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2023 Wells Festival of Literature’s Competitions

2023 International Competitions Their winning formula … Their 2023 Competitions will follow the formula that has made them so popular over the past years. All four categories return, complete with an enticing range of prize money to be won, followed by a celebratory Poetry Reading and Prize Giving which will take place on Monday 30 …

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Rattle Poetry Prize 2023 | July

DEADLINE: 11:59 p.m. PSTJuly 15th 2023 Rattle Poetry Prize Guidelines 1) The entry fee is a one-year subscription to Rattle (or a one-year extension for subscribers) at our regular $25 rate, paid through Submittable as you submit your entry. Prior to May 1st, new subscriptions will start with the Summer 2023 issue, arriving in June. After May …

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The Poetry London Prize | 2023

The Poetry London Prize The Poetry London Prize is a major, internationally renowned award for a single outstanding poem. Previous winners include Liz Berry, Niall Campbell, Romalyn Ante and Richard Scott.  The 2023 Poetry London Prize is now open Winners will be notified by the end of September 2023 First Prize £5,000Second Prize £2,000Third Prize …

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THE MOTH SHORT STORY PRIZE 2023

THE MOTH SHORT STORY PRIZE 2023 IS NOW OPEN The Moth Short Story Prize is an international prize, open to anyone from anywhere in the world, as long as their story is original and previously unpublished. The winners are chosen by a single judge each year, who reads the stories anonymously.  Previous judges include Mike McCormack, …

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33rd Annual Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize | 20

33rd Annual Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize DEADLINE: October 1, 2023 $5,000 Fiction | $5,000 Nonfiction | $5,000 Poetry  NOW OPEN! Winners receive publication, promotion, and a cash prize. Guidelines Eligibility Submit DEADLINE: October 1, 2023 Winners will be announced in early 2024. Questions? E-mail contest_question@moreview.com Read a prizewinning story by Melissa Yancy, an essay by Peter Selgin, and a selection from poetry …

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Mslexia Women’s Fiction Competition 2023 – Short Story

1st Prize: £3,000 Deadline: 18 September 2023 Entry Fee £12.00  Description  Your story This competition is for unpublished complete short fiction of up to 3,000 words.  Prizes The winner will receive £3,000. Three additional finalists will each receive £100. The winning entry and three finalists will be published in the December 2023 edition of Mslexia. The …

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McLellan Poetry Prize | 2023 Poetry Competition

Welcome to the 2023 McLellan Poetry Competition. The simplest way of entering the competition is to submit your poem(s) and fee online from this page.   Alternatively, you may submit your entry by post. Please click the pink button for a postal entry form that you should print to accompany your poem(s). ​ Please review …

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Imagine 2200 climate fiction short story contest | 2023/2024 – Free

Imagine 2200: Write the future Submissions are now open for the 2023/2024 Imagine 2200 climate fiction short story contest, celebrating the futures we want to see. PublishedMar 14, 2023 TopicClimate + Climate Fiction Grist is excited to announce our third-annual climate fiction short story contest, Imagine 2200: Climate Fiction for Future Ancestors.  Imagine 2200 is …

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North Street Book Prize | 2023 International Writing Contest

North Street Book Prize Ends on Fri, Jun 30, 2023 3:30 PM Submit a self-published or hybrid-published book in one of the following categories, up to 200,000 words in length: PRIZES ENTRY FEE CRITIQUE OPTION  ALL CONTESTANTS RECEIVE Any year of publication is acceptable. Please choose only one category for your book. You may submit a …

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Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest

Welcome to the 21st annual Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest. Submit published or unpublished work. $9,000 in prizes. Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest Ends on Sun, Oct 1, 2023 3:30 PM Submit poems on any theme, up to 250 lines each. We will award the Tom Howard Prize of $3,000 for a poem in any style or …

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Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest | 2023

Welcome to the 32nd annual Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest. Submit published or unpublished work. $10,000 in prizes. Co-Sponsor Duotrope: Search for markets, track your submissions, and more Judges Mina Manchester Sarah Halper Read Duotrope’s interview with Winning Writers editor Jendi Reiter about this contest. Please submit duringOctober 15, 2023 – May 1, 2024 …

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Winchester Poetry Prize 2023 | June | July

Winchester Poetry Prize 2023 | International Poetry Competition 2023 opens midday on Mon 3rd April​ Prizes First Prize: £1,000 2nd Prize: £500  3rd Prize: £250 A prize is also available for the best poem written by a Hampshire-based poet. ​Judge: Zaffar Kunial Entry fee: £6 for first poem, £5 for subsequent poems Closing Date: 31 July 2023 …

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Seán Ó Faoláin International Short Story Competition | 2023

pen for entries 1 May – 31 July Word limit: 3,000Closing date: 31st July (midnight)Entry fee: €19 per story The competition is open to original, unpublished and unbroadcast short stories in the English language of 3,000 words or fewer. The story can be on any subject, in any style, by a writer of any nationality, living anywhere in the world. …

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Yale Drama Series 2024 | By yales University – free Writing Contest

Yale Drama Series Rules and Submission Guidelines Books  |  Past Winners The Yale Drama Series is seeking submissions for its 2024 playwriting competition. The winning play will be selected by the series’ current judge, Jeremy O. Harris. The winner of this annual competition will be awarded the David Charles Horn Prize of $10,000, publication of their …

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