Saturday, 2 April 2011

April Competition round up

Closing April 3rd

(more to follow shortly)

Creative Competitor Short Story Competition

Entry fee: £2.50 per story. Prizes: 1st Prize: £100.00; 2nd Prize: £75.00; 3rd Prize: £50.00. Your story can be on any theme and in any style but it must be completed within 300 words excluding the title. See

Closing April 18th

100 words or fewer comp (USA)

Flash fiction competition. Entry is 15 dollars, with a first prize of 500 dollars. Entries are to be sent to See for more details.

Closing April 28th

Ledbury festival Poetry Comp

Lots of prizes and categories to enter. See

First Page Competition 2011
Entry is £5,1st Prize - £250
Think about those people who only buy books if the first page or two excites them. Entries can be the first page (up to 400 words) of a novel – it can be from a novel previously unpublished, a part written novel, or simply a first page written purely for the competition. See

Closing April 30th

The Grey Hen Press Competition

For women poets over 60. Entry is £3, with a first prize of £100.

For more details see

Win your way to Swanwick shot story comp and poetry comp

For short stories upto 1000 words. Poetry Comp is for poems upto 40 lines. Entry is £5. With Prizes of 1st, Free week at Swanwick sponsored by the Writers' Summer School plus publication in Writing Magazine and on the Swanwick website / 2nd, choice of manuscript critique and one year subscription to Writers' News and Writing Magazine / 3rd, one year subscription to Writers' News and Writing Magazine. See for more information.

European English Poetry Book Competition

The search for the best collection of poetry between 30 and 48 pages, written in English. See for more information and guidelines.

Help for Heroes short story comp and poetry comp

Short stories up to 2000 words, poemzs up to 40 lines, on the theme of ‘the future’. Entry form and full rules available at

Leaf Books Travel Writing Comp

For a piece of travel writing up to 300 words. This can be a journalistic piece, a diary entry, or a piece of micro fiction. It must evoke a clear sense of place. Entry is £3, the prize is A place on Compass Points, a beginners' travel writing course led by Jonathan Lorie and based in London (normally costs £115) with a choice of two dates (May or November), plus publication in Leaf Writers' Magazine. Entger on-line or by post. Please see for further details.

Men with pens short story comp

For short stories up to 2000 words. The competition is run by the award winning writing group, Men With Pens. Entry is £2, with a first prize of £100. Contact address: Iain Johnston, Secretary, Short Story Competition, 34 Woodhall Avenue, Calderbank, by Airdrie, ML6 9SS.

Brighton COW Non - Fiction Comp

This is a free-to-enter competition. Write a non-fiction piece on a subject of your own choice, up to 500 words. Winning entries published on the Group's website. Three £10 prizes. See for full details.

Short Tale - Short Story Competitions 2011
Entry is £3, 1st prize £20 all winners with be printed in the annual Anthology. Stories have a 2000 word limit on the Theme: The Bank Job. See

2011 Momaya Short Story Competition

Entry is $12 (£8), First Prize: $200 (£110) Each winner recieves one copy of the Annual Review. The 2011 theme is "Greed". Entries may be up to 3,000 words long. Visit web site for full details.

Slingink Shorts Open Competition
Entry is £2.50, Prizes: £50; £25; £15. Story: 140 wds (141 incl. title).
See for more details

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