UK and International Writing Competition’s Update July 2012

I wonder if the summer months inspire more competitions as they seem to be so many more announced in the last couple of months than I’ve seen recently. You can find the complete listing on the Writing Competition Listings Page.

New Competitions in July

Cornish Country Cottages Short Story Publication Free 05/09/2013 500-750
Back to the Wall Short Story Publication Free 03/08/2012 2,000-5,000
The Asham Award Short Story £1,000.00 £15.00 21/09/2012 4,000
Live Canon Poetry Poetry £1,000.00 £4.00 05/09/2012
City Reads Short Story £1,000.00 Free 16/08/2012 3,000
Gordon Burn Prize Books £5,000.00 Free 31/12/2012
Benjamin Franklin Literary Prize Writing Piece £750.00 Free 31/10/2012 1,000-1,500
A Vogel Short Story Short Story £500.00 Free 31/10/2012 1,500-3,000
Ellenor Lyons Hospices Short Story £100.00 £5.00 30/11/2012 1,500
Lancashire Magazine Short Story £200.00 Free 20/08/2012 1,000
The Kelpies Prize Novel £2,000.00 Free 28/02/2013 40,000-70,000
Ilkley Literature Festival Mixed £200.00 £4.00 24/09/2012 3,000
International Playwriting Competion {Play £1,000.00 £10.00 30/09/2012 One Act
Romance Writers Novel Contract Free 13/10/2012 First Chapter
Hissac Short Story £400.00 £5.00 31/07/2012 2,500
Piatkus Entice Novel Publication Free 30/09/2012 Synopsis
Cordelia.net Short Story Amazon  Gift 5 Euros 31/07/2012 1,000-2,000
The Poetry Society Poetry £5,000.00 £6.00 31/10/2012 40  Lines
Tindal Street Press Opening Masterclass Free 01/08/2012 50
Charmouth Literary Festival Flash Fiction £50.00 £1.00 08/09/2012 250

Competitions Ending this Month

Foyle Young Poets Award  Poetry Publication Free 31/07/2012
Wells Festival of Literature Mixed £500.00 £10.00 31/07/2012 3,000
Basil Bunting Prize Poetry £1,250.00 £8.00 31/07/2012 42 lines
Choc Lit Short Story £200.00 £3.00 31/07/2012 1,500
Hissac Short Story £400.00 £5.00 31/07/2012 2,500
Cordelia.net Short Story Amazon  Gift 5 Euros 31/07/2012 1,000-2,000
Greenhouse Funny Prize Novel Prize 30/07/2012 5,000
Ashgrove House Short Story 200/100/50 £8.00 27/07/2012 2,500
Wicked Young Writers Short Story publication Free 22/07/2012 750
Weald and Downland Open Air Museum Short Story £1,000.00 £7.00 20/07/2012 2,000
British Thyroid Foundation Crime Story Theakstons Old Perculiar Crime Novel of the Year £3.00 19/07/2012 2,000
Wales Drama Award Scriptwriters £10,000.00 Free 16/07/2012 30minutes
Tenby Arts Festival Short Story/Poetry £200.00 £4.00 14/07/2012 1,500 /40 lines
Calderdale Writing Competitions Mixed £300.00 £4.00 06/07/2012 3,000
Elmet Poetry Prize Poetry £300.00 £4.00 06/07/2012 40 lines
Ledbury Poetry Competition Poetry £1,000.00 £5.00 03/07/2012 40 lines
Park Publications Short Story £75.00 £3.00 01/07/2012 2,000
The sportswriter comp fiction or non fiction £250.00 £3.00 01/07/2012 2,000

3 thoughts on “UK and International Writing Competition’s Update July 2012

  1. lisatwilton says:

    Great list of competitions. Just reblogged it. I’ve just started trying for competitions but I find it hard, sometimes, to write for my target audience. I have no idea what they are looking for!

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    • Linda says:

      Wow, thanks for reblogging and I know what you mean – I don’t think anyone knows what they are looking for. I mean I only have to look at the competition I’m running at the moment (I’m not judging) and I think ‘I wonder what our judges will see’ even though I have a list of criteria to mark against 🙂

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