Thursday, 14 December 2017

Diversity - Short Story Contest


DISCOVER - New writing from Turkey and the UK
Open call for short story writers

The British Council in Turkey aims to build a bridge between Turkish and UK writers, facilitate dialogue between literary professionals in both countries, and create a platform to showcase works by Turkish and British writers to new audiences.

To support this initiative, the British Council is launching a short story competition, on the theme of ‘diversity’, in partnership with two literary institutions: ITEF -Istanbul Tanpınar Literature Festival in Turkey, and Word Factory in the UK.

Winning stories will be published on a new British Council digital platform, alongside specially-commissioned stories by established authors from Turkey and the UK. All the stories will be translated into the other language (English/Turkish).
HOW TO APPLY

Please read the terms and conditions below and fill out the application form. Deadline for applications is by midnight 31 December 2017.
UK AND TURKEY WRITERS TO TAKE PART IN THE PROJECT
Yekta Kopan
Seray Şahiner
Sandra Alland
Leone Ross

Please see the biographies of the UK and Turkey writers here.

Application details for UK writers:

Application details for Turkish writers:

MORE INFO HERE

Saturday, 9 December 2017

ENTRIES FOR BOSTON REVIEW’S 2018 SHORT STORY CONTEST



Each year, Boston Review runs competitions in poetry and fiction. We also partner with the Unterberg Poetry Center/92nd Street Y to publish the winner of the annual “Discovery”/Boston Review poetry contest. We now accept online submissions exclusively through Submittable:



Online submissions are strongly encouraged; contestants also may submit entries via postal mail, but will not receive acknowledgement of successful submission. Email submissions are not accepted.

Our old submission system, in which you can check the status of submissions made prior to 2016, is currently down for repair but will be back up soon. Please check back in a couple weeks. However, it will no longer accept new submissions. If you have an active submission there, there is no need to resubmit it; we are still reviewing submissions there.

All contest entry payments are non-refundable and previously published work may not be submitted to any contest. All winners are announced publicly and informed prior to that announcement. Please do not contact us to ask whether you have won a contest.

Complete instructions for submission to all contests follow.



Poetry Contest, Boston Review
PO Box 425786
Cambridge, MA 02142

Friday, 8 December 2017

£10,000 FOOD AND DRINK SHORT STORY PRIZE


THE MOGFORD PRIZE FOR FOOD & DRINK WRITING


Better Get Your Skates On Closes January 3rd

Food and drink must be at the heart of the winning tale. Your short story could, for instance, be about crime or intrigue; about a chance meeting over a drink; a life-changing conversation over dinner; or perhaps the details of a relationship explored through food or drink.

Along with Jeremy Mogford and his wife, Hilary, we’re very pleased to announce our two other judges for the 2018 Mogford Prize. They are well-known Anglo-American author,Bill Bryson, and famous English television cook, Lorraine Pascale.

Once you have read our terms & conditions, to enter your story click the ‘pay to enter’ button and follow the checkout process…

LISTEN TO LAST YEARS WINNER TO GET AN IDEA.

Friday, 24 November 2017

Clochoderick Poetry Competition





Judge: Magi Gibson

£500 First Prize

£200 Second Prize

£100 Third Prize

4x £50 prizes

1. Make your payment via the paypal button below. There will be options for discounts depending on how many poems you would like to enter, check the dropdown menu next to the pay button. You do not need a paypal account to make a payment, the paylpal button will accept general credit card payments.


2. Email your actual poetry submissions on ONE DOCUMENT. DO NOT PUT YOUR NAME ON THE POEM(S), please make a front cover with your name on that only. No more than 35 lines per poem to clochoderickpress.competition@gmail.com

Prizes: 1st £500, 2nd £200, 3rd £100, 4x £50

Judge: Magi Gibson

DEADLINE - 17:00, 25 January 2018


For a full list of terms and conditions for the competition click here.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

The Spread the Word Life Writing Prize




The Spread the Word Life Writing Prize in association with Goldsmiths Writers’ Centre was established in 2016. Open to emerging writers living in the UK aged 18 or over, the Prize was established to celebrate and develop life writing in the UK thanks to a generous donation from Joanna Munro. The Prize rewards the winner with £1500, an Arvon course, two years membership to the Royal Society of Literature, a development meeting with agent Robert Caskie of Caskie Mushens literary agency and a development meeting with an editor at Unbound publishers. Two highly commended writers will receive £500 each, a writing mentor, a development meeting with agent Robert Caskie of Caskie Mushens literary agency and a development meeting with an editor at Unbound publishers . The 2017 Prize was won by Jon Paul Roberts for 1955 – 2012. The 2018 Life Writing Prize will be open between Friday 10 November 2017 – 5pm on Friday 9 Feburary 2018.


Mother's Milk Books Writing Contest




THE 2017 WRITING PRIZE IS NOW OPEN TO SUBMISSIONS!




Thank you for your interest in the annual MOTHER’S MILK BOOKS WRITING PRIZE. We are now into our fifth year of running the competition. You can read the results of last year’s competition here, along with detailed reports from the judges. We hope the writing prize continues to generate interest in our little, indie press and our books that aim to normalise breastfeeding and mindful parenting. It is also hoped that it will stimulate creativity and produce some great writing! If you’re interested in submitting work, please do read all the below. Thanks for stopping by and good luck.


THE PRIZES


For the Winner of the Poetry Competition:

£125 cash AND publication of their poem on the Mother’s Milk Books blog.

(Two runners-up will each receive £25.)



For the Winner of the Fiction Competition:

£125 cash AND publication of their story on the Mother’s Milk Books blog.

(Two runners-up will each receive £25.)



For the Winner of the Non-fiction Competition:

£125 cash AND publication of their piece on the Mother’s Milk Books blog.

(Two runners-up will each receive £25.)



For the Winner of the Children’s Poetry Competition:

£20 book token AND publication of their poem on the Mother’s Milk Books blog.


MORE INFO CAN BE FOUND HERE



The Gregory O'Donoghue Poetry Prize - One Week Left


Just Over A Week Left To Enter




There is little over a week left to enter the Gregory O'Donoghue International Poetry Competition, past winners include John F. Deane, Suji Kwock Kim, Breda Wall Ryan, Leila Chatti and Maya Catherine Popa. The winner receives
1) a cash prize of €1000,
2) a travel subvention of up to €600
3) five nights full board at the Cork International Poetry Festival with tickets to all events (worth €800) February 13th-17th.
4) A showcase reading at the festival
5) free tuition for a four morning workshop with Brian Turner
6) a week's residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre.
7) Publication in Southword.


Entries cost €5 per poem or €20 for a batch of five. Judge this year is Patrick Cotter, curator of the Cork International Poetry Festival. Cotter has published several books, has published poems in journals such as the London Review of Books, Poetry, Poetry Review and many other places. His poems have been translated into over a dozen languages and he is a recipient of the Keats-Shelley Poetry Prize. He guest-edited an issue of Poetry in 2015, contributed to Poetry Foundation podcasts and recently wrote for the website of the Poetry Society.


Full details on how to enter are here




Tuesday, 21 November 2017

THE MOTH’S €10,000 POETRY PRIZE: ENTRIES



ENTRIES ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR ONE OF THE WORLD’S RICHEST POETRY PRIZES, THE NEWLY NAMED MOTH POETRY PRIZE. THE WINNER OF THE 2017 PRIZE WILL RECEIVE €10,000 (APPROXIMATELY US$11,700), WITH THREE RUNNERS-UP TO RECEIVE €1,000 EACH.

The Moth Poetry Prize, formerly known as the Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize, is for a single, original poem that has not been published in any form (including being self-published or published online). The prize is open to all poets, both established and emerging, and there are no restrictions on nationality or citizenship. An entry fee of €12 is payable and multiple entries are accepted.

The poems will be judged by Daljit Nagra, a past winner of the Forward Prize and Poet in Residence for BBC Radio 4. The judging takes place anonymously; Nagra will only learn the identities of the shortlisted poets after the selection of the winning poems. Poems may be any length, any style or on any subject, and there is no line limit.

Entries for The Moth Poetry Prize 2017 close on Sunday 31 December. The winning poems will be published in Spring 2018 edition of The Moth. Visit The Moth website for full entry conditions.

The Moth is an Irish quarterly arts & literature magazine, publishing poetry, short fiction and pictures. Each issue also features two interviews with writers or artists from Ireland or living in Ireland. The Moth welcomes unsolicited submissions from writers worldwide – please check the submission guidelines for further details.

Doolin Writers' Competition





More Info HERE



Reflex Fiction Flash Contest





Please use the entry form in link below for your flash fiction submissions. Please read the Rules before submitting your entry. If you experience any difficulties with the entry form, please get in touch with us via the contact page or see the bottom of the page for alternative entry methods.
Open for Entries: Winter 2017

Prizes: £1,000 first, £500 second, £250 third
(approx. $1,290, $645, $325)
Deadline: November 30, 2017
Entry fee: £7 / $9 / €9
Judge: Shasta Grant
Step 1 – Pay the Entry Fee

Please select your currency and number of entries from the options below. Multiple entries are discounted and do not expire. If your currency isn’t listed, please select PAY WITH £ (GBP). Click Pay Now and you’ll be taken to PayPal to securely process your payment. If you do not have a PayPal account and do not want to create one, click Check Out as a Guest to pay with your credit or debit card.

Once your payment has been processed, click Return to Merchant and you’ll be returned to this page to complete your entry. Fill in the form below, attach your entry, and click send. Check your email inbox for your confirmation email.

If you’re entering multiple stories, please use a separate form for each story.

Diversity - Short Story Contest

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