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Troubadour International Poetry Prize 2024

Full details  troubadour international poetry prize 2024 judged by jane yeh & glyn maxwell first prize £2,000 second prize £1,000 third prize £500 plus 20 commendeds plus — winners read with judges at 2024 online international prize-night celebration on mon 9 dec poems on any subject (see below) submit via email by mon 23 sep 2024 results announced mon 9 dec 2024 Check out winners, winning poems & judges’ reports, 2023 & prior, on our previous-winners’-poems page. judges Jane Yeh was born in New Jersey, educated at Harvard & University of Iowa, now lives in London, & has degrees from Manchester Metropolitan, & London’s Royal Holloway Universities. She lectures in Creative Writing at the Open University, writes on books, theatre, & fashion for, among others, Poetry Review & Village Voice , & has published (with Sally O’Reilly) Creative Writing: A Workbook with Readings (Routledg

The Poetry Book Awards

 The Poetry Book Awards is an annual, international book award given to the best poetry books produced by indie writers, self-published authors or books published by small, truly independent presses. We are proud to be a Welsh-based international award open to all indie authors and self-published poets globally.   Why should you enter the Poetry Book Awards?  In 2024, we shall be offering the following prize money: 1st Prize – £500 2nd Prize – £250 3rd Prize – £100 Winners also get: Great Amazon & Goodreads reviews Earn recognition from having an award-winning book Certificate, logo to use on books and future work Your book cover & link on our website All books are donated to local libraries/schools after the awards so you get more publicity Your book will be judged by experienced, published poets and/or respected authors.  We aim to achieve respect and recognition from authors, publishers and publishing organisations for our winning choices.  This will h

Foyle Young Poets Award

 Full details  The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2024 is open! Enter your poems by 31 July 2024 at The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award is one of the biggest and most prestigious poetry competitions for 11-17 year olds in the world. Every year, 15 top winners and 85 commended poets are chosen; together, they represent some of the most exciting new voices writing today. This year’s judges are the fantastic Vanessa Kisuule and Jack Underwood, and they can’t wait to read your poems! If you’re aged 11-17, send in your poems for the chance to be among the 100 winners and kick-start your writing career. Poems can be on any theme and in any style but must be no longer than forty lines. You can submit as many as you like. In March, we ran a webinar with the judges and a former winner where we introduced young poets to the award and heard the judges’ thoughts about writing poetry. If you missed the event but would like a link to the recording, plea

Popcorn Awards - The Popcorn Writing Award

More details  Submissions for the Popcorn Writing Award , run by the Popcorn Group in partnership with BBC Writers, are now open for 2024. This one-of-a-kind award has a prize fund of £6,000 which goes directly to the writers. Championing brave and imaginative writing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival , playwrights can submit their plays until 10am on 21st June 2024. Set up in 2019 by the Popcorn Group, a film and theatre production company, the Popcorn Writing Award celebrates fearless work which playfully and artistically addresses current affairs, questions societal trends, and contributes positively to public debate. To be considered, plays must be a new piece of writing that has not had more than seven performances in advance of this year’s Edinburgh Fringe and must be staged at one of the award’s partner venues. Past winners include Bryony Kimmings who went on to pen Last Christmas with Emma Thompson, Karim Khan now in writers’ rooms with Riz Ahmed, and Sabrina Ali wh

HW Fisher Novel-Writing Scholarship for Writers with Low Income

Full details  The HW Fisher Novel-Writing Scholarship will award one talented writer of limited financial means a free place on our three-month Writing Your Novel course with teaching in London. This hugely popular course features direct input from our literary agent team and top publishers. Teaching sessions and workshops will be led by critically acclaimed author Charlotte Mendelson, they will take place weekly on Tues evenings in the new Curtis Brown office located in central London (17 September to 17 December 2024). This scholarship is funded by top London chartered accountancy firm  HW Fisher . The CBC team are hugely grateful to HW Fisher who have been providing a writing bursary for writers of limited financial means on our writing courses since 2016. Read about some of our past scholarship students who've gone on to get book deals here . This scholarship is part of the Breakthrough Writers' Programme , an initiative designed to break down barriers to entr

Children's Creative Writing Tutor (freelance role)

 Full details   Full details  Job Summary Inspire young minds as a Children’s Creative Writing Tutor at Chelsea Young Writers, where creativity meets education in a nurturing environment. Job Description Join our dedicated team at Chelsea Young Writers and contribute to our vibrant workshops. We are looking for an energetic and passionate freelance tutor with experience in leading creative writing sessions for primary school children. This role combines teaching, creativity, and a flair for performance, ideal for someone who can bring stories to life and engage a young audience. Compensation is £35 per hour for multi-hour teaching sessions and £45 for one hour sessions. The sessions will be held at venues, including select schools, predominantly in Kensington & Chelsea. Job Requirements 1-3 years of experience teaching gr

Patricia Eschen Prize for Poetry.

  Full details  The Morrab Library has partnered with the Dennis Myner Trust for the second Patricia Eschen Prize for Poetry.  The children’s competition is open to entries from young writers all over the world and has two age categories –  aged 4 to 11 and 12 to 17. It is free to enter and does not have a theme, to allow you to express your creativity freely and let your imagination run wild! We hope you will enjoy writing poetry this summer!  The competition closes on Friday 19th July 2024 (23:59 BST). Competition Judges Your poem will be judged anonymously by this fantastic trio of judges. Competition judge Dicky Souray says: “ I am particularly looking forward to the privilege of a window into the next generation of

Global Black Women;s Non-Ficton Manuscript Prize

 Full details  How to Apply Apply via our Submittable link below.  We are asking for 5 sample chapters and a  pitch letter, which should include a synopsis and a full outline of all chapters. Longlisted authors will then be given a week to submit full manuscripts.  Applications close at 23:59GMT on June 30th 2024.  Eligibility The manuscript prize is open to Black women writers aged 18 and over living anywhere in the world. SUBMIT YOUR MANUSCRIPT  


  Full details  hy You Should Be a HellBound Books Author... Always championing new and upcoming, independent authors, HellBound Books' dedicated, impeccably professional, fun editors and promotional staff are here to make your transition into a HellBound Books published author a smooth and incredibly pleasant one... Run by seasoned, professional, published writers with over 25 years of business, sales and marketing experience, HBB is eager to embrace fresh, new talent across the whole spectrum of the dark genres. Read More Completed Novel to Submit?   HellBound Books are currently on the lookout for that certain je ne sais quoi in a novel (60K words and up), something that commands our attention from the very first word. If your work is finished, polished and up to our exacting standards, we'd love to read it! (PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR NOVELLAS, POETRY, OR SHORT STORY COLLECTIONS

Does It Have Pockets?

  Full details  Please read below prior to submitting stories to Does It Have Pockets. We are looking for fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry. We also welcome pitches for columns (monthly or quarterly), interviews, book reviews, and other literary adjacent projects. Of particular interest are digital art, hybrid, and cross-genre works that straddle the lines of classification. Some specifics: Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please let us know in your cover letter. We appreciate timely notification if a piece under consideration has been accepted elsewhere. We will be glad to look at previously published work (reprints) as long as: You have the rights, It has been at least 24 months since published online or three months if published in a small print-only run, and; You provide the prior publication credit at submission. Poetry: 3-5 poems Fiction: up to 5K words Creative Nonfiction: up to 5K words Please limit submissions to two per category until we’ve replied. Flash fict

Terrain Publishing

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Chismosa Lit

 Full details  Interested in seeing your work on our website? We are currently accepting submissions in the following categories: Poetry (max. 3 poems) Prose (max. 500 words) Flash Fiction (max. 700 words) Creative Nonfiction (max. 5,000 words) Short Stories (max. 5,000 words) We prefer writing to be single-spaced and in a standard 11pt font. Send us an email to Please attach your work as a PDF or Word document, and do not include any identifying information. Writing can be in English, Spanish, or both. Feel free to include a short bio (<50 words) in the body of your email. The subject line should begin with the genre of your work followed by the title. Example: Subject: Prose, “Pasquali the Dreamer” Our debut issue is themed “ CHISMOSA .” To celebrate the beginning of our magazine, we will be awarding $100 to the piece that best captures the spirit of chismosa that lives in all writers. We want work that explores the idea that to


 Full details  General Submission Guidelines Please submit your work through the Submittable page only. Redivider will not accept work through email or USPS. We welcome simultaneous submissions. We are looking for new and under-published voices. Submit what you’re worried to send elsewhere. We want pieces that are nonobvious and circumvent the familiar, that breakthrough abstraction to examine a moment or concept from the side, rather than straight on. All submissions must be standalone pieces (no excerpts), although we accept single poems from a larger series of works. Things we wish we saw more: • Endings that stick with the reader • Characters with complex motives • Narratives with high stakes • Consistent voice throughout the piece • Pieces that reflect wider views and deal with current cultural and political discourses • Revealing core truths in an unexpected way • Making the familiar unfamiliar Things we already see a lot of: • Stories about illness • Priv

The Bedford Competition

 Full details  Share your words with us and the World. Welcome to… THE BEDFORD COMPETITION a nonprofit group runs annual international short story and poetry competitions for anyone in the world over 17 years of age. There are prizes totalling £4,600 and all winning and shortlisted stories and poems are published as an anthology. SHORT STORY & POETRY COMPETITION MAIN PRIZES – £1500 2nd PRIZES – £300 3rd PRIZES – £200   CYGNATURE SHORT STORY & POETRY PRIZES  – £200 The University of Bedfordshire is sponsoring the  Cygnature Prizes for young writers aged 17-25 yrs   BEDFORD SHORT STORY & POETRY PRIZES – £100 All submissions are entered in the Main Prize. ENTER NOW FOR STORY ENTER NOW FOR POEM La

Welsh Poetry Competition

 Full details  The  2024 competition  is now open to entries! Our 18th contest will offer the following prizes: Prize money 1st Prize – £500 2nd Prize – £250 3rd Prize – £100 plus 17 runners-up, specially commended entries and publication in a future anthology. Judge – Kathy Miles Closing date: Sunday 3oth June 2024 Postal Entry – £6 per poem To enter by post download an entry form: Entry Form (Word document) Entry Form (pdf version) (Word document or pdf – either is fine) Send us the entry form, your poems and payment to the usual address – 9 The Avenue, Pontypridd, CF37 4DF If you have difficulty downloading the above entry forms we have a basic webpage version you can also use by clicking here . Online Entry – £6 per poem To enter online download an entry form: Entry Form (Word document) Entry Form (pdf version) (Word document or pdf – either is fine) Pay by PayPal , email us your poems and entry form to the usual address –

Stories of the Climate Transition

Full details  About Hot House 2024 - Stories of the Climate Transition The Hot House development lab for scripted long form TV and feature film projects is part of Climate Spring’s writer development offering. Launched in 2022, the programme aims to stimulate a pipeline of new, engaging and commercially viable climate stories for film and TV, whilst offering industry exposure and development support to screenwriting talent. Recognising the power of storytelling in how we see and shape our world, this year’s The Hot House development lab focuses on ‘stories of the climate transition’. This brief has been chosen to encourage the creation of hopeful stories on how humanity can navigate through this crisis collectively, offering a ‘counter-narrative’ to the dominant ‘doomsday’ narrative frequently encountered in the climate discourse. Who tells our stories matters and we recognise that creators from diverse backgrounds have faced structural barriers to working in the screen i