UK and International Writing Competition’s Update October 2012

Once again we have a number of new competitions announced to the UK short story and poetry writing public, we also have 22 ending this month too.  You can find the complete listing on the Writing Competition Listings Page.

New Competitions Announced

Erewash Writers Group Flash Fiction £10.00 Free 08/11/2012 500
Erewash Writers Group Christmas Short Story £40.00 Free 08/11/2012 2,000
Global Letter Writing Letter £50.00 Free 01/11/2012 200
Barnet Open Poetry Poetry £200.00 £5.00 16/11/2012 35 lines
Betty Trask Prize Novel £25,000.00 30/11/2012
McKitterick Prize Novel £4,000.00 31/10/2012
Bedford Open Poetry Poetry £300.00 £4.00 17/11/2012 50 lines
Iota Shots Award Pamphlet Poetry £100.00 £14.50 19/11/2012 16 Pages
Poetry Business Book and Pamphlet Poetry £500.00 £25.00 29/11/2012 24 Pages
Café Writers Open Poetry Poetry £1,000.00 £4.00 30/11/2012 40 lines
Cinnamon Press Awards Mixed £150.00 £12.00 30/11/2012 4,000/40 lines
Commonwealth Writers Short Story £1,000.00 Free 30/11/2012 5,000
Ellenor Lions Short Story Short Story £100.00 £5.00 30/11/2012 1,500
Inktears Short Story Short Story £1,000.00 £6.00 30/11/2012 3,000
International Aeon Award Short Story £1,000.00 £7.00 30/11/2012 10,000
New Writer Prose & Poetry Mixed £300.00 £5.00 30/11/2012 08/09/1913
Sentinel Literary Quarterly Mixed £500.00 £5.00 30/11/2012 60 lines
Somerset Maugham Awards Book £6,000.00 Free 30/11/2012
West Country Writers Bursary Letter Weekend Free 30/11/2012

Competitions Ending this Month

This post is rather later than is usual for this month due to the intensely interesting ‘stuff’ that’s been going on, which means that some of the dates below have already passed – sorry about that. The next one will be at the end of this month, rather than at the beginning of the next.

Oran Mor Play £5,000.00 01/10/2012 One Act
Prolitzer Prize Fiction/Non Fiction £130.00 £4.00 01/10/2012 2,000
Mere Literary Festival Flash Fiction £50.00 £2.00 05/10/2012 350
Romance Writers Novel Contract Free 13/10/2012 First Chapter
Troubadour Poetry Prize Poetry £2,500.00 £5.00 15/10/2012 45 lines
Hastings International Poetry Prize Poetry £150.00 £2.00 25/10/2012 50  lines
Hastings International Poetry Competition Poetry £150.00 £2.00 25/10/2012 50 lines
Mail on Sunday Novel Competition Novel £400.00 free 28/10/2012 150
John Lynch First Chapter Novel £5.00 29/10/2012 6,000
A Vogel Short Story Short Story £500.00 Free 31/10/2012 1,500-3,000
Balsall Writers Short Story/Poetry £100.00 £4.00 31/10/2012 2,200
Benjamin Franklin Literary Prize Writing Piece £750.00 Free 31/10/2012 1,000-1,500
Eric Gregory Trust Fund Poetry £24,000.00 31/10/2012 Collection
Milton Keynes Speakeasy Short Story/Poetry £125.00 £4.00 31/10/2012 2,100/60 lines
NAWG Short Story & Poetry Short Story/Poetry £250.00 £5.00 31/10/2012 2,000/40 lines
Newark Poetry Society Poetry £150.00 £3.00 31/10/2012 40 lines
Sunpenny Short Story £150.00 £4.00 31/10/2012 4,000
The McKitterick Prize First Novel £4,000.00 £0.00 31/10/2012
The Poetry Society Poetry £5,000.00 £6.00 31/10/2012 40  Lines
Tom Gallon Trust Award Short Story £1,000.00 £0.00 31/10/2012 5,000
Unbound Press Poetry £500.00 £5.00 31/10/2012 40 lines
Cannon Poets Sonnet or Not Poetry £300.00 £4.00 31/10/2012 14 lines
Southport Writers Circle Short Story £150.00 £3.00 31/10/2012 2,000
National Association Writing Groups Short Story £250.00 £5.00 31/10/2012 2,000
Earlyworks Press Short Story £100.00 £5.00 31/10/2012 8,000
Fire River Poets Open Poetry Poetry £100.00 £3.00 31/10/2012 40 lines
Leaf Books Memoir Memoir £75.00 £4.00 31/10/2012 3,000
Civil & Public Service Writers Short Story £75.00 £5.00 31/10/2012 2,000
Speakeasy Creative Writing Mixed £125.00 £3.00 31/10/2012 60 lines/2,100
Jam Bigger Short Story Short Story £300.00 £6.00 31/10/2012 2,500
Vogel Bedtime Reading Short Story £500.00 Free 31/10/2012 3,000
McKitterick Prize Novel £4,000.00 31/10/2012

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