Hello writers; a challenge for you. Enter some of these competitions and let’s get Medway known for having lots of very good prize-winning writers!
Here’s a few highlights, but loads more can be found on this very useful website;
Some of the deadlines are whizzing up, so get writing! Poets – many of the organisations listed run poetry comps too, so look at their websites.
British Fantasy Society Short Story Competition
The BFS short story competition 2011 is now open to entries. Anyone can enter, regardless of how many times they have been previously published. The competition is open to entries from 1 January 2011 to 31 May 2011.
1st prize: £100, a year’s membership of the BFS, and publication in the BFS journal
2nd prize: £50, a year’s membership of the BFS, and publication in the BFS journal
3rd prize: £20
The Bridport Prize
SHORT STORIES: 1st prize = £ 5000 (approx. 8000 US$, 5900 € )
POEMS: 1st Prize = £ 5000 (approx. 8000 US$, 5900 €)
FLASH FICTION: 1st Prize =£ 1000 (approx. 1600 US$, 1180 €)
Closing date 30th June 2011.(24.00 MIdnight GMT)
Spilling Ink Review Short story competition
Closing Date: July 1, 2011
Winning and short-listed entries notified no later than July 31, 2011
1st Prize – £250, publication, 1 free copy of annual print anthology
2nd Prize – £125, publication, 1 free copy of annual print anthology
3rd Prize – £50, publication, 1 free copy of annual print anthology
Shortlisted Entries* – publication, 1 free copy of annual print anthology
Entry fee £5
There are three categories: Artwork & Photography, Fiction and Poetry.
Stories should be no more than 2,000 words, while poems are limited to 40 lines.