Writers Online 750-word competition Closing date: 15th April 2019. Prizes: The winner will receive £200 and publication in Writing Magazine, with £50 and publication in Competition Showcase for the runner-up. Entry fee: (£6.00 Non Subscribers); £4.00 (Subscribers). Looking for: A story, of no more than 750 words, in a single doc, docx, odt, txt, rtf or pdf file. Website: https://www.writers-online.co.uk/Writing-Competitions/ Leicester Writes Short Story Prize Closing date: 15th April 2019. Prizes: 1st Prize – £100 and a bundle of books; 2nd Prize – £50 and a bundle of books; 3rd Prize – A bundle of books. Entry fee: £7 per story. Max three entries per person. Writers submitting from within Leicestershire can submit for a discounted fee of £3. Looking for: new and original fiction under 3000 words. Website: http://leicesterwrites.co.uk/prize/ 2019 Bath Short Story Award Closing date: 15th April 2019. Prizes: £1200 first prize, £300 second prize, £100 third prize, £100 for the Acorn Award (for an unpublished writer), £50  for the local prize. Entry fee: £8 per entry. Looking for: Short stories up to 2,200 words, in any style and on any subject http://bathshortstoryaward.org 2019 ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize Closing date: 15th April 2019. Prizes: Aus$5,000, $3,000, $2,000, Three commended stories will share the remaining $2,500 in prize money. Entry fee: $25 Looking for: Unpublished short stories between 2,000 and 5,000 words. Website: https://www.australianbookreview.com.au/elizabeth-jolley-short-story-prize 2019 Shooter Short Story Competition Closing date: 21st April 2019. Prizes: Prizes: £500 and publication, £100 plus publication. Entry fee: £7 (or £10 for two stories). Looking for: Stories may be any theme or genre, and any length up to 5,000 words. Email: contest.shooterlitmag@gmail.com Website: https://shooterlitmag.com/competition/ Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest Closing date: 30th April 2019. Prizes: modest prizes. Free entry. Looking for: Each entry must consist of a single sentence but you may submit as many entries as you wish. (A fellow once submitted over 3,000 entries.). Sentences may be of any length but we strongly recommend that entries not go beyond 50 or 60 words. Email: srice@pacbell.net Website: https://www.bulwer-lytton.com/copy-of-about-1 Cranked Anvil Media Quarterly Short Story Competition Closing date: 30th April 2019. Prizes: Prizes 1st – £150; 2nd – £75; 3rd – £30. Entry fee: £5 for the first; £3 for the second; £2 for the third. Looking for: your story must be a maximum of 1,500 words (not including the title). Further info: You may enter up to three stories in each quarterly competition. The three placed stories from each quarter will be published on the website. Website: https://crankedanvil.co.uk/shortstory/ Sequestrum Reprint Award Fiction & Nonfiction Closing date: 30th April 2019. Prizes: $200 plus publication. Reading fee: $15. Looking for: Fiction and non-fiction, any length; poetry, any length - all previously published elsewhere. Website: https://www.sequestrum.org/contests Tamworth Literary Festival Writing Competition Closing date: 30th April 2019. Prizes: £100, £50, £25; 7-11, £50, £25, £15. See website for more. Entry fee: £4 in adult category, otherwise free Looking for: Short stories and poems in three categories: adults 1,500 words; ages 7-11,1,000 words; under 6, 500 words. Website: https://tamlitfest.files.wordpress.com/2019/02/2019-03-composite-flyer.pdf NAWG Open '100' Mini-tale Competition Closing date: 30th April 2019. Entry fee: £3, £5 for two, £8 for three. Prizes: £75, £25 every 100 entries Looking for: Rolling competition for flash fiction of exactly 100 words, will be judged when 100 entries have been received then start again. Website: https://www.nawg.co.uk/competitions Edinburgh International The Short Story Award Closing date: 30th April 2019. Prizes: First prize of £1,000, second prize £500, third prize £250 open to writers worldwide. Looking for:  Stories up to 2,000 words on any topic. Entry fee: £10 per story. Website: https://www.storyawards.org/shortstoryaward Tom Howard/John H Reid Fiction and Essay Contest Closing date: 30th April 2019. Prizes: $2,000 in each category, ten honourable mentions each $100. Entry fee: $20. Looking for: Short stories, essays or other prose, up to 6,000 words. International entries welcome Email: adam@winningwriters.com  Website: https://winningwriters.com/our-contests/ Momaya Press Short Story Competition Closing date: 30th April 2019. Prizes: £110, £55, £25, winners and shortisted authors will be published in the Momaya Short Story. Entry fee: £11. Looking for: Short stories up to 3,000 words on the theme of 'Trading Places'. Further info: You may submit more than one short story. Website: http://momayapress.com/momaya-short-story-competition/ Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition Closing date: 1st May 2019. Prizes: $1,500, 2 x $500. Entry fee: $15 before 1 May, then $20. Looking for: Stories must be original unpublished fiction, typed and double-spaced, and may not exceed 3,500 words in length. There are no theme or genre restrictions. Website: https://shortstorycompetition.com/ Remastered Words Short Story Competition Closing date: 1st May 2019. Prizes: £75, £50, £25; audiobook production. Free entry. Looking for: Fantasy short stories, up to 5,000 words with royalties. Website: http://www.remasteredwords.com/ Questions Writing Prize Closing date: 1st May 2019. Prizes: Aus$2,000. Free entry. Looking for: Short stories, 1,500-2,000 words by Australian writers aged 18-30. http://www.questions.com.au/writing-prize/index.php Crucible Fiction Competition Closing date: 1st May 2019. Prizes: $150, $100. Free entry. Looking for: Short stories up to 8,000 words. Further info: Fiction entries are limited to 8,000 words or less Website: https://www.barton.edu/crucible/ Curt Johnson Prose Awards Closing date: 1st May 2019. Prizes: $1,500, $500 and publication. Entry fee: $20. Looking for: Fiction and non-fiction, up to 8,000 words. https://decembermag.org/2019-curt-johnson-prose-awards/ The Mairtín Crawford Award - Short Story Closing date: 1st May 2019. Prizes: £500 and a three-night stay at Co Down writing retreat, The River Mill. Entry fee: £6.00. Looking for: a short story of up to 2,500 words. Further info: Judge will be short story writer Wendy Erskine. Website: https://belfastbookfestival.com/mairtin-crawford 2019 Bristol Short Story Prize  Closing date: 1st May 2019. Prizes: 1st prize - £1,000, 2nd prize - £500, 3rd prize - £250. 17 further prizes of £100 will be presented to the remaining shortlisted writers. All shortlisted writers will receive 2 free copies of the anthology. Prizes will be sent to any writer on the shortlist who is unable to attend the awards ceremony. Entry fee: £9 per entry. Looking for: Stories up to 4,000 words. Stories can be on any theme or subject and are welcome in any style including graphic, verse or genre-based (Crime, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Historical, Romance, Children’s etc..). Further info: The winner and 2 runners up will be selected from the shortlist and announced at an awards ceremony in October 2019. Email: enquiries@bristolprize.co.uk Website: https://www.bristolprize.co.uk Writers Digest Annual Short Story Competition  Closing date:  6th May 2019. Prizes: 1st - $1,000; 2nd - $500; 3rd - $250; 4th - $100; 5th - $50. There are also additional benefits provided. Entry fee: $30 for the first entry; $25 for each additional manuscript entry. Further info: See website for more details. Website: https://www.writersdigest.com/writing-competitions RTE Radio 1 Short Story Competition Closing date: 10th May 2019. Prizes: €3,000, €2,000, €1,000. Seven runners up will receive €250. Free entry. Looking for: Stories between 1,800 and 2,000 words from writers from Ireland Email: fmacmanusstories@rte.ie Website: https://www.rte.ie/radio1/francis-macmanus-short-story/ Raymond Carver Short Story Prize Closing date: 15th May 2019. Prizes: $1,500, £500, $250, 2 x $125. Entry fee: $17 online / $15 mailed, per story. No limit to number of stories. Looking for: Annual competition for short stories, up to 10,000 words. Website: https://www.carvezine.com/raymond-carver-contest/ Ploughshares Emerging Writer's Contest Closing date: 15th May 2019. Prizes: $2,000 in each category, plus publication. Entry fee: $24 Looking for: Fiction and non-fiction, each under 6,000 words; 3-5 pages of poetry Website: https://www.pshares.org/emerging-writers-contest Lush Triumphant Literary Awards Closing date: 15th May 2019. Prizes: $3,000 in cash prizes, plus publication. Entry fee: Can$30. Looking for: Short stories, max 3,000 words, creative non-fiction, max 4,000 words; up to five poems, max 15 pages. Website: http://subterrain.ca Science-me a Story 2019 Closing date: 16th of May 2019 Prizes: £150, £100 and £50 plus publication in a science communication magazine and/or other written media. Entry fee: None stated. Looking for: Short story, either real or fictional, in Spanish or in English. Website: https://sruk.org.uk/science-me-a-story-2019-2/ Erewash Writers Free Entry Writing Competition Closing date: 23rd May 2019. Prizes: In 2018, £25 short story, £10 poetry or flash fiction. Free entry. Looking for: 500 words. Email: erewashwriterscomps@hotmail.co.uk Website: https://erewashwriterscompetition.weebly.com/ TulipTree Review New Writers Contest Closing date: 23rd May 2019. Entry fee: $20 per entry.. Looking for: Fiction and non-fiction, up to 10,000 words. Prizes: $1,000 and publication. Website: http://www.tuliptreepub.com/tuliptree-review.html Peter Hinchcliffe Fiction Award Closing date: 28th May 2019. Entry fee: $40 per piece. Looking for: Short stories by a Canadian citizen. Prizes: Can$1000 for one outstanding short story. Website: https://tnq.ca/peter-hinchcliffe-award/ Tillie Olsen Short Story Award Closing date: 30th May 2019. Prizes: $500 and publication Entry fee: $15. Looking for: Short stories, up to 5,000 words. Website: https://thetishmanreview.com/contests/ MJ Meads Short Story Competition 2019 Closing date: 31st May 2019. Prizes: A pair of Cashmere Writing Gloves worth over $50, plus runners up prizes. Entry fee: FREE. Looking for: A short story, 1500-2500 words on the theme 'Message(s)'. Website: https://www.mjmeads.com/p/short-story-competition Yeovil Literary Prize (Short Story) Closing date: 31st May 2019. Prizes: 1st £500; 2nd £200; 3rd £100. Entry fee: £7. Looking for: Maximum 2,000 words. Website: https://www.yeovilprize.co.uk/ Bridport Prize 2019 (Short Story) Closing date: 31st May 2019. Prizes: 1st Prize: £5,000. See website for more prize detail. Entry fee: £12 per short story. Looking for: short stories (up to 5,000 words), poetry (up to 42 lines) and flash fiction (up to 250 words). Email: kate@bridportprize.org.uk Website: https://www.bridportprize.org.uk/ Bridport Prize 2019 (Flash Fiction) Closing date: 31st May 2019. Prizes: 1st Prize £1,000. Entry fee: £9 per flash fiction. Looking for: Flash fiction up to 250 words. Email: kate@bridportprize.org.uk Website: https://www.bridportprize.org.uk/ Frome Festival Short Story Competition, 15th Anniversary 2019 Closing date: 31st May 2019. Prizes: 1st Prize £400 2nd Prize £200 3rd Prize £100, plus additional prizes for local entries. Entry fee: £8 per story. Multiple entries permitted. Entries should not have been published in any form.£8 per story. Multiple entries permitted. Entries should not have been published in any form. Looking for: Stories on any theme - 1,000 to 2,200 words. Postal entries to: Frome Festival Short Story Competition, c/o Frome Library, Justice Lane, FROME, Somerset BA11 1BE. Cheques payable to: Frome Festival Short Story Competition. Website: http://www.fromeshortstorycompetition.co.uk Bath Flash Fiction Award Closing date: 1st June; October and February TBC. Prizes: £1,000, £300, £100. Entry fee: £9. Further info: Thrice-yearly competition for flash fiction up to 300 words. Website: https://bathflashfictionaward.com/ Creative Future Writers' Award Closing date: 2nd June 2019. Prizes: There are over £10,000 worth of cash and writer development prizes up for grabs. Entry fee: Free. Looking for: In poetry we’re looking for a maximum of 300 words and in prose a maximum of 2,000 words. Website: https://literary.creativefuture.org.uk/ Hummingbird Flash Fiction Prize Closing date: 15th June 2019. Prizes: Can$300. Entry fee: $15. Looking for: Short fiction, up to 1,000 words. Website: http://pulpliterature.com/contests/ Narrative Prize Closing date: 15th June 2019. Prizes: $4,000. Entry fee: Free entry. Looking for: Short story or graphic story. Website: https://www.narrativemagazine.com/narrative-prize Segora Short Story Competition 2019 Closing date: 15th June 2019. Prizes: First prize £300 Second £50 Third £30 or equivalent in Euro. Looking for: Short stories between 1,500 and 3,000 words, poems up to 50 lines, vignettes up to 300 words, one-act plays Entry fee: £5 poems and vignettes, £6 story, £12 playTBC. Email: simms.gordon@orange.fr Website: http://www.poetryproseandplays.com/ Wild Words Summer Solstice Writing Competition Closing date: 21st June 2019. Prizes: Publication on the Wild Words website and social media platforms, plus an hour long 1-1 mentoring session. Entry fee: £7.00. Looking for: Write, (or perform and send us the film), a maximum of 1000 words, in fiction or non-fiction prose or poetry, inspired by one of the four quotes on the website. Website: http://www.wildwords.org/competition The Henshaw Short Story Competition Closing Date: 30th June 2019. Prizes: 1st - £200, 2nd - £75, 3rd - £25. Entry fee: £6 by PayPal or by cheque to G. Jennings. Optional Critiques a further £12. Looking for: A short story on any subject up to 2000 words. Further info: It is intended to produce the next anthology in 2019 when there have been sufficient prize winning stories. Email: editor@henshawpress.com Website: http://henshawpress.co.uk Wells Festival of Literature's Short Story Competition Closing date: 30th June 2019. Prizes: First prize £750, Second £300, Third £200, Local prize £100. Entry fee: £6.00. Further info: Judge Mark McCrum. Website: https://www.wellsfestivalofliterature.org.uk/ The Penfro Festival - Shortstory Closing date: 1st July 2019.. Prizes: The prize will be publication in an anthology, to be launched at the Penfro Festival. Twelve of the winning stories will be published, with one overall winner, and a £25 fee will be paid to each winning writer, plus a copy of the book. Entry fee: £8 for each story submitted. Looking for: Short stories (up to 2,500 words) The best 12 win £25 and will be published in an anthology by leading Welsh publishers Parthian. Further info: There is an open theme. Website: https://penfrobookfestival.org.uk/competitions/shortstory Brentwood Writers Circle Closing date: 30th July 2019. Prizes: First prize £50.00, Second prize £30.00, third prize £20.00. Entry fee: £3.00. Looking for: 100 word fiction or non-fiction on the subject "100 Years Ahead". Website: http://www.brentwoodwriterscircle.org/ The To Hull And Back Humorous Short Story Competition Closing date: 31st July 2019. Prizes: 1st £1,000, your head on the cover of a book and the opportunity to star in the winner's video, riding a Harley Davidson to Hull; 2nd £500; 3rd £250; 3 x Highly Commended £100; 14 x Shortlisted £50. Entry fee: Early bird until 30th April 2019: £11 for one story, £18 for two stories and £22 for three stories. Then, until 31st July 2019: £13 for one story, £21 for two stories and £26 for three stories. Looking for: Short stories, 2,500 words max. No limitation on style or genre, but must contain some element of humour. Further info: Entries accepted from anywhere in the world. All short listed and winning writers published in the To Hull And Back Anthology, released on Hulloween (31st October). Website: https://www.christopherfielden.com/short-story-competition/ The Retreat West Flash Fiction Prize 2019 Closing date: 27th October 2019. Prizes: 1st Prize £350; 2nd Prize £200; 3rd Prize £100. Shortlisted £15. All winning and shortlisted stories published in the annual anthology. Entry fee: £8 for 1 story. Enter as many times as you like but all entries must be made separately and the entry fee paid each time. Looking for: Up to 500 (title not included). Website: http://www.retreatwest.co.uk/competitions/

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Writers Online 750-word competition Closing date: 15th April 2019. Prizes: The winner will receive £200 and publication in Writing Magazine, with £50 and publication in Competition Showcase for the runner-up. Entry fee: (£6.00 Non Subscribers); £4.00 (Subscribers). Looking for: A story, of no more than 750 words, in a single doc, docx, odt, txt, rtf or pdf file. Website: https://www.writers-online.co.uk/Writing- Competitions/ Leicester Writes Short Story Prize Closing date: 15th April 2019. Prizes: 1st Prize – £100 and a bundle of books; 2nd Prize – £50 and a bundle of books; 3rd Prize – A bundle of books. Entry fee: £7 per story. Max three entries per person. Writers submitting from within Leicestershire can submit for a discounted fee of £3. Looking for: new and original fiction under 3000 words. Website: http://leicesterwrites.co.uk/prize/ 2019 Bath Short Story Award Closing date: 15th April 2019. Prizes: £1200 first prize, £300 second prize, £100 third prize, £100 for the Acorn Award (for an unpublished writer), £50  for the local prize. Entry fee: £8 per entry. Looking for: Short stories up to 2,200 words, in any style and on any subject http://bathshortstoryaward.org 2019 ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize Closing date: 15th April 2019. Prizes: Aus$5,000, $3,000, $2,000, Three commended stories will share the remaining $2,500 in prize money. Entry fee: $25 Looking for: Unpublished short stories between 2,000 and 5,000 words. Website: https://www.australianbookreview.com.au/elizabeth- jolley-short-story-prize 2019 Shooter Short Story Competition Closing date: 21st April 2019. Prizes: Prizes: £500 and publication, £100 plus publication. Entry fee: £7 (or £10 for two stories). Looking for: Stories may be any theme or genre, and any length up to 5,000 words. Email: contest.shooterlitmag@gmail.com Website: https://shooterlitmag.com/competition/ Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest Closing date: 30th April 2019. Prizes: modest prizes. Free entry. Looking for: Each entry must consist of a single sentence but you may submit as many entries as you wish. (A fellow once submitted over 3,000 entries.). Sentences may be of any length but we strongly recommend that entries not go beyond 50 or 60 words. Email: srice@pacbell.net Website: https://www.bulwer-lytton.com/copy-of- about-1 Cranked Anvil Media Quarterly Short Story Competition Closing date: 30th April 2019. Prizes: Prizes 1st – £150; 2nd – £75; 3rd – £30. Entry fee: £5 for the first; £3 for the second; £2 for the third. Looking for: your story must be a maximum of 1,500 words (not including the title). Further info: You may enter up to three stories in each quarterly competition. The three placed stories from each quarter will be published on the website. Website: https://crankedanvil.co.uk/shortstory/ Sequestrum Reprint Award Fiction & Nonfiction Closing date: 30th April 2019. Prizes: $200 plus publication. Reading fee: $15. Looking for: Fiction and non-fiction, any length; poetry, any length - all previously published elsewhere. Website: https://www.sequestrum.org/contests Tamworth Literary Festival Writing Competition Closing date: 30th April 2019. Prizes: £100, £50, £25; 7-11, £50, £25, £15. See website for more. Entry fee: £4 in adult category, otherwise free Looking for: Short stories and poems in three categories: adults 1,500 words; ages 7-11,1,000 words; under 6, 500 words. Website: https://tamlitfest.files.wordpress.com/2019/02/2019- 03-composite-flyer.pdf NAWG Open '100' Mini-tale Competition Closing date: 30th April 2019. Entry fee: £3, £5 for two, £8 for three. Prizes: £75, £25 every 100 entries Looking for: Rolling competition for flash fiction of exactly 100 words, will be judged when 100 entries have been received then start again. Website: https://www.nawg.co.uk/competitions Edinburgh International The Short Story Award Closing date: 30th April 2019. Prizes: First prize of £1,000, second prize £500, third prize £250 open to writers worldwide. Looking for:  Stories up to 2,000 words on any topic. Entry fee: £10 per story. Website: https://www.storyawards.org/shortstoryaward Tom Howard/John H Reid Fiction and Essay Contest Closing date: 30th April 2019. Prizes: $2,000 in each category, ten honourable mentions each $100. Entry fee: $20. Looking for: Short stories, essays or other prose, up to 6,000 words. International entries welcome Email: adam@winningwriters.com  Website: https://winningwriters.com/our-contests/ Momaya Press Short Story Competition Closing date: 30th April 2019. Prizes: £110, £55, £25, winners and shortisted authors will be published in the Momaya Short Story. Entry fee: £11. Looking for: Short stories up to 3,000 words on the theme of 'Trading Places'. Further info: You may submit more than one short story. Website: http://momayapress.com/momaya-short- story-competition/ Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition Closing date: 1st May 2019. Prizes: $1,500, 2 x $500. Entry fee: $15 before 1 May, then $20. Looking for: Stories must be original unpublished fiction, typed and double-spaced, and may not exceed 3,500 words in length. There are no theme or genre restrictions. Website: https://shortstorycompetition.com/ Remastered Words Short Story Competition Closing date: 1st May 2019. Prizes: £75, £50, £25; audiobook production. Free entry. Looking for: Fantasy short stories, up to 5,000 words with royalties. Website: http://www.remasteredwords.com/ Questions Writing Prize Closing date: 1st May 2019. Prizes: Aus$2,000. Free entry. Looking for: Short stories, 1,500-2,000 words by Australian writers aged 18-30. http://www.questions.com.au/writing-prize/index.php Crucible Fiction Competition Closing date: 1st May 2019. Prizes: $150, $100. Free entry. Looking for: Short stories up to 8,000 words. Further info: Fiction entries are limited to 8,000 words or less Website: https://www.barton.edu/crucible/ Curt Johnson Prose Awards Closing date: 1st May 2019. Prizes: $1,500, $500 and publication. Entry fee: $20. Looking for: Fiction and non-fiction, up to 8,000 words. https://decembermag.org/2019-curt-johnson-prose- awards/ The Mairtín Crawford Award - Short Story Closing date: 1st May 2019. Prizes: £500 and a three-night stay at Co Down writing retreat, The River Mill. Entry fee: £6.00. Looking for: a short story of up to 2,500 words. Further info: Judge will be short story writer Wendy Erskine. Website: https://belfastbookfestival.com/mairtin- crawford 2019 Bristol Short Story Prize  Closing date: 1st May 2019. Prizes: 1st prize - £1,000, 2nd prize - £500, 3rd prize - £250. 17 further prizes of £100 will be presented to the remaining shortlisted writers. All shortlisted writers will receive 2 free copies of the anthology. Prizes will be sent to any writer on the shortlist who is unable to attend the awards ceremony. Entry fee: £9 per entry. Looking for: Stories up to 4,000 words. Stories can be on any theme or subject and are welcome in any style including graphic, verse or genre-based (Crime, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Historical, Romance, Children’s etc..). Further info: The winner and 2 runners up will be selected from the shortlist and announced at an awards ceremony in October 2019. Email: enquiries@bristolprize.co.uk Website: https://www.bristolprize.co.uk Writers Digest Annual Short Story Competition  Closing date:  6th May 2019. Prizes: 1st - $1,000; 2nd - $500; 3rd - $250; 4th - $100; 5th - $50. There are also additional benefits provided. Entry fee: $30 for the first entry; $25 for each additional manuscript entry. Further info: See website for more details. Website: https://www.writersdigest.com/writing- competitions RTE Radio 1 Short Story Competition Closing date: 10th May 2019. Prizes: €3,000, €2,000, €1,000. Seven runners up will receive €250. Free entry. Looking for: Stories between 1,800 and 2,000 words from writers from Ireland Email: fmacmanusstories@rte.ie Website: https://www.rte.ie/radio1/francis- macmanus-short-story/ Raymond Carver Short Story Prize Closing date: 15th May 2019. Prizes: $1,500, £500, $250, 2 x $125. Entry fee: $17 online / $15 mailed, per story. No limit to number of stories. Looking for: Annual competition for short stories, up to 10,000 words. Website: https://www.carvezine.com/raymond- carver-contest/ Ploughshares Emerging Writer's Contest Closing date: 15th May 2019. Prizes: $2,000 in each category, plus publication. Entry fee: $24 Looking for: Fiction and non-fiction, each under 6,000 words; 3-5 pages of poetry Website: https://www.pshares.org/emerging-writers- contest Lush Triumphant Literary Awards Closing date: 15th May 2019. Prizes: $3,000 in cash prizes, plus publication. Entry fee: Can$30. Looking for: Short stories, max 3,000 words, creative non-fiction, max 4,000 words; up to five poems, max 15 pages. Website: http://subterrain.ca Science-me a Story 2019 Closing date: 16th of May 2019 Prizes: £150, £100 and £50 plus publication in a science communication magazine and/or other written media. Entry fee: None stated. Looking for: Short story, either real or fictional, in Spanish or in English. Website: https://sruk.org.uk/science-me-a-story- 2019-2/ Erewash Writers Free Entry Writing Competition Closing date: 23rd May 2019. Prizes: In 2018, £25 short story, £10 poetry or flash fiction. Free entry. Looking for: 500 words. Email: erewashwriterscomps@hotmail.co.uk Website: https://erewashwriterscompetition.weebly.com/ TulipTree Review New Writers Contest Closing date: 23rd May 2019. Entry fee: $20 per entry.. Looking for: Fiction and non-fiction, up to 10,000 words. Prizes: $1,000 and publication. Website: http://www.tuliptreepub.com/tuliptree- review.html Peter Hinchcliffe Fiction Award Closing date: 28th May 2019. Entry fee: $40 per piece. Looking for: Short stories by a Canadian citizen. Prizes: Can$1000 for one outstanding short story. Website: https://tnq.ca/peter-hinchcliffe-award/ Tillie Olsen Short Story Award Closing date: 30th May 2019. Prizes: $500 and publication Entry fee: $15. Looking for: Short stories, up to 5,000 words. Website: https://thetishmanreview.com/contests/ MJ Meads Short Story Competition 2019 Closing date: 31st May 2019. Prizes: A pair of Cashmere Writing Gloves worth over $50, plus runners up prizes. Entry fee: FREE. Looking for: A short story, 1500-2500 words on the theme 'Message(s)'. Website: https://www.mjmeads.com/p/short-story- competition Yeovil Literary Prize (Short Story) Closing date: 31st May 2019. Prizes: 1st £500; 2nd £200; 3rd £100. Entry fee: £7. Looking for: Maximum 2,000 words. Website: https://www.yeovilprize.co.uk/ Bridport Prize 2019 (Short Story) Closing date: 31st May 2019. Prizes: 1st Prize: £5,000. See website for more prize detail. Entry fee: £12 per short story. Looking for: short stories (up to 5,000 words), poetry (up to 42 lines) and flash fiction (up to 250 words). Email: kate@bridportprize.org.uk Website: https://www.bridportprize.org.uk/ Bridport Prize 2019 (Flash Fiction) Closing date: 31st May 2019. Prizes: 1st Prize £1,000. Entry fee: £9 per flash fiction. Looking for: Flash fiction up to 250 words. Email: kate@bridportprize.org.uk Website: https://www.bridportprize.org.uk/ Frome Festival Short Story Competition, 15th Anniversary 2019 Closing date: 31st May 2019. Prizes: 1st Prize £400 2nd Prize £200 3rd Prize £100, plus additional prizes for local entries. Entry fee: £8 per story. Multiple entries permitted. Entries should not have been published in any form.£8 per story. Multiple entries permitted. Entries should not have been published in any form. Looking for: Stories on any theme - 1,000 to 2,200 words. Postal entries to: Frome Festival Short Story Competition, c/o Frome Library, Justice Lane, FROME, Somerset BA11 1BE. Cheques payable to: Frome Festival Short Story Competition. Website: http://www.fromeshortstorycompetition.co.uk Bath Flash Fiction Award Closing date: 1st June; October and February TBC. Prizes: £1,000, £300, £100. Entry fee: £9. Further info: Thrice-yearly competition for flash fiction up to 300 words. Website: https://bathflashfictionaward.com/ Creative Future Writers' Award Closing date: 2nd June 2019. Prizes: There are over £10,000 worth of cash and writer development prizes up for grabs. Entry fee: Free. Looking for: In poetry we’re looking for a maximum of 300 words and in prose a maximum of 2,000 words. Website: https://literary.creativefuture.org.uk/ Hummingbird Flash Fiction Prize Closing date: 15th June 2019. Prizes: Can$300. Entry fee: $15. Looking for: Short fiction, up to 1,000 words. Website: http://pulpliterature.com/contests/ Narrative Prize Closing date: 15th June 2019. Prizes: $4,000. Entry fee: Free entry. Looking for: Short story or graphic story. Website: https://www.narrativemagazine.com/narrative-prize Segora Short Story Competition 2019 Closing date: 15th June 2019. Prizes: First prize £300 Second £50 Third £30 or equivalent in Euro. Looking for: Short stories between 1,500 and 3,000 words, poems up to 50 lines, vignettes up to 300 words, one-act plays Entry fee: £5 poems and vignettes, £6 story, £12 playTBC. Email: simms.gordon@orange.fr Website: http://www.poetryproseandplays.com/ Wild Words Summer Solstice Writing Competition Closing date: 21st June 2019. Prizes: Publication on the Wild Words website and social media platforms, plus an hour long 1-1 mentoring session. Entry fee: £7.00. Looking for: Write, (or perform and send us the film), a maximum of 1000 words, in fiction or non-fiction prose or poetry, inspired by one of the four quotes on the website. Website: http://www.wildwords.org/competition The Henshaw Short Story Competition Closing Date: 30th June 2019. Prizes: 1st - £200, 2nd - £75, 3rd - £25. Entry fee: £6 by PayPal or by cheque to G. Jennings. Optional Critiques a further £12. Looking for: A short story on any subject up to 2000 words. Further info: It is intended to produce the next anthology in 2019 when there have been sufficient prize winning stories. Email: editor@henshawpress.com Website: http://henshawpress.co.uk Wells Festival of Literature's Short Story Competition Closing date: 30th June 2019. Prizes: First prize £750, Second £300, Third £200, Local prize £100. Entry fee: £6.00. Further info: Judge Mark McCrum. Website: https://www.wellsfestivalofliterature.org.uk/ The Penfro Festival - Shortstory Closing date: 1st July 2019.. Prizes: The prize will be publication in an anthology, to be launched at the Penfro Festival. Twelve of the winning stories will be published, with one overall winner, and a £25 fee will be paid to each winning writer, plus a copy of the book. Entry fee: £8 for each story submitted. Looking for: Short stories (up to 2,500 words) The best 12 win £25 and will be published in an anthology by leading Welsh publishers Parthian. Further info: There is an open theme. Website: https://penfrobookfestival.org.uk/competitions/shorts tory Brentwood Writers Circle Closing date: 30th July 2019. Prizes: First prize £50.00, Second prize £30.00, third prize £20.00. Entry fee: £3.00. Looking for: 100 word fiction or non-fiction on the subject "100 Years Ahead". Website: http://www.brentwoodwriterscircle.org/ The To Hull And Back Humorous Short Story Competition Closing date: 31st July 2019. Prizes: 1st £1,000, your head on the cover of a book and the opportunity to star in the winner's video, riding a Harley Davidson to Hull; 2nd £500; 3rd £250; 3 x Highly Commended £100; 14 x Shortlisted £50. Entry fee: Early bird until 30th April 2019: £11 for one story, £18 for two stories and £22 for three stories. Then, until 31st July 2019: £13 for one story, £21 for two stories and £26 for three stories. Looking for: Short stories, 2,500 words max. No limitation on style or genre, but must contain some element of humour. Further info: Entries accepted from anywhere in the world. All short listed and winning writers published in the To Hull And Back Anthology, released on Hulloween (31st October). Website: https://www.christopherfielden.com/short- story-competition/ The Retreat West Flash Fiction Prize 2019 Closing date: 27th October 2019. Prizes: 1st Prize £350; 2nd Prize £200; 3rd Prize £100. Shortlisted £15. All winning and shortlisted stories published in the annual anthology. Entry fee: £8 for 1 story. Enter as many times as you like but all entries must be made separately and the entry fee paid each time. Looking for: Up to 500 (title not included). Website: http://www.retreatwest.co.uk/competitions/

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