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London Independnet Story Prize

  Full details   ondon Independent Story Prize is a Writing Competition. Our Categories: -Feature Screenplay: SUBMIT SCREENPLAY PDF file PRODUCED Screenplays: Please send the script, PDF file. UNPRODUCED Screenplays: Please send the script PDF files. -Short Screenplay: Scripts Up to 30 Pages -SUBMIT SCREENPLAY PDF file PRODUCED Screenplays: Please send the script, PDF file. UNPRODUCED Screenplays: Please send the script PDF files. -FLASH FICTION STORY: Stories Up to 300 Words (Unpublished- Any Theme-Any Genre) -Short STORY: Stories Up To 3000 words (Unpublished- Any Theme-Any Genre) Submit via Website OR FilmFreeway Please note that Winner Announcements are via LISP Writers Club Newsletter and our Social Media. There are no additional ceremonies. Awards & Prizes Feature

The Paul Torday Memorial Prize

  Full submissions  Deadline for entries: Monday 30 November 2021 The novel must have been first published in the UK and Republic of Ireland between 1 September 2020 and 31 August 2021. The novel must be a full length work by a living author.  The book must be in the English language and cannot be a translated work.  The novel must be the author’s first published full length fiction work, but they can have had works published of other lengths or other genres in the past. The author(s) must be aged 60 or over at the date of first print publication of the novel and living at the date of submission. In the event that the author is shortlisted, they will be asked to provide proof of age.  There are no residence or nationality restrictions. We cannot accept books that are only available in e-format or that are self-published or where the author has contributed or paid for the costs of publishing. Submissions must be made by the print publisher.  2021 Paul Torday Prize Winner Kath

Nature And Place Poetry Competition 2022

  Full details  The Rialto working in association with the RSPB , BirdLife International , Cambridge Conservation Initiative and The University of Leeds Poetry Centre. Poems are invited that deal with any aspect of nature and place – these terms will be given a wide interpretation by the judge Gillian Clarke. Closing Date March 1st 2022. Prizes 1st prize – £1000 2nd prize – £500 3rd prize – £250   Judge Gillian Clarke Gillian Clarke was born in Cardiff and lives in Ceredigion. Her work has been on the GCSE and A Level exam syllabus for over thirty years, and she performs her poetry regularly for student audiences at Poetry Live, and in several European cities. Gillian was awarded the Queen’s Gold medal for Poetry in 2010, the Wilfred Owen Award in 2012. Prose works include a writer’s journal, At the Source. She has written radio and theatre drama, and translated poetry and prose from Welsh. The Gathering/Yr Helfa , commissioned by the National The

Kent & Sussex Poetry Society Open Poetry Competition, 2022

  Full details  OPEN TO POEMS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD We are pleased to announce that our annual Open Poetry Competition is now open for your entries. It is judged this year by Richard Skinner , a well-known writer and editor of poetry, fiction, life writing, essays and non-fiction. Richard has published three novels, four books of non-fiction and four books of poetry. His most recent book of poems is Invisible Sun (Smokestack Books, 2021). The deadline for entries is 31st January, 2022. As in previous years, we offer seven prizes: 1st Prize: £1000 2nd Prize: £300 3rd Prize: £100 4th Prize: 4 x £50 Entry fee : £5 per poem; or, for 3 or more poems, £4 each. (PLEASE PAY USING THE PAYPAL BUTTONS BELOW) _______________________________________________ ENTRY IS BY EMAIL ONLY Deadline for receipt of entries: 31 st January, 2022. Any number of poems can be submitted, on payment of £5 per poem, or £4 each for three poems or more. The c

The New Poets Prize

  Full details  For writers between the ages of 17 and 24 (inclusive). Judge: Anthony Anaxagorou Entry: £8 Deadline: Midnight on Tuesday 1st March 2022 The Poetry Business is delighted to announce that the 2022 New Poets Prize judged by Anthony Anaxagorou is now open for entries. Entrants are invited to submit short collections of twelve pages of poems. Four outstanding collections will be selected to receive a year of support from The Poetry Business: a publisher and writer development agency with a strong reputation for discovering, developing and publishing outstanding new poets. All four New Poets Prize winners will have their winning collection published under The New Poets List, our imprint dedicated to discovering, mentoring, and publishing young and emerging poets. Please note that the published winning collections will be extended versions of the winning manuscripts (approximately 20–24 pages of poems). Other prizes include publication in T

Aeon Award

 Full details  Aeon Award Short Fiction Contest – Full Rules & Guidelines Welcome! Scroll down to find the rules and guidelines for entering your short story in the International Aeon Award Short Fiction Contest . The Aeon Award is a prestigious fiction writing competition for short stories in any speculative fiction genre , i.e. fantasy , science fiction , horror or anything in-between or unclassifiable . The contest has been running since 2004 and has a Grand Prize of €1000 and publication in Albedo One ! Second and third place contest prizes are €200 and €100 as well as guaranteed publication in Albedo One , the leading Irish magazine of science fiction, fantasy and horror. Each year the contest opens on January 1st and closes on November 30th . Rules & Guidelines in Brief (1) If your story is science fiction, fantasy or horror, is less than 10,000 words in length and has not been previously published, simply paste it into the body of an email with your conta

Head Press

  Full details  Submitting material to Headpress If you have a nonfiction book proposal or ideas that you think we may be interested in, please get in touch via the General & Editorial email below . At this stage submit a brief outline of the propsal plus other relevant info, and a short text sample within the body of the email. Do not include attachments . Allow four weeks for a reply (send a gentle reminder if you haven’t heard from us in that time). Note: Headpress isn’t publishing fiction, prose or poetry. Check out our FAQs Translation rights and film, TV & media options Press enquiries

Devil's Party Press

  Full details  Seeking winter-themed short literary works. Poems, short stories, literary non-fiction. PROSE limit 5,000 words. THEME for all pieces: Think Northern Lights, candles against the darkness, the rolling year, spirits (both in a glass and in the ether), warm hearths. Submissions run July 1, 2021 to January 30, 2022. NOTE: long submission period, and then publication in 12/22. Contracts & payment sent after submission period closes. Accepted submissions pay $25/ 1 short prose piece or up to 3 poems and one print copy of the book. Print copy of book sent after publication. (Published writers have the option to buy additional copies at cost, but no purchase is required to have the free copy mailed to you.) Submissions accepted through Duotrope only. We respectfully request that all authors who wish to be published by us subscribe to our newsletter. You may do so below.  Please also  LIKE US ON FACEBOOK. Our thanks to you for supporting indie publishing as we

Dark Peninsula Press

 Full details  See site for open calls. 

Susnspot Literary Journal

  Full details Sunspot Literary Journal offers an Editor's Prize of $35 for each digital edition (four times per year), and an Editor's Prize of $50 for the annual print edition (published once per year). Artwork selected for a digital or print cover will be paid $20. Visit to download digital editions for free. We welcome prose from flash fiction and poetry to stories and essays, including scripts and screenplays, up to 49,000 words. Genre categories are accepted along with literary works. Poetry can be up to 1,250 lines. Translations welcome. Please note the word count in your cover letter.  One piece per prose submission (except poetry). Use the correct form according to the length of your prose and poetry. Works longer than allowed by the form used will be declined unread. Artists can submit one or two items using different forms. The Fast Flux options offer a one-week turnaround for prose and art. Poets receive a two-week turnaround, with most

Gurnsey Internaitona Poetry Competition

  Full details  The Guernsey Literary Festival presents a competition that could deliver your work to thousands of readers. Winning entries will be displayed on Guernsey buses a smaller selection will take part in a second, larger display at Guernsey Airport, then all over the islands Download 2022 information leaflet  

Saudi Historical Fiction Awards

  Full details  The Historical Novel Society (HNS) and The King Abdulaziz Foundation for Research and Archives (DARAH) are proud to announce the inaugural Saudi Historical Fiction Awards. £30,000 in prizes are to be offered annually to writers of English language historical fiction with Saudi settings . The Saudi Historical Short Story Award has a first prize of £10,000 and 5 runners up prizes of £1,000. The Saudi Historical Novel Award has a first prize of £10,000, a runner up prize of £3,000 and a 3rd prize of £2,000. Here is a brief bibliography and introduction to key incidents in Saudi history. A partnership between HNS and DARAH serves one of the founding principles of HNS, to promote historical fiction in all its forms, and one of the founding principles of DARAH, to serve the history and heritage of Saudi Arabia by helping research, access to scholarship and publication. HNS and DARAH agree that the judging the AWARDS will be without prejudice to any concern excep