Festivals around the UK
Aldeburgh International Poetry Festival
London History Festival
14th to 24th November 2011 at Kensington Central Library and Waterstone's Kensington
Dylan Thomas Festival
The Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea
Richmond Upon Thames Literature Festival
2011 will see the 20th Richmond literary festival. http://www.richmond.gov.uk/home/leisure_and_culture/arts/literature_festival.htm
Cambridge Winter Wordfest
At the ADC Theatre in Cambridge
Southwold Literature Festival
Part of the Ways with Words series of literature festivals, held in the lovely seaside resort of Southwold, Suffolk
Competition Listings for November
Closing November 1st
Bridge House Short Story Competition
Prizes: 1st - Six months one-to-one mentoring; runner-up - five short story critiques. A total of fifteen winners will also have their stories published in a collection.
Entry fee: £5.
Free to enter. looking for 12 talented, original writers who currently have no broadcast credit but want to write for television drama. Run by Channel 4, over a 5 month period participants will work on their own 1 hour script for an original series or serial, and attend two weekend talks and script-meetings.
Closing November 5th
Words With Jam/Cornerstones Literary Consultancy
Prize: Win a free General Report on a manuscript up to 100,000 words in length. Entry is Free. Send the opening paragraph (no more than 100 words) of your as yet unpublished novel. Further details on web site. wordswithjam.co.uk/compcornercornerstones
Closing November 15th
Free to enter competition for stories upto 300 words.
Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival Fiction Contest (USA) Grand Prize: $1500, domestic airfare (up to $500) and French Quarter accommodations to attend the 26th annual Festival in New Orleans (21-25 March 2012), VIP all-access Festival Pass for 2012 (value $500), public reading at a literary panel at the 2012 Festival, and publication in Louisiana Literature. For original short stories up to 7000 words in length. Visit www.tennesseewilliams.net/contests for full guidelines.
The London School of Liberal Arts
The Subversive Image Competition, Prizes: 1st prize: £200, 2nd prize: £100. Entry is Free. Visit the competition page on our website for guidelines. libartslondon.co.uk/portfolio/competition/
221b Magazine Winter Annual
Free to enter competition for detective stories up to 12,000 words. email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For full details please see our website: 221bmagazine.co.uk/
Closing November 18th
The Women’s Empowerment Project Book Prize
Entry is £20. The competition winner will have their book published and receive competitive royalties.
Full details on web site. twepbookprize.wordpress.com/
Closing November 30th
The Betty Trask Prize
Free to enter competition for novelists under 35. Prize fund of £20,000.
Details on the web: http://www.societyofauthors.org/betty-trask
Cafe Writers Open Poetry Comp
For poems with a maximum of 40 lines there are generous prizes of up to £1000
Details on the web: http://cafewriters.awardspace.com/competitions.htm
Cinnamon Press Poetry/ Short Story/ Novella
Three categories with great prizes. Details on the web: http://www.cinnamonpress.com/competitions/
Fish Publishing Short Story
For stories up to 5000 words. Details on the web: http://www.fishpublishing.com/short-story-competition-contest.php
Inktears Short Story Competition 2011 (UK)
For short stories on any theme between 1000 and 3000 words in length. Stories may be previously published (prior to 30 April 2011) or unpublished. Visit www.inktears.com for full details.
Leaf Books First Chapter
Submit the first 2000 words of your novel to win.post Leaf Books Ltd, 2 Hastings Place, Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, U.K. CF64 2TD
Magma 50th Issue Poetry Competition (UK)
For unpublished poems up to 80 lines on any subject. Poems will be judged by George Szirtes. Poems of up to 10 lines will also be considered for the Magma Editor's Prize (first prize of £500, second£200).Visit www.magmapoetry.com/competition for full details and to download postal entry form, or to enter online from 16 October onwards.
Mary Gornell Memorial Short Story Comp
For stories up to 2000 words. Details on the web: http://www.ashbywritersclub.com/
The New Writer Prose and Poetry Prize
Story: 500-5000 wds. Micro Fiction: 500 wds. Poems: Single poems up to 40 lines. Collections 6-10 poems. Articles (literary theme) 2000 wds. Email email@example.com with queries) The New Writer, PO Box 60, CRANBROOK, TN17 2RE
The Plough Poetry Prize
Prizes up to £1000. Details on the web: http://www.theploughprize.co.uk/
Soul-Making Literary Competition (USA)
The competition now has 12 categories which include short story, flash fiction, young adult writers prose, humour, and novel excerpt. Address: The Webhallow House, 1544 Sweetwood Drive, Broadmoor Vlg., CA 94015-1717, USA. Visit www.soulmakingcontest.us for more information and complete rules.
Swanezine - Short Story Competition 2011
Free to enter with a 1000 word max no minimum.To enter go to the website. swanezine/short-story-competition
The New Writer Prose and Poetry Competition - Fiction
Short stories 500 to 5,000 words, micro fiction up to 500 words; on any subject or theme. Details on the web: thenewwriter.com/