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It’s been a while since I last did a competitions update, in fact May was the last one I created and I apologise to those of you who have found it useful and helpful. With the two books I was working on now completed though I’ll be getting back into my usual routine of blogging and social networking in the coming week or so. To get myself started I’ve created this months post and below you’ll find all the latest updates you need to find the perfect writing competition to showcase your talent.

Don’t forget the Hysteria 2013 Short Story Writing Competition is still open to entries from women all over the world.

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 Announced

Nottingham Poetry Society Poetry £300.00 £3.00 14/08/2013 40 lines
William Hazlitt Essay Prize Essay £15,000.00 £10.00 01/08/2013 8,000
Sherborne Literary Festival Mixed £200.00 £10.00 02/09/2013 1,500
Greenhouse Funny Prize Fiction Ticket 12/08/2013 5,000
Wasafiri New Writing Prize Mixed £300.00 £6.00 26/07/2013 3,000
Earlyworks Press Flash Fiction £100.00 £3.00 31/07/2013 100
Fenton Aldeburgh Collection Poetry £2,000.00 26/07/2013
HISSAC Annual Open Short Story £400.00 £5.00 31/07/2013 2,500
John Betjeman Competition Poetry £1,000.00 Free 31/07/2013
Manchester Prize Fiction £10,000.00 £15.00 30/08/2013 3,000
Aesthetica Creative Writing Mixed £500.00 £10.00 31/08/2013 2,000/40 lines
The Salopian Competition Poetry £200.00 £3.00 31/08/2013 40 lines
Scribble My Writing Day Article £50.00 £3.00 31/08/2013 1,500
Over the Edge Poetry 1000 euros 10 euros 07/08/2013 40 lines
Tony Lothian Prize Biography £2,000.00 £15.00 01/08/2013 20 Pages
Creative Writing Matters Flash Fiction £100.00 £3.00 31/08/2013 250
Earlyworks Press Poetry £100.00 £3.00 30/08/2013 80 lines

Writing Competitions Ending in July 2013

Earlyworks Press Flash Fiction £100.00 £3.00 31/07/2013 100
HISSAC Annual Open Short Story £400.00 £5.00 31/07/2013 2,500
John Betjeman Competition Poetry £1,000.00 Free 31/07/2013
Wasafiri New Writing Prize Mixed £300.00 £6.00 26/07/2013 3,000
Fenton Aldeburgh Collection Poetry £2,000.00 26/07/2013

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 :-)

You can find out more about me (and perhaps connect) at http://www.linkedin.com/in/lindaph

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