Boulevard Emerging Writers Competition Closing date: All entries must be postmarked before September 30, 2020 or submitted online by midnight CT. Prizes: $1,000 and publication. Looking for: Nonfiction up to 8,000 words, by writers without a book published. Entry fee: $16. Website: https://boulevardmagazine.org/nonfiction-contest The Henshaw Short Story Competition Closing date: 30th September 2020. Prizes: 1st £200, 2nd £100, 3rd £50. Prize winners published on the Henshawpress website and in our next Anthology. Looking for: A short story on any subject up to 2000 words. Results announced by the end of October 2020 Entry fee: £6 by PayPal or by Cheque to G. Jennings. Optional Critiques a further £12. Contact email: editor@henshawpress.com Website: http://henshawpress.co.uk Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Festival - Fiction Closing date: 1st October 2020. Prizes: $1,500. including VIP festival passes. Looking for: Fiction (up to 7,000 words, $25, 1!10, $1,500) and Rash (up to 500 words, $10, 15!1O, $500) Entry fee: $10. Website: http://tennesseewilliams.net/contests/ Perito Prize Closing date: 1st October 2020 Prizes: £500 and publication Looking for: Short stories, 1,000-2,000 words Free entry. Website: www.weareperito.com/perito-prize Zoetrope All-Story Short Fiction Competition Closing date: 1st October, 2020. Prizes: $1,000, $500, $250 and publication. Looking for: Short stories, 1,000-5,000 words. Entry fee: $15. Website: https://www.all-story.com/workshops Missouri Review Jeffrey E Smith Editor's Prize Closing date: 1st October 2020. Prizes: $5,000 in each category. Looking for: Fiction and non-fiction, up to 8,500 words, any number of poems, up to 10 pages. Entry fee: $25. Website: https://www.missourireview.com/contests/ American Literary Review Closing date: 1st October 2020. Prizes: $1,000 and publication in each category. Looking for: Short stories, up to 8,000 words, creative non-fiction, up to 4,000, and poems, up to 3. Entry fee: $15. Website: https://americanliteraryreview.com/contest/ Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition  Closing date: 1st October 2020, next year's should close on 15th May. Prizes: $1,500, 2 x $500. Looking for: Short stories up to 3,500 words Entry fee: $20 Website: https://shortstorycompetition.com/ London Short Story Prize Closing date: 7th October, TBe Prizes: £1,000, 2 x £250. Looking for: Short stories up to 5,000 words by writers with London postcodes. Entry fee: £10. Website: www.https://www.spreadtheword.org.uk/projects/london-short-story-prize/ Bath Flash Fiction Award Closing date: 11th October, and February TBC. Prizes: £1,000, £300, £100, 2X£30. Thrice-yearly competition for flash fiction up to 300 words. Entry fee: £9. Website: http://bathflashfictionaward.com Observer/Jonathan Capel Comica Graphic Short Story Prize Closing date: 11th October 2020. Prizes: £1,000, £250; publication. Looking for: Graphic short stories. Free entry. Website: https://www.penguin.co.uk/company/publishers/vintage/jonathan- cape.html#capeshortstory  Omnidawn Fabulist Fiction Chapbook Contest Closing date: 12th October 2020. Prizes: $1,000 and publication Looking for: Single fantastical or magic realist stories, or collections, totalling 7,500-17,500 words Entry fee: $18 Website: http://omnidawn.com/contest/fiction/ Sequestrum NewWriter Awards Closing date: 15th October 2020. Prizes: One first-prize winner will receive $400, plus publication in a future issue of Sequestrum. Runner up prize(s) of $25-$100, plus publication. One submission up to 12,000 word per $15 reading fee. Looking for: Fiction and non-fiction, up to 12,000 words; poems, up to 3, max 50 lines each. Entry fee: $15. Website: https://www.sequestrum.org/new-writer-awards-fiction-nonfiction Raven Short Story Contest Closing date: 15th October 2020. Prizes: Can$300. Looking for: Fiction, 250-2,500 words. Entry fee: $20. Website: https://pulpliterature.com/contests/ Calvino Prize Closing date: 15th October 2020. Prizes: $2,000 and publication, $300. Looking for: Fiction, up to 25 pages, in the sryle of Italo Calvino. Entry fee: $25. Website: http://louisville.edu/english/creative-writing/creative-writing-contests 'World Tales' Short Story Competition UNESCO and the Idries Shah Foundation Closing date: 15th October 2020. Prizes: Winners will receive an iPad and have their story published in a special edition hardcover book. Looking for: Short stories by young people aged 12 - 18 years on the theme 'Once upon a time in my future' Other info: See website for more. Website: https://en.unesco.org/news/unesco-and-idries-shah-foundation-launch-world-tales- short-story-competition Retreat West Short Story Prize Closing date: 25th October 2020. Looking for: Stories, 1,500-5,000 words. Prizes: £400, £250, £150, £20 each shortlisted. All winning and shortlisted stories published in the annual anthology – paperback and ebook – and receive a contributor copy. Entry fee: £10 for 1 story; £75 for 1 story with detailed feedback. Website: https://www.retreatwest.co.uk/competitions/the-rw-short-story-prize/ Carter V Cooper Short Fiction Competition Closing date: 21st October 2020. Prizes: Can$10,000, $5,000. Looking for: Short fiction, up to 10,000 words. Entry fee: $30. Website: www.exileeditions.com The Bedford International Writing Competition Closing date: 31st October, 2020. Prizes: Poetry, Short Story and Young Writers' Prizes: £500, £150, £100.Special Seniors' Prizes of £500, £150, £100 for the best stories submitted by persons aged 70 years and over. Entry Fee: £6 or 3 for £12, students £4 or 3 for £8. Looking for: poems (40 lines) and short stories (max.3000 words). Other info: This year, proceeds will go to charities helping coronavirus victims. All shortlisted and winning entries will be published as an anthology in paperback and Kindle form. Judge: Leigh Russell Website: https://bedfordwritingcompetition.co.uk/BWC/php/homepage.php The Bedford Short Story Competition Closing date: 31st October 2020. Prizes: 1st place, £500, 2nd place £150 and 3rd place £100. In addition all short listed stories and poems plus other prizewinners are published in an anthology which is produced in paperback and electronic book format. Looking for: Stories may be up to 3000 words on any theme. Entry fee: One story - £6; three stories at the same time £12. Full time students pay a reduced entry fee of £4 for one story and £8 for three. Website: https://bedfordwritingcompetition.co.uk/BWC/php/homepage.php Writers Bureau Flash Fiction Competition Closing date: 30th November 2020. Prizes: 1st Prize - £300; 2nd Prize - £200; 3rd Prize - £100. Plus, all winners receive a Writers Bureau Course. of their choice worth over £374 Looking for: Stories must not exceed 500 words and must be typed using double spacing. All work must be in English. Entry fee:  £5.00 per entry or three entries for £10. Website: https://www.wbcompetition.com/competition/rules.html Flash Fiction 2020 Closing Date: 30th November 2020. Prizes: 1st Prize - £300; 2nd Prize - £200; 3rd Prize - £100. Plus, all winners receive a Writers Bureau Course of their choice worth over £374. Winners announced 15th January 2021. Looking for: Work may be on any theme but should not have been previously published. Visit website for further T's & C's. Entry Fee:  £5.00 per entry or three entries for £10. Website:https://www.wbcompetition.com/competition/rules.html ITS Groups Ltd Fiction & Novel Competition - Adults Closing date: 31st December 2020. Prizes:   First   Place:   Book   illustration   (£600   value)   +   video   animation   of   the   story   (£3000   value)+ £200 + Publication. 2 finalists : £50 +  Publication. Looking for: Any Subject. Entry Fee: £10. Website: https://www.itsgroups.co.uk/competitions

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Boulevard Emerging Writers Competition Closing date: All entries must be postmarked before September 30, 2020 or submitted online by midnight CT. Prizes: $1,000 and publication. Looking for: Nonfiction up to 8,000 words, by writers without a book published. Entry fee: $16. Website: https://boulevardmagazine.org/nonfiction- contest The Henshaw Short Story Competition Closing date: 30th September 2020. Prizes: 1st £200, 2nd £100, 3rd £50. Prize winners published on the Henshawpress website and in our next Anthology. Looking for: A short story on any subject up to 2000 words. Results announced by the end of October 2020 Entry fee: £6 by PayPal or by Cheque to G. Jennings. Optional Critiques a further £12. Contact email: editor@henshawpress.com Website: http://henshawpress.co.uk Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Festival - Fiction Closing date: 1st October 2020. Prizes: $1,500. including VIP festival passes. Looking for: Fiction (up to 7,000 words, $25, 1!10, $1,500) and Rash (up to 500 words, $10, 15!1O, $500) Entry fee: $10. Website: http://tennesseewilliams.net/contests/ Perito Prize Closing date: 1st October 2020 Prizes: £500 and publication Looking for: Short stories, 1,000-2,000 words Free entry. Website: www.weareperito.com/perito-prize Zoetrope All-Story Short Fiction Competition Closing date: 1st October, 2020. Prizes: $1,000, $500, $250 and publication. Looking for: Short stories, 1,000-5,000 words. Entry fee: $15. Website: https://www.all-story.com/workshops Missouri Review Jeffrey E Smith Editor's Prize Closing date: 1st October 2020. Prizes: $5,000 in each category. Looking for: Fiction and non-fiction, up to 8,500 words, any number of poems, up to 10 pages. Entry fee: $25. Website: https://www.missourireview.com/contests/ American Literary Review Closing date: 1st October 2020. Prizes: $1,000 and publication in each category. Looking for: Short stories, up to 8,000 words, creative non-fiction, up to 4,000, and poems, up to 3. Entry fee: $15. Website: https://americanliteraryreview.com/contest/ Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition  Closing date: 1st October 2020, next year's should close on 15th May. Prizes: $1,500, 2 x $500. Looking for: Short stories up to 3,500 words Entry fee: $20 Website: https://shortstorycompetition.com/ London Short Story Prize Closing date: 7th October, TBe Prizes: £1,000, 2 x £250. Looking for: Short stories up to 5,000 words by writers with London postcodes. Entry fee: £10. Website: www.https://www.spreadtheword.org.uk/projects/lon don-short-story-prize/ Bath Flash Fiction Award Closing date: 11th October, and February TBC. Prizes: £1,000, £300, £100, 2X£30. Thrice-yearly competition for flash fiction up to 300 words. Entry fee: £9. Website: http://bathflashfictionaward.com Observer/Jonathan Capel Comica Graphic Short Story Prize Closing date: 11th October 2020. Prizes: £1,000, £250; publication. Looking for: Graphic short stories. Free entry. Website: https://www.penguin.co.uk/company/publishers/vinta ge/jonathan-cape.html#capeshortstory  Omnidawn Fabulist Fiction Chapbook Contest Closing date: 12th October 2020. Prizes: $1,000 and publication Looking for: Single fantastical or magic realist stories, or collections, totalling 7,500-17,500 words Entry fee: $18 Website: http://omnidawn.com/contest/fiction/ Sequestrum NewWriter Awards Closing date: 15th October 2020. Prizes: One first-prize winner will receive $400, plus publication in a future issue of Sequestrum. Runner up prize(s) of $25-$100, plus publication. One submission up to 12,000 word per $15 reading fee. Looking for: Fiction and non-fiction, up to 12,000 words; poems, up to 3, max 50 lines each. Entry fee: $15. Website: https://www.sequestrum.org/new-writer- awards-fiction-nonfiction Raven Short Story Contest Closing date: 15th October 2020. Prizes: Can$300. Looking for: Fiction, 250-2,500 words. Entry fee: $20. Website: https://pulpliterature.com/contests/ Calvino Prize Closing date: 15th October 2020. Prizes: $2,000 and publication, $300. Looking for: Fiction, up to 25 pages, in the sryle of Italo Calvino. Entry fee: $25. Website: http://louisville.edu/english/creative-writing/creative- writing-contests 'World Tales' Short Story Competition UNESCO and the Idries Shah Foundation Closing date: 15th October 2020. Prizes: Winners will receive an iPad and have their story published in a special edition hardcover book. Looking for: Short stories by young people aged 12 - 18 years on the theme 'Once upon a time in my future' Other info: See website for more. Website: https://en.unesco.org/news/unesco-and- idries-shah-foundation-launch-world-tales-short- story-competition Retreat West Short Story Prize Closing date: 25th October 2020. Looking for: Stories, 1,500-5,000 words. Prizes: £400, £250, £150, £20 each shortlisted. All winning and shortlisted stories published in the annual anthology – paperback and ebook – and receive a contributor copy. Entry fee: £10 for 1 story; £75 for 1 story with detailed feedback. Website: https://www.retreatwest.co.uk/competitions/the-rw- short-story-prize/ Carter V Cooper Short Fiction Competition Closing date: 21st October 2020. Prizes: Can$10,000, $5,000. Looking for: Short fiction, up to 10,000 words. Entry fee: $30. Website: www.exileeditions.com The Bedford International Writing Competition Closing date: 31st October, 2020. Prizes: Poetry, Short Story and Young Writers' Prizes: £500, £150, £100.Special Seniors' Prizes of £500, £150, £100 for the best stories submitted by persons aged 70 years and over. Entry Fee: £6 or 3 for £12, students £4 or 3 for £8. Looking for: poems (40 lines) and short stories (max.3000 words). Other info: This year, proceeds will go to charities helping coronavirus victims. All shortlisted and winning entries will be published as an anthology in paperback and Kindle form. Judge: Leigh Russell Website: https://bedfordwritingcompetition.co.uk/BWC/php/ho mepage.php The Bedford Short Story Competition Closing date: 31st October 2020. Prizes: 1st place, £500, 2nd place £150 and 3rd place £100. In addition all short listed stories and poems plus other prizewinners are published in an anthology which is produced in paperback and electronic book format. Looking for: Stories may be up to 3000 words on any theme. Entry fee: One story - £6; three stories at the same time £12. Full time students pay a reduced entry fee of £4 for one story and £8 for three. Website: https://bedfordwritingcompetition.co.uk/BWC/php/ho mepage.php Writers Bureau Flash Fiction Competition Closing date: 30th November 2020. Prizes: 1st Prize - £300; 2nd Prize - £200; 3rd Prize - £100. Plus, all winners receive a Writers Bureau Course. of their choice worth over £374 Looking for: Stories must not exceed 500 words and must be typed using double spacing. All work must be in English. Entry fee:  £5.00 per entry or three entries for £10. Website: https://www.wbcompetition.com/competition/rules.ht ml Flash Fiction 2020 Closing Date: 30th November 2020. Prizes: 1st Prize - £300; 2nd Prize - £200; 3rd Prize - £100. Plus, all winners receive a Writers Bureau Course of their choice worth over £374. Winners announced 15th January 2021. Looking for: Work may be on any theme but should not have been previously published. Visit website for further T's & C's. Entry Fee:  £5.00 per entry or three entries for £10. Website:https://www.wbcompetition.com/competition /rules.html ITS   Groups   Ltd   Fiction   &   Novel   Competition   - Adults Closing date: 31st December 2020. Prizes:   First   Place:   Book   illustration   (£600   value)   + video   animation   of   the   story   (£3000   value)+   £200   + Publication. 2 finalists : £50 +  Publication. Looking for: Any Subject. Entry Fee: £10. Website: https://www.itsgroups.co.uk/competitions

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