Writing Competitions

Peter Porter Poetry Prize

The Peter Porter Poetry Prize is open until December 3, 2018.

Submit poems of up to 75 lines. Judges: Judith Bishop, John Hawke and Paul Kane.

The first prize winner will receive AU$5,000 and an Arthur Boyd etching; the second prize winner will receive AU$2,000; three other shortlisted poets will receive AU$500 each. The five poems will be published in the March 2019 issue of ABR.

Entry: AU$15 for Australian Book Review subscribers and full time students or AU$25 for nonsubscribers.

More here.

August 2018 Competition Results

August 2018 Competition Results

Winner: Millicent Stott. You can read the winning entry here.

Shortlist: Miriam Gallacher, Maisie Banning, Owen Swan, Ella Morel, Colette Coen, Anna Hayes.

Jonathan Swift Creative Writing Awards

The Jonathan Swift Creative Writing Awards are open until September 26, 2018.

Submit poetry (max 45 lines per poem) and prose (max 1,500 words). Entries must be in English or Irish.

Judge: Maria Wallace

Entry Fee: €4 per poem, €10 for three poems or €5 per prose entry.

There will be a cash prize for the first, second and third place winners in both the poetry and prose sections.

More here.

Westival Poetry Competition

The Westival Poetry Competition is open until September 21, 2018 (6pm).

First prize is €1,000, with two runners-up prizes of €200 and €100. Entry Fee: €10 for up to three poems.

Entries should consist of no more than 40 lines. The judges include: Geraldine Mitchell, John McAuliffe, and Ger Reidy.

More here.

Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Competition 2018

The Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Competition 2018 is open until November 30, 2018.

Entry fee: €5 Euro per poem or €20 for five poems.

The winner will receive €1000, a week’s residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, paid travel expenses (up to €600) and 4 nights accommodation in Cork city during the Cork International Poetry Festival 2019 (March 20-23) and publication in Southword Journal. Second prize is €500 and publication in Southword. Third prize is €250 and publication in Southword. Ten runners-up will be published in Southword and receive a €30 publication fee.

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The Writing Quarter Competition

The Writing Quarter Competition is an ongoing free to enter monthly competition.

Submit short stories of up to 3,000 words. Prize: AUD$30.The winning author will also be given the option to publish their story on the website.

Open to all writers aged 18 or over regardless of their nationality or country of residence.

More here.

Southword Fiction Chapbook Competition 2018

The Southword Fiction Chapbook Competition 2018 is open until October 31, 2018.

Entry Fee: €25

Prizes: Two winning manuscripts will be selected; Best International Entry and Best Irish Entry. Both will win a chapbook publication, 20 copies of their chapbook, and advances of €250 each.

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IHS International Haiku Competition 2018

The IHS International Haiku Competition 2018 is open until November 30, 2018.

Prizes: €150, €50, €30. Submit unpublished haiku/senryu in English.

Entry Fee: €3 per haiku or €20 for 7.

More details here.

Irish Arts and Writers Festival Writing Competitions

The Irish Arts and Writers Festival Writing Competitions are open until 30 September 2018

Prizes: Short Story $1000, Poetry $600, Youth Writing (under 18’s) $400 Gift Card.

Entry Fees: Short Story $15, Poem $10, Youth Writing $8.

Declan Meade (Stinging Fly Magazine) will be the final judge of the Short Story Competition. Paul Muldoon will be the final judge of the Poetry Competition.

Full details here.

Lost & Found Poetry Workshop Redline Book Festival

Come and meet Eileen Casey as she facilitates a ‘Lost & Found’ Poetry Workshop, filled with creative energies at the Redline Book Festival.

The Lost & Found Poetry Workshop is a ticketed event at The Coach House, Palmerstown on 11th October, 6pm – 8pm. Writers of all levels are welcome.

For further information check out their website here or their Facebook page.

Bedford International Writing Competition

The Bedford International Writing Competition is open until September 30, 2018.

Submit stories of up to 3,000 words and poems of up to 40 lines. The prizes in each cetegory are: £500, £150, £100.

Entry Fee: £6 each, £12 for three. Full-time students: £4 each, £8 for three. The net proceeds will be donated to charity.

More here.

NUHA Blogging Prize

The NUHA Blogging Prize is open until October 13, 2018.

Free to enter. They want to hear what you have to say about ‘education’.

Adult Prize: up to $2,400. Youth Prize: up to $900. Young Writers Prize: up to $250.

More here.

Momaya Poetry Competition

The Momaya Poetry Competition is open until October 30, 2018.

Theme: Love. Entry Fee: £7 ($9)

Prizes: $100, $50, $30. The winners and up to 50 honourable mentions will be published in the Momaya Poetry Review 2018.

More here.

Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Prize

The Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Prize is open until September 30, 2018.

The Tom Howard Prize is for a poem in any style or genre and the Margaret Reid Prize is for a poem that rhymes or has a traditional style.

The first prize for each is $1,500. Ten Honourable Mention awards of $100 each.

Entry Fee: $12

More here.

Creative Writing Ink July 2018 Results

July 2018 Competition Results

Winner: Katie Mason. You can read the winning entry here.

Shortlist: Jack Cooper, JC Cairns, Joy Deacon, Kath Lamb, Evie Heywood, Helen Mills, Natalie Peteranna, Clare Lally.