The Fresher Writing Prize - Short Story Closing date: 27th January 2020 Prizes: £200 cash prize. Feedback and advice. Plus a professionally produced recording of your work. Entry fee: £7. Looking for: Up to 3000 words maximum. Further details: Fantasy, Romance, Science Fiction, Children’s etc. Entrants must be over 16 years old on the closing date. Website: https://www.fresherpublishing.co.uk/the-fresher-writing-prize-3/ ScrewTurn Flash Fiction Competition Closing date: 31st January 2020. Prizes: $500, 2 x $100 plus publication online. Entry fee: $10. Looking for: 'Uncanny' flash fiction, 250-1,000 words. Website: http://www.theghoststory.com/flash-fiction-competition Caine Prize for African Writing  Closing date: 31st January 2020. Prizes: £10,000, £500 for each shortlisted, anthology publication. Free entry. Looking for: short stories, 3,000-10,000 words, by African writers (born in Africa, African nationals, and children of African parents). Website: http://caineprize.com/how-to-enter/ Arts Quarter Short Story Prize Closing date: 31st January 2020. Prizes: 1st Prize - £750; 2nd Prize - £250; A professional critique from the Christopher Fielden organisation will be offered to between 3 and 5 other authors at the judges' discretion. Entry fee: £12. Looking for: Short stories - 4000 words on any theme. Website: https://www.artsquarterbooks.com/short-story-competition.html The 15 Elmbridge Literary Competition 2019/2020 Closing date: 7th February 2020. Prizes: Amounts vary, depending on age of entrant, between £12 and £25 for first prize. See website for more details. Entry fee: None stated. Looking for: Short stories and poems that explore new worlds. Further details: Competition theme is 'New World'. Website: https://www.rcsherrifftrust.org.uk/competitions Writers' & Artists' Short Story Competition Closing date: 13th February 2020. Prizes: a place on one of Arvon's residential writing courses (worth £1000). Entry fee: Free. Looking for: a short story (for adults) of no more than 2,000 words. Website: https://www.writersandartists.co.uk/competitions Writers' Union of Canada Short Prose Competition Closing date: 14th February 2020. Prize: $2,500 for the winning entry, and the entries of the winner and finalists will be submitted to three Canadian magazines. Free entry Looking for: Prose up to 2,500 words by developing Canadian writers Website: https://www.writersunion.ca/short-prose-competition Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction Closing date: 15th February 2020. Prizes: $2,000 and publication. Entry fee: $29. Looking for: Short story, novella or short novel manuscripts, 150-250 pages Website: http://www.sarabandebooks.org/mccarthy/ Daisy Petties Women's Writing Contest Closing date: 15th February 2020. Prizes: Two firsts, each getting $1,250 and a month's residency at the Daisy Petties Writers' House, Bloomington IN; 2 x $250, 2 x $100. PLUS a $1,000 cash stipend, and an Award Certificate as Honorary Writer in Residence. Entry fee: $45. Looking for: A 20 page writing sample. Website: https://daisypettleswritingcontest.com/ William Van Dyke Short Story Competition Closing date: 15th February 2020. Prizes: $1,500. Entry fee: $20. Looking for: Short stories, up to 5,500 words. Website: www.ruminatemagazine.com/pages/short-story-prize National Flash-Fiction Day Microfiction Competition Closing date: 15th February 2020. Prizes: First prize is £100; Second prize is £50; Third prize is £25. Entry fee: £2.00, £3.75 for 2, £5.25 for 3. Looking for: Flash fiction, up to 100 words. Website: https://nationalflashfictionday.co.uk/index.php/competition/ Bumblebee Flash Fiction  Closing date: 15th February 2020. Earlybird fee (before 15th January): $10. Prizes: $300. Entry fee: $15. Looking for: They say: "Send us your short, sweet, and sassy fiction." Website: http://pulpliterature.com/contests/the-bumblebee-flash-fiction-contest/ NOWWWriting Contest Closing date: 28th February 2020. Prizes: Can$125, $75, $50, in each category Entry fee: Can$10 Looking for: 3-5 poems, up to 100 lines total; short stories, 2,000-3,500 words; middle grade novel excerpts, 1,200-1,500 words; creative non- fiction, 1,500-3,000 words; prose relating to Northern Ontario, 2,000-3,500 words. Website:https://www.nowwwriters.ca/22nd-annual-noww-writing-contest.html Kelpies Prize Closing date: 28th February 2020. Prizes: £1,000 for the overall winner, a year's mentoring with the Floris Books team and week long retreat at Moniack Mhor, plus publication deal. Free entry. Looking for: fiction in any genre aimed at children, by writers resident in Scotland. Website: https://discoverkelpies.co.uk/kelpies-prizes/ Exeter Writers Short Story Competition  Closing date: 28th February 2020. Prizes: £700, £250, £100, £100 for a Devon writer. Entry fee: £7. Looking for: For short stories, any genre and theme, but not children's, up to 3,000 words Website: http://www.exeterwriters.org.uk/p/competition.html Fish Flash Fiction Contest Closing date: 28th February 2020. Prizes: €1,000, €300, online course. Entry fee: €14. Looking for: For flash fiction, up to 300 words. Website: www.fishpublishing.com CWA Margery Allingham Short Mystery Competition Closing date: 29th February 2020, 6pm GMT. Prizes: £500, a selection of Margery Allingham books and two passes for international crime writing convention CrimeFest (Bristol, England) in 2021. Entry fee: £12. Looking for: 3500 word short mystery story, closely following Margery Allingham's definition of a mystery:  Further details: Margery's definitionL "The Mystery remains box-shaped, at once a prison and a refuge. Its four walls are, roughly, a Crime, a Mystery, an Enquiry and a Conclusion with an Element of Satisfaction in it." Website: https://thecwa.co.uk/debuts/short-story-competition MTP Winter Short Story Competition Closing date: 29th February, 2020 (Opens 1st December 2019) Prizes: 1st - £400; 2nd - £300; 3rd - £200. Entry fee: £5.00. Looking for: 3,000 words maximum, no minimum. Further details: Most genres accepted: fiction, science fiction, non-fiction. Website: https://www.mtp.agency/competition Writers' Retreat UK Short, Short Story Competition Closing date: 29th February, 2020. Prizes:   First   prize   is   £200   and   free   retreat   place.   2nd   –   £100,   plus   50%   discount   for   an   available Writer’s   Retreat   UK   retreat.   3rd   –   £50,   plus   50%   discount   for   an   available   Writer’s   Retreat   UK retreat. 6 additional merit prizes of £15 will be awarded. Entry fee: £15 to enter but early bird fee of £10. Looking for: Any genre, 250-1000 words. Further   details:   All   entrants   get   a   code   for   our   short   story   app   which   includes   an   additional   free- to-enter micro fiction competition. All winning entries go into a published anthology. Website: writersretreatuk.co.uk/competitions Flash 500 Short Story Competition Closing date: 29th February 2020. Prizes: £500; £200; £100. Entry fee: £7, £12 for two, £16 for three, £20 for four. Looking for: Stories between 1,000 and 3,000 words. Website: www.flash500.com Bridgend Writers' Circle Open Short Story Competition Closing date: 1st March 2020. Prizes: £100, £50, £30. Entry fee: £5 for one, £7.50 for two. Looking for: Stories between 1,500 and 1,800 words on any theme. Website: www.bridgendwriters.org Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story  Closing date: 1st March 2020. Prizes: $1,000 and a 10-week Gotham Writers course Entry fee: $25. Looking for: Short stories, up to 750 words, to be recorded by Selected Shorts for Public Radio. Website: www.symphonyspace.org/selected-shorts/the-stella-kupferberg-memorial-short-story- prize Harpers Bazaar Short Story Competition 2020 Closing date: 13th March 2020. Prizes: Winner receives $1,000, publication by University of Pittsburgh Press in fall 2021, 15 copies of the book and a feature reading. Entry fee: $20. Non-refundable. Looking for: Short stories up to 2,200 words on the theme of ‘Summer’. https://www.harpersbazaar.com/uk/culture/culture-news/a36157/harpers-bazaar-short-story- competition/ Fiction Factory Short Story Competition Closing Date: 15th March, 2020. Prizes: 150 GBP, 50 GBP and 25 GBP. Entry Fee: 6 GBP  (+ 10 GBP for optional critique). Looking for: Short Stories up to 3000 words. Website: https://fiction-factory.biz/ Desperate Literature Closing date: 15th March 2019. Prizes: €1,000, Italian writer's retreat and publication, 2 x €250 runners up. Entry fee: €20 for the first entry, €10 for every further entry. (max. of five entries per person). Looking for: Short stories, under 2,000 words. Website: https://desperateliterature.com/ Alice Munro Festival Short Story Competition Closing date: 15th March 2020. Fiction, up to 2,500 words, by Canadian citizens or residents Prizes: $1,500 adult, $500 youth; two $250 runners-up in each Entry fee: $25 ($10 youth) Website: http://alicemunrofestival.ca/?page_id=1317 Fowey Festival Short Story Competition Closing date: 16th March 2020. Prizes: £100, £75. Entry fee: £5. Looking for: Short stories up to 1,500 words on the theme 'Not After Midnight' Website: https://www.foweyfestival.com/short-story-competition-for-adults/ The Writing Wizardry Competition Closing date: 27th March 2020. Prizes: Books to the value of £150, plus three free copies of the anthology, in which your poem or story will be published. Entry fee: Free. Looking for: A poem or a story of fewer than 500 words by entrants in years 3 - 6. Further details: Your story or poem can be about ANYTHING you like, so let your imagination run wild! Website: https://www.fresherpublishing.co.uk/writing-wizardry-competition/ Short Story Land Closing date: 31st March, and 30th September 2020. Prizes: 1st - $500, Second - $250, 3rd - $100. 4th and 5th Place: Refund of $19 entry fee. Story of the Month: $50. Entry fee: $19. Looking for: Short stories, up to 4,500 words. Website: http://www.shortstoryland.com/about-the-contest/ Lindisfarne Prize Closing date: 31st March 2020. Prizes: £2,500, plus mentoring. Free entry. Looking for: Crime short stoties or novel openings, up to 10,000 words, by unpublished authors from, or writing about the North of England. Website: https://www.ljrossauthor.com/lindisfarne-prize/ Black Lawrence Press Hudson Prize Closing date: 31st March 2020. Prizes: $1,000 and 10 copies of the book. Entry fee: $25 Looking for: An unpublished collection of poems or short stories. Website: https://blacklawrencepress.com/submissions-and-contests/the-hudson-prize/ Axe to Grind Flash Fiction Closing date: 31st March 2020. Entry fee: $5. Looking for: Short stories, 1,000 words max. Prizes: $200 prize (minimum; it goes up with entries). Website: https://darlingaxe.com/pages/axe-to-grind  The Henshaw Short Story Competition Closing Date: 31st March 2020. Prizes: 1st £200, 2nd £100, 3rd £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 the end of April 2020. Prize winners published on the Henshawpress website and in our next Anthology. Email: editor@henshawpress.com URL of competition page: http://henshawpress.co.uk Moment Magazine Karma Closing date: 31st March 2020. Prizes: 1st place -$1,000. Entry fee: $25. Looking for: Short stories, max 5,000 words. Looking for: Foundation Short Fiction with Jewish themes Website: https://momentmag.com/contests/ Creative Future Writers' Award 2020 Closing date: 31st May 2020. Prizes: £13,000 in cash/professional development. Entry fee: None. Looking for: Short stories, up to 2,000 words. Poems, up to 42 lines. Website:      https://www.creativefuture.org.uk/for-writers/creative-future-writers-award/how-to- enter/ The Pinch Literary Awards - opens 1st Feb 2020 Closing date: 15th March  in 2020. Prizes: Winners in poetry and fiction will each receive a prize of $2000.. Entry fee: $20. Looking   for:   Fiction   and   poetry   submissions.   each   under   5,000   words;   up   to   3   poems,   any length. Website: http://www.pinchjournal.com/2020-pinch-literary-awards 2020 Short Fiction/University of Essex Prize Closing date: 31st March 2020. Prizes: £500 plus publication, runner-up is awarded £250 and publication. Entry fee: £7 for Jan/Feb submisions, March £9. Looking for: Short stories up to 5,000 words. Website: https://www.shortfictionjournal.co.uk/ Writers Bureau Annual Short Story Closing date: 31st March 2014. Prizes: £300, £200, £100, £50, plus a choice of a Writers Bureau course. Entry fee: £5. Looking for: Short stories, up to 2,000 words Website: https://www.wbcompetition.com/ Psychopomp Short Fiction Award Closing date: 1st April in 2019. Prizes: $500 and publication. Entry fee: $10. Looking for: Short stories, 6,000 words max, pushing boundaries of genre/form. Website: https://psychopompmag.com/contests/ Laura Literary Awards Closing date: 9th April 2020. Prizes: Aus$780 prize fund. Entry fee: $10 per entry. Looking for: Short stories, up to 1,500 words; poems, up to 60 lines Website: https://rockyriverriters.club/competitions/ GVCA New Deal Writing Competition Closing date: 10th April 2020. Entry fee: $5. Looking for: Short stories, up to 10,000 words, inspired by a painting (on website). Prizes: $200, $100, $50. http://gvartscouncil.org/writingcompetition/ Bath Short Story Award Closing date: 15th April 2020. Prizes:   First   prize,   £1200;   second   prize,   £300;   third   prize   £100,   The   Acorn   Award   for   an unpublished   writer   of   fiction,   £100;   and   £50   in   book   tokens   from   Mr   B’s   Emporium   of   Books, Bath. Entry fee: £8 for each submission. Looking for: Short stories up to 2,200 words, on any theme or subject. Website: https://www.bathshortstoryaward.org/ Bulwer-lytton Contest Closing date: 15th April 2020. Prizes: Modest prizes ($250 Grand Prize), but a lot of interest. Free entry. Looking   for:   Deliberately   bad   opening   lines   to   novels,   comic   writing   inspired   by   Edward   Bulwer- Lytton's notorious Paul Clifford opening, 'It was a dark and stormy night .. .' Website: https://www.bulwer-lytton.com/submit Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize   Closing date: 1st May 2020. Prizes. Aus $6,000, $4,000, $2,500. Entry fee: $25 - see website for further pricing. Looking for: original short stories of between 2,000 and 5,000 words. Website: www.australianbookreview.com.au Segora Short Story Competition 2020 Closing date: 15th June 2020. Prizes: First prize £300 Second £100; Third £50. Entry fee: £8.00. See website for more. Looking   for:   Entries   may   be   on   any   theme   to   a   minimum   of   1,500   words   and   a   maximum   of 3,000 words excluding title. Further   details:   Entries   should   be   in   English   and   must   not   have   been   published,   self-published, broadcast or posted on the internet. Website: http://www.poetryproseandplays.com/

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The Fresher Writing Prize - Short Story Closing date: 27th January 2020 Prizes: £200 cash prize. Feedback and advice. Plus a professionally produced recording of your work. Entry fee: £7. Looking for: Up to 3000 words maximum. Further details: Fantasy, Romance, Science Fiction, Children’s etc. Entrants must be over 16 years old on the closing date. Website: https://www.fresherpublishing.co.uk/the- fresher-writing-prize-3/ ScrewTurn Flash Fiction Competition Closing date: 31st January 2020. Prizes: $500, 2 x $100 plus publication online. Entry fee: $10. Looking for: 'Uncanny' flash fiction, 250-1,000 words. Website: http://www.theghoststory.com/flash-fiction- competition Caine Prize for African Writing  Closing date: 31st January 2020. Prizes: £10,000, £500 for each shortlisted, anthology publication. Free entry. Looking for: short stories, 3,000-10,000 words, by African writers (born in Africa, African nationals, and children of African parents). Website: http://caineprize.com/how-to-enter/ Arts Quarter Short Story Prize Closing date: 31st January 2020. Prizes: 1st Prize - £750; 2nd Prize - £250; A professional critique from the Christopher Fielden organisation will be offered to between 3 and 5 other authors at the judges' discretion. Entry fee: £12. Looking for: Short stories - 4000 words on any theme. Website: https://www.artsquarterbooks.com/short- story-competition.html The 15 Elmbridge Literary Competition 2019/2020 Closing date: 7th February 2020. Prizes: Amounts vary, depending on age of entrant, between £12 and £25 for first prize. See website for more details. Entry fee: None stated. Looking for: Short stories and poems that explore new worlds. Further details: Competition theme is 'New World'. Website: https://www.rcsherrifftrust.org.uk/competitions Writers' & Artists' Short Story Competition Closing date: 13th February 2020. Prizes: a place on one of Arvon's residential writing courses (worth £1000). Entry fee: Free. Looking for: a short story (for adults) of no more than 2,000 words. Website: https://www.writersandartists.co.uk/competitions Writers' Union of Canada Short Prose Competition Closing date: 14th February 2020. Prize: $2,500 for the winning entry, and the entries of the winner and finalists will be submitted to three Canadian magazines. Free entry Looking for: Prose up to 2,500 words by developing Canadian writers Website: https://www.writersunion.ca/short-prose- competition Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction Closing date: 15th February 2020. Prizes: $2,000 and publication. Entry fee: $29. Looking for: Short story, novella or short novel manuscripts, 150-250 pages Website: http://www.sarabandebooks.org/mccarthy/ Daisy Petties Women's Writing Contest Closing date: 15th February 2020. Prizes: Two firsts, each getting $1,250 and a month's residency at the Daisy Petties Writers' House, Bloomington IN; 2 x $250, 2 x $100. PLUS a $1,000 cash stipend, and an Award Certificate as Honorary Writer in Residence. Entry fee: $45. Looking for: A 20 page writing sample. Website: https://daisypettleswritingcontest.com/ William Van Dyke Short Story Competition Closing date: 15th February 2020. Prizes: $1,500. Entry fee: $20. Looking for: Short stories, up to 5,500 words. Website: www.ruminatemagazine.com/pages/short- story-prize National Flash-Fiction Day Microfiction Competition Closing date: 15th February 2020. Prizes: First prize is £100; Second prize is £50; Third prize is £25. Entry fee: £2.00, £3.75 for 2, £5.25 for 3. Looking for: Flash fiction, up to 100 words. Website: https://nationalflashfictionday.co.uk/index.php/compe tition/ Bumblebee Flash Fiction  Closing date: 15th February 2020. Earlybird fee (before 15th January): $10. Prizes: $300. Entry fee: $15. Looking for: They say: "Send us your short, sweet, and sassy fiction." Website: http://pulpliterature.com/contests/the- bumblebee-flash-fiction-contest/ NOWWWriting Contest Closing date: 28th February 2020. Prizes: Can$125, $75, $50, in each category Entry fee: Can$10 Looking for: 3-5 poems, up to 100 lines total; short stories, 2,000-3,500 words; middle grade novel excerpts, 1,200-1,500 words; creative non- fiction, 1,500-3,000 words; prose relating to Northern Ontario, 2,000-3,500 words. Website:https://www.nowwwriters.ca/22nd-annual- noww-writing-contest.html Kelpies Prize Closing date: 28th February 2020. Prizes: £1,000 for the overall winner, a year's mentoring with the Floris Books team and week long retreat at Moniack Mhor, plus publication deal. Free entry. Looking for: fiction in any genre aimed at children, by writers resident in Scotland. Website: https://discoverkelpies.co.uk/kelpies-prizes/ Exeter Writers Short Story Competition  Closing date: 28th February 2020. Prizes: £700, £250, £100, £100 for a Devon writer. Entry fee: £7. Looking for: For short stories, any genre and theme, but not children's, up to 3,000 words Website: http://www.exeterwriters.org.uk/p/competition.html Fish Flash Fiction Contest Closing date: 28th February 2020. Prizes: €1,000, €300, online course. Entry fee: €14. Looking for: For flash fiction, up to 300 words. Website: www.fishpublishing.com CWA Margery Allingham Short Mystery Competition Closing date: 29th February 2020, 6pm GMT. Prizes: £500, a selection of Margery Allingham books and two passes for international crime writing convention CrimeFest (Bristol, England) in 2021. Entry fee: £12. Looking for: 3500 word short mystery story, closely following Margery Allingham's definition of a mystery:  Further details: Margery's definitionL "The Mystery remains box-shaped, at once a prison and a refuge. Its four walls are, roughly, a Crime, a Mystery, an Enquiry and a Conclusion with an Element of Satisfaction in it." Website: https://thecwa.co.uk/debuts/short-story- competition MTP Winter Short Story Competition Closing date: 29th February, 2020 (Opens 1st December 2019) Prizes: 1st - £400; 2nd - £300; 3rd - £200. Entry fee: £5.00. Looking for: 3,000 words maximum, no minimum. Further details: Most genres accepted: fiction, science fiction, non-fiction. Website: https://www.mtp.agency/competition Writers' Retreat UK Short, Short Story Competition Closing date: 29th February, 2020. Prizes:   First   prize   is   £200   and   free   retreat   place.   2nd –   £100,   plus   50%   discount   for   an   available   Writer’s Retreat   UK   retreat.   3rd   –   £50,   plus   50%   discount   for an   available   Writer’s   Retreat   UK   retreat.   6   additional merit prizes of £15 will be awarded. Entry fee: £15 to enter but early bird fee of £10. Looking for: Any genre, 250-1000 words. Further   details:   All   entrants   get   a   code   for   our   short story   app   which   includes   an   additional   free-to-enter micro fiction competition. All winning entries go into a published anthology. Website: writersretreatuk.co.uk/competitions Flash 500 Short Story Competition Closing date: 29th February 2020. Prizes: £500; £200; £100. Entry fee: £7, £12 for two, £16 for three, £20 for four. Looking for: Stories between 1,000 and 3,000 words. Website: www.flash500.com Bridgend Writers' Circle Open Short Story Competition Closing date: 1st March 2020. Prizes: £100, £50, £30. Entry fee: £5 for one, £7.50 for two. Looking for: Stories between 1,500 and 1,800 words on any theme. Website: www.bridgendwriters.org Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story  Closing date: 1st March 2020. Prizes: $1,000 and a 10-week Gotham Writers course Entry fee: $25. Looking for: Short stories, up to 750 words, to be recorded by Selected Shorts for Public Radio. Website: www.symphonyspace.org/selected- shorts/the-stella-kupferberg-memorial-short-story- prize Harpers Bazaar Short Story Competition 2020 Closing date: 13th March 2020. Prizes: Winner receives $1,000, publication by University of Pittsburgh Press in fall 2021, 15 copies of the book and a feature reading. Entry fee: $20. Non-refundable. Looking for: Short stories up to 2,200 words on the theme of ‘Summer’. https://www.harpersbazaar.com/uk/culture/culture- news/a36157/harpers-bazaar-short-story- competition/ Fiction Factory Short Story Competition Closing Date: 15th March, 2020. Prizes: 150 GBP, 50 GBP and 25 GBP. Entry Fee: 6 GBP  (+ 10 GBP for optional critique). Looking for: Short Stories up to 3000 words. Website: https://fiction-factory.biz/ Desperate Literature Closing date: 15th March 2019. Prizes:      €1,000,      Italian      writer's      retreat      and publication, 2 x €250 runners up. Entry    fee:    €20    for    the    first    entry,    €10    for    every further entry. (max. of five entries per person). Looking for: Short stories, under 2,000 words. Website: https://desperateliterature.com/ Alice Munro Festival Short Story Competition Closing date: 15th March 2020. Fiction,   up   to   2,500   words,   by   Canadian   citizens   or residents Prizes:   $1,500   adult,   $500   youth;   two   $250   runners- up in each Entry fee: $25 ($10 youth) Website: http://alicemunrofestival.ca/?page_id=1317 Fowey Festival Short Story Competition Closing date: 16th March 2020. Prizes: £100, £75. Entry fee: £5. Looking   for:   Short   stories   up   to   1,500   words   on   the theme 'Not After Midnight' Website:    https://www.foweyfestival.com/short-story- competition-for-adults/ The Writing Wizardry Competition Closing date: 27th March 2020. Prizes: Books to the value of £150, plus three free copies of the anthology, in which your poem or story will be published. Entry fee: Free. Looking for: A poem or a story of fewer than 500 words by entrants in years 3 - 6. Further details: Your story or poem can be about ANYTHING you like, so let your imagination run wild! Website: https://www.fresherpublishing.co.uk/writing- wizardry-competition/ Short Story Land Closing date: 31st March, and 30th September 2020. Prizes: 1st - $500, Second - $250, 3rd - $100. 4th and 5th Place: Refund of $19 entry fee. Story of the Month: $50. Entry fee: $19. Looking for: Short stories, up to 4,500 words. Website: http://www.shortstoryland.com/about-the- contest/ Lindisfarne Prize Closing date: 31st March 2020. Prizes: £2,500, plus mentoring. Free entry. Looking for: Crime short stoties or novel openings, up to 10,000 words, by unpublished authors from, or writing about the North of England. Website: https://www.ljrossauthor.com/lindisfarne- prize/ Black Lawrence Press Hudson Prize Closing date: 31st March 2020. Prizes: $1,000 and 10 copies of the book. Entry fee: $25 Looking for: An unpublished collection of poems or short stories. Website: https://blacklawrencepress.com/submissions-and- contests/the-hudson-prize/ Axe to Grind Flash Fiction Closing date: 31st March 2020. Entry fee: $5. Looking for: Short stories, 1,000 words max. Prizes: $200 prize (minimum; it goes up with entries). Website: https://darlingaxe.com/pages/axe-to-grind  The Henshaw Short Story Competition Closing Date: 31st March 2020. Prizes: 1st £200, 2nd £100, 3rd £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 the end of April 2020. Prize winners published on the Henshawpress website and in our next Anthology. Email: editor@henshawpress.com URL of competition page: http://henshawpress.co.uk Moment Magazine Karma Closing date: 31st March 2020. Prizes: 1st place -$1,000. Entry fee: $25. Looking for: Short stories, max 5,000 words. Looking for: Foundation Short Fiction with Jewish themes Website: https://momentmag.com/contests/ Creative Future Writers' Award 2020 Closing date: 31st May 2020. Prizes: £13,000 in cash/professional development. Entry fee: None. Looking for: Short stories, up to 2,000 words. Poems, up to 42 lines. Website:           https://www.creativefuture.org.uk/for- writers/creative-future-writers-award/how-to-enter/ The Pinch Literary Awards - opens 1st Feb 2020 Closing date: 15th March  in 2020. Prizes:   Winners   in   poetry   and   fiction   will   each   receive a prize of $2000.. Entry fee: $20. Looking    for:    Fiction    and    poetry    submissions.    each under 5,000 words; up to 3 poems, any length. Website:      http://www.pinchjournal.com/2020-pinch- literary-awards 2020 Short Fiction/University of Essex Prize Closing date: 31st March 2020. Prizes:   £500   plus   publication,   runner-up   is   awarded £250 and publication. Entry fee: £7 for Jan/Feb submisions, March £9. Looking for: Short stories up to 5,000 words. Website: https://www.shortfictionjournal.co.uk/ Writers Bureau Annual Short Story Closing date: 31st March 2014. Prizes:   £300,   £200,   £100,   £50,   plus   a   choice   of   a Writers Bureau course. Entry fee: £5. Looking for: Short stories, up to 2,000 words Website: https://www.wbcompetition.com/ Psychopomp Short Fiction Award Closing date: 1st April in 2019. Prizes: $500 and publication. Entry fee: $10. Looking   for:   Short   stories,   6,000   words   max,   pushing boundaries of genre/form. Website: https://psychopompmag.com/contests/ Laura Literary Awards Closing date: 9th April 2020. Prizes: Aus$780 prize fund. Entry fee: $10 per entry. Looking   for:   Short   stories,   up   to   1,500   words;   poems, up to 60 lines Website: https://rockyriverriters.club/competitions/ GVCA New Deal Writing Competition Closing date: 10th April 2020. Entry fee: $5. Looking    for:    Short    stories,    up    to    10,000    words, inspired by a painting (on website). Prizes: $200, $100, $50. http://gvartscouncil.org/writingcompetition/ Bath Short Story Award Closing date: 15th April 2020. Prizes:   First   prize,   £1200;   second   prize,   £300;   third prize    £100,    The    Acorn    Award    for    an    unpublished writer   of   fiction,   £100;   and   £50   in   book   tokens   from Mr B’s Emporium of Books, Bath. Entry fee: £8 for each submission. Looking   for:   Short   stories   up   to   2,200   words,   on   any theme or subject. Website: https://www.bathshortstoryaward.org/ Bulwer-lytton Contest Closing date: 15th April 2020. Prizes:   Modest   prizes   ($250   Grand   Prize),   but   a   lot   of interest. Free entry. Looking   for:   Deliberately   bad   opening   lines   to   novels, comic    writing    inspired    by    Edward    Bulwer-Lytton's notorious   Paul   Clifford   opening,   'It   was   a   dark   and stormy night .. .' Website: https://www.bulwer-lytton.com/submit Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize   Closing date: 1st May 2020. Prizes. Aus $6,000, $4,000, $2,500. Entry fee: $25 - see website for further pricing. Looking   for:   original   short   stories   of   between   2,000 and 5,000 words. Website: www.australianbookreview.com.au Segora Short Story Competition 2020 Closing date: 15th June 2020. Prizes: First prize £300 Second £100; Third £50. Entry fee: £8.00. See website for more. Looking    for:    Entries    may    be    on    any    theme    to    a minimum   of   1,500   words   and   a   maximum   of   3,000 words excluding title. Further   details:   Entries   should   be   in   English   and   must not   have   been   published,   self-published,   broadcast   or posted on the internet. Website: http://www.poetryproseandplays.com/

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