Full details The ETPEP Award 2021 is a playwriting prize for new UK playwrights who work or have worked in the theatre industry, run by the Finborough Theatre in association with the Experienced Theatre Practitioners Early Playwriting Trust (ETPEP). The Award’s purpose is to find and nurture a playwright who has worked in theatre for two years or more (but not in a literary department setting or as a paid script reader), who is looking to further their ambitions and skill in the art and craft of playwriting. The ETPEP Award 2021 is open to UK residents of any age who have not had a play professionally produced, and who have worked front of house, in administrative roles, on stage, backstage, lighting, design etc. or in a creative capacity in theatre for at least two years, either now or in the past. The award is intended to target and encourage those who are currently working or have worked in theatre but who are new to playwriting, and therefore, the Award is not ope

Ivan Juritz Prize

 Full details  Entries are invited for the Ivan Juritz Prize for Creative Experiment 2021! We are delighted to announce that entries for the 2021 prize are now open, and we are accepting submissions in three categories – Text, Sound and Visual Arts. A winner from each category will be awarded £1,000 and a residency at Cove Park . The Ivan Juritz Prize was established in 2014 to celebrate the creative explosion of the modernist era and reward art that seeks to ‘make it new’. Postgraduate students throughout Europe either from traditional academic disciplines or from creative courses are invited to submit texts, films, musical compositions, virtual documentation of artwork, excerpts of moving image work and proposals for installation and performance . Entrants are encouraged to play with form to make us think, feel and question. The prize is a collaboration between the Centre for Modern Literature and Culture at King’s College London and Cove Park, Scotland’s International

The masters review Short Story Competiton

Full details  Welcome to our 2020-2021 Winter Short Story Award for New Writers , an annual contest that recognizes the best fiction from today’s emerging writers.   This year’s judge is the phenomenal Helen Oyeyemi! The winning story will be awarded $3000 and publication online . Second and third place stories will be awarded publication and $300 and $200 respectively. All winning stories and any notable Honorable Mentions will receive agency review by the following: Nat Sobel from Sobel Weber, Victoria Cappello from The Bent Agency, Andrea Morrison from Writers House, Sarah Fuentes from Fletcher & Company, Heather Schroder from Compass Talent, and Siohban McBride from Carnicelli Literary Management. We want you to succeed, and we want your writing to be read. It’s been our mission to support emerging writers since day one. Guidelines: Winner receives $3000, publication, and agency review Second and third place prizes ($300 / $200, publication, and agency review)

Poets and Players

 Full details Competition 2021 We are pleased to announce the 9th poetry competition run by Poets & Players, one of Manchester’s leading organisers of poetry and music events. Our judge for 2021 is Seán Hewitt Seán Hewitt will read ALL poems. All poems will be judged anonymously. 1st Prize: £600 2nd Prize: £200 3rd Prize: £100 Commended poets at the judge’s discretion. Closing Date: 1 March 2021 Winners will be informed by 7 April 2021 and will be invited to read alongside Seán Hewitt at the prize giving ceremony (date to be confirmed). If you have not been notified by 7 April 2021, we are afraid you have not been successful. RULES AND OTHER INFORMATION The competition is open to anyone over the age of 16, except for members of the Poets & Players committee. Poems can be on any subject, in any style or form, but must be the author’s own original work (no translations). They should not have appeared anywhere before, online


  Full details  Murderous Ink Press: Call for submissions for Crimeucopia Anthology Series Deadline: Sun 28 Feb 2021 Submissions are invited for a proposed series of Crime fiction anthologies initially slated as a quarterly publication. Length between 1,000 and 10,000 words. Novel extracts considered. Publication will be via IngramSpark and Amazon. Rates: Reprints - Any Length - £7.00 at present - but negotiable. New Material - 1,000 - 5,000 - up to £10 .00 at present New Material - 6.000 - 10,000 – up to £20.00 at present As we are self-financing, the payment isn’t great. However, it is payment on acceptance, rather than payment on publication. Submission windows: January 1st to February 28th, April 2nd to May 31st, July 1st to August 31st and October 1st to November 30th 2021. For more details see  our website Deadline (first submission window): 28 Febru

A Collection of Horror Stories

  Full details NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS We are holding a Horror Short Story writing competition! You have until 2nd August 2021 to write a story up to 2000 words or less that fits into the horror genre. Winners will be published in our book, tentatively titled A COLLECTION OF HORROR SHORT STORIES with a release aiming for Halloween of 2021. Stories must be written in English and will be exclusive to this title for 6 months from the release of the book. Competition open worldwide. All those who get chosen to be featured in the book will get a free ebook copy of the book. No royalties payments as this is a competition. Fee per submission is £5, chosen stories published for the book will get the writer £10 plus a ebook copy of the book. No royalty payments. Submissions cost £5 (which can be sent via paypal) and the story and payment must be sent to this address: When submitting your story please send it in Engl

Farnham Flash Fiction Competition

  Full details he Farnham Flash Fiction Competition is co-ordinated and facilitated by Creative Catalogues and Sally Dickson. IT'S CONTINUING DESPITE THE CORONA VIRUS RESTRICTIONS - YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO OUT TO WIN THIS! Have you a 500-word-story waiting to be written?  How to enter: 1. Format your story as a Word doc, font 12px Times New   Roman, double spaced. Add word count. 2. Please do not include your name, pen name or identifier on your competition submission 3. Pay £5 competition entry fee using Paypal  4. Forward your PayPal receipt by email to and attach your document 5. Please put : FLASH FICTION SUBMISSION together with the title and author in the subject line 6. In the body of the email include:     a. Your name  ​    b. Name of your story        c. Contact details incl. contact phone