Competitions

Comedy women in print prize

Set up by writer/comic Helen Lederer, the prize is joining forces with HarperFiction to offer a £5000 publishing contract for an unpublished author. The runner ...
Bridport

The Bridport Prize

The competition for 2019 opened to submissions on 19 November 2018. It's an open writing competition dedicated to finding and encouraging the most promising ...
Bath Novel

The Bath Novel Award

The Bath Novel Award is an international prize for novel manuscripts written for adults or young adults. It's open worldwide to unpublished, and independently p...
Bristol short story

Bristol Short Story Prize

The Bristol Short Story competition is now open. The closing date is May 1st 2019 at midnight BST. Entrants must be over 16 years old on the closing date. ...
Ninedots

Nine Dots Prize

The Nine Dots Prize is open until January 21, 2019 and is free to enter. Submit a 3,000 word response to the question: Is there still no place like home? ...
Poetry

Edward Thomas Poetry Competition 2019

The Edward Thomas Poetry Competition 2019 is open until January 28, 2019. Submit poems of any length, in any style and on any subject. Prizes: First prize...
Desmond Ellis Prize

Desmond Elliot Prize 2018

Entries are invited for ‘the most prestigious award for first-time novelists’ (Daily Telegraph) in the UK and Ireland, The Desmond Elliott Prize. The £10,000 Pr...

Young Writer of the Year Award 2018

Submissions are now open for The Sunday Times / Peters Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award 2018 in association with the University of Warwick. The...