Bedford Competition Short Story and Poetry Awards

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The Bedford Competition Short Story and Poetry Awards are open internationally until October 31st, 2021. The Bedford Competition is a non-profit group. This year, net proceeds are going to Schoolreaders, a charity that helps schoolchildren ‘catch up’ with their reading, and The King’s Arms Project that supports the homeless. Prizes: 1st – £1000 2nd – […]

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WOW! Women On Writing Creative Nonfiction Essay Contest

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The WOW! Women On Writing Creative Nonfiction Essay Contest is open to writers around the world until October 31, 2021. Seeking creative nonfiction essays on any topic and in any style. The mission of this contest is to reward bravery in real-life storytelling and create an understanding of our world through thoughtful, engaging narratives. Word […]

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Cranked Anvil Flash Fiction Competition

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Cranked Anvil Flash Fiction Competition is a quarterly competition which is open to writers internationally. Entries must not exceed 500 words. The next deadline is 31 August. Deadlines throughout the year: 28th (or 29th) Feb; 31st May; 31st August; 30th November Entry fee: £3 for 1 entry; £5 for 2 entries Prizes: 1st prize £100 […]

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WOW! Women On Writing Summer 2021 Flash Fiction Contest

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The WOW! Women On Writing Summer 2021 Flash Fiction Contest is open to writers around the world until August 31, 2021. Seeking short fiction of any genre between 250 – 750 words. The mission of this contest is to inspire creativity, communication, and well-rewarded recognition to contestants. Prizes: 1st Place: USD$400, publication, interview, and $25 […]

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Little Stories. Big Ideas

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Little Stories. Big Ideas is a flash fiction competition for secondary school students in Australia. It’s free to enter. Closing date: October 1st. Entries should not exceed 100 words in length and should incorporate the current theme: ‘Alien’. Prizes for each category: Year 10-12 1st prize – $100 2nd prize – $40 book voucher Year […]

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Moth Poetry Prize 2021

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The Moth Poetry Prize 2021 is open to poets from around the world, until 31st December 2021. There is no line limit and you can enter as many poems as you like. Entry fee: €15 per poem. Prizes: 1st prize – €6,000             3 runner-up prizes of €1,000             8 commended poets will each receive €250 Full […]

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