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Category: Opportunities

Welcome to our writing opportunities page.

Here, we list:

  • competitions
  • contests
  • awards
  • prizes
  • literary events
  • publisher submission deadlines

If you’re a website or publication running competitions/events, feel free to get in touch and we’ll be happy to list them for our readers.


Opportunities for writers page


BBC National Short Story Award The BBC and Cambridge University welcome entries to the 2018 BBC National Short Story Award. Winning author receives £15,000, and four further shortlisted authors receive £600 each. Open to British nationals and UK residents aged 18 years or over who have a prior record of publication in creative writing in […]

The Text Prize for Young Adult and Children's Writing The Text Prize is awarded annually to the best manuscript written for children or young adults by an Australian/New Zealand author. Entries must b

Exeter Novel Prize Authors who are currently without representation by a literary agent are invited to enter the 2017 Exeter Novel Prize. Entrants must submit the first ten thousand words and synopsis

Michael Terence Publishing Short Story Competition Michael Terence Publishing invites entries up to 3000 words for its Short Story Competition. Fiction/short novel, science fiction and non-fiction genres accepted. First prize £300; second prize £200 and third prize £100. All prize winners receive publication online and in a print anthology. Open worldwide to new authors who […]

The Caledonia Novel Award The Caledonia Novel Award is open internationally to unpublished and self-published novelists. Prize is £1000. Submissions should consist of the first 20 pages of the novel

London Short Story Prize The London Short Story Prize 2017 is currently open for entries of stories up to 5000 words. Winner will receive £1000 as well as print and online publication. Two highly com

HWA Dorothy Dunnett Short Story Award The Historical Writers' Association is now open for entries to the Dorothy Dunnett Short Story Award. Short stories of up to 3500 words, set at least 35 years in the past, will be accepted. Prizes include £500, publication, mentoring session from author and agent, and the opportunity to receive […]

Indiana Review 2017 1/2 K Prize Indiana Review invites submissions of fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction under 500 words for the 1/2 K Prize. Winner receives $1000USD and publication in India

Gem Street International Short Story Competition Labello Press is currently open for submissions to its next Gem Street anthology, themed 'dystopia'. Short stories up to 3500 words will be accepted. 

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