Are you the next George R.R. Martin, Terry Pratchett or J.R.R. Tolkien?
Then make your fantasy a reality with the BFS Short Story Competition 2015.
This writing competition requires you to:
Imagine you had a bench dedicated to you
What would it say on the plaque? (30 words max)
Where would it be?
Why have you chosen that particular place? (200 words max)
We want you to express this in the present tense, celebrating the person that you are now.
For further details on how to enter this competition, please follow the link below.
The 2014/15 International Poetry Business Book & Pamphlet Competition is now open for entries.
The 29th annual international Poetry Business Book & Pamphlet Competition invites entrants to submit a collection of 20-24 pages of poems for the chance to win publication by smith|doorstop, a share of £2,000 ($3,250) and other prizes.
Please see link below for further details on how to enter the competition.
Interpreter’s House is running a poetry competition with a top prize of £500. The deadline is February 2015 so plenty of time to get writing.
The competition will be judged by poet. Liz Berry who received an Eric Gregory Award in 2009, an Arvon-Jerwood mentorship in 2011 and won the Poetry London competition in 2012. Her pamphlet The Patron Saint of Schoolgirls was published by Tall-Lighthouse in 2010. Her poems have appeared in many magazines and anthologies, been broadcast on BBC radio and recorded for The Poetry Archive. She works as the assistant poetry editor at Ambit magazine. Her debut collection Black Country, published by Chatto in summer 2014, was winner of the Forward Prize for Best First Collection.
See their website for full details: http://www.theinterpretershouse.com/competition
Wasifiri is looking for creative submissions in one of three categories: poetry, fiction and life writing.
The competition is open to anyone worldwide who has not published a complete book in their chosen category. To enter, simply complete an entry form and send it along with your work and entry fee to Wasafiri by 5pm GMT on Friday 25 July 2014. The word limit is 3000 for fiction and life writing entries and a maximum of 5 poems (other terms and conditions apply). The prize is £300 and publication in the magazine. This year’s judges are Susheila Nasta, Editor of Wasafiri, Bidisha, Inua Ellams and Monique Roffey. For further details go to http://www.wasafiri.org/wasafiri-new-writing-prize.asp
Here is the lovely judge, Carole Bromley, waiting to read your poetry submissions.
Fabulous cash prizes and a chance to read your poem at the York Literature Festival.
A fabulous cash prize of £2000 in Mslexia’s competition for unpublished short stories of up to 2,200 words on any subject.
Three other finalists each receive £100
Closing date: 17 March 2014