• THE COMPETITION TIMELINE

    WHEN TO SUBMIT YOUR WORK TO COMPETITIONS THAT REWARD WITH PUBLICATION, CASH AND MORE

  • 29th March

    Deadline to submit to The Limnisa Short Story Competition

    Create a short story based on a graffiti image of the words “stay rude”

    FREE | 1,000 word limit | Win all expenses writing retreat to Greece

  • 31st March

    Deadline to submit to Pressfuls Horror and Fantasy Short Story Competition

    Create an original and chilling horror or fantasy story

    FREE | 5,000 word limit | Win £50 and Publication

  • 31st March

    Deadline to submit to Fiction Factory Short Story Competition

    Create an original story on a subject of your choosing

    £6 per entry | 3,000 word limit | Win £25 – £150 and Online Publication

  • 1st April

    Deadline to submit to The Alpine Fellowship Writing Prize

    Create a short story based on the themes of “Forgiveness and Retribution”

    FREE | 2,500 word limit | Win £2,000 – £10,000

  • 1st April

    Deadline to submit to Dead Awake Horror Story Competition

    Create an original horror story without using typical shock tactics

    FREE | 10,000 word limit | Win £25 and Publication

  • 1st April

    Deadline to submit to The Wergl Flomp Humour Poetry Prize

    Create a poem with a difference for this humour and wit competition

    FREE | 250 word limit | Win £100 – £1,000 and Online Publication

  • 1st April

    Deadline to submit to Waterston Desert Non-Fiction Writing Prize

    Create a whimsical travel piece that brings the Desert to life

    FREE | No word limit | Win £2,500 and Publication

  • 15th April

    Deadline to submit to Climate Change Fiction Competition

    Create any kind of fiction piece based on the theme of Climate Change

    FREE | 5,000 word limit | Win £100 – £1,000 and Online Publication

  • 15th April

    Deadline to submit to The Bulwer Lytton Fiction Competition

    Create a witty one liner to honour the worst sentences in literature

    FREE | 60 word limit | Win £250 and Publication

  • 30th April

    Deadline to submit to The Bristol Short Story Prize

    Create a short story on any subject you like

    £9 per entry | 4,000 word limit | Win £100 – £1,000 and Publication

  • 1st May

    Deadline to submit to The Re-Mastered Words Prize

    Create a fantasy tale you would like to hear read out

    FREE | 5,000 word limit | £25 – £75 and Audio Publication

  • 4th May

    Deadline to submit to The Nick Darke Play Award

    Create a full stage play script and synopsis you want to share with the world

    FREE | 45 minutes minimum | Win £2,500

  • 15th May

    Deadline to submit to BrickLane Bookshop Short Story Prize

    Create an original short story using whatever theme you like

    £10 per entry | 5,000 word limit | Win £100 – £1,000 and Publication

  • 25th May

    Deadline to submit to Live Canon Poetry Collection Prize

    Create your own collection of poetry that says exactly what you want it to

    £12 per collection | 35 poem minimum | Win £1,000 and Publication

  • 31st May

    Deadline to submit to The Bridport Poetry Prize

    Create a poem you love on any theme or subject

    £10 per entry | 42 line limit | Win £100 – £1,000 and Publication

  • 31st May

    Deadline to submit to The Bridport Flash Fiction Prize

    Create a piece of flash fiction you adore on any topic

    £9 per entry | 250 word limit | Win £250 – £1,000 and Publication

  • 31st May

    Deadline to submit to The Bridport Short Story Prize

    Create a short story to be proud of on a subject of your choosing

    £12 per entry | 5,000 word limit | Win £500 – £1,000 and Publication

  • 1st June

    Deadline to submit to Wasafiri New Writing Poetry/Short Story Prize

    Create a series of poems of a short story on any subject you like

    £10 per entry | 3,000 word limit | Win £1,000 and Publication

  • 7th June

    Deadline to submit to Bath Flash Fiction Award

    Create a flash fiction based on a topic of your choosing

    £9 per entry | 300 word limit | Win £100 – £1,000 and Publication

  • 22nd June

    Deadline to submit to The Coffee House Poetry Prize

    Create a poem you want to read on anything you like

    £5 per entry | 42 line limit | Win £500 – £2,000

  • 30th June

    Deadline to submit to The Welsh Poetry Competition

    Create a Wales inspired poem you are proud of

    £6 per entry | 50 line limit | Win £100 – £500 and Online Publication

  • 3rd July

    Deadline to submit to The V.S. Pritchett Short Story Prize

    Create a short story that honours Pritchett’s contribution to literature

    £7.50 per entry | 4,000 word limit | Win £1,000 and Online Publication

  • 31st August

    Deadline to submit to The Aesthetica Poetry Competition

    Create a poem you want to showcase to the world

    £12 per entry | 40 line limit | Win £1,000 and Publication

  • 31st August

    Deadline to submit to The Aesthetica Short Fiction Competition

    Create a piece of fiction that you love on anything you want

    £18 per entry | 2,000 word limit | Win £1,000 and Publication

  • 1st October

    Deadline to submit to The Perito Prize

    Create a fiction piece that explores the theme of “accessibility”

    FREE | 2,000 word limit | Win £500 and Publication