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Hot Key Young Writers Prize

The Hot Key Books Young Writers Prize searches for unpublished writing talent for young people –  and is returning for a second year, this time supported by Kobo. The Prize...

Shelf Ubound Competition for Best Independently Published Book

Shelf Unbound book review magazine has announced the Shelf Unbound Writing Competition for Best Independently Published Book. Any independently published book in any genre is eligible for entry. Entry fee...

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Flash 500 & Ether Books Competitions

Flash 500 Competition Lorraine Mace is humour columnist for Writing Magazine and a deputy editor of Words with JAM. She writes fiction for the women’s magazine market and features for...

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A.M. Heath Announce Children’s Book Prize

The A. M. Heath literary agency have announced a Irish Children’s Prize,  looking for a new standout Irish voice in children’s fiction. The Irish Children’s Prize will be judged by...

Five Stop Stories & Flash Fiction Competitions

Five Stop Story is an innovative electronic publisher, specialising in short stories by new writers. Their short stories can be read in five stops on the London Underground, on their...

Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize Opens 1st June

The Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize, which is sponsored by Ireland’s famous Ballymaloe Cookery School, is being launched in New York this June. Set to be one of the biggest prizes...

Short Story, Flash Fiction & Carousel Writers’ Centre Haiku Competitions

Now in its third year, The Short Story competition is open for 2013 entries: www.theshortstory.net This competition is looking to publish the best short stories from around the world. New...

Get Into Print with Kazoo and RTÉ!

Do you have the next international bestseller hidden away in a drawer? Fancy yourself as EL James or Roddy Doyle? This is your chance to step into the limelight! Kazoo...

Call for Writer-In–Residence at C of I College of Education

Children’s Books Ireland (CBI) and the Church of Ireland College of Education (CICE) believe that classrooms rich in books and book experiences begin with teachers who are informed and enthusiastic...

Arts Council Awards, Aesthetica & 2013 Manchester Creative Writing Competition

The deadline for the next round of the Arts Council’s Bursary Awards is Thursday, 11 July 2013 at 5.30pm. The window for making an application opens on Tuesday, 11 June...