee: £4, £12 for four, £3 theareafter Closing date: 30 April TBC The Competition Secretary, Ware Poets Competition, 21 Trinity Road, Ware, SG12 7DB warepoets_competition@hotmail.co.uk www.poetrypf.co.uk/comps/ware18.pd
May 2019

Bristol Short Story Prize

Stories on any theme, up to 4,000 words Prizes: £1.000, £700, £400, 17 £100 shortlisted. All published in prize anthology Entry fee: £8 Closing date: 1 May Unit 5.16, Paintworks, Bath Road, Bristol BS4 3EH enquiries@bristolprize.co.uk  www.bristolprize.co.uk

Shore Scripts Short Film Fund

Short scripts between 3 and 13 pages  Prizes: Production budget of up to $15,000 Entry fee: £30 Closing date: 2 May TBC www.shorescripts.com/shortfilmfund/

The Page is Printed

A single A4 page of writing in any style on any subject Prizes: TBC Entry fee: £5, £10 for up to three Closing date: 4 May TBC Katherine Edwardes, The Page is Printed, Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, School Road, Taunton, TA2 8DP Tel: 01823 414141 info@tacchi-morris.com www.tacchi-morris.com

International Welsh Poetry Competition 2019

Poems up to 50 lines Prizes: £500, £250, £100, plus 17 runners-up Entry fee: £5, PayPal available too Closing date: 26 May Welsh Poetry Competition, 9 The Avenue, Pontypridd, CF37 4DF Tel: 0789 0888585 info@welshpoetry.co.uk www.welshpoetry.co.uk

Poetry London Clore Prize

Poetry up to 80 lines Prizes: £5,000, £2,000, £1,000, 4 x £500 Entry fee: £7, £3 subscribers Closing date: 1 May Poetry London Competition, The Albany, Douglas Way, Deptford, London SE8 4AG http://poetrylondon.co.uk/competition/

Nick Darke Award

Scripts TBC Prizes: £6,000 Free entry Closing date: 21 May TBC nickdarkeaward@falmouth.ac.uk www.falmouth.ac.uk/nickdarkeaward

Wigtown Poetry Competition

For poems, up to 40 lines in English, Scots or Scots/lrish Gaelic Prizes: TBC, in 2018: £1,500, £400, Gaelic Prize £250, Scots Prize £250, eight £25 runners-up Entry fee: £6.50, £17 for three, £5 each entry after that Closing date: 27 May TBC Claire Nash, Wigtown Festival Company, County Buildings, Wigtown DG8 9JH Tel: 01988 402036 mail@wigtownbookfestival.com www.wigtownbookfestivd.com/poetrycomp

Erewash Writers Free Entry Writing Competition

Writing on a theme TBC Prizes: In 2018, £25 short story, £10 poetry or flash fiction Free entry Closing date: 23 May EWG Writing Competition, Parklands Connexion, Stanhope Street, Long Eaton NG10 4QN erewashwriterscomps@hotmail.co.uk erewashwriterscompetition.weebly.com

Battered Moons Poetry Competition

Poems up to 40 lines on any subject  Prizes: In 2018, £700, £200, £100, 4 x£25 Entry fee: £5, £3.50 for multiple entries Closing date: 31 May TBC Battered Moons Poetry Competition, 28 Brunswick Street, Swindon SN1 3NB batteredmoonsentries@gmail.com http://batteredmoons.com

Bodley Head/FT Essay Prize

Essays up to 3,500 words by writers between 18 and 35 Prizes: £1,000, £500, publication Free entry Closing date: 31 May TBC www.bodleyhead.co.uk

Fiction Desk Newcomer Prize for Short Stories

Stories from 1,000 to 5,000 words by writers who have not previously been published by The Fiction Desk Prizes: £500 Entry fee: £8 Closing date: 31 May TBC www.thefictiondesk.com

Frogmore Poetry Prize

For poems, any theme/style, up to 40 lines, for the contest's 33rd year Prizes: 250 guineas, 75 guineas, 50 guineas, plus subscriptions to The Frogmore Papers  Entry fee: £3 Closing date: 31 May Jeremy Page, 21 Mildmay Road, Lewes BN7 1PJ Tel: 07751 251689 frogmorepress@gmail.com www.frogmorepress.co.uk

Peggy Chapman-Andrews Award

First 5,000-8,000 words of an unpublished debut novel, organised by the Bridport Prize Prizes: £1,000 and mentoring, £500 and manuscript appraisal, 3 x £100 and 50-page manuscript appraisal Entry fee: £20 TBC Closing date: 31 May TBC The Bridport Prize, PO Box 6910, Bridport DT6 9BQ www.bridportprize.org.uk

Bridport Prize 2019

For short stories (up to 5,000 words), poetry (up to 42 lines) and flash fiction (up to 250 words) Prizes: £5,000, £1,000, £500 and ten £100 highly commendeds for short stories and poetry/£1,000, £500, £.250, three £100 highly commendeds for flash fiction Entry fee: £8 per flash fiction, £9 per poem, £10 per short story TBC Closing date: 31 May TBC Kare Wilson, Competition Administrator, The Bridport Prize, PO Box 6910, Bridport, Dorset DT6 9BQ kate@bridportprize.org.uk www.bridportprize.org.uk

Frome Festival Short Story

Short stories between 1,000 and 2,200 words, any theme Prizes: £400, £200, £100, extra prizes for local entrants, winning entrants published on the website and may be sent to Woman’s Weekly and/or Frome FM for consideration Entry fee: £8 Closing date: 31 May Frome Festival Short Story Competition, c/o Frome Library, Justice Lane, Frome, Somerset BA11 1BE Tel: 01373 463131 fromefestivalshortstorycomp@gmail.com www.fromeshortstorycompetition.co.uk

Yeovil Literary Prize

For novels (opening chapters and synopsis, up to 15,000 words), short stories (max 2,000 words, poems (up to 40 lines), writing without restrictions, Western Gazette best local writer Prizes: in 2018: For novels, £1,000, £250 and £100, £500, £200 and £100 for poems/short stories, £500, £200 and 100, writing without restrictions £200, £100 and £50, £100 local prize Entry fee: TBC Closing date: 31 May Yeovil Literary Prize, The Octagon Theatre, Hendford, Yeovil BA20 1UX www.yeovilprize.co.uk
June 2019

Bath Novel Award

For the first 5,000 words of a novel, plus one-page synopsis Prizes: £2,500 plus various shortlist prizes including Cornerstones online course worth £1,800 Entry fee: £25 Closing date: 2 )une The Bath Novel Award, PO Box 5223, Bath BA1 0UR entries@bathnovelaward.co.uk http://bathnovelaward.co.uk

Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting

For full-length (at least an hour) new stage plays written in English, which have not been published or professionally performed Prizes: Prize money totalling £40,000, including £16,000 for the winner Free entry Closing date: 5 June TBC Suzanne Bell, New Writing Associate, Royal Exchange Theatre, St Ann's Square, Manchester M2 7DH Tel: 0161 833 9333 bruntwood.prize@royalexchange.co.uk www.writeaplay.co.uk

TLC Pen Factor Writing Competition

Fiction (adult and YA) and memoir, length TBC, open to TLC Writers' Day ticket holders Prizes: Five shortlisted writers will have the opportunity to pitch to literary agents and publishers during TLC Writers' Day Entry fee: TBC Closing date: 5 June TBC Aki Schilz, The Literary Consultancy, Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3GA Tel: 0207 324 2563 info@literaryconsultancy.co.uk https://literaryconsultancy.co.uk

RTE Radio 1 Short Story Competition

Stories between 1,800 and 2,000 words from writers from Ireland Prizes: €3,000, €2,000, €1,000 Free entry Closing date: 8 June TBC fmacmanusstories@rte.ie www.rte.ie/writing

VS Pritchett Memorial Prize

Unpublished short stories between 2,000 and 4,000 words Prizes: £1,000 plus publication in RSL Review and Prospect online Entry fee: £5 Closing date: 14 June TBC Royal Society of Literature, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R Tel: 0207 845 4678 www.rslit.org

Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year

Competition

Poems up to 60 lines Prizes: £200, £100, £50, £25 best read, people's choice, sparkling wine Entry fee: £5 Closing date: 17 June Festival House, 8 Orange Street, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2JA tina@canterburyfestival.co.uk www.canterburyfestival.co.uk

George Crabbe Memorial Poetry Competition

Poems by Suffolk poet/members of the Suffolk Poetry Society, all details TBC Prizes: £600, £300, £150, 2 x £75 Entry fee: £3 Closing date: 15 June TBC http://suffolkpoetrysociety.org.uk

Segora Short Story and Poetry Competitions

Short stories between 1,500 and 3,000 words, poems up to 50 lines, vignettes up to 300 words, one-act plays Prizes: £300, £50, £30 for poetry and short story, £100 for vignettes and plays Entry fee: £5 poems and vignettes, £6 story, £12 play TBC Closing date: 15 June 1 rue de la Sevre, 79380 St Andre sur Sevre, Les Deus Sevres, France simms.gordon@orange.fr www.poetryproseandplays.com

Eyelands International Short Story Competition

Short stories up to 2,500 words, theme TBC  Prizes: A week's holiday for two in Crete Entry fee: €10 TBC Closing date: 20 June info@eyelands.gr  https://eyelands.gr

McLellan Poetry Prize

Poems up to 80 lines Prizes: First prize of £1,500 Entry fee: £5, £4 for three or more TBC Closing date: 19 June TBC The Competition Organiser, McLellan Poetry Award, The Yellow Land, Whiting Bay, Isle of Arran, KA27 8PZ www.arranart.com

Wild Words Summer Solstice Writing

Competition

1,000 words of poetry or prose Prizes: One-hour mentoring session, online publication Entry fee: £7 Closing date: 21 June hello@wildwords.org www.wildwords.org

Creative Future Literary Awards

Poetry up to 200 words, short fiction up to 300 words, by disadvantaged writers  Prizes: £12,000 in development opportunities TBC Free entry Closing date: 26 June TBC Creative Future, Community Base, 113 Queens Road, Brighton BN1 3XG literary@creativefiiture.org.uk https://literary.creativefuture.org.uk

From Page to Stage

Musical theatre playscripts Prizes: Commission for a new script to be workshopped Entry fee: TBC Closing date: 25 June TBC www.frompage2stage.com

ALCS Award for Educational Writing

Traditionally published non-fiction that enhances learning Prizes: £2,000 Free entry Closing date: 30 June Robyn Law, Society of Authors, 84 Drayton Gardens, London SW10 9SB pjohnson@societyofauthors.org www.societyofauthors.org

British Fantasy Society Short Story Competition

For any kind of fantasy short stories, horror, sf, magic realism etc, up to 5,000 words Prizes: £100, £50, £20, pIus year's membership of BFS and web publication TBC Entry fee: £5, free for BFS members Closing date: 30 June shortstorycomp@britishfantasysociety.org www.britishfantasysociety.co.uk
For writers of fiction, non-fiction and poetry

Other Comps

For writers of fiction, non-fiction and poetry

Other Comps