Writing Competitions and Events

SA Writers College offers a free-to-enter short story competition every year with cash prizes for the winners. We do this to support emerging writers and provide a platform for the short story writing.

If you would like to see the kind of work people submit, or you just want a good read, read our winning entries over the past ten years.

If you are looking to take your writing to the next level, then entering a writing competition often provides that extra impetus to refine your work.

This is by no means a full list of competitions. Some writing competitions require an entry fee. Others don't. This seems to be the norm these days and there are credible competitions that require an entry fee. Always check that you are comfortable with sending money to the organizers if this is the case.

Please contact the competition organizers directly if you have any queries. SA Writers College cannot be held responsible for the conduct of any third party competitions or events.





 
Short-Story-Archives
 
 
 

Entries by Deadline



31 March 2018
International Rubery Book Award


7 June 2018
Reading Room Cafe Publishing Flash Fiction or Short Story competition


20 June 2018
Eyelands 8th International Short Story Competition


30 April 2018
SA Writers College Short Story Competition

31 May 2018
Joburg Libraries eLearning Essay Competition


31 July 2018
Imagnary House call for submissions

20 October 2018
Eyelands Book Awards


31 January 2019
Fiction Factory Short Story Competition


31 March 2019
Rubery Book Awards



Regular Entries


 

My Writing Journey competition | The Writers' College Times

Cooldog Short Story Competition

Writers-forum.com


Inkitt maintains an excellent website documenting lots of international writing competitions
 

Monthly Entry


Dark Tales Short Story Competition

The Global Short Story Competition


Weekly Entries

The Telegraph Travel Writing Competition

The Long and Short of it - Unity Books Short Story Competition 2010

 



Ongoing


The SA Writers' Circle
   

 

 
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