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SUMMER 2014

Runs mainly from early July right up to October, and beyond in some cases

£5 (Subs: £18/4 pa)                                                                                                    

                                                                                                    Well met, and welcome back, The Elmet Prize

And plenty of other poetic inspiration from
Bradford, Buzzwords, Cannon and Torbay, along with prose from
Aber, Cinnamon, Brighter Writers, the Manchester Prizes and NAWG

                                                                    Short story writers should never chicken out with so many options:
                                                                       Henshaw Press, Chaplin, Chorley, Ireland, Southport and WriteStars

Don’t forget, Mslexia have a Memoir competition this time -
or pick a word, any word, from the website, for Mere and for Ó Bhéal

                                                            Still time to play around with ideas for The Shaw Society’s T.F. Evans Award,                                                                              HISSAC, The Tony Lothian Prize and Wasafiri

Plus a few surprises:
Alfie Dog, Machigonne, Off the STanza, Referendum Rant, San Animal Santuario, SASH, Bartlebury Snopes
or maybe interruptions: Porlock

 

JULY 25th

THE ELMET POETRY PRIZE
The Ted Hughes Young Poet’s Award

 Prizes awarded by the judges. Lucy Bennet and Katrina Naomi

at the The Ted Hughes Festival 2014 in Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire, October 24.

Enter online, or

SEND SAE: The Elmet Poetry Prize ,
c/o Ruth Crossley, Stonyhurst, Clitheroe, Lancashire BB7 9PZ

www.theelmettrust.org

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SPRING 2014

Runs right up to early July, and beyond in some cases

£5 (Subs: £18/4 pa)
                                                                                           Remember, Remember

                                                                                                 You’re spoilt for choice

with the Stoke Poges Thomas Gray Anniversary Poetry Competition,

The Wilfred Owen Association International Poetry Competition,

and The Dying Matters Coalition Competition: While There’s Still Time

Make more room for poetry with Poetry Space, Fish, Poets & Players,

Grey Hen, McLellan and Cannon – plus two goes, ladies, with Mslexia.

Encore for Henshaw Press, HISSAC and Cinnamon – for short stories,

plus all sorts for Segora, Wasafiri, Winchester, WriteStars and Yeoville

Or something a little different, from flash fiction at Mere and Write in the Week,

biography (Tony Lothian Prize) and playwriting:

The Shaw Society’s T.F. Evans Award

And you could always investigate:

Claymore; Corazon; Double Happiness; Kore; Roundel; The Tribe

and Wicked

MAY 31st

WIGTOWN POETRY COMPETITION 2014

in association with the Scottish Poetry Library

1st Prize:  £2000.  Runner up:  £500.

£25 x 8 supplementary prizes.

Gaelic Prize:  £250 (In association with the Gaelic Books Council)

Scots Prize: £250

Publication in Southlight Magazine.

Competition event: includes announcement of winners,

readings and contributions from judges

Festival: September 26-October 5.

Winners notified by August 9

Fee £7; £19/3. Then £5; £14/3.

Judges: W.N. Herbert (Main Prize), Anne Lorne Gillies (Gaelic) and John Manson (Scots).

SEND SAE:  Wigtown Poetry Competition, Wigtown Festival Company

County Buildings, Wigtown, DG8 9JH

mail@wigtownbookfestival.com

www.wigtownbookfestival.com/poetrycomp

 

 

August 1
@ THE ALICE MUNRO WRITERS AND READERS FESTIVAL SHORT STORY COMPETITION
1 copy emailed;1 typed copy with registration:
SEND TO: Alice Munro Writers & Readers Festival,
c/o 
Box 90, Wingham, Ontario N0G 2W0
AliceMunroFestival@gmail.com
www.AliceMunroFestival.ca

 

 

July 31
THE 2014 ANNUALSEAN O’FAOLAIN SHORT STORY COMPETITION
Entries may be emailed, or
SEND TO: The Munster Literature Centre, 
Frank O’Connor House,
84 Douglas Street, Cork, Ireland
www.munsterlit.ie/SOF%20Page.html
www.facebook.com/OFaolainCompetition

July 31
INKTEARS FLASH FICTION COMPETITION 2014
Online submissions only; UK
+ International. May have been previously published.
1st Prize: £250; 2nd: £50; £25 x 4.
All prizewinners: ‘story published to the InkTears Readership’;
possible short story collection/anthology publication.
Results, November 10.
Fee: £3; £5/2; £6.50/3; £7.50/4. Length: 500 words.
www.inktears.com   

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August 29
# THE MANCHESTER WRITING COMPETITIONS
Open internationally
www.manchesterwritingcompetition.co.uk

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August 31
26th ANNUAL SID CHAPLIN SHORT STORY COMPETITION

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July 31
@ # AMBIT POETRY COMPETITION 2014:
POETS UNDER THE INFLUENCE
Enter online or SEND SAE:
Staithe House, Main Road, Brancaster Staithe, Norfolk, PE31 8BP
www.ambitmagazine.co.uk/ambit-poetry-competition-2014-poets-influence/

July 31
CINNAMON PRESS DEBUT NOVEL/LA COMPETITION
Open to those who have not had a previous novel published
www.cinnamonpress.com

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August 17
Buzzwords Open Poetry Competition
http://tinyurl.com/buzzwords-competition

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#TORBAY OPEN POETRY COMPETITION
www.torbaypoetryfestival.co.uk

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