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The Portobello Prize
Closing date: 16th October 2017.
Prizes: Book deal and publication with Portobello Books, representation with C+W, marketing and publicity campaign with promo support from Foyles bookshop.
Free entry.
Looking for: Full-length narrative non-fiction by unpublished writers.
Email: prize@portobellobooks.com
Website: www.portobellobooks.com/portobelloprize

Benjamin Franklin House Literary Prize
Closing date: 31st October 2017.
Prizes: £750, £500, web publication.
Free entry.
Looking for: Fiction and non-fiction interpretations, 1,000-1,500 words, by young writers aged 18-25, of the Benjamin Franklin quote:
'If you would not be forgotten, As soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing.'
Email: info@benjaminfranklinhouse.org
Website: www.benjaminfranklinhouse.org

The Malahat Review's Open Season Awards
Closing date: 1st November 2017.
Prizes: $4500 (Cdn.) over three genres: poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction (one prize of $1500 per genre)
Entry fee: $45 (Cdn.) for UK entrants. Additional entries cost $15, no limit. Can mix/match entries over different genres.
Looking for: Poems (3 poems up to 100 lines each); fiction (2500 words max.); creative nonfiction (2500 words max.)
For further information on conditions of entry visit website below.
Email: malahat@uvic.ca
Website: www.malahatreview.ca/contests/info.html

Words and Women Annual New Writing Competition
Closing date: 15th November 2017.
Prizes: National prize: £1,000 & up to a month’s writing residency (retreat), Regional prize: £600 & a mentoring session with Jill Dawson of Gold Dust; Winners will be published in the Words And Women Compendium.
Entry fee: £10 per entry.
Looking for: Fiction in any genre, memoir, life-writing, essays and creative non-fiction on any theme are all welcome. Entries should be 2,200 words or under.
Further details: Winners will be announced in January 2018.
Website: wordsandwomennorwich.blogspot.co.uk/p/competitions_11.html

The Observer/Anthony Burgess Prize for Arts Journalism
Closing date: 30th November 2017.
Prizes: £3,000 and publication of prize essay in the Observer, 2 x £500.
Entry fee: £10.
New arts and cultural review writing up to 1,500 words.
Website: www.anthonyburgess.org


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