The Theatre Cloud Creative Comedy Project is open until April 1, 2017.
They are looking for comedy of up to 500 words. It should deal with one or more of the themes from Anita and Me, including family, coming-of-age, migration, racism, love and friendship, cultural and social change.
The winner will receive £300.
Our February 2017 competition winner is Lucy Thynne, congratulations, Lucy! You can read the winning entry here.
Many thanks to everyone who took the time to submit an entry, our March competition is still open until the 31st (midnight GMT).
The Ballyroan Library Annual World Poetry Day Competition is open until April 21, 2017. The competition is only open to poets based in Dublin.
Prizes: €100, €50, €30. The winning and shortlisted poems will be published on South Dublin Libraries’ website.
The Baen Fantasy Adventure Award is free to enter and closes on April 1, 2017.
First prize is $500 worth of books, an engraved award and publication on the website. Second prize is $500 worth of books and third prize is $300 worth of books.
The McLellan Poetry Competition is open until June 21, 2017.
Prizes: £1000, £300, £100
Entry Fee: £5 for the first, £4 for subsequent entries.
The Helen Visual Prompt Quarterly Contest is free to enter.
Check out their website for prompts, and create work based on a prompt containing three images.
Prize: $25 and publication on the site
Submissions open on the first of every quarter and close on the last day of that quarter.
For more details on the Creative Writing Ink free to enter competitions, go here.
The Making Waves Poetry Competition is for spoken poems.
Deadline: September 3, 2017
Prizes: £600, £250, £150
Entry Fee: £6 for the first entry, £4 for subsequent entries.
The Wexford Literary Festival International Poetry Award is open until April 1, 2017.
Prize: €250 prize
Entry fee: €10
The Scottish Arts Club Short Story Competition 2017 is open until March 31, 2017.
Open to all writers worldwide, who are over the age of 18 by 30 September 2017.
Entry Fee: £10 payable as a donation to the Scottish Arts Club Charitable Trust
The winner will receive £800. There are two runner-up prizes of £100 each. All finalists’ stories will be published on the Scottish Arts Club and the Scottish Arts Club Charitable Trust websites.
The Red Shed Poetry Competition 2017 is open until April 29, 2017.
Prizes: £100, £50
Entry fee: £3 and £2 for subsequent entries
The Tillie Olsen Short Story Award is open until April 30, 2017.
Entry Fee: $15
Prize: $500 and publication in the July issue of The Tishman Review
The Raymond Carver Short Story Contest is open until May 15.
Entry Fee: $15
The Segora Writing Competition is open until June 15, 2017. They accept short stories, poems, one-act plays and vignettes.
Prizes: £300, £50, £30 for short stories and poetry. The winners of the vignette and one-act play competitions will receive £100 each.
Entry Fees: Short Stories: £6 each, £11 for two, £15 for three. Vignettes and Poems: £5 each for the first entry, £2.50 for subsequent entries. Plays: £12.
The Labello Press Short Story Competition is now open until July 14, 2017.
Theme: Dystopia, max 3500 words. All genres, styles are accepted, the work is not limited to Sci-Fi or Speculative.
Entry Fee: €7. Prizes: €500, €200, €100. Each finalist will receive one complimentary copy of ‘Gem Street: Dystopia’.
Further info here.