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Competition: The Desmond Elliott Prize 2018
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Competition Deadline: 24th November 2017 The Desmond Elliott Prize is the ‘most prestigious award for first-time novelists’ (Daily Telegraph) in the UK and Ireland. It is an annual prize given...

Competition: The Bath Children’s Novel Award

Competition Deadline: 19th November 2017 The Bath Children’s Novel Award 2017 is for unsigned novelists writing for children or young adults. Prize: £2,000 | Shortlist: £500 award Judge: Sallyanne Sweeney...

Competition: 2018 International Rubery Book Award
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Competition deadline: 31st March 2018 The 2018 International Rubery Book Award is now OPEN for self-published and independently published books. PRIZES Book of the Year £1500 (approx 2000 US$; 1800 )...

Competition: New Binary Press Poetry Prize
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Competition Deadline: 1st November 2017 Submissions of completed poetry manuscripts are now being invited to the New Binary Press Poetry Prize. The winning entry will receive a standard print publishing...

Doolin Writers’ Competition 2018
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Competition Closing Date: 1st December 2107 Hotel Doolin is delighted to announce Doolin Writers’ Competition 2018 with a prize fund of €2500. Entries are now being accepted for Short Stories, Poetry and...

The Celtic Mythology Short Story Competition 2017
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Competition deadline: 10th December 2107 Irish Imbas Books have launched the third Celtic Mythology Short Story Competition. First Prize $500 and story published in Irish Imbas Celtic Mythology Collection Second...

The Book Show (RTÉ Radio 1) ‘A Letter to a Character’ Competition
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Competition deadline: 9th October 2017 The Book Show (RTÉ Radio 1) invites you to write ‘A Letter to a Character’ from a novel. In a special episode of The Book...

Foreign Voices Poetry Competition
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Competition deadline: 30th November 2017 Holland Park Press invite you to write a poem about migration. We’re inviting you to send us poems that deal with the subject of migration. People...

Competition: The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award 2018

Submissions deadline: 28th September 2017 The world’s richest short story prize is in its last few weeks of accepting entries from publishers, agents and authors. The Award – the only...

Competition: The John O’Connor Short Story Competition 2017

Submission deadline: 1st October 2017 Entries are invited from aspiring writers for the second John O’Connor Short Story Competition. It is being held to commemorate the Armagh-born writer whose impressive...