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Gosh, there are so many new competitions that I thought I’d copy and paste the table of information for you below. You can find the complete listing on the Writing Competition Listings Page.

Competitions just announced

Manchester Poetry Prize Poetry £10,000.00 £17.00 31/08/2012 120 lines
Marple Worldwide Poetry Competition Poetry £100.00 £3.75 02/09/2012 40 lines
Foyle Young Poets Award  Poetry Publication Free 31/07/2012
Hysteria 2012 Short Story £400.00 £5.00 31/08/2012 2,000
Hysteria 2012 Poetry £400.00 £5.00 31/08/2012 15 lines
Wells Festival of Literature Mixed £500.00 £10.00 31/07/2012 3,000
Lincolnshire Healers Short Story/Poetry £50.00 £3.00 30/09/2012 500/ 40 lines
Goldsboro Crown Novel £2,000.00 £20.00 31/08/2012
Calderdale Writing Competitions Mixed £300.00 £4.00 06/07/2012 3,000
The Book Specialist Novel £2,500.00 Free 31/08/2012 100,000
Ruminate Short Story $1,000 $15.00 20/09/2012 5,500
Tenby Arts Festival Short Story/Poetry £200.00 £4.00 14/07/2012 1,500 /40 lines
Cinnamon Press Mixed £100.00 £16.00 30/06/2012 10,000 / 2,000 / 40 lines
Rhyme and Reason Short Story/Poetry £110.00 £5.00 30/06/2012 400 / 30 lines
Elmet Poetry Prize Poetry £300.00 £4.00 06/07/2012 40 lines
Earlyworks Press Flash Fiction £75.00 £3.50 31/08/2012 100
Basil Bunting Prize Poetry £1,250.00 £8.00 31/07/2012 42 lines
Ledbury Poetry Competition Poetry £1,000.00 £5.00 03/07/2012 40 lines
Luke Bitmead Bursary Novels Publication 03/08/2012 3/4  Chapters
Greenhouse Funny Prize Novel Prize 30/07/2012 5,000
Writer Bureau Short Story £500.00 £5.00 30/06/2012 2,000
The Yellow Room Short Story £100.00 £5.00 30/09/2012 1,500
Wicked Young Writers Short Story publication Free 22/07/2012 750
Choc Lit Short Story £200.00 £3.00 31/07/2012 1,500
Mslexia Children’s Novel Novel £5,000.00 £25.00 10/09/2012 3,000
Wales Drama Award Scriptwriters £10,000.00 Free 16/07/2012 30minutes
Balsall Writers Short Story/Poetry £100.00 £4.00 31/10/2012 2,200

Competitions Ending this Month

Wirral Festival of Firsts Open Poetry Competition £100.00 £3.00 01/06/2012 40 lines
Wirral Festival of Firsts Humorous Poetry Competition £100.00 £3.00 01/06/2012 40 lines
SI Leeds Literary Prize Novel/Collection of Short Stories £3,000.00 £15.00 01/06/2012 50,000
Impress Books New Writers Novel publication £10.00 15/06/2012 6,000
Mslexia Women’s Poetry Competition Poetry £2,000.00 £7.00 18/06/2012 no limit
Mslexia Women’s Pamphlet Competition Poetry 250 + publication £20.00 18/06/2012 18-24 Poems
York Festival of Writing Novel York Fesitval Ticket 22/06/2012 Synopsis + Opening Chapter
Erewash Writers Group Short Story £60.00 £3.00 27/06/2012 1,500
Lightship First Chapter Review by agent £15.00 30/06/2012 5,000
Lightship Short Story £1,000.00 £12.00 30/06/2012 5,000
Lightship Flash Fiction £500.00 30/06/2012 600
Christmas Ghost Story Annual Short Story publication £0.00 30/06/2012 10,000
Cinnamon Press Mixed £100.00 £16.00 30/06/2012 10,000 / 2,000 / 40 lines
Rhyme and Reason Short Story/Poetry £110.00 £5.00 30/06/2012 400 / 30 lines
Writer Bureau Short Story £500.00 £5.00 30/06/2012 2,000

Linda Parkinson-Hardman

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