Writing Competitions & Opportunities – June 2019

June is upon us! The midpoint of the year! Bring on the summer (or winter, if you’re in the southern hemisphere) solstice! Buckle down to some writing and make the most of those long days (or nights). Then jump on board the submissions train and send your work out there.

We’ve collated over 70 writing opportunities, contests, competitions and calls for submission for you, combined with our totally achievable and definitely not scary challenge, #Submit2019, you could beat your personal best for subs and pubs this year… Sooo what are you waiting for?

Auburn Witness Poetry Prize

Deadline: 1st June 2019
Requirements: Up to 3 poems of witness
Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $15
Notes: The winner also receives travel expenses to give a reading at a poetry event at Auburn University in Alabama in October.

More details and submissions info HERE

Boulevard Emerging Poets Contest

Deadline: 1st June 2019
Requirements: Up to 3 poems of any length
Prizes: $1,000
Entry fee: $16
Notes: The contest is open to poets who have not yet published a book of poetry with a nationally distributed press.

More details and submission info HERE

The Furious Gazelle Spring Writing Contest

Deadline: 1st June 2019
Word limit:
Up to 5 pieces of 5,000 words in total
Prize: $50 and a book in the genre of your choosing
Entry Fee:
FREE (feedback available for a fee)
Notes: Theme: ‘fury’

More details and submission info HERE

Halifax Ranch Fiction Prize

Deadline: 1st June 2019
Word limit: 2,000-6,500 words
Prizes: $2,500
Entry fee: $20
Notes: All submitters will receive a complimentary copy of the prize issue.

More details and submission info HERE

Marsden the Poetry Village Competition

Deadline: 1st June 2019
Line limit:
40 lines
Prizes: 1st prize: £300, 2nd prize: £100, 3rd prize: £50
Entry Fee:
£4 for one poem, £10 for three poems (£3 per poem thereafter)
Notes: Theme: ‘together’

More details and submission info HERE

Morton Writing Competition

Deadline: 1st May 2019
Requirements: A short story or poem based on photo prompts, up to 500 words
Prizes: First prize in each category is an annual family membership to the National Trust for Scotland. Runners-up will receive a selection of books.
Entry fee: FREE
Notes: Entries must be inspired by one of four photographs from the National Trust for Scotland historical collections. There are three age categories.

More details and submission info HERE

Creative Future Writer’s Award

Deadline: 2nd June 2019
Requirements: 
Fiction: 2,000 words / Poetry: 300 words
Prizes: Cash prizes + mentoring + professional consultations + writing courses + retreats + manuscript assessments + coaching + tutorials + other prizes
Entry Fee:
FREE
Notes: Theme ‘home’

More details and submission info HERE

The Future Bookshelf

Deadline: 2nd June 2019
Requirements: A 3,000 word sample of a novel or non-fiction manuscript + 2 page summary
Prize: Publication with Hachette UK
Entry fee: FREE
Notes: Open to unagented, under-represented writers. Unfinished manuscripts accepted.

More details and submission info HERE

The Bath Novel Award

Deadline: 2nd June 2019
Requirements:
The first 5,000 words of a novel + one-page synopsis 
Prize:
£2,500
Entry Fee:
£25 with sponsored entries for low income writers
Notes: Open worldwide to unpublished, and independently published novelists. Manuscripts must be complete and at least 50,000 words.

More details and submission info HERE

Still Point Arts Quarterly: The Dance

Deadline: 2nd June 2019
Word Limit: Fiction, creative non-fiction, essays, or poetry of up to 5,000 words
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: Theme: ‘the dance’

More details and submissions info HERE

Literature Works Annual Fund

Deadline: 1st May 2019
Eligibility: Funding is available to groups, companies and not-for-profit organisations based in the South West of England to develop literature activity, provided your activity is carried out on a not for profit basis.
Funding: Awards of between £100-500
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: The Literature Works Annual Fund offers funding designed to help communities to get involved in reading and writing and to celebrate writing talent in the South West, particularly in areas where funds might be otherwise hard to find.

More details and submissions info HERE

Salamander Fiction Prize

Deadline: 3rd June 2019
Requirements: Each story must not exceed 30 double-spaced pages in 12 point font
Prizes: 1st prize: $1,000, 2nd prize: $500
Entry Fee: $15
Notes: Contest reading fee includes a one-year subscription. All entries will be considered for publication.

More details and submissions info HERE

Literary Taxidermy Short Story Competition

Deadline: 4th June 2019
Word limit:
2,500 words
Prizes: 1st prize: $500, Runner-up: $50
Entry Fee:
$10
Notes: Stories must use opening and closing lines chosen from a classic work of literature (see website).

More details and submission info HERE

The Bruntwood Prize

Deadline: 5th June 2019
Requirements: Plays of at least one hour in length
Prizes: 1st prize: £16,000, Judge’s Award: £8,000, Original New Voice Award: £8,000, International Award: £8,000
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: All entrants must provide a pseudonym. Entries must be original, unperformed and unproduced.

More details and submissions info HERE

Beyond Writing Competition Round II: Creative Peace

Deadline: 7th June 2019
Word Limit:
1,000 words of fiction or non-fiction
Prize: Two full weekend tickets to Beyond Borders International Festival 2019
Entry Fee:
FREE
Notes: Theme ‘creative peace’

More details and submission info HERE

The Guardian and 4th Estate BAME Short Story Prize

Deadline: 7th June 2019
Word Limit:
6,000 words
Prize: £1,000, a one-day publishing workshop at 4th Estate and publication on the Guardian website
Entry Fee:
FREE
Notes: The competition is open to black, Asian and minority ethnic writers living in the UK or Ireland who are 18 and above.

More details and submission info HERE

Bath Flash Fiction Award

Deadline: 9th June 2019
Word limit: 300 words
Prizes: 1st prize: £1,000, 2nd prize: £300, 3rd prize: £100
Entry Fee: One entry: £9, two entries: £15, three entries: £18
Notes:
50 longlisted entrants offered publication in an end of year print and digital anthology. Those accepting receive a free copy.

More details and submissions info HERE

The Eleanor Taylor Bland Crime Fiction Writers of Color Award

Deadline: 9th June 2019
Requirements:
An unpublished work of crime fiction of 2,500-5,000 words (this may be a short story or the first chapter(s) of a manuscript in-progress)
Prize: $2,000
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: The bursary is open to emerging writers of colour.

More details and submission info HERE

Sapiens Plurum: Better Futures Short Fiction Contest

Deadline: 9th June 2019
Word Limit: 1,500-3,000 words
Prize: 1st prize: $1,000, 2nd prize: $500, 3rd prize: $300
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: Theme: ‘better futures: what comes next’

More details and submissions info HERE

World Writers Collective Competition

Deadline: 9th June 2019
Word Limit: 3,000 words
Prize: $50
Entry Fee: $5
Notes: Theme: ‘too hot to handle’. You can write your story in third or first person. These different ways to write will be judged separately. Which means there will be two first prizes, and four honourable mentions.

More details and submissions info HERE

Creative Nonfiction: Power

Deadline: 10th June 2019
Word Limit: 4,000 words of non-fiction
Entry Fee: $3 (free for subscribers)
Notes: Theme: ‘power’. Creative Nonfiction is seeking true stories that explore the dynamics within groups and systems, however big or small—for example, family units, schools, sports, churches, and government.

More details and submissions info HERE

David Higham Scriptwriting Open Day for Under-Represented Writers

Deadline: 10th June 2019
Requirements:
Full-length film, TV and theatre scripts of any genre of at least 30 minutes
Prize: Eight places + travel bursaries to the Scripts Open Day (19th Sept 2019), featuring talks and Q&As with agents and development professionals, a one-to-one session with Film, TV & Theatre agents, and the opportunity to meet and network with like-minded writers.
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: David Higham welcomes applications from any writer living in the UK from an under-represented background, including LGBTQ+ writers, writers from working-class backgrounds, writers from ethnic, cultural and religious minorities and writers with disabilities. Writers must be un-agented.

More details and submissions info HERE

Great Eighty Challenge (RECURRING)

Deadline: 10th & 24th June 2019
Word Limit: Exactly 80 words
Prize: Royalties on publication
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: Title not included in word count (but limited to 6 words).

More details and submissions info HERE

Mselxia Themed Writing

Deadline: 10th June 2019
Word Limit: 
Up to 4 poems (40 lines), 2 stories (2200 words), or 2 scripts (1000 words)
Payment:
 £25
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: Theme: ‘journey’. Mslexia only publishes work by women. 

More details and submissions info HERE

W&A Working-Class Writers Prize

Deadline: 10th June 2019
Requirements: The first 2,000 words of a work-in-progress + synopsis
Prize: 1st prize: Editorial feedback + a place at a How To Get Published event + a copy of the Writing Companion Guide series + the latest edition of the Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook or Children’s Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook. Five highly-commended entries will also receive a copy of either Yearbook.
Entry fee: FREE
Notes: The prize is open to writers who identify as working-class.

More details and submission info HERE

Bread and Roses Poetry Award

Deadline: 14th June 2019
Line Limit:
Up to three poems of up to 50 lines each
Prizes: 5 prizes of £100
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: An anthology of the poems of around a further 20 entrants will be published later in the year. In addition, Bread and Roses are offering a mentoring and support package for writers who have not yet published a collection. Up to 3 of these entrants will be linked to an experienced, published poet, and they will be helped to produce their first published collection.

More details and submissions info HERE

The Hummingbird Flash Fiction Prize

Deadline: 15th June 2019
Word Limit: 1,000 words
Prize:$300
Entry fee: $15
Notes: All entries receive a 1-year subscription to Pulp Literature

More details and submission info HERE

Narrative Prize

Deadline: 15th June 2019
Word limit:
Short fiction: 500-2,500 words / Collections: 2,000-15,000 words / Novellas: 15,000-40,000 words / Poetry: up to 5 poems / One-act plays
Prize: $4,000
Entry Fee: FREE

More details and submissions info HERE

Necessary Fiction Summer Reading

Deadline: 15th June 2019
Word Limit: 750 words
Entry Fee: FREE

More details and submissions info HERE

Segora International Writing Competitions

Deadline: 15th June 2019
Word Limit:
Poetry: 50 lines / Short stories: 1,500-3,000 words / Vignettes: 300 words / One-act plays: 35 minute running time
Prizes: Poetry & Short stories: 1st prize: £300, 2nd prize: £50, 3rd prize: £30 / Vignettes: £100 / Plays: 1st prize: £150, 2nd prize: £50
Entry Fee: Poetry & Vignettes: £5 (£2.50 per poem thereafter) / Short stories: £8 (2 for £14, 3 for £20) / Plays: £12
Notes: Presentation and writers’ workshop to be arranged.

More details and submissions info HERE

Wise Writer Short Story Contest

Deadline: 15th June 2019
Word Count:
2,500 words
Prizes: 1st prize: $2,000, 2nd prize: $500, 3rd prize: $250
Entry Fee: $13

More details and submissions info HERE

The Stringybark Times Past Award

Deadline: 16th June 2019
Word Count:
1,500 words
Prizes: Over $1,000 in cash and books
Entry Fee: $14
Notes: Entries must be historical fiction and accompanied by a 100 word explanation of the historical ‘facts’.

More details and submissions info HERE

Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year

Deadline: 17th June 2019
Line Limit:
60 lines
Prizes: 1st prize: £200, 2nd prize: £100, 3rd prize: £50
Entry Fee:
£5
Notes: Longlisted poems will appear in an anthology and short listed poets will be invited to read their work at the Awards Evening on 4 October. Additional prizes for Best Read and People’s Choice.

More details and submissions info HERE

Omnidawn Poetry Chapbook Prize

Deadline: 17th June 2019
Requirements:
20-40 pages of poetry
Prizes: $1,000 + 100 author copies
Entry Fee: $18

More details and submissions info HERE

The Poetry Kit Spring Competition

Deadline: 17th June 2019
Requirements:
Poetry of any length or subject
Prizes: 1st prize: £100, 2nd prize: £50
Entry Fee:
£3.50 for 1 poem, £8 for 3, £10 for 5

More details and submissions info HERE

Big Break Screenwriting Contest

Deadline: 18th June 2019 (regular deadline*)
Requirements:
Screenplays of up to 150 pages (120 pages recommended)
Prize: $10,000 + a trip to Hollywood to meet industry professionals
Entry fee: £55
Notes: *Deadline extends to 23rd July with increased entry fees.

More details and submissions info HERE

Eyelands 9th International Short Story Contest

Deadline: 20th June 2019
Word Limit: 2,500 words
Prize: A week’s holiday on the island of Crete
Entry Fee: €10
Notes: Theme: ’round midnight’. The top three stories will be published in two different anthologies (Greek and English). All the stories of the shortlist will be published in a special English edition.

More details and submissions info HERE

McLellan Poetry Prize

Deadline: 21st June 2019
Line Limit:
80 lines
Prize: 1st prize: £1,500 / 2nd prize: £300, 3rd prize: £150, 6 x commendations: £25
Entry Fee: £6 for first poem, £5 thereafter
Notes: Prize-winners will be notified individually before the end of July and invited to read at the award ceremony with Sean O’Brien on the Isle of Arran on 30th August 2019.

More details and submissions info HERE

A3 Review (RECURRING)

Deadline: 22nd June 2019
Word Limit: 150 words (not incl title)
Prize: 1st prize: £250, 2nd prize: £150, 3rd prize: £75
Entry Fee: $5/£3
Notes: Monthly theme: ‘Carpentry & Home Economics’. Two winning entries from each month will appear in The A3 Review (published every 6 months). From this shortlist of winners, 3 will be chosen to win cash prizes.

More details and submissions info HERE

48th New Millennium Writing Awards

Deadline: 23rd June 2019
Word Limit: Fiction and non-fiction: 7,499 words / Flash fiction: 1,000 words / Poetry: up to 3 poems, 5 pages total
Prizes: $1,000 in each category
Entry Fee: $20
Notes: Select finalists and all poetry finalists will be published in New Millennium Writings (online and in print) and receive two complimentary copies.

More details and submissions info HERE

YorkMix Poems For Children Competition

Deadline: 23rd June 2019
Requirements:
Poems of any length, on any topic, suitable for children of any age
Prizes:
1st prize: £250, Runners-up: £100/£75/£50
Entry Fee: £5 for 1 poem, £10 for 3, £15 for 5

More details and submissions info HERE

Aurora Prize For Writing

Deadline: 26th June 2019
Word Limit: Short fiction: 2,000 words / Poetry: 60 lines
Prizes: (In each category) 1st prize: £500, 2nd prize: £150, 3rd prize: a one-day course at Writing East Midlands, Regional prize: £100
Entry Fee: £9 for first entry, £7 thereafter

More details and submissions info HERE

Grindstone International Flash Fiction Prize

Deadline: 28th June 2019
Word limit: 5
00 words
Prizes:
1st prize: £500, Runner-up: £50
Entry Fee: £8
Notes:
Shortlisted stories will be published in an anthology and be invited to contribute to the next Atmos Collection.

More details and submissions info HERE

The James White Award

Deadline: 28th June 2019
Word Limit: 2,000-6,000 words
Prize: £200
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: Only one entry per author. The award is open to non-professional authors and science fiction themed.

More details and submissions info HERE

The Louise Meriwether First Book Prize

Deadline: 28th June 2019
Requirements:
A story collection, essay collection, novel, memoir, or manifesto of 30,000 to 80,000 words
Prizes:
$5,000
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: The Louise Meriwether First Book Prize is open to fiction and narrative nonfiction by women of colour and nonbinary writers of colour.

More details and submissions info HERE

The Queen Mary Wasafiri Prize

Deadline: 28th June 2019
Word Limit:
Fiction & Life writing: 3,000 words / Poetry: up to 5 poems
Prizes:
£1,000 in each category
Entry Fee: £6 for 1 entry, £10 for 2, £15 for 3
Notes: The competition is open to anyone who has not published a complete book in the category entered.

More details and submissions info HERE

V. S. Pritchett Short Story Prize

Deadline: 28th June 2019
Word Limit:
2,000-4,000 words
Prize: £1,000
Entry Fee: £7.50
Notes: Entrants must be resident in the UK, Republic of Ireland or the Commonwealth.

More details and submissions info HERE

Aura Estrada Short Story Competition/Boston Review Annual Poetry Contest

Deadline: 30th June 2019
Word Limit: Fiction: 5,000 words / Poetry: up to 5 poems/10 pages
Prize: $500 in each category
Entry Fee: $20 (US, Canada, Western Europe) / FREE (rest of world/those in financial hardship)
Notes: Theme: ‘allies’. Numerous runners-up will also be published in the Allies issue.

More details and submissions info HERE

Battered Moons Poetry Competition

Deadline: 30th June 2019
Line Limit: 40 lines / 250 words
Prizes: 1st prize: £700, 2nd prize: £200, 3rd prize: £100, 4x commendations: £25
Entry Fee: £4 for the first entry, £3 thereafter
Notes: Winners and poets receiving commendations will be notified in September 2019 and invited to an awards event at the Poetry Swindon Festival on Saturday 6th October 2019, where they will read their winning poems.

More details and submissions info HERE

The Berlin Writing Prize “The Circus”

Deadline: 30th June 2019
Word Limit:
Fiction and non-fiction: 3,000 words
Prize:
A one-month residency in a luxury apartment in Berlin’s Circus Hotel (January 4th to February 3rd 2020) + a free 4-day pass to The British Council Germany’s Literary Seminar, and access to the famously inspiring Berliner Luft.
Entry Fee: €12
Notes:
Two runners up will receive two nights in a double room at The Circus Hotel + €100 travel expenses. A further seven shortlisted writers will win Reader Berlin goodie bags + invitations to a prize-giving event in January 2020. All winning and shortlisted entries will be published on The Reader Berlin’s website and in an anthology.

More details and submissions info HERE

The British Fantasy Society Short Story Competition

Deadline: 30th June 2019
Word Limit: 5,000 words
Prizes: 1st prize: £100 + a year’s membership of the BFS, 2nd prize:£50 + a year’s membership of the BFS, 3rd prize: £20
Entry Fee: £5 (one free entry for BFS members)
Notes: Any kind of fantastical story is welcome. For example: fantasy, science fiction, horror, supernatural, fabulation, magic realism, slipstream, etc, or indeed any combination of those genres.

More details and submissions info HERE

Fiction Southeast’s Editor’s Prize

Deadline: 30th June 2019
Word Limit: 1,500 words
Prizes: $200
Entry Fee: $10
Notes: All entries will be considered for publication.

More details and submissions info HERE

Green Stories Stage Play Competition

Deadline: 30th June 2019
Length:
Min 1 hour, 15 minutes – max 2 hours (60-80 pages)
Prizes:
1st prize: £500, 2nd prize: £100, 3rd prize: £50,
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes:
Green Stories are looking for Stage Plays that in some way touch upon ideas around building a sustainable society. Live Your Values production company will read all top-rated scripts with a view to putting on a production in 2020 with a community-based theatre group.

More details and submissions info HERE

Hastings Lit Fest Writing Competitions

Deadline: 30th June 2019
Word limit: Short stories: 1,500 words / Flash fiction: 500 words / Poetry: 40 lines
Prizes: (In each category) 1st prize: £100, 2nd prize: £40, 3rd prize: 25
Entry
 Fee: £5 
Notes: The top-placed entries in each category will be included in a Litfest 2019 Anthology. Max 3 entries per category.

More details and submissions info HERE

Henshaw Short Story Competition

Deadline: 30th June 2019
Word Limit: 2,000 words
Prizes:
1st prize: £200, 2nd prize: £75, 3rd prize: £25
Entry Fee: £6
Notes:
Optional critique available for an additional £12

More details and submissions info HERE

Lascaux Review Prize in Flash Fiction

Deadline: 30th June 2019
Word limit: 1,000 words
Prizes: $1,000
Entry Fee: $15 for up to 3 entries
Notes: The winner and finalists will also be published in the Lascaux Prize Anthology Vol. 7.

More details and submissions info HERE

Los Angeles Review Awards

Deadline: 30th June 2019
Word Limit: Short stories and essays: 2,500 words / Flash fiction: 500 words / Poetry: up to 3 poems of 50 lines each
Prizes:
$1,000 in each category
Entry Fee: $20

More details and submissions info HERE

Manchester Cathedral Poetry Competition

Deadline: 30th June 2019
Line Limit: 40 lines
Prizes: 1st prize: £500, 2nd prize: £250, 3rd prize: £150
Entry Fee: £4.50 for first entry, £2 thereafter
Notes: Winners and seven runners-up will be invited to read their poetry at the Manchester Literature Festival event in October.

More details and submissions info HERE

The Moth International Short Story Prize

Deadline: 30th June 2019
Word Limit: 5,000 words
Prizes:
1st prize: €3,000, 2nd prize: a week-long writing retreat at Circle of Misse in France + €250 travel stipend, 3rd prize €1,000
Entry Fee: €15

More details and submissions info HERE

Poetry In Public

Deadline: 30th June 2019
Line Limit: 30 lines

Prize: The chosen poem will be displayed in a service station or shopping mall in the Midlands for up to a month sometime in 2019. 
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: There will be a small honorarium for the selected poet.

More details and submissions info HERE

Poetry Space Competition

Deadline: 30th June 2019
Line Limit: 40 lines
Prizes: 1st prize: £500, 2nd prize: £250, 3rd prize: £100
Entry Fee: £5
Notes:
20 shortlisted/winning poets will be published in an anthology.

More details and submissions info HERE

Retreat West Flash Fiction Competition

Deadline: 31st May 2019
Word Limit: 500 words
Prizes: 1st prize: £200, 2x Runners-up: £100
Entry Fee: £8
Notes: Theme: ‘wind’

More details and submissions info HERE

Screencraft Horror Screenplay Competition

Deadline: 30th June 2019
Requirements: Feature horror screenplays of 100-120 pages
Prizes: 1st prize: $1,000, 2nd prize: $500, 3rd prize: in-depth development notes 
Entry Fee: $69
Notes: 
Entrants can also submit to the Concept Category with a 1-5 page outline of a horror script concept (prize $500 / fee: $29)

More details and submissions info HERE

Screencraft Drama Screenplay Competition

Deadline: 30th June 2019 (early deadline*)
Requirements: Feature drama screenplays of 100-120 pages
Prizes: 1st prize: $1,000 + introductions to industry professionals, 2nd prize: $500, 3 x runners-up: $100
Entry Fee: $49
Notes: *Deadline extends til 31st August with increased fees

More details and submissions info HERE

Screencraft Film Fund

Deadline: 30th June 2019
Requirements: A script (does not have to be completed) or treatment + 1-2 page cover letter
Prizes: Up to two scriptwriters/filmmakers will receive production grants of up to $30,000
Entry Fee: $65

More details and submissions info HERE

Wells Festival of Literature Competitions

Deadline: 30th June 2019
Word Limit: Short stories: 1,000-2,000 words / Poetry: 35 lines / Book for children: the first 3,000 words/ 30 pages of a book for children aged 9+
Prizes: (In each category) 1st prize: £750, 2nd prize: £300, 3rd prize: £200, Local prize: £100
Entry Fee: £6

More details and submissions info HERE

William Van Wert Fiction Award

Deadline: 30th June 2019
Requirements: A short story or novel excerpt of up to 25,000 words
Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $17
Notes: Novel excerpts must be accompanied by a synopsis 

More details and submissions info HERE

Writers’ HQ Flash Quarterly Contest!

Deadline: 30th June 2019
Word Limit: 500 words
Prizes: 1st prize: 12 months’ WHQ membership + 3 one-day retreats / 2nd prize: 6 months’ WHQ membership + 3 one-day retreats / 3rd prize: 3 months’ WHQ membership + 3 one-day retreats 
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: 10 shortlisted stories will be published online and in an end-of-year print anthology.

More details and submissions info HERE

Txtlit (RECURRING)

Deadline: 30th June 2019
Word Limit: 160 characters
Entry Fee: Submissions are made by text message. You will be charged for one standard text by your network operator.
Notes: Themed (check website for details) – send your story as a text message from a UK mobile phone to our new number 07537 432 432.

More details and submissions info HERE

Ad Hoc Fiction (RECURRING)

Deadline: Various (weekly)
Word Limit: 150 words
Prize: Free entry to the Bath Flash Fiction Award
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: Entries must include the prompt word (see website for latest deadline). Once submissions are closed, entries are published for public voting on the Ad Hoc site.

More details and submissions info HERE

Writers’ Forum Short Story Contest (RECURRING)

Deadline: Rolling
Word Limit: 1,000-3,000 words
Prize: 1st prize: £300, 2nd prize: £150, 3rd prize: £100
Entry Fee: £6 (£3 for subscribers)
Notes: Optional feedback for £5. This is a rolling competition which means that entries received after one issue’s cut-off point are simply placed in the next contest.

More details and submissions info HERE

If you have a writing competition or opportunity to add to our June listings, please contact jo@writershq.co.uk before the 16th of June.

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