New Media Writing Prize Closing date: 15th December 2017 Prizes: The if:book New Media Writing Prizes: £1000 donated by if:book UK; The Unicorn Student Prize: 3 months paid internship (or £500 in cash if the winner cannot undertake the placement) at Unicorn Training; The Dot Award: £500 to get develop a new project. Donated by if:book UK; The Gorkana Journalism Award, donated by Gorkana. Two awards: the UK award, and the International award, both £500 for the winner. Free entry. Looking for: Interactive fiction or non-fiction written specifically for digital delivery. http://newmediawritingprize.co.uk The Writers' Award Closing date: 15th December 2017. Prizes: £10,000 Free entry Further info. Set up in memory of literary agent Deborah Rogers, between 20,000 and 30,000 words of a WIP by a first-time author. Email: info@deborahrogersfoundation.org Website: www.deborahrogersfoundation.org Wild Words Winter Solstice Competition 2017 Closing date: 21st December 2017. Prizes: A Wild Words one-hour 1-1 mentoring session, online publication. Entry fee: £7. Looking for: Prose or poetry up to 1,000 words inspired by one of the traditional names of the moon. . Email: hello@wildwords.org Website: www.wildwords.org Ruth Rendell Short Story  Closing date: 22nd December 2017. Prizes: £1,000 and commission to write four further stories for InterAct Reading Service over the course of one year. Entry fee: £15. Looking for: For short stories, up to 1,000 words. Email: info@interactstroke.org Website: www.interactstrokesupport.org Flash 500 Competitions Closing date: Quarterly: 31 Dec 17, 31 March, 30 June. Prizes: £300, £200 and £100. Entry fee: £5, £8 for two. Quarterly competition for flash fiction, up to 500 words. Email: info@flash500.com Website: www.flash500.com The Ouen Press 2017 Short Story Competition  Closing date: 31st December 2017. Prizes: First prize £300; 2 x Runners up £100 each; Highly Commended entries recognised. Free entry. Looking for: Short stories between 3,000 and 10,000 words. Email: info@ouenpress.com Website: www.ouenpress.com The Magic Oxygen Literary Prize Closing date: 31st December 2017. Prizes: First Prize – £1,000; Second Prize – £300; Third Prize – £100. Two Highly Commended – £50. Entry fee: £5 per entry. Looking for: Short Stories up to 4,000 words, excluding title; Poetry up to 50 lines, excluding title and lines between stanzas. Further info: The theme for short stories and poetry is open and is open to writers all over the world. Website: https://www.magicoxygen.co.uk/molp/ The SciFan 'Fire and Ice' Competition 2017 Closing date: 31st December 2017. Prizes: £100, £50, £25. Entry fee: £5 each. Five or more entries - £3.50 per entry. You may enter as many times as you like and we actively encourage book clubs and writing groups to take advantage of the group entry discount. Looking for: We are looking for your darkest, most twisted dystopian short stories. The topic is 'Fire and Ice'. SciFan - either pure science fiction, pure fantasy or 'SciFan', an amalgamation of the two. Max length 2000 words. Other info: as well as winners, the best of the entries from the shortlist are offered professional editing with a view to publication in a competition anthology alongside invited contributors. Website: www.fantasticbooksstore.com/current-competition Mogford Prize for Food and Drink Writing 2017 Closing date: 3rd January 2018. Prizes: £10,000, 3 x £250. Entry fee: £10. Looking for: Short stories with food and drink themes, up to 2,500 words. Website: http://writ.rs/mogfordprize The Henshaw Short Story Competition Closing Date: 10th January 2018. Prizes: 1st £100, 2nd £50, 3rd £25. Entry fee £5 by PayPal or by Cheque to G. Jennings. Optional Critiques a further £10. Entry requirements: A short story on any subject up to 2000 words. Results announced by the end of January 2018. Prizes winners published on the Henshawpress website. URL of competition page: http://henshawpress.co.uk Caine Prize for African Writing Closing date: 31st January 2018. Prizes: £10,000, £500 for each shortlisted, anthology ublication. Free entry Looking for: Short stories, 3,000-10,000 words, published by African writers (born in Africa, African nationals, and children of African parents). Email: info@caineprize.com Website: www.caineprize.com The Fiction Desk Ghost Story Competition 2018 Closing date: 31st January 2018. Prizes: First prize £500, second prize £250, third prize £100. Entry fee: £8. Looking for: Ghost stories between 1,000 and 7,000 words. For full details and online entry form, see: http://www.thefictiondesk.com/competition.php Lancashire Authors' Association Open Flash Fiction Competition Closing date: Closing date 31st January 2018. Prizes: Author of winning entry will receive £100. Entry fee: Entry fee £2 or multiple entries 3 for £5. Looking for: A Short Story in Exactly 100 words excluding the Title. All information, rules etc. can be found on the LAA website: lancashireauthorsassociation.co.uk ChipLitFest Annual Short Story Competition Closing Date: 7th February 2018. Top Prize:  £500. Other Prizes:  £100, £50. Top 3 stories will be read by a professional at a ChipLitFest event over the festival weekend in April 2018. Entry fee:  £5 up to 3,000 words, £8 up to 5,000 words. Max Word Count: 5,000 words. Winners Announced: 30th March 2018. Further details: Any genre; Judge:  Rachel Seiffert; Competition rules and details on how to enter can be found on www.chiplitfest.com/short-story-competition Website:  www.chiplitfest.com Atlantis Short Story Contest Closing date: 25th February 2018. (Early Bird Deadline: December 18, 2017, discounted entry fee) Prizes: Cash prizes and in-depth feedback. Entry fee: starts from $10 (depends on level of feedback wanted when the story does not place). Further Info: No theme or genre restrictions, max 2,500 words. Website: http://atlantis-shortstorycontest.com/ CWA Margery Allingham Short Story Competition Closing date: 28th February 2018. Prize: £500 and two passes to CrimeFest 2019 Entry fee: £12 Looking for: For an unpublished short story that keeps in mind Margery Allingham's mystery definition . Max word count: 3,500. Further details: Open to published and unpublished authors. Story must not have been previously published on any platform. Winner announced at CrimeFest May 2018. Email: Contact: secretary@thecwa.co.uk Full details and online entry: http://www.thecwa.co.uk/debuts/short-story-competition/ CWA Dagger Review Competition The Dagger Review competition closes at midnight on 28th February 2018. Prize: The prize is a full weekend pass for CrimeFest 2018 (event only) and a copy of both the new CrimeFest and CWA anthologies. Looking for: Write a review of any of the 2017 CWA Dagger shortlisted titles, including the winners, and post it free to the CWA's DaggerReads The CWA will select the review they consider to be the best as the winner. Reviews will be moderated and posted providing they are literate, non-abusive and contain no spoilers! Entrants can post reviews for as many titles as they like, but only one per title. The competition winner will be informed during March. Contact: secretary@thecwa.co.uk Website: www.daggerreads.co.uk  Atlantis Short Story Contest Closing date: 25th February 2018 (Early Bird Deadline: December 18, 2017, discounted entry fee). Prizes: Cash prizes and in-depth feedback. Entry fee: Starts from $10 (depends on level of feedback wanted when the story does not place). Further details:  No theme or genre restrictions, max 2,500 words. Website: atlantis-shortstorycontest.com Flash 500 Short Story Competition Closing date: 28th February 2018. Prizes: £500, £200, £100. Entry fees: £7 for one, £12 for two, £16 for three, £20 for four. Optional critique: £25. Further info: This annual competition for stories up to 3,000 words (open theme and any genre). Email: entry@flash500.com Website: www.flash500.com/index_files/ss.html Cunningham Short Story Competition Closing Date:  31st March, 2018. Prize: $100 (or other currency equivalent). Rules:  Short stories should be fiction, but can be based on true life, and should be between 1,000 and 3,000 words, in English.  THEME:  THE WORLD Website, including full T&C's:  www.willowdownbooks.com James White Award Closing date: 27th April 2018. Prizes: £200, plus publication in Interzone. Free entry. Looking for: Science fiction (broadly defined), 1,000-6,000 words, by non-professional writers. Further info: Entry through website strongly preferred. Website: www.jameswhiteaward.com Creative Writing for All - Competition Closing Date: 30th April 2018. Short Story Prizes: £60, £30, £15. Entry fee: £5, additional entries £3. Theme: Cats and/or Dogs. Further details: You are invited to write a short story up to 2,000 words on the above theme. Visit website for further entry requirements. Entry forms by email: ce.apps@tesco.net Website: www.writing-experiment.com 2018 Bristol Short Story Prize Closing date: 1st May 2018. Prizes: 1st prize is £1,000, 2nd prize is £700, 3rd prize is £400. 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. 20 stories will be shortlisted and published in Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology Volume 11. Entry fee: £8 for each story submitted. Further details: The maximum length of submissions is 4,000 words (does not include title), there is no minimum length. The competition is open to all writers around the world whether published or unpublished, UK or non-UK based. Website: https://www.bristolprize.co.uk/rules/ Cinnamon Press Annual Short Story Prize Closing date: 31st May, 2018. Prizes: First place: one year's free mentoring/free place on a Ty'n y coed course; Second place: pack of short story collections + one year's subscription to the bookclub; Third place: one year's subscription to the bookclub; Publication of the winners and two runners' up stories in our new annual, The Cinnamon Review of Short Fiction. Entry fee: £12.00 (you can optionally add £4 to this to include a copy of the winners' anthology). Theme: Short Story Fiction on any subject. Looking for: a story of 2,000-4,000 words (short story competitions) in a clear type script, double spaced for prose. Further info: Entries should be submitted electronically, via the forms on each competition page, in .doc, .docx or .rtf file formats only. Please ensure you have up to date virus protection before sending any files. (If you have problems please email for guidance). You may also send send your work by post, without your name on the MS, but please add a cover sheet with your contacts details and the name of your work. Please mark your story with a nom de plume and working title in the header (this is simply for reading purposes to guarantee that all pieces are read blind and judged fairly) Do not put any other identification on the work. Email address: jan(at)cinnamonpress(dot)com Website: https://www.cinnamonpress.com/index.php/competitions/annual-short-story-prize Fiction Desk Newcomer Prize - Short Stories Closing date: 31st May 2017. Prizes: £500. Entry fee: £8. Looking for: Stories from 1,000 to 5,000 words by writers who have not previously been published by The Fiction Desk. Website: www.thefictiondesk.com Yeovil Literary Prize Closing date: 31st May 20127. Entry fee: £12 for novels, £7 for short stories, £7 for one poem, £10 for two, £12 for three, writing without restrictions £5. Prizes: For novels, £1,000, £250 and £100, £500, £200 and £100 for poems/short stories, £500, £200 and 100, writing without restrictions £200, £100 and £50, £100 local prize. Looking for: novels (opening chapters and synopsis, up to 15,000 words), short stories (max 2,000 words, poems (up to 40 lines), and writing without restrictions. Website: www.yeovilprize.co.uk 1,000 Word Challenge Closing date: 31st May 2017. Prizes: £100, £50, £25. Entry fee: £5. Looking for: Themed quarterly competition for stories up to 1,000 words. Email: contact@1000wordchallenge.com Website: www.1000wordchallenge.com

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New Media Writing Prize Closing date: 15th December 2017 Prizes: The if:book New Media Writing Prizes: £1000 donated by if:book UK; The Unicorn Student Prize: 3 months paid internship (or £500 in cash if the winner cannot undertake the placement) at Unicorn Training; The Dot Award: £500 to get develop a new project. Donated by if:book UK; The Gorkana Journalism Award, donated by Gorkana. Two awards: the UK award, and the International award, both £500 for the winner. Free entry. Looking for: Interactive fiction or non-fiction written specifically for digital delivery. http://newmediawritingprize.co.uk The Writers' Award Closing date: 15th December 2017. Prizes: £10,000 Free entry Further info. Set up in memory of literary agent Deborah Rogers, between 20,000 and 30,000 words of a WIP by a first-time author. Email: info@deborahrogersfoundation.org Website: www.deborahrogersfoundation.org Wild Words Winter Solstice Competition 2017 Closing date: 21st December 2017. Prizes: A Wild Words one-hour 1-1 mentoring session, online publication. Entry fee: £7. Looking for: Prose or poetry up to 1,000 words inspired by one of the traditional names of the moon. . Email: hello@wildwords.org Website: www.wildwords.org Ruth Rendell Short Story  Closing date: 22nd December 2017. Prizes: £1,000 and commission to write four further stories for InterAct Reading Service over the course of one year. Entry fee: £15. Looking for: For short stories, up to 1,000 words. Email: info@interactstroke.org Website: www.interactstrokesupport.org Flash 500 Competitions Closing date: Quarterly: 31 Dec 17, 31 March, 30 June. Prizes: £300, £200 and £100. Entry fee: £5, £8 for two. Quarterly competition for flash fiction, up to 500 words. Email: info@flash500.com Website: www.flash500.com The Ouen Press 2017 Short Story Competition  Closing date: 31st December 2017. Prizes: First prize £300; 2 x Runners up £100 each; Highly Commended entries recognised. Free entry. Looking for: Short stories between 3,000 and 10,000 words. Email: info@ouenpress.com Website: www.ouenpress.com The Magic Oxygen Literary Prize Closing date: 31st December 2017. Prizes: First Prize – £1,000; Second Prize – £300; Third Prize – £100. Two Highly Commended – £50. Entry fee: £5 per entry. Looking for: Short Stories up to 4,000 words, excluding title; Poetry up to 50 lines, excluding title and lines between stanzas. Further info: The theme for short stories and poetry is open and is open to writers all over the world. Website: https://www.magicoxygen.co.uk/molp/ The SciFan 'Fire and Ice' Competition 2017 Closing date: 31st December 2017. Prizes: £100, £50, £25. Entry fee: £5 each. Five or more entries - £3.50 per entry. You may enter as many times as you like and we actively encourage book clubs and writing groups to take advantage of the group entry discount. Looking for: We are looking for your darkest, most twisted dystopian short stories. The topic is 'Fire and Ice'. SciFan - either pure science fiction, pure fantasy or 'SciFan', an amalgamation of the two. Max length 2000 words. Other info: as well as winners, the best of the entries from the shortlist are offered professional editing with a view to publication in a competition anthology alongside invited contributors. Website: www.fantasticbooksstore.com/current-competition Mogford Prize for Food and Drink Writing 2017 Closing date: 3rd January 2018. Prizes: £10,000, 3 x £250. Entry fee: £10. Looking for: Short stories with food and drink themes, up to 2,500 words. Website: http://writ.rs/mogfordprize The Henshaw Short Story Competition Closing Date: 10th January 2018. Prizes: 1st £100, 2nd £50, 3rd £25. Entry fee £5 by PayPal or by Cheque to G. Jennings. Optional Critiques a further £10. Entry requirements: A short story on any subject up to 2000 words. Results announced by the end of January 2018. Prizes winners published on the Henshawpress website. URL of competition page: http://henshawpress.co.uk Caine Prize for African Writing Closing date: 31st January 2018. Prizes: £10,000, £500 for each shortlisted, anthology ublication. Free entry Looking for: Short stories, 3,000-10,000 words, published by African writers (born in Africa, African nationals, and children of African parents). Email: info@caineprize.com Website: www.caineprize.com The Fiction Desk Ghost Story Competition 2018 Closing date: 31st January 2018. Prizes: First prize £500, second prize £250, third prize £100. Entry fee: £8. Looking for: Ghost stories between 1,000 and 7,000 words. For full details and online entry form, see: http://www.thefictiondesk.com/competition.php Lancashire Authors' Association Open Flash Fiction Competition Closing date: Closing date 31st January 2018. Prizes: Author of winning entry will receive £100. Entry fee: Entry fee £2 or multiple entries 3 for £5. Looking for: A Short Story in Exactly 100 words excluding the Title. All information, rules etc. can be found on the LAA website: lancashireauthorsassociation.co.uk ChipLitFest Annual Short Story Competition Closing Date: 7th February 2018. Top Prize:  £500. Other Prizes:  £100, £50. Top 3 stories will be read by a professional at a ChipLitFest event over the festival weekend in April 2018. Entry fee:  £5 up to 3,000 words, £8 up to 5,000 words. Max Word Count: 5,000 words. Winners Announced: 30th March 2018. Further details: Any genre; Judge:  Rachel Seiffert; Competition rules and details on how to enter can be found on www.chiplitfest.com/short-story-competition Website:  www.chiplitfest.com Atlantis Short Story Contest Closing date: 25th February 2018. (Early Bird Deadline: December 18, 2017, discounted entry fee) Prizes: Cash prizes and in-depth feedback. Entry fee: starts from $10 (depends on level of feedback wanted when the story does not place). Further Info: No theme or genre restrictions, max 2,500 words. Website: http://atlantis-shortstorycontest.com/ CWA Margery Allingham Short Story Competition Closing date: 28th February 2018. Prize: £500 and two passes to CrimeFest 2019 Entry fee: £12 Looking for: For an unpublished short story that keeps in mind Margery Allingham's mystery definition . Max word count: 3,500. Further details: Open to published and unpublished authors. Story must not have been previously published on any platform. Winner announced at CrimeFest May 2018. Email: Contact: secretary@thecwa.co.uk Full details and online entry: http://www.thecwa.co.uk/debuts/short-story-competition/ CWA Dagger Review Competition The Dagger Review competition closes at midnight on 28th February 2018. Prize: The prize is a full weekend pass for CrimeFest 2018 (event only) and a copy of both the new CrimeFest and CWA anthologies. Looking for: Write a review of any of the 2017 CWA Dagger shortlisted titles, including the winners, and post it free to the CWA's DaggerReads The CWA will select the review they consider to be the best as the winner. Reviews will be moderated and posted providing they are literate, non-abusive and contain no spoilers! Entrants can post reviews for as many titles as they like, but only one per title. The competition winner will be informed during March. Contact: secretary@thecwa.co.uk Website: www.daggerreads.co.uk  Atlantis Short Story Contest Closing date: 25th February 2018 (Early Bird Deadline: December 18, 2017, discounted entry fee). Prizes: Cash prizes and in-depth feedback. Entry fee: Starts from $10 (depends on level of feedback wanted when the story does not place). Further details:  No theme or genre restrictions, max 2,500 words. Website: atlantis-shortstorycontest.com Flash 500 Short Story Competition Closing date: 28th February 2018. Prizes: £500, £200, £100. Entry fees: £7 for one, £12 for two, £16 for three, £20 for four. Optional critique: £25. Further info: This annual competition for stories up to 3,000 words (open theme and any genre). Email: entry@flash500.com Website: www.flash500.com/index_files/ss.html Cunningham Short Story Competition Closing Date:  31st March, 2018. Prize: $100 (or other currency equivalent). Rules:  Short stories should be fiction, but can be based on true life, and should be between 1,000 and 3,000 words, in English.  THEME:  THE WORLD Website, including full T&C's:  www.willowdownbooks.com James White Award Closing date: 27th April 2018. Prizes: £200, plus publication in Interzone. Free entry. Looking for: Science fiction (broadly defined), 1,000-6,000 words, by non-professional writers. Further info: Entry through website strongly preferred. Website: www.jameswhiteaward.com Creative Writing for All - Competition Closing Date: 30th April 2018. Short Story Prizes: £60, £30, £15. Entry fee: £5, additional entries £3. Theme: Cats and/or Dogs. Further details: You are invited to write a short story up to 2,000 words on the above theme. Visit website for further entry requirements. Entry forms by email: ce.apps@tesco.net Website: www.writing-experiment.com 2018 Bristol Short Story Prize Closing date: 1st May 2018. Prizes: 1st prize is £1,000, 2nd prize is £700, 3rd prize is £400. 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. 20 stories will be shortlisted and published in Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology Volume 11. Entry fee: £8 for each story submitted. Further details: The maximum length of submissions is 4,000 words (does not include title), there is no minimum length. The competition is open to all writers around the world whether published or unpublished, UK or non-UK based. Website: https://www.bristolprize.co.uk/rules/ Cinnamon Press Annual Short Story Prize Closing date: 31st May, 2018. Prizes: First place: one year's free mentoring/free place on a Ty'n y coed course; Second place: pack of short story collections + one year's subscription to the bookclub; Third place: one year's subscription to the bookclub; Publication of the winners and two runners' up stories in our new annual, The Cinnamon Review of Short Fiction. Entry fee: £12.00 (you can optionally add £4 to this to include a copy of the winners' anthology). Theme: Short Story Fiction on any subject. Looking for: a story of 2,000-4,000 words (short story competitions) in a clear type script, double spaced for prose. Further info: Entries should be submitted electronically, via the forms on each competition page, in .doc, .docx or .rtf file formats only. Please ensure you have up to date virus protection before sending any files. (If you have problems please email for guidance). You may also send send your work by post, without your name on the MS, but please add a cover sheet with your contacts details and the name of your work. Please mark your story with a nom de plume and working title in the header (this is simply for reading purposes to guarantee that all pieces are read blind and judged fairly) Do not put any other identification on the work. Email address: jan(at)cinnamonpress(dot)com Website: https://www.cinnamonpress.com/index.php/competitions/an nual-short-story-prize Fiction Desk Newcomer Prize - Short Stories Closing date: 31st May 2017. Prizes: £500. Entry fee: £8. Looking for: Stories from 1,000 to 5,000 words by writers who have not previously been published by The Fiction Desk. Website: www.thefictiondesk.com Yeovil Literary Prize Closing date: 31st May 20127. Entry fee: £12 for novels, £7 for short stories, £7 for one poem, £10 for two, £12 for three, writing without restrictions £5. Prizes: For novels, £1,000, £250 and £100, £500, £200 and £100 for poems/short stories, £500, £200 and 100, writing without restrictions £200, £100 and £50, £100 local prize. Looking for: novels (opening chapters and synopsis, up to 15,000 words), short stories (max 2,000 words, poems (up to 40 lines), and writing without restrictions. Website: www.yeovilprize.co.uk 1,000 Word Challenge Closing date: 31st May 2017. Prizes: £100, £50, £25. Entry fee: £5. Looking for: Themed quarterly competition for stories up to 1,000 words. Email: contact@1000wordchallenge.com Website: www.1000wordchallenge.com

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