Contests

The category contains all the posts for online international writing competitions. The competitions can be with entry fees or without entry fees.

The Bath Flash Fiction Award 2020

Deadline 7 June 2020 Who may enter Entry is open to everyone; locally, nationally and internationally. Entrants must be 16 years or over.  Details The competition is organised by Jude Higgins.

The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2020

Deadline 31 July 2020 Who may enter You must be aged between 11-17 years old on the date of the deadline 31 July 2020. Entries will be accepted from anywhere in the world.  Description  The competition is organised by the Poetry Society.

The QueryLetter.com Blurb Writing Contest

Can you write a blurb for a hypothetical book? This writing contest is all about book blurbs. The twist? We want blurbs about completely made-up, nonexistent books. Get creative!

The Winchester Poetry Prize 2020

Deadline 31 July 2020 Who may enter The competition is open to anyone aged 16 or over. Description The Winchester Poetry Prize is an annual competition organised by Winchester Poetry Festival.

The Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Contest 2020

Deadline 15 May 2020 Who may enter The contest is open to writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry who have yet to publish or self-publish a book.  Details The contest is organised by Ploughshares, an American literary journal.

The Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize 2020

Submissions open: 1 March 2020 Submissions close: 30 April 2020 Who may enter The award is open to any poet writing in English who has not had a full-length book of poetry published previously.