Bristol Short Story Prize

Deadline: 1st May 2019

The Bristol Short Story Prize is open until May 1st, 2019.

Submit stories of up to 4,000 words on any theme.

Prizes: £1,000, £500, £250. There are 17 runner-up prizes of £100 each. The twenty shortlisted stories will be published in the Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology.

Entry Fee : £9

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Spotlight Books Competition

Deadline: 24 February 2019

Small books, big ideas–we’re looking for a few good writers.

Inventive.  Hidden.  Compelling.  Unrecognised.  Challenging.  Unheard.  Beautiful.  Ambitious.

Creative FutureMyriad Editions and New Writing South seek the best poets and fiction writers from under-represented backgrounds—those who face barriers due to mental health, disability, identity or social circumstance.

We’re looking for manuscripts of fiction (8-10,000 words) and poetry (40-45 pp. at 20 lines/page).  Six writers will be selected, supported to polish their manuscripts and further their careers, and be published in individual short books.

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Lucy Cavendish College Fiction Prize

Deadline: 8 February 2019

The Lucy Cavendish College Fiction Prize is open until February 8, 2019 (noon).

Open to women over 21 who have not had a full-length novel published.

Submit the first 40-50 pages and a synopsis of the remainder (5-10 pages).

The winner will receive £1,500. The shortlisted entrants will receive a consultation with a Peters Fraser Dunlop agent. Shortlisted entrants will also be invited to the Annual Fiction Prize dinner at Lucy Cavendish College, on the evening of Thursday 23 May 2019.

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The Nine Dots Prize

Deadline: 21 January 2019

The Nine Dots Prize is open until January 21, 2019.

Free to enter.

Submit a 3,000 word response to the question: Is there still no place like home?

Prize: $100,000 to write a book expanding on your ideas.

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BBC Writers Room

The Script Room

Script Room is BBC Writers Room system for receiving unsolicited original scripts.

The next Script Room will be for Drama scripts. The exact dates are still to be confirmed but it is likely to be open for submissions towards the end of 2018. Dates will be announced here and on our social media.

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RSL Literature Matters Awards

Deadline: 5th December 2018

The RSL’s Literature Matters Awards aim to reward and enable literary excellence and innovation.  Each year, after an open call for proposals, the Awards will be given to individual writers or other literary creators, recognising their past achievements and providing them with financial support to undertake a proposed new piece of writing or literary project.  Launched as part of the RSL’s Literature Matters programme, priority will be given to proposals which (a) will help connect with audiences or topics outside the usual reach of literature, and/or (b) will help generate public discussion about why literature matters.

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Everything With Words Urban YA Competition 2018

Deadline: Fri 30 Nov 2018

We are looking for a vibrant debut novel for young adults set in today’s multi-cultural Britain. Open to any writer living in the UK. The prize is £1000 and possible publication by independent publisher Everything With Words. The short list will be judged by Patrice Lawrence, author of Orangeboy and winner of the Bookseller’s YA prize. Free to enter.

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Wundor Poetry Contest 2018

Deadline: Fri 30 Nov 2018

At Wundor, our aim is to champion adventurous writing in all its forms. There is no specific theme for our 2018 poetry contest, other than that we are looking to be surprised. Poems may be of any length. Open to anybody writing in English, aged 16 or over.

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