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Writing Competitions
and Events

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.

The Basics of Creative Writing Course

A rigorous training for both beginners and seasoned writers

Competitions and Events

The Henshaw Short Story Competition
Deadline 30 September 2021
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The Ovacome Writing Competition 2021 
Deadline: 30 September 2021
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The Literal Challenge | 2021 Screenplay Writing Challenge
Deadline: 7 October, 2021
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EYELANDS Book Awards 2021
Deadline: 20 October 2021
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Lazuli Literary Group Writing Contest Fall 2021
Deadline 21 October 2021
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The Failing Writers Podcast Flash Fiction Competition
Deadline 22 October 2021
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F(r)iction Contests: short stories, flash fiction and poetry
Deadline 29 October 2021
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Wow! Women on Writing Creative Nonfiction Essay Contest
Deadline 31 October 2021
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Cranked Anvil Short Story Competition
Deadline 31 October 2021
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Fiction Factory Short Story Competition
Deadline: 31 October 2021
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Anthology Poetry Award
Deadline: 31 October 2021
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The Bedford Short Story Competition
Deadline: 31 October 2021
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Fiction Factory Short Story Competition
Deadline: 31 October 2021
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Southport Writers Circle Annual Open Short Story Competition
Deadline 31 October 2021
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Commonwealth Short Story Prize
Deadline: 1 November 2021
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Trip Fiction Creative Writing Competition
Deadline 6 November 2021
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TCK Publishing Readers’ Choice Book Awards Contest
Deadline 12 November 2021
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Blue Pencil Agency Pitch Prize
Deadline: 14 November 2021
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The Smokelong Quarterly Comedy Prize

Deadline: 15 November 2021
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Fiction Factory Flash Fiction Competition
Deadline: 30 November 2021
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Monofiction Short Story Competition
Deadline: 3 December 2021
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Orna Ross Green Stories Novel Prize
Deadline: 30 December 2021
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The Mogford Prize for Food and Drink Writing
Deadline 12 January 2022
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The Next Generation Indie Book Awards
Deadline 11 February 2022
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Create The Future Writing Competition
Deadline 13 February 2022
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Guernsey International Poetry Competition 2022
Deadline: 15 February 2022
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Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest
Deadline: 1 April 2022
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The Literary Short and Flash Fiction Course

Learn how to write winning short stories

Regular Entries

Almond Press runs a writing competition event calendar that is updated on a daily basis

Less Than 100 Words

Cooldog Short Story Competition

Grindstone Literary runs several competitions annually. Have a look at their competitions here – https://www.grindstoneliterary.com/competitions

Writers-forum.com

Apostrophe Books | Fiction Fast Track

Inkitt maintains an excellent website documenting lots of international writing competitions

Storyhouse | Contests for previously unpublished writers

Cranked Anvil Short Story Competition
Deadline: QUARTERLY: 31st January; 30th April; 31st July; 31st October
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Cranked Anvil Flash Fiction Competition
Deadline: QUARTERLY: QUARTERLY: 28th (or 29th) February; 31st May; 31st August; 30th November
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The Short Story Writing for Magazines Course

All the basics of short story writing in one course

The Write a Novel Course

Write your novel with one-to-one guidance from an award-winning author.

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