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 www.creativecompetitor.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. See http://www.100wordsorfewerwritingcontest.com/ for more details.
Closing April 28th
Ledbury festival Poetry Comp
Lots of prizes and categories to enter. See www.poetry-festival.com/poetry-competition.html.
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 Entries can be the first page (up to 400 words) of a novel – it can be from a novel previously unpublished, a part written novel, or simply a first page written purely for the competition.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 www.wordswithjam.co.uk
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 http://greyhenpress.com/competitions.php?id=6
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 www.swanwickwritersschool.co.uk 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 www.eminor.eu 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 www.writing-experiment.webs.com.
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 http://www.leafbooks.co.uk/New/For%20Writers/CurrentCompetitions.html 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 www.brightoncow.co.uk 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 www.shorttale.co.uk/competitions
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. momayapress.com/contest.htm
Slingink Shorts Open Competition
Entry is £2.50, Prizes: £50; £25; £15. Story: 140 wds (141 incl. title).
See for more details http://slingink.com/.