Writing Competitions

Hanna Greally Literary Awards 2017

The Hanna Greally Literary Awards 2017 are open until September 1, 2017.

They accept poetry of not more than 100 lines and short story/prose, max 2000 words. Competition Theme: Beneath Western Skies.

The Overall Prize winner will receive a publishing package from The Manuscript Publisher, valued at €2000. First Prize is €700 cash.

Entry Fee: €10 for up to three entries.

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Fool for Poetry International Chapbook Competition 2017

The Fool for Poetry International Chapbook Competition 2017 is now open until June 30, 2017.

First Prize is €1000 and Second Prize is €500. The winning poets will also have their chapbook published and they will each receive 50 free copies, as well as being offered a reading and accommodation at Cork 2018 International Poetry Festival.

Entry Fee: €25

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Sean O’Faolain International Short Story Prize 2017

The Sean O’Faolain International Short Story Prize 2017 is now open until July 31, 2017, to writers around the world.

First Prize is €2,000, publication in Southword, and a week-long residency at Anam Cara Writer’s and Artist’s Retreat. Second Prize is €500 and publication. Four more shortlisted entries will be selected for publication and receive a publication fee of €120.

Entry Fee: €15

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Masters Review Flash Fiction Contest

The Masters Review Flash Fiction Contest is open until May 31, 2017.

The winner will receive $2000, publication on the Masters Review site, and recognition in Poets & Writers Magazine. Only open to emerging writers, international entries welcome.

Entry Fee: $20

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The Lifted Brow & RMIT non/fictionLab Prize for Experimental Non-fiction

The Lifted Brow & RMIT non/fictionLab Prize for Experimental Non-fiction is open until May 29, 2017 to writers around the world.

First prize is AU$5000 + publication in The Lifted Brow.

Entry Fee: $7

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Manchester Writing Competition

The Manchester Writing Competition is open until September 29, 2017.

There are two categories: fiction and poetry. The winner of each category will receive £10,000.

Entry Fee: £17.50

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Creative Writing Ink Free to Enter Monthly Competitions

For more details on the Creative Writing Ink free to enter competitions, go here.

The Galway Film Fleadh Pitching Competition

The Galway Film Fleadh Pitching Competition is now open until June 7th.

Submit a 500-word pitch (from beginning to end) of your feature film idea.

A number of finalists will be selected to pitch their idea as an ‘Elevator Pitch’ of 90 seconds in front of an audience and a panel of industry judges. The winner will receive €3000. It costs €30 to enter.

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Midway Journal Contest

The Midway Journal’s -1000 Below: Flash Prose and Poetry Contest is open until May 31, 2017.

Entry Fee: $10

Prizes: $500, $250, $50 and publication in Midway Journal

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Waterford Poetry Prize 2017

The Waterford Poetry Prize 2017 is free to enter and closes on June 26, 2017 (noon).

Open to all writers currently living on the island of Ireland.

Prizes: €400, €300, €200. The first prize also includes a writing course at the Molly Keane Writers Retreat.

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Rattle Poetry Prize

The Rattle Poetry Prize is open until July 15, 2017.

Entry Fee: a one-year subscription to Rattle, at their regular $20 rate

The winner will receive $10,000 for a single poem to be published in the winter issue of Rattle. Ten finalists will also receive $200 each and publication, and be eligible for the $2,000 Readers’ Choice Award.

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Yeovil Literary Prize

The Yeovil Literary Prize has four categories: Short Story, Poetry, Novel and Writing without Restrictions.

Deadline: May 31, 2017

Prizes: The prizes for the short story and poetry categories are £500, £200, and £100 each. Novel: £1,000, £250, £100. Writing Without Restrictions: £200, £100, £50.

Entry Fee: Poetry and short story: £7 each. Novel: £12. Writing Without Restrictions: £5.

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Creative Writing Ink March 2017 Competition Results

Here are the Creative Writing Ink March 2017 Competition results!

Winner: Kevin Doyle

Shortlist: Enzo Bavetta, Cheryl Van Beek, Sian Hughes, Frank E Lee, Amaylia Dewis, Sapphire Allard, Grace Boettcher, Bill Lythgoe, L. J. Engelmeier, Joseph Draper, Ola Abdalkafor, Lydia Melville, Gary W. Bloom, Conor Kirwan, Sophie Harrison, Christopher Roberts, Kiera Ovens, Arabella Thomas.

Thanks again to everyone for participating.

The Moth International Short Story Prize

The Moth International Short Story Prize is open until June 30, 2017.

Entry Fee: €12

Prizes: First prize is €3,000. Second prize is a week’s writing retreat at Circle of Misse in France. Third prize is €1,000. The winning stories will be published in the autumn issue of The Moth Magazine.

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Impress Prize

The Impress Prize is an international competition for fiction and non-fiction writers.

Deadline: June 30, 2017 (5pm)

Entry Fee: £15

The winner will receive a publishing contract with Impress Books.

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