Writing Contests

Elmbridge Literary Competition 2022

The Elmbridge Literary Competition 2022 is open for entries from all over the world, until February 28, 2022. The R C Sherriff Trust and Elmbridge Borough Council are looking for your short stories and poems that unravel riddles, disentangle conundrums and resolve enigmas. Age Categories:  Ages 5 – 7; Little rhymes and stories Ages 8 […]


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Bright Film Project – Story to Screenplay

The Bright Film Project – Story to Screenplay is open to writers until February 1st 2022. They are looking for a short story of any genre to be converted into a screenplay. Word count: 3000 words maximum. Entry fee: USD $10 1st prize: USD $5000  Bonus prize: Two Hudson Passes for TriBeCa Full details here.


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Anansi Archive Writing Awards

The Anansi Archive Writing Awards are open until 28th February 2022. There are three categories to enter and they’re all free: Poetry Up to 500 words Entry fee: FREE Prize: First £20, runner-up £10 Flash Fiction Up to 500 words Entry fee: FREE Prize: First £20, runner-up £10 Short Fiction Up to 3,000 words Entry […]


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George Floyd Short Story Competition II

The George Floyd Short Story Competition II is open to writers from across the globe, until March 31st 2022. Free to enter! Stories should be no longer than 5,000 words and should adhere to the theme of ‘EARTH 2.0’. Prizes: – 1st Prize: £250, 2nd Prize: £125, 3rd Prize: £75 – Highly Recommended will be […]


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Women On Writing Creative Nonfiction Essay Contest

The WOW! Women On Writing Creative Nonfiction Essay Contest is open to writers from anywhere in the world until January 31, 2021. Seeking creative nonfiction essays on any topic and in any style. The mission of this contest is to reward bravery in real-life storytelling and create an understanding of our world through thoughtful, engaging […]


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Turn Off The Lights Thriller Contest 2021

The Turn Off The Lights Thriller Contest 2021 is now open for entries until February 28th 2022. Free to enter. Submit your mystery, thriller, suspense, or horror novel of 10,000 words or more. 1st prize: $20,000 2nd prize: $10,000 3rd prize: $5,000 10 runners up will receive a publishing contract for their app, Galatea! Full […]


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JAL Foundation 17th World Children’s Haiku Contest

The JAL Foundation 17th World Children’s Haiku Contest is open for entries, from all poets aged 15 and under, until 28th February 2022. Free to enter. Prize: Canon digital camera for the top 3 winners. There will also be prizes for runners up. Minimum/Maximum word count: The haiku must be presented in three short lines. […]


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Searchlight Awards – Best Short Story for Children or Young Adults

The Searchlight Awards – Best Short Story for Children or Young Adults Competition is open to all writers over the age of 16.  Closing date: 1st March 2022. Entry fee: £10 per story. Prizes: 1st prize: £500. The top 10 stories will feature in an electronic pitch book and be sent to numerous literary agents/publishers […]


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Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition

The Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition is open to poets from across the globe, until January 31st, 2022. Poems can be on any subject and in any style, but must be written in English.  50 lines maximum. 1st prize: £250 2nd prize: £125 3rd prize: £75 Entry fee: £5 per poem. There are offers available […]


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