© Thames Valley Writers’ Circle

Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize

First or second book-length poetry collections, 48- 88 pages Prizes: $2,000 purse, plus publication by Waywiser in UK and USA, and appearance ar the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC with judge Entry fee: $27 Closing date: 1 December Philip Hoy, The Waywiser Press, Bench House, 82 London Road, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire OX7 5FN Tel: 01608 644755 waywiserpress@aol.com http://waywiser-press.com/hechtprize.html

Strokestown International Poetry Prize

Unpublished poems for open competition. Unpublished comic poems for Percy French Prize for Comic Verse Prizes: In 2018, €2,000, €700, €500, 3 x €300, Comic verse €300 Entry fee: TBC Closing date: 1 December TBC Strokestown Poetry Festival, Strokestown, Country Roscommon, Ireland scda@eircom.net http://strokestownpoetry.org

Bath Children's Novel Award

International prize for unpublished and independently published writers of children's novels. Send first 5,000 words and synopsis Prizes: £2,500, various shortlist prizes including Cornerstones online course worth £1,800 Entry fee: £25 Closing date: 2 December The Bath Children's Novel Award, PO Box 5223, Bath BA1 0UR entries@bathnovelaward.co.uk  wwwbathnovelaward.co.uk

HE Bates Short Story Competition

Short stories up to 2,000 words Prizes: £500, £200, £100, £100 for besr short story by a Northampton writer not winning another prize Entry fee: £6, £10 for two Closing date: 3 December FAO Nick Hamlyn, HE Bates Competition, 19 Kingswell Road, Kingsthorpe, Nottingham NN2 6QB hebatescomp@gmail.com www.hebatescompetition.org.uk

Peter Porter Poetry Prize

Poems up to 75 lines Prizes: Aus$5,000, $2,000, $500 Entry fee: $25 Closing date: 3 December TBC www.australianbookrevie:com.au

Templar Poetry Quarterly Portfolio Awards

A portfolio of 10-12 pages of poetry. Quarterly award. Prizes: Pamphlet publication Entry fee: £12 Closing date: 18 December TBC 58 Dde Road, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3NB submissions@templarpoetry.co.uk http://templarpoetry.com

Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Comp

For full-length novels, 30,000-80,000 words, suitable for readers aged 7-18  Prizes: publicarion deal worth £10,000. All longlisted writers receive an edirorial report Entry fee: £15 Closing date: 18 December TBC Children's Fiction Competition, Chicken House, 2 Palmer Srreet, Frome, Somerser BA11 IDS hello@chickenhousebooks.com www.chickenhousebooks.com/submissions

Wild Words Winter Solstice Writing Competition

Prose or poetry up to 1,000 words with a new theme each solstice Prizes: A Wild Words one-hour 1-1 mentoring session, online publication Entry fee: £7 Closing date: 21 December hello@wildwords.org www.wildwords.org
December 2018

RW Themed Flash Fiction Prize

Short fiction up to 500 words on quarterly set themes: December: Running Away; March: Fire; June: Wind. Prizes: £200, 2 x £100 Entry fee: £8 Closing date: 30 December www.retreatwest.co.uk

Audio Arcadia's General Fiction Short Story

Competition

Short stories up to 5,000 words Prizes: anthology publication, royalties Entry fee: £5.50 Closing date: 31 December info@audioarcadia.com www.audioarcadia.com

Henshaw Quarterly Short Story

Competition

Quarterly competition for short stories up to 2,000 words Prizes: £100, £50, £25 Entry fee: £5 Closing date: 31 December; quarterly, 31 March, 30 June. Graham Jennings, 24 Rowlandson Close, Northampton NN3 3PB editor@henshawpress.co.uk www.henshawpress.co.uk

Brexit in Poetry Competition

Poems on any aspect of the Brexit process Prizes: £200, publicarion in rhe Holland Park Press online magazine Free entry Closing date: 31 December bernadette@hollandparkpress.co.uk www.hollandparkpress.co.uk

Flash 500 Competitions

Quarterly competition for flash fiction, up to 500 words Prizes: £300, £200 and £100 Entry fee: £5, £8 for two Closing date: 31 December; 31 March; 30 June info@flash500.com www.flash500.com

Magic Oxygen Literary Prize

Short stories up to 4,000 words, poetry up to 50 lines Prizes: £1,000, £300, £100, rwo £50 highly commendeds in each category. A tree is pIanred for every enrry Entry fee: £5 Closing date: 31 December Magic Oxygen, The Flat, 53 Broad Street, Lyme Regis, Dorser DT7 3QF  www.magicoxygen.co.uk

Moth Poetry Prize 2018

For a single unpublished poem Prizes: €10,000, 3 x €1,000 plus publicarion in The Moth Entry fee: €12 Closing date: 3 ] December The Morh, Ardan Grange, Millrown, Belrurber, Co Cavan, Ireland Tel: 00 353 49 4362677 enquiries@themothmagazine.com www.themothmagazine.com

Scribble Quarterly Short Story

Ongoing quarterly competitions for short stories, up to 3,000 words Prizes: £75, £25, £15 in each issue Entry fee: £3 (£5 with cririque); free for an nual subscribers Closing date: 3 I December; quarrerly Park Publicarions, 14 The Park, Stow on the Wold, Cheltenham GL54 1DX Tel: 01451 831053  parkpub14@hotmail.com www.parkpublications.co.uk
January 2019

Exeter Novel Prize

First 10,000 words of a novel not under contract, including a 500-word synopsis. Any genre except children's Prizes: £500, five £100 runners-up Entry fee: £18 Closing date: 1 January Tel: 07722 144357 creativewritingmatters@virginmedia.com www.creativewritingmatters.co.uk

Mogford Prize for Food and Drink Writing

Short stories with food and drink themes, up to 2,500 words Prizes: £10,000 Entry fee: £10 TBC Closing date: 7 January http://writ.rs/mogfordprize

The Feature Script Competition

Original feature film scripts for which the writer holds the copyright Prizes: Industry accolades Entry fee: £60 Closing date: 9 January murray@ukfilmfestivd.com wwwmkfilmfestival.com

Bath Flash Fiction Novella in Flash Award

Flash fiction novellas, 7,000-18,000 words Prizes: £300, 2 x £100 Entry fee: £16 Closing date: 14 January novella@bathflashfictionaward.com http://bathflashfictionaward.com

Bradt Travel Guides -Travelling With Kids Anthology

Competition

Travel writing between 1,000 and 2,000 words of out-of- the-ordinary travel experiences with children Prizes: publication and a small fee for winners Free entry Closing date: 14 January hollyparsons@bradtguides.com  www.bradtguides.com

Keats-Shelley Prize

Essays on the Romantics, up to 3,000 words; poems on a theme TBC, up to thirty lines Young Romantics prize for poetry and essays by writers aged 16-18 Prizes: £4,000 prize fund Entry fee: £5 Closing date: 15 January TBC Keats-Shelley Prize, KSMA Registered Office, 11 Sraple Inn London WClV 7QH susanna.seekings@talktalk.net www.keats-shelley.co.uk

Magma Poetry Competition

Poems on any subject in two categories, up to 80 lines, and up to 12 lines Prizes: up to 80 lines, £1,000, £300, £150, up to 12 lines, £1,000, £300 and ten £15 special mentions Entry fee: £5, £4 for second, £3 for rhird and each subsequent Closing date: 15 January TBC Magma, PO Box 333, Carshalton, SM5 9BR www.magmapoetrycom/competition

The Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize and

Author of Tomorrow Prize for a short story by a

writer aged 21-21

The best published and unpublished adventure novels of the past year Prizes: In 2018, £15,000 in the 'published' category; £7,500 research travel grant in the 'unpublished' category Free entry Closing date: 23 January TBC The Wilbur and Niso Smith Foundation, 2-6 Arlanric Road, 2nd Floor, London SW9 8HY submissions@wiibur-nisosmithfoundation.org www.wilbur-niso-smithfoundation.org
© Thames Valley Writers’ Circle

Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize

First or second book-length poetry collections, 48- 88 pages Prizes: $2,000 purse, plus publication by Waywiser in UK and USA, and appearance ar the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC with judge Entry fee: $27 Closing date: 1 December Philip Hoy, The Waywiser Press, Bench House, 82 London Road, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire OX7 5FN Tel: 01608 644755 waywiserpress@aol.com http://waywiser-press.com/hechtprize.html

Strokestown International Poetry Prize

Unpublished poems for open competition. Unpublished comic poems for Percy French Prize for Comic Verse Prizes: In 2018, €2,000, €700, €500, 3 x €300, Comic verse €300 Entry fee: TBC Closing date: 1 December TBC Strokestown Poetry Festival, Strokestown, Country Roscommon, Ireland scda@eircom.net http://strokestownpoetry.org

Bath Children's Novel Award

International prize for unpublished and independently published writers of children's novels. Send first 5,000 words and synopsis Prizes: £2,500, various shortlist prizes including Cornerstones online course worth £1,800 Entry fee: £25 Closing date: 2 December The Bath Children's Novel Award, PO Box 5223, Bath BA1 0UR entries@bathnovelaward.co.uk  wwwbathnovelaward.co.uk

HE Bates Short Story Competition

Short stories up to 2,000 words Prizes: £500, £200, £100, £100 for besr short story by a Northampton writer not winning another prize Entry fee: £6, £10 for two Closing date: 3 December FAO Nick Hamlyn, HE Bates Competition, 19 Kingswell Road, Kingsthorpe, Nottingham NN2 6QB hebatescomp@gmail.com www.hebatescompetition.org.uk

Peter Porter Poetry Prize

Poems up to 75 lines Prizes: Aus$5,000, $2,000, $500 Entry fee: $25 Closing date: 3 December TBC www.australianbookrevie:com.au
December 2018

Templar Poetry Quarterly Portfolio Awards

A portfolio of 10-12 pages of poetry. Quarterly award. Prizes: Pamphlet publication Entry fee: £12 Closing date: 18 December TBC 58 Dde Road, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3NB submissions@templarpoetry.co.uk http://templarpoetry.com

Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Comp

For full-length novels, 30,000-80,000 words, suitable for readers aged 7-18  Prizes: publicarion deal worth £10,000. All longlisted writers receive an edirorial report Entry fee: £15 Closing date: 18 December TBC Children's Fiction Competition, Chicken House, 2 Palmer Srreet, Frome, Somerser BA11 IDS hello@chickenhousebooks.com www.chickenhousebooks.com/submissions

Wild Words Winter Solstice Writing Competition

Prose or poetry up to 1,000 words with a new theme each solstice Prizes: A Wild Words one-hour 1-1 mentoring session, online publication Entry fee: £7 Closing date: 21 December hello@wildwords.org www.wildwords.org

RW Themed Flash Fiction Prize

Short fiction up to 500 words on quarterly set themes: December: Running Away; March: Fire; June: Wind. Prizes: £200, 2 x £100 Entry fee: £8 Closing date: 30 December www.retreatwest.co.uk

Audio Arcadia's General Fiction Short Story

Competition

Short stories up to 5,000 words Prizes: anthology publication, royalties Entry fee: £5.50 Closing date: 31 December info@audioarcadia.com www.audioarcadia.com

Henshaw Quarterly Short Story Competition

Quarterly competition for short stories up to 2,000 words Prizes: £100, £50, £25 Entry fee: £5 Closing date: 31 December; quarterly, 31 March, 30 June. Graham Jennings, 24 Rowlandson Close, Northampton NN3 3PB editor@henshawpress.co.uk www.henshawpress.co.uk

Brexit in Poetry Competition

Poems on any aspect of the Brexit process Prizes: £200, publicarion in rhe Holland Park Press online magazine Free entry Closing date: 31 December bernadette@hollandparkpress.co.uk www.hollandparkpress.co.uk

Flash 500 Competitions

Quarterly competition for flash fiction, up to 500 words Prizes: £300, £200 and £100 Entry fee: £5, £8 for two Closing date: 31 December; 31 March; 30 June info@flash500.com www.flash500.com

Magic Oxygen Literary Prize

Short stories up to 4,000 words, poetry up to 50 lines Prizes: £1,000, £300, £100, rwo £50 highly commendeds in each category. A tree is pIanred for every enrry Entry fee: £5 Closing date: 31 December Magic Oxygen, The Flat, 53 Broad Street, Lyme Regis, Dorser DT7 3QF  www.magicoxygen.co.uk

Moth Poetry Prize 2018

For a single unpublished poem Prizes: €10,000, 3 x €1,000 plus publicarion in The Moth Entry fee: €12 Closing date: 3 ] December The Morh, Ardan Grange, Millrown, Belrurber, Co Cavan, Ireland Tel: 00 353 49 4362677 enquiries@themothmagazine.com www.themothmagazine.com

Scribble Quarterly Short Story

Ongoing quarterly competitions for short stories, up to 3,000 words Prizes: £75, £25, £15 in each issue Entry fee: £3 (£5 with cririque); free for an nual subscribers Closing date: 3 I December; quarrerly Park Publicarions, 14 The Park, Stow on the Wold, Cheltenham GL54 1DX Tel: 01451 831053  parkpub14@hotmail.com www.parkpublications.co.uk

Exeter Novel Prize

First 10,000 words of a novel not under contract, including a 500-word synopsis. Any genre except children's Prizes: £500, five £100 runners-up Entry fee: £18 Closing date: 1 January Tel: 07722 144357 creativewritingmatters@virginmedia.com www.creativewritingmatters.co.uk

Mogford Prize for Food and Drink Writing

Short stories with food and drink themes, up to 2,500 words Prizes: £10,000 Entry fee: £10 TBC Closing date: 7 January http://writ.rs/mogfordprize

The Feature Script Competition

Original feature film scripts for which the writer holds the copyright Prizes: Industry accolades Entry fee: £60 Closing date: 9 January murray@ukfilmfestivd.com wwwmkfilmfestival.com

Bath Flash Fiction Novella in Flash Award

Flash fiction novellas, 7,000-18,000 words Prizes: £300, 2 x £100 Entry fee: £16 Closing date: 14 January novella@bathflashfictionaward.com http://bathflashfictionaward.com

Bradt Travel Guides -Travelling With Kids

Anthology Competition

Travel writing between 1,000 and 2,000 words of out- of-the-ordinary travel experiences with children Prizes: publication and a small fee for winners Free entry Closing date: 14 January hollyparsons@bradtguides.com  www.bradtguides.com

Keats-Shelley Prize

Essays on the Romantics, up to 3,000 words; poems on a theme TBC, up to thirty lines Young Romantics prize for poetry and essays by writers aged 16-18 Prizes: £4,000 prize fund Entry fee: £5 Closing date: 15 January TBC Keats-Shelley Prize, KSMA Registered Office, 11 Sraple Inn London WClV 7QH susanna.seekings@talktalk.net www.keats-shelley.co.uk

Magma Poetry Competition

Poems on any subject in two categories, up to 80 lines, and up to 12 lines Prizes: up to 80 lines, £1,000, £300, £150, up to 12 lines, £1,000, £300 and ten £15 special mentions Entry fee: £5, £4 for second, £3 for rhird and each subsequent Closing date: 15 January TBC Magma, PO Box 333, Carshalton, SM5 9BR www.magmapoetrycom/competition

The Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize and

Author of Tomorrow Prize for a short story by a

writer aged 21-21

The best published and unpublished adventure novels of the past year Prizes: In 2018, £15,000 in the 'published' category; £7,500 research travel grant in the 'unpublished' category Free entry Closing date: 23 January TBC The Wilbur and Niso Smith Foundation, 2-6 Arlanric Road, 2nd Floor, London SW9 8HY submissions@wiibur-nisosmithfoundation.org www.wilbur-niso-smithfoundation.org
January 2019
For writers of fiction, non-fiction and poetry

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For writers of fiction, non-fiction and poetry

Other Comps