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Particularly indispensable if you are involved with
magazines, writers’ groups, running workshops, events, festivals etc
(or have a lot of friends who enjoy writing)
Special offer, for a limited period only (as they say), to celebrate our 100th issue –
6 issues for the price of 4, and save a tenner; works out at just £3 a copy.
And you can use the contact form
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WANT TO WIN? NEED THE KNOW HOW?
A MUST HAVE FOR INSPIRATION AND PUBLICATION,
AND HUNDREDS OF CHANCES TO WIN UMPTEEN KINDS OF PRIZES
Details of around £250,000 in prize money each issue
At least 50 competitions for poetry; around 40 for short stories. Also, collections, anthologies, playwriting, non fiction, books etc.
Some with free entry, some offering critiques –
and some have a lot of prize money.
Such a useful publication
Jo Bell (Director, National Poetry Day)
Just a sample of available competitions are listed on the website;
there are far more details in the magazine itself – plus plenty
of opportunities for publication, and it’s an excellent resource:
information about magazines, Small Presses, festivals, literary events etc.
Proofs are sent to competition organisers in the interests of accuracy; many websites seem to cut and paste info without double-checking: a couple of websites gave all 2011 competitions a December 31 deadline while another shows one major prize as £500 instead of £5000.
So any queries about the information posted here, let me know.
‘Your magazine is great by the way with nothing else on the market that comes close.’ (Writer’s Circle Organiser)
‘A fine magazine‘ (Guernsey subscriber)
‘I regard your publication as invaluable (with) a detailed wealth of information‘
Heard the one about Cheerreader? Avery?
Or the Odd, Wacky, Don’t See that Every Day Contest?
And do you know which competitions are no longer running or have changed their deadline?
Somewhere, there could be a trophy with your name on it, or an envelope with a cheque inside; competitions come in all shapes and sizes – something for everybody when you know where to look.
And of course, it can be the means of making some money and a name for yourself.
Everyone’s a winner… we always remember that amazing moment we actually won a prize but you can’t lose out when entering competitions – because it encourages inspiration, motivation and organisation.
Yes, there is a lot of competition out there, from nouveau writers to novelists – but all the necessary details are in the magazine, to help you decide the best way to save time and energy.
‘Great to sit down with a coffee and see what competitions and opportunities are available, rather than trawl the internet which feels too much like work’ (Lyn Fountain, Norwich Writers’ Circle)