Writing competitions are a great way to perfect your craft, while at the same time offering the opportunity to earn some money. We’ve rounded up 13 of them for you to check out and enter.
Some of these competitions require an entry fee.
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Writing competitions 2017
Awarded for the best piece of writing in response to the theme of the Alpine Fellowship Annual Symposium. The winner and two runners up are invited to attend the Venice symposium.
Deadline: 1 May 2017
One of the richest writing competitions in the UK, the Bridport Prize (categories: poetry, short story and novel) is open to all nationalities aged 16 years and over.
Deadline: 31 May 2017
Exists to find inventive new writing.
Deadline: 30 June 2017
An international platform to debate issues of education and to provide an opportunity for authors to be published and to develop their self-confidence.
Deadline: 15 October 2017
The competition is open to both new and established poets aged 18 and over from across the globe and has two categories.
Deadline: 28 August 2017.
Submit a piece of fiction or non-fiction interpreting a Franklin quote in 1000–1500 words.
Deadline: 31 October 2017
The weekly prize is £200 in currency from the Post Office
Deadline: 5 May 2017
Soho Theatre’s biennial award with a 35-year history of discovering stand out new writing talent.
Deadline: 5 July 2017
Prize: The winner receives £7,000 in respect of an exclusive option for Soho Theatre to produce their play.
The UK’s only national writing competition and high profile awards ceremony for under-represented writers. They showcase talented writers who lack opportunities due to mental health issues, disability, identity or other social circumstance.
Deadline: 26 June 2017
Prizes: Over £10,000 worth of cash and writer development prizes
A literary contest open to previously unpublished and independently published novelists
Deadline: 31 May 2017
Open to budding and established authors.
The winning author to receive £20,000 cash prize and be recognized at a central London award ceremony this summer.
Deadline: 19 May 2017
13. The Sunday Times/ Peters Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award.
The prize is awarded for a full-length published or self-published (in book or ebook formats) work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry, by a British or Irish author aged 18-35 years.
Deadline: 2 June 2017
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