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Page Turners Annual Short Story Contest

  Full details  Page is looking for your short story that teens will read in one sitting because they can't stop! Grand Prize: $50 and your story published on Clumsy Spider Publishing along with your bio Second Prize (if awarded): $20 and your story published on Clumsy Spider Publishing along with your bio Third Prize (if awarded): $10 and your story published on Clumsy Spider Publishing along with your bio Winner(s) will be notified on or before March 30th. Submission Instructions There are two key requirements: Your story should be accessible to most teens, not just the avid readers. You must submit anonymously . (Submission requirements are similar to those for standard publication here). It should go without saying that your piece is polished and publishable. If your story needs proofing and revision, it will be rejected. If published here, your work will be fully available to readers to see for free

Women's Prize

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  Full details The Women’s Prize Trust, NatWest, Curtis Brown Literary Agency and Curtis Brown Creative Writing School have partnered to create Discoveries, a unique initiative searching for the most talented and original new female writing voices in the UK and Ireland. The Discoveries writing development programme was set up in honour of the 25 th anniversary of the Women’s Prize for Fiction – and builds on the principles of regionality, inclusivity and accessibility that were at the heart of the 2019 Curtis Brown First Novel Prize. The Prize Discoveries invites all unpublished women writers aged 18 and up, residing in the UK or Ireland and writing in English, to submit their works of fiction to the Discoveries Prize. The prize doesn’t require writers to have finished a novel – only to have started one – and it is free to enter . The prize will accept novels in any genre of adult fiction and entrants will be required to submit only the first 10,000 words of their

Lindisfarne Prize

  Full details The Lindisfarne Prize for Crime Fiction (‘The Lindisfarne Prize’) is a literary prize which recognises outstanding writing in the genre of crime or thriller fiction, sponsored by the author L J Ross through her publishing imprint, Dark Skies Publishing, in association with the Newcastle Noir Crime Writing Festival and Newcastle Libraries. It is open to all writers who are from, or whose work celebrates the North East of England, and who have not previously had their submission published in any form (though they might have had other stories published before). To be considered, entrants must submit a short story of no more than ten thousand words or the first two chapters and a synopsis of their work in progress. The winning entry will be awarded a prize of £2500 to support the completion of their work and funding towards a year’s membership of both the Society of Authors (SoA) and the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi), and smaller financial awards to sh

Evesham Festival of Words

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  Full details  Lots of Competitions in 2020!  Our  2021 Short Story Competition launches 1st November. Closing date 5pm Friday 12th March 2021.  Open to adults only.  EveshamFoW Short Story Competition 2021  Rules attached. Please ensure you read carefully before submitting your entry. Also new for 2020, a  HAIKU COMPETITION.   Launched 1st October.  Closing date 5pm Monday 30th November.  See EFoW Haiku Competition Rules .  

Rubery Book Awards

  Full details  Home of the ​Rubery Book Award The Rubery Prize is a prestigious international book award seeking the best books by indie writers, self published authors and books published by independent presses, judged by reputable judges. Creative writing is such a key part of life for those who enjoy writing yet it is increasingly difficult to become traditionally published. Through our reputation of finding quality and outstanding books we aim to bring recognition to the works that win and heighten an author's profile. The Rubery Prize is a well-established name in the publishing world.  

Critique Match

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  Full details  How it works Search Partners Search for critique partners by sub-genre, experience level, or location. Find users with high ratings in your exact areas of need, such as grammar, plotting, etc. Share Your Work Your work is only visible to your partner for the duration of the critique. No more emails where your work remains in someone's inbox! Exchange Critiques Specify the type of feedback you’re looking for, and receive in-line comments as well as high-level notes on your work.