Mogford Prize for Food and Drink Writing   Closing date: 13th January 2020. Prizes: £10,000, 3X£250. Entry fee: £15. Looking for: Short stories with food and drink themes, up to 2,500 words Website: www.mogfordprize.co.uk/ Magma Poetry Competition Closing date: 15th January 2021. Prizes: Prizes: up to 50 lines, £1,000, £300, £150, up to 10 lines, £1,000, £300 and ten £15 special mentions. Looking for: Poems on any subject, two categories, 11- 50 lines, and up to 10 lines Entry fee: £5, £4 for second, £3 for third and each subsequent. Website: https://magmapoetry.com/competition/ Parracombe Prize 2020 Closing date: 31st January 2021. Prizes: First prize £100; Second prize £50; Two runner-up prizes £25 Looking for: a short story of no more than 2,020 words. Entry fee: £5. Other info: Entries to be a maximum of 2020 words (not including the title). Website: https://prize.parracombe.org.uk/ Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition (January 2021) Closing Date: 31st January 2021. Prizes: £250 (First), £125 (Second), £75 (Third), £30 x 3 (High commendation), £20 x 3 (Commendation) and 3 x Sentinel Literary Quarterly paperback (Special mention). Looking for: This competition is for original, previously unpublished poems in English Language, on any subject, in any style, up to 50 lines long. Poets of all nationalities living in any part of the world are eligible to enter. Entry fees: £5/1, £8/2, £10/3, £12/4, £14/5, £16/7 and £22/10 poems. Judge: Oz Hardwick. Enter online or download Entry Form for postal entries at Website: https://sentinelquarterly.com/competitions/poetry/index.htm Blackwater Press Short Story Contest Closing date: 31st January 2021. Prizes: Top ten stories will be published in a collection. Winners receive two free copies. (We might be adding a cash prize to this. We are currently seeking sponsors, and will hopefully have more info in the next couple of days). Looking for: Each competition will be themed. Our first theme is our bird logo. Entrants may approach the theme however they wish. Entry fee: $5. Other info: Word limit: 10,000 max/1000 min. Web: https://www.blackwaterpress.com/storycontest Mighty Pens Winter Short Story Competition Closing date: 31st January 2021. Prizes: Mighty Pens Certificate of Honour plus a £50 shopping gift card from M&S. In addition you will be honoured on our web pages and have your work published in the next Mighty Pens magazine. Looking for: Entries must be between 500 and 1,000 words excluding title and author’s name and must be submitted in pdf format. No printed entries please. Entry fee: £4.00 each (Members £2.00 each)  and there is a maximum of three entries per person. Other info: Entries must be between 500 and 1,000 words excluding title and author’s name and must be submitted in pdf format. No printed entries please. Website: https://www.mightypens.co.uk/mighty-pens-winter-short-story-competition/ The Henshaw Competition Closing Date: 31st March 2021. Prizes: 1st £200, Second £100, Third £50. Entry fee: £6 by PayPal or by cheque to G. Jennings. Optional Critiques: a further £12. Entry Requirements: A short story on any subject up to 2000 words Results: Announced by 30th April 2021 Wining stories will be published on the Henshawpress website. Winners and Authors of commended stories will be offered the opportunity of inclusion in our next Anthology later this year. Website: http://henshawpress.co.uk Anthology Magazine Short Story Competition Closing date: Early Bird - 30th April 2021 or Deadline - 31st July 2021. Prizes: Winner - €500 and the chance to see their  work published in a future issue of Anthlogy. Looking for: Original, unpublished short stories Entry fee: Early Bird - 30th April 2021 - €10; Deadline - 31 July 2021 - €15. Website: https://anthology-magazine.com Bristol Short Story Prize Closing date: 5th May 2021. Prizes: 1st prize is £1,000, 2nd prize is £500, 3rd prize is £250. 17 further prizes of £100 will be presented to the remaining shortlisted writers. Looking for: 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, Horror, Romance, Children’s etc..). Entry fee: £9 per short story. Other info: The competition is open to all writers around the world whether published or unpublished, UK or non-UK based. Entrants must be over 16 years old on the closing date. Website: https://www.bristolprize.co.uk/rules/ San Francisco Writers Conference Closing date: 18th September, 2021. Prizes: $250, 2x$100; consultations Entry fee: $30 per entry. Looking for: Adult Fiction; Adult Nonfiction (including memoir; Children’s/YA Books* Poetry. Website: https://www.sfwriters.org/2021-writing-contest-overview/

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Mogford Prize for Food and Drink Writing   Closing date: 13th January 2020. Prizes: £10,000, 3X£250. Entry fee: £15. Looking   for:   Short   stories   with   food   and   drink   themes, up to 2,500 words Website: www.mogfordprize.co.uk/ Magma Poetry Competition Closing date: 15th January 2021. Prizes: Prizes: up to 50 lines, £1,000, £300, £150, up to 10 lines, £1,000, £300 and ten £15 special mentions. Looking for: Poems on any subject, two categories, 11- 50 lines, and up to 10 lines Entry fee: £5, £4 for second, £3 for third and each subsequent. Website: https://magmapoetry.com/competition/ Parracombe Prize 2020 Closing date: 31st January 2021. Prizes: First prize £100; Second prize £50; Two runner-up prizes £25 Looking for: a short story of no more than 2,020 words. Entry fee: £5. Other info: Entries to be a maximum of 2020 words (not including the title). Website: https://prize.parracombe.org.uk/ Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition (January 2021) Closing Date: 31st January 2021. Prizes: £250 (First), £125 (Second), £75 (Third), £30 x 3 (High commendation), £20 x 3 (Commendation) and 3 x Sentinel Literary Quarterly paperback (Special mention). Looking for: This competition is for original, previously unpublished poems in English Language, on any subject, in any style, up to 50 lines long. Poets of all nationalities living in any part of the world are eligible to enter. Entry fees: £5/1, £8/2, £10/3, £12/4, £14/5, £16/7 and £22/10 poems. Judge: Oz Hardwick. Enter online or download Entry Form for postal entries at Website: https://sentinelquarterly.com/competitions/poetry/ind ex.htm Blackwater Press Short Story Contest Closing date: 31st January 2021. Prizes: Top ten stories will be published in a collection. Winners receive two free copies. (We might be adding a cash prize to this. We are currently seeking sponsors, and will hopefully have more info in the next couple of days). Looking for: Each competition will be themed. Our first theme is our bird logo. Entrants may approach the theme however they wish. Entry fee: $5. Other info: Word limit: 10,000 max/1000 min. Web: https://www.blackwaterpress.com/storycontest Mighty Pens Winter Short Story Competition Closing date: 31st January 2021. Prizes: Mighty Pens Certificate of Honour plus a £50 shopping gift card from M&S. In addition you will be honoured on our web pages and have your work published in the next Mighty Pens magazine. Looking for: Entries must be between 500 and 1,000 words excluding title and author’s name and must be submitted in pdf format. No printed entries please. Entry fee: £4.00 each (Members £2.00 each)  and there is a maximum of three entries per person. Other info: Entries must be between 500 and 1,000 words excluding title and author’s name and must be submitted in pdf format. No printed entries please. Website: https://www.mightypens.co.uk/mighty- pens-winter-short-story-competition/ The Henshaw Competition Closing Date: 31st March 2021. Prizes: 1st £200, Second £100, Third £50. Entry fee: £6 by PayPal or by cheque to G. Jennings. Optional Critiques: a further £12. Entry Requirements: A short story on any subject up to 2000 words Results: Announced by 30th April 2021 Wining stories will be published on the Henshawpress website. Winners and Authors of commended stories will be offered the opportunity of inclusion in our next Anthology later this year. Website: http://henshawpress.co.uk Anthology Magazine Short Story Competition Closing date: Early Bird - 30th April 2021 or Deadline - 31st July 2021. Prizes: Winner - €500 and the chance to see their  work published in a future issue of Anthlogy. Looking for: Original, unpublished short stories Entry fee: Early Bird - 30th April 2021 - €10; Deadline - 31 July 2021 - €15. Website: https://anthology-magazine.com Bristol Short Story Prize Closing date: 5th May 2021. Prizes: 1st prize is £1,000, 2nd prize is £500, 3rd prize is £250. 17 further prizes of £100 will be presented to the remaining shortlisted writers. Looking for: 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, Horror, Romance, Children’s etc..). Entry fee: £9 per short story. Other info: The competition is open to all writers around the world whether published or unpublished, UK or non-UK based. Entrants must be over 16 years old on the closing date. Website: https://www.bristolprize.co.uk/rules/ San Francisco Writers Conference Closing date: 18th September, 2021. Prizes: $250, 2x$100; consultations Entry fee: $30 per entry. Looking   for:   Adult   Fiction;   Adult   Nonfiction   (including memoir; Children’s/YA Books* Poetry. Website:         https://www.sfwriters.org/2021-writing- contest-overview/

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