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There are loads of competitions ending in April and I’ve found another load that are mostly ending in May, with one or two exceptions. You can find a complete list of all competitions I’ve found to download on the UK and International Writing Competitions overview page.

Latest Writing Competitions Added

Playing Bingo Poetry £150.00 Free 31/10/2013 40 lines
Samuel Taylor Coleridge Prize Poetry £300.00 Free 01/06/2013 20 lines
Bruntwood Prize Playwriting £16,000.00 Free 03/06/2013 Full Length
British Czech and Slovak Mixed £300.00 Free 30/06/2013 2,000
British Fantasy Prize Short Story £100.00 £5.00 30/06/2013 5,000
Cinnamon Press Awards Mixed £150.00 £12.00 30/06/2013 4,000
Commonword Diversity Award Children’s £500.00 Free 30/06/2013 Full Length
Commonword Memoir Memoir £150.00 £15.00 30/06/2013 9,000
The Grist 2013 Chapbook Mixed Royalties £10.00 30/06/2013 20-40 Pages
Keats-Shelley Prize Essay £3,000.00 £5.00 30/06/2013 3,000
Leaf Books Open Comp Anything £100.00 £6.00 30/06/2013 None
Lightship International Prizes Mixed £1,000.00 £12.00 30/06/2013 Mixed
Writers Bureau Short Story £500.00 £5.00 30/06/2013 2,000
Sentinel Short Story & Poetry Mixed £150.00 £5.00 30/06/2013 1,500/50 Lines
Writersreign Short Story  Short Story £100.00 £3.00 30/06/2013 1,500

Writing Competitions Ending This Month

Frome Festival Short Story £300.00 £5.00 31/05/2013 2,200
Festival of Garden Literature Memoir £2,500.00 £5.00 31/05/2013 2,500
Bridport Prize Mixed £5,000.00 £6.00 31/05/2013
David Burland Prize Poetry £200.00 £8.00 31/05/2013 40
Frogmore Prize Poetry 200 guineas £3.00 31/05/2013 40
Lightship Playwriting Prize Play Mentoring £18.00 31/05/2013 30 pages/6,000
Wigtown Competition Poetry £2,000.00 £7.00 31/05/2013 40
Winning Writers Sports Mixed $1,000 $15 31/05/2013
Yeovil Literary Prize Novels £1,000.00 £11.00 31/05/2013 15,000
Welsh Poetry Competition Poetry £400.00 £4.00 26/05/2013 50
Poetry Competition Poetry £100.00 £4.00 15/05/2013 45 lines
Chalk the Sun Short Story Course £3.00 05/05/2013 200

Linda Parkinson-Hardman

Social Entrepreneur and Founder of the Hysterectomy Association; Social Media Strategist at Internet Mentor; Speaker; Writer and Author of Eight Books; Blogger at http://womanontheedgeofreality.com and all round diva. Phew what a lot for a Thursday afternoon :-)

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