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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

Fiction Factory First Chapter Novel Competition
Deadline: 31 July 2021
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Future Folklore Climate Fiction Competition
Deadline: 9 August 2021
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Kindle Storyteller Awards

Deadline: 31 August 2021
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EYELANDS Book Awards 2021
Deadline: 20 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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The Ovacome Writing Competition 2021 
Deadline: 30 September 2021
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The Smokelong Quarterly Comedy Prize

Deadline: 15 November 2021
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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


Apostrophe Books | Fiction Fast Track

Inkitt maintains an excellent website documenting lots of international writing competitions

Storyhouse | Contests for previously unpublished writers

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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