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Luke Bitmead Bursary for Writers

Closing date 1st August 2015 The Luke Bitmead Bursary is an annual award set up to support and encourage the work of fledgling novel writers. The award, now in its...

Carried in Waves Short Story Competition

Closing date September 30th 2015 Carried in Waves is  a short story competition for radio – with a prize fund! 1ST PRIZE €300 | 2ND PRIZE €200 | 3RD PRIZE €100 The competition...

Dromineer Lliterary Festival Writing Compeition
Dromineer Literary Festival Flash Fiction and Poetry Competitions

Closing date for both competitions: 25th August 2015 2015 Poetry Competition Judge: Thomas McCarthy Number of entries: Unlimited; Maximum Number of lines per poem: 40 Prizes 1st. Prize €500.00, 2nd....

Fish Unpublished YA Novel Prize

Closing date 30th October 2015; Fish will publish the winning novel in July 2016. What are we looking for? A novel that is simply a great read, one that you...

The Costa Short Story Award 2015

The Costa Short Story Award in association with the Costa Book Awards opens 1st July 2015, closes 5th August 2015. The Costa Short Story Award was launched in 2o12, given...

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2015: Call for Entries

Deadline for submissions of short fiction and poetry is 31 August 2015. The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is open for entries. Now in its eighth year, the Prize is an internationally renowned...

Tethered by Letters & Mslexia Women’s Novel Competitions

Tethered by Letters Summer Literary Contest closing date 31st August; Mslexia Women’s Novel Competition 2015 closing date 21st September 2015 Tethered by Letters’ Summer 2015 Literary Contest  We are currently...

2015 Rocky Coast Writing Contest for the Maine Review

Submission deadline: June 30th, 2015. Entry fee is $10 per entry of one prose piece or three poems. The submission period for the Maine Review’s 2015 Rocky Coast writing contest...

The Short Story Competition 2015

Deadline 15th September 2015, word limit 1,000-5,000, entry fee: £5 (via PayPal) The Short Story competition 2015 is now open for entries. Since its launch back in 2011, we have published some...

The Penny Dreadful Novella Competition

Opens 1st June 2015, closes September 30th 2015 The Third Man, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie: if you’d like to join the ranks of these small...