Competitions

The Paul Torday Memorial Prize 2019

Paul Torday Memorial Prize

The Society of Authors has launched the Paul Torday Memorial Prize The new prize, in honour of Paul Torday, whose bestselling debut Salmon Fishing in the Yem...
Desmond Ellis Prize

Desmond Ellis 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...
Inkitt

Inkitt Novel Writing Contests

Inkitt's platform is free to use. Authors upload their novels and those that prove most popular with readers win the competition. The winners get a publishing ...
Kindle

Kindle UK Storyteller contest

The Kindle UK Storyteller contest is open to budding and established authors. The winning author will get a £20,000 cash prize and be recognised at a central Lo...
Poetry

Ledbury Poetry Festival Competition 2017

The Ledbury Poetry Festival Competition is now open for entries,with a first prize of £1000 cash, and a residential course at Ty Newydd, The National Writers' C...

Northern Writers Awards

The Northern Writers’ Awards 2017 are open for entry until 2 February 2017. The Northern Writers’ Awards were founded by New Writing North in 2000 and have a...
Broo Doherty

The Exeter Novel Competition 2016

This is a competition for writers without a publishing deal or agent. The winner of the Exeter Novel Competition picks up £500, a trophy and exposure that ca...