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PostSubject: Writing Competitions   Tue Feb 10, 2009 9:36 am

For those of us that wish to build up a few credentials, post news of competitons here.


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PostSubject: Re: Writing Competitions   Tue Feb 10, 2009 9:38 am

Here are some i just got email about.


The Bridport Prize 2009 website is now open for entries. The Bridport Prize is the richest open writing competition in the English language -
with £5000 first prize for a short story (of up to 5000 words); and £5000 first
prize for a poem (of up to 42 lines).

The Bridport is also known as a tremendous literary stepping stone - the first step in the careers of writers such as: Kate Atkinson, Tobias Hill, Carol Ann Duffy
and Helen Dunmore. Anyone can enter - so long as the work is previously unpublished. It costs £7 per story or £6 per poem and the closing date is 30th June 2009.
www.bridportprize.org.uk


Brian Moore Short Story Awards
is for stories off up to 2,000 wds on any subject, and is open to anyone of Irish descent, worldwide. Prizes: £750, £300, £200.
Entry fee: £5 each.
Brian Moore Short Story Awards, Creative Writers Network, Cathedral Quarter Managed Workspace, 109-113 Royal Avenue, Belfast BT1 1FF.
Closing date: 1 March
www.creativewritersnetwork.org

The Winston Graham Historical Prize
will be awarded for an unpublished work of historical fiction, preferably with a clear connection to Cornwall. Submit a synopsis (not exceeding 500 words) together with the first two chapters of your work. Prize: £5,000 and with the potential for publication by Pan Macmillan, subject to acceptance. Entry fee: £25.

Closing date: 31 March
Contact: 00 44 1872 272 205. www.royalcornwallmuseum.org.uk/ prizes



Mslexia Womens Poetry Competition 2009 Judged by Ruth Padel
1st Prize £1,000 2nd prize £500 3rd prize £250
22 other finalists will win £25 each

All winning poems will be published in Mslexia magazine. Poems may be in any style, of any length, on any subject
http://www.mslexia.co.uk/whatson/msbusiness/pcomp_active.html


Prima Short Story Competition

is for stories of up to 500 words based on a real life experience written up in a creative way. They can be moving and emotional or light-hearted and funny. Prize: £200 and a one-year subscription to Prima. Submit by email to yourwinningstory@natmags.co.uk

Closing date: ongoing


The Cat Magazine Writing Competition

is for stories of up to 1,000 wds or poems of up to 500 wds. Prize: Hewlett Packard Laptop and publication in The Cat magazine.

Entry fee: £5 suggested donation.

Writing Competition 2009, The Cat magazine, Cats Protection, National Cat Centre, Chelwood Gate, Haywards Heath RH17 7TT.

Closing date: 27 February
www.cats.org.uk/ thecat/ latest/ comp.asp


Grace Dieu Writers Circle Competition

is for short stories of up to 2,000 wds and poems of up to 40 lines on any subject. Prizes: Short Story: £300, £150, £75, £50, £25; Poetry: £200, £100, £50, £30, £20.

Entry fee: £3 each, £10 for 4; £2 each thereafter.

Closing date: 28 February
www.gracedieuwriterscircle.co.uk


Write a Story for Children Competition

is for stories of up to 2,000 wds that is suitable for children of any age group up to teenage. Prizes: £2,000; £300; £200. One entry per person.

Entry fee: £2.70

ACW, Competition Entry, PO Box 95, Huntingdon PE28 5RL.

Closing date: 31 March
www.childrens-writers.co.uk
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PostSubject: Re: Writing Competitions   Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:43 am

The Bookshelf Muse is holding a Bookshelf Muse Followers contest. flower

If you are a Follower of The Bookshelf Muse or belong to their Facebook group, then you are welcome to submit a 1-2 sentence book blurb of any complete or WIP novel in any genre except for Erotica. 3 Double critiques will be awarded for the best hooks! The contest runs until end of day on March 20th.

(This is a great opportunity to get feedback on an opening for those of you working on a novel that isn't ready for submission as most contests are for finished work only.)

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PostSubject: Re: Writing Competitions   Sun Apr 05, 2009 5:43 am

Hey i have three competitions that sound really good (especially for fantasy writers)

Short Story Contest | First Writer

Firstwriter.com is sponsoring a poetry competition for short fiction writers. There is a limit of 3000 words and a £6.50 entrance fee for the first story, with a sliding scale for each additional story. There is a £200 prize along with a submissions voucher. Submissions are accepted until 1 May.

Fore more information please click here

Parsec | Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Story Contest

Parsec is presenting a fiction contest in the genres of science fiction, horror and fantasy. Stories must be from amateur writers and previously unpublished. The best story will be published and awarded a prize of $300, with other prizes available for further winners. Stories must revolve around the theme of 'dark glass'. Closing date for submissions is 15 April.

For more information please click here


Dark Tales Short Story Competition

DarkTales.org is sponsoring a fiction contest. The website specializes in the best new horror and science fiction writing. There is a £250 prize for the winner; all finalists will be published in the latest edition of Dark Tales. Full critiques will be given to entry stories.The deadline is 30 April.

For more information please click here

all info taken from http://www.poetryireland.ie/resources/competitions.php

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PostSubject: Re: Writing Competitions   Fri Aug 28, 2009 2:21 pm

People who blog (and I know there are a lot of us on this site) might be interested in this chance for a little more publicity.
Agent Rachelle Gardner is having a contest for guest bloggers. Just leave your topic proposal in the comments to this post (click) by midnight ET on Friday, 4th September. You've got 100 words for the proposal, and she urges you to use them.

Lets see if we can get a Writer's Chronicle person picked, eh?

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PostSubject: Re: Writing Competitions   Fri Aug 28, 2009 2:29 pm

What sort of topic do you think? Interesting idea.

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PostSubject: Re: Writing Competitions   Fri Aug 28, 2009 2:56 pm

I don't know if I could offer an informed opinion on anything, enough to 'deserve' being picked, even if I could write a good enough proposal. I intend to think about it though - I didn't enter the ones Nathan Bransford held, so I'd like to put in something for this, and I'll definitely enter future ones I come across.

I'll get back to you in the next couple of days!

What about you, are you going to submit something? What do you think you might write about?

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PostSubject: Re: Writing Competitions   Fri Aug 28, 2009 3:45 pm

Well i'm like you - i don't have an informed opinion, but i guess write what you know - web2.0, aspiring writers, fanfiction, bloggers?? young people? I might think about it too.

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