Earlyworks Press Flash Fiction Closing date: 30th August 2019 Prizes: £100 first prize. Entry fee: £4 per story, £16 for six stories. Looking for: Flash fiction, up to 100 words Further details: Publication for shortlisted entries. Website: http://www.earlyworkspress.co.uk/flash.html The Floella Benjamin Trophy Closing date: 31st August 2019. Prizes: The Floella Benjamin trophy, £200, and one year’s (2020/21) membership of the Society at full, associate or friend level, appropriate to the winner’s writing experience. Entry fee: £2.50. Looking for: A short story, essay, article, poem, letter, interview, monologue or play with the theme ‘Children are our future'. Further details: Word limit 500 (poems max 40 lines). Website: http://www.swwj.co.uk/competitions.html Saveas Writers' International Writing Competition 2019 - Prose Closing date: 31st August 2019. Prizes: 1st place: The SaveAs Writers' International Prose Prize sponsored by Hot Monkey Publishing of £200; 2nd place: £100; 3rd place: £50. Entry fee: £4 per short story £10 for three. Looking for: Stories of 3500 words max. Further details: Judged by T. J. Armstrong. Website: http://saveaswriters.co.uk/competitions.html Blue Mesa Review Summer Competition Closing date: 31st August 2019. Prizes: Publication, $500 cash prize for the first place winner in each genre. Reading Fee - $12. Looking for: original English language works in the genres of Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction. Further details: Submit up to three poems. Website: http://bmr.unm.edu/contest/ Aesthetica Creative Writing Closing date: 31st August 2019. Looking for: Short stories up to 2,000 words, poetry up to 40 lines. Any theme, form or style. Prizes: £1,000 for winners in each category, publication, plus various extra prizes Entry fee: Short Fiction: £18; Poetry: £12. Website: www.aestheticamagazine.com The 2019 Exeter Story Prize and Trisha Ashley Award Closing date: 31st August 2019. Prizes: 1st Prize - £500 plus trophy; 2nd Prize - £150; 3rd Prize - £100. The Trisha Ashley Award - £200 plus trophy. Entry fee: £12. Looking for: a story of up to ten thousand words in English. There is no minimum word count. Further details: Stories may be on any theme but only humorous stories will be eligible for the Trisha Ashley Award. Website: http://www.creativewritingmatters.co.uk.html Eyelands 1st International Comic Contest – 2019 Closing date: 20th September 2019. Prizes: Publication in anthology, handmade ceramic gift, certificate, complimentary copy of the anthology plus a week holiday at Three Rock Resort with a discount 50%. Shortlisted stories: Publication in a comic album. Entry fee: 5€. Looking for: Comic strips. See website for more. Website: https://eyelandscontes.wordpress.com/writers-resort/ Surrey International Writing Contest Canada Closing date: 20th September 2019. Prizes: First prize: Can$1000 plus publication; Honourable Mention: Can$150 plus publication. Entry fee: Can$15/entry. Looking for: Story length: 2,500 – 5000 words. Further details: Young writers are welcome to enter, but must be aware that their work will be judged blind among submissions made by adult writers. Website: https://www.siwc.ca/writing-contest/ Manchester Fiction Prize Closing date: 20th September 2019. Prize: £10,000. Looking for: Short stories, up to 2,500 words. Entry fee: £17.50 Website: https://www2.mmu.ac.uk/writingcompetition/fiction-prize/ Hammond House Publishing Short Story Prize 2019 Closing date: 20th September 2019. Prizes: £500; 2nd Place: £100; 3rd Place: £50. Worldwide publication for winners and 25 shortlisted entries. Entry fee: £10.00. Looking for: Short stories between 2,000 and 5,000 words pon the theme: Leaving. Further details: Feedback Option: £10. Website: www.hammondhousepublishing.com The Val Wood Prize 2019: Love Letters Closing date: 21st September 2019. Prizes: £100/£50/2 x £25. Entry Fee: Free entry. Looking for: Short love story in the form of a letter in less than 1500 words. Website: http://www.valeriewood.co.uk Stroud Book Festival - Mainstream Fiction Closing date: 22nd September 2019. Prizes: 1st: £100 + 4 night writing retreat at Hawkwood College, Stroud. 2nd: £75, 3rd: £50. Entry fee: £5 per entry. Looking for: Synopsis of up to 200 words plus excerpt of up to 3000 words. Further details:  Competition is open to writers in Gloucestershire, UK. Website: https://stroudbookfestival.org.uk/mainstreamfiction-competition/ Stroud Book Festival - Flash Fiction Competition Closing date:  22nd September 2019. Prizes: 1st: £500, 2nd: £250, 3rd: £100. Entry fee: £5 per entry. Looking for: Length of piece: up to 500 words. Website: https://stroudbookfestival.org.uk/flashfiction-competition/ KSP Writers Centre Short Fiction Competition Closing date: 27th September 2019. Prizes: First place $300 prize for open plus weekend residency at the KSP Writers' Centre (non- transferable, $300 value). Entry fees: Adult (18 plus): 1 story $10; 2 stories $15; 3 stories $20. Looking for: Open style, open theme, traditional or contemporary. Further details: Word count - 2,500. Website: https://www.kspwriterscentre.com/short-fiction-competition Ninevoices Short Story Competition Closing date: 28th September 2019. Prizes: 1st prize: £250, 2nd prize: £50. Entry fee: £5 per story, payable in GPB. Looking for: Short stories 1,200-1,500 words on the theme of "Summer" by writers who have not earned more than £300 from their writing during 2018. Website: https://ninevoices.wordpress.com/competition-2019/ Iowa Short Fiction Award Closing date: 30th September 2019. Prizes: Award-winning manuscripts will be published by the University of Iowa Press under the Press's standard contract. Entry fee: Free entry. Looking for: Short story collections of at least 150 pages by authors who have not had a book published. Website: https://www.uipress.uiowa.edu/authors/iowa-short-fiction.htm Eyelands Book Awards 2019 Closing date: 20th October 2019. Prizes: Grand prize (published books): Five-day holiday in Athens plus a special handmade ceramic designed especially for Eyelands Book Awards and publication (excerpts) online on our website. Grand prize (unpublished books): Translation into Greek and publication from Strange Days Books. Ten more prizes, one for each category of every section, also win a special handmade ceramic designed especially for Eyelands Book Awards. Entry fee: $30 (27 euros); Early bird submissions: $ 22 (20 euros). Looking for: Poetry, novellas, short story collections, novels. Further details: Participants must be 18 years old otherwise we need parents' consent to accept the submission. Manuscripts must be written in English. Website: https://eyelandsawards.com Writers' HQ Flash Quarterly Contest Closing date: 30th September 2019 Prize: A year's membership with Writers' HQ, access to £1000+ of online writing courses and 3 one-day UK writing retreats Entry fee: FREE (though donations to the WHQ 'sponsor a writer' bursary scheme are very welcome) Looking for: Flash fiction on any theme up to 500 words. NOTE: please enter stories via the submission form, not via email. Open internationally. Email: hello@writershq.co.uk Website: https://writershq.co.uk/whq-flash-quarterly/ The Henshaw Competition Closing Date: 30th September 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 theme up to 2000 words. Results announced by the end of October 2019. Further details: Prize winners published on the Henshawpress web site and optionally in our next anthology. Website: http://henshawpress.co.uk Galley Beggar Press Short Story Prize Closing date: 30th September 3019. Prizes: £2000, £150 for shortisted authors, £50 in book tokens, plus a 4-book subscription to Galley Beggar Press. Entry fee: £10 per entry. Looking for: Short stories up to 6,000 words. Website: https://www.galleybeggar.co.uk/short-story-prize-tc The Short Story competition 2019 Closing date: 30th September 2019 (midnight UK time). Prizes: First prize: £500; Second prize: £100. Entry fee: £8 via PayPal only. Looking for: Stories with a word limit: 1,000-5,000. Website: http://www.theshortstory.net Caterpillar Story for Children Prize Closing date: 30th September 2019. Prizes:  First prize of €1,000 and second prize of a week-long stay at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Co. Monaghan in Ireland. Entry fee: €12 per story. Looking for: Short stories up to 1,500 words for children aged 7-11. Website: http://www.thecaterpillarmagazine.com/ Mslexia Short Story Competition Closing date: 30th September 2019. Prizes: 1st Prize £3,000 plus an optional Moniak Mhor writing retreat. Entry fee: £10. Looking for: Complete short stories in any genre up to 3,000 words. Further details: Judge - Award winning Irenoson Okojie Website: www.mslexia.co.uk/competitions Mslexia Flash Fiction Closing date: 30th September 2019. Prizes: 1st Prize - £500. Entry fee: £5. Looking for: Complete short fiction narratives up to 300 words in any genre for adult and/or young adult readers. Further details: Judge: Kathy Fish. Website: www.mslexia.co.uk/competitions Wilde Hearne Flash Fiction Contest Closing date: 1st October 2019. Prizes: $500 and publication. Entry fee: $15 Looking for: Stories, up to 500 words. Website: http://www.semopress.com/events/wilda-hearne-contest/ Mighty River Short Story Contest Closing date: 1st October 2019. Prizes: $1,000 and publication. Entry fee: $20. Looking for: Stories, max 30 pages double-spaced. Website: http://www.semopress.com/events/mighty-river-contest/ The Graphic Short Story Prize Closing date: 11th October 2019. Entry fee: None stated. Prizes: First prize: £1,000 and publication in the Observer New Review. The runner-up will receive £250 and the work will appear on theguardian.com Looking for: An original story by an aspiring graphic novelist. Further details: Take this opportunity to get your work read by industry experts. Website: https://www.penguin.co.uk/company/publishers/vintage/jonathan-cape.html The Woven Tale Press Closing Date: 15th October 2019. (Opens 15th August.) Prizes: 1st - week-long beach retreat, 2nd - $300, 3rd - $100. Entry fee: $25. Looking for: Short Fiction (open to creative nonfiction), limit 6,000 words. Further details: Judge: Ann Beattie. Website: https://www.thewoventalepress.net/wtp-literary-art-competitions/ Raven Short Story Contest Closing date: 15th October 2019. Prize: Can$300. Entry fee: $20. Editorial critique: $25. Looking for: unpublished short fiction between 500 and 2500 words in length.  Multiple entries welcome. Website: http://pulpliterature.com/contests/ Ibiza Quills Black and Write Compilation Competition Closing date: 21st October 2019. Prizes: €100, €50 and €25 in each category. Entry fee:  €12. Looking for: Short Stories, no more than 2,500 words. Website: https://ibizaquills.com/competition-2/ TulipTree Review Genre Story Contest Closing date: 23rd October 2019. Prizes: $1,000. Entry fee: $20 per entry. Looking for: Stories up to 10,000 words. Website: http://www.tuliptreepub.com/tuliptree-review.html 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/ Retreat West Short Story Prize Closing date: 27th October 2019. Prizes: 1st Prize £400; 2nd Prize £250; 3rd Prize £150; Shortlisted £20. Entry fee: £10 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: Short stories - 1,500-5,000 words. Further details: All winning and shortlisted stories published in the annual anthology. Website: http://www.retreatwest.co.uk/competitions/the-rw-short-story-prize/ Cinnamon Pencil Mentoring Competition Closing date: 30th October 2019. Prizes: One first prize of a free mentoring place plus two runners-up prizes of 50% bursaries to the Cinnamon Pencil Mentoring Service. Entry fee: £12.00. Looking for: To enter, in the first instance, send us 2 short stories, up to 5,000 words each. Website: https://www.cinnamonpress.com/cinnamon-pencil-competition Southport Writers' Circle International Short Story Competition Closing date: 31st October 2019. Prizes: First Prize £150, Second Prize £80, Third Prize £30. Winning entries may be published on the website with permission of the authors. Entry fee: £3 per story: £10 for four stories. Looking for: unpublished stories of up to 2000 words in any style or genre. Further details: Online entries and payments can be made via the website. Website: http://www.swconline.co.uk/n1/?cat=5 Young Walter Scott Prize Closing date: 31st October 2019. Prizes: £500 travel vouchers, weekend trip to Borders Book festival to receive certificate. Entry fee: Free. Looking for: Stories of between 800 and 2000 words. Entries are judged in two age groups - 11 to 15 years and 16 to 19 years. Any kind of fiction is accepted - prose, poetry, drama, fictional letters or reportage. Email: jessica@stonehillsalt.co.uk Website: http://www.walterscottprize.co.uk/young-walter-scott-prize/ Earlyworks Short Story Competition Closing date: 31st October 2019. Prizes: Best entries will be published in an anthology. Winners receive a comlementary copy. Entry fee: £5 per story up to 4,000 words. £10 for over 4,000. Maximum 8000 words. Looking for: Further details: The best entries will be published, and their authors will receive one complimentary copy of the anthology. Website: http://www.earlyworkspress.co.uk/shortstory.html Bedford International Writing Competition - Short Story Closing date: 31st October 2019. Prizes: £500 for the winner, £150 for second prize and £100 for third prize. Also a Short story prize for the residents of Bedford of £100. Entry fee: £6 per story; three stories entered on the same form £12. Looking for: Stories must be no more than 3000 words. Further details: Open to anyone aged 17 years and over. Website: https://bedfordwritingcompetition.co.uk/ Ruth Rendell Short Story Competition 2020 Closing date: 2nd December 2019. Prizes: The winner of the competition will receive £1,000 and will be commissioned to write four further stories for InterAct Stroke Support over the course of one year. Entry fee: £15.00 per story. Looking for: A piece in any genre in no more than 1,000 words. Further details: Stories must be suitable to be read in the sensitive environment of a hospital setting. Website: https://www.interactstrokesupport.org/ssc2020

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Earlyworks Press Flash Fiction Closing date: 30th August 2019 Prizes: £100 first prize. Entry fee: £4 per story, £16 for six stories. Looking for: Flash fiction, up to 100 words Further details: Publication for shortlisted entries. Website:  http://www.earlyworkspress.co.uk/flash.html The Floella Benjamin Trophy Closing date: 31st August 2019. Prizes: The Floella Benjamin trophy, £200, and one year’s (2020/21) membership of the Society at full, associate or friend level, appropriate to the winner’s writing experience. Entry fee: £2.50. Looking for: A short story, essay, article, poem, letter, interview, monologue or play with the theme ‘Children are our future'. Further details: Word limit 500 (poems max 40 lines). Website: http://www.swwj.co.uk/competitions.html Saveas Writers' International Writing Competition 2019 - Prose Closing date: 31st August 2019. Prizes: 1st place: The SaveAs Writers' International Prose Prize sponsored by Hot Monkey Publishing of £200; 2nd place: £100; 3rd place: £50. Entry fee: £4 per short story £10 for three. Looking for: Stories of 3500 words max. Further details: Judged by T. J. Armstrong. Website: http://saveaswriters.co.uk/competitions.html Blue Mesa Review Summer Competition Closing date: 31st August 2019. Prizes: Publication, $500 cash prize for the first place winner in each genre. Reading Fee - $12. Looking for: original English language works in the genres of Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction. Further details: Submit up to three poems. Website: http://bmr.unm.edu/contest/ Aesthetica Creative Writing Closing date: 31st August 2019. Looking for: Short stories up to 2,000 words, poetry up to 40 lines. Any theme, form or style. Prizes: £1,000 for winners in each category, publication, plus various extra prizes Entry fee: Short Fiction: £18; Poetry: £12. Website: www.aestheticamagazine.com The 2019 Exeter Story Prize and Trisha Ashley Award Closing date: 31st August 2019. Prizes: 1st Prize - £500 plus trophy; 2nd Prize - £150; 3rd Prize - £100. The Trisha Ashley Award - £200 plus trophy. Entry fee: £12. Looking for: a story of up to ten thousand words in English. There is no minimum word count. Further details: Stories may be on any theme but only humorous stories will be eligible for the Trisha Ashley Award. Website: http://www.creativewritingmatters.co.uk.html Eyelands 1st International Comic Contest – 2019 Closing date: 20th September 2019. Prizes: Publication in anthology, handmade ceramic gift, certificate, complimentary copy of the anthology plus a week holiday at Three Rock Resort with a discount 50%. Shortlisted stories: Publication in a comic album. Entry fee: 5€. Looking for: Comic strips. See website for more. Website: https://eyelandscontes.wordpress.com/writers-resort/ Surrey International Writing Contest Canada Closing date: 20th September 2019. Prizes: First prize: Can$1000 plus publication; Honourable Mention: Can$150 plus publication. Entry fee: Can$15/entry. Looking for: Story length: 2,500 – 5000 words. Further details: Young writers are welcome to enter, but must be aware that their work will be judged blind among submissions made by adult writers. Website: https://www.siwc.ca/writing-contest/ Manchester Fiction Prize Closing date: 20th September 2019. Prize: £10,000. Looking for: Short stories, up to 2,500 words. Entry fee: £17.50 Website: https://www2.mmu.ac.uk/writingcompetition/fiction- prize/ Hammond House Publishing Short Story Prize 2019 Closing date: 20th September 2019. Prizes: £500; 2nd Place: £100; 3rd Place: £50. Worldwide publication for winners and 25 shortlisted entries. Entry fee: £10.00. Looking for: Short stories between 2,000 and 5,000 words pon the theme: Leaving. Further details: Feedback Option: £10. Website: www.hammondhousepublishing.com The Val Wood Prize 2019: Love Letters Closing date: 21st September 2019. Prizes: £100/£50/2 x £25. Entry Fee: Free entry. Looking for: Short love story in the form of a letter in less than 1500 words. Website: http://www.valeriewood.co.uk Stroud Book Festival - Mainstream Fiction Closing date: 22nd September 2019. Prizes: 1st: £100 + 4 night writing retreat at Hawkwood College, Stroud. 2nd: £75, 3rd: £50. Entry fee: £5 per entry. Looking for: Synopsis of up to 200 words plus excerpt of up to 3000 words. Further details:  Competition is open to writers in Gloucestershire, UK. Website: https://stroudbookfestival.org.uk/mainstreamfiction- competition/ Stroud Book Festival - Flash Fiction Competition Closing date:  22nd September 2019. Prizes: 1st: £500, 2nd: £250, 3rd: £100. Entry fee: £5 per entry. Looking for: Length of piece: up to 500 words. Website: https://stroudbookfestival.org.uk/flashfiction- competition/ KSP Writers Centre Short Fiction Competition Closing date: 27th September 2019. Prizes: First place $300 prize for open plus weekend residency at the KSP Writers' Centre (non- transferable, $300 value). Entry fees: Adult (18 plus): 1 story $10; 2 stories $15; 3 stories $20. Looking for: Open style, open theme, traditional or contemporary. Further details: Word count - 2,500. Website: https://www.kspwriterscentre.com/short- fiction-competition Ninevoices Short Story Competition Closing date: 28th September 2019. Prizes: 1st prize: £250, 2nd prize: £50. Entry fee: £5 per story, payable in GPB. Looking for: Short stories 1,200-1,500 words on the theme of "Summer" by writers who have not earned more than £300 from their writing during 2018. Website: https://ninevoices.wordpress.com/competition-2019/ Iowa Short Fiction Award Closing date: 30th September 2019. Prizes: Award-winning manuscripts will be published by the University of Iowa Press under the Press's standard contract. Entry fee: Free entry. Looking for: Short story collections of at least 150 pages by authors who have not had a book published. Website: https://www.uipress.uiowa.edu/authors/iowa-short- fiction.htm Eyelands Book Awards 2019 Closing date: 20th October 2019. Prizes: Grand prize (published books): Five-day holiday in Athens plus a special handmade ceramic designed especially for Eyelands Book Awards and publication (excerpts) online on our website. Grand prize (unpublished books): Translation into Greek and publication from Strange Days Books. Ten more prizes, one for each category of every section, also win a special handmade ceramic designed especially for Eyelands Book Awards. Entry fee: $30 (27 euros); Early bird submissions: $ 22 (20 euros). Looking for: Poetry, novellas, short story collections, novels. Further details: Participants must be 18 years old otherwise we need parents' consent to accept the submission. Manuscripts must be written in English. Website: https://eyelandsawards.com Writers' HQ Flash Quarterly Contest Closing date: 30th September 2019 Prize: A year's membership with Writers' HQ, access to £1000+ of online writing courses and 3 one-day UK writing retreats Entry fee: FREE (though donations to the WHQ 'sponsor a writer' bursary scheme are very welcome) Looking for: Flash fiction on any theme up to 500 words. NOTE: please enter stories via the submission form, not via email. Open internationally. Email: hello@writershq.co.uk Website: https://writershq.co.uk/whq-flash-quarterly/ The Henshaw Competition Closing Date: 30th September 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 theme up to 2000 words. Results announced by the end of October 2019. Further details: Prize winners published on the Henshawpress web site and optionally in our next anthology. Website: http://henshawpress.co.uk Galley Beggar Press Short Story Prize Closing date: 30th September 3019. Prizes: £2000, £150 for shortisted authors, £50 in book tokens, plus a 4-book subscription to Galley Beggar Press. Entry fee: £10 per entry. Looking for: Short stories up to 6,000 words. Website: https://www.galleybeggar.co.uk/short-story- prize-tc The Short Story competition 2019 Closing date: 30th September 2019 (midnight UK time). Prizes: First prize: £500; Second prize: £100. Entry fee: £8 via PayPal only. Looking for: Stories with a word limit: 1,000-5,000. Website: http://www.theshortstory.net Caterpillar Story for Children Prize Closing date: 30th September 2019. Prizes:  First prize of €1,000 and second prize of a week-long stay at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Co. Monaghan in Ireland. Entry fee: €12 per story. Looking for: Short stories up to 1,500 words for children aged 7-11. Website: http://www.thecaterpillarmagazine.com/ Mslexia Short Story Competition Closing date: 30th September 2019. Prizes: 1st Prize £3,000 plus an optional Moniak Mhor writing retreat. Entry fee: £10. Looking for: Complete short stories in any genre up to 3,000 words. Further details: Judge - Award winning Irenoson Okojie Website: www.mslexia.co.uk/competitions Mslexia Flash Fiction Closing date: 30th September 2019. Prizes: 1st Prize - £500. Entry fee: £5. Looking for: Complete short fiction narratives up to 300 words in any genre for adult and/or young adult readers. Further details: Judge: Kathy Fish. Website: www.mslexia.co.uk/competitions Wilde Hearne Flash Fiction Contest Closing date: 1st October 2019. Prizes: $500 and publication. Entry fee: $15 Looking for: Stories, up to 500 words. Website: http://www.semopress.com/events/wilda- hearne-contest/ Mighty River Short Story Contest Closing date: 1st October 2019. Prizes: $1,000 and publication. Entry fee: $20. Looking for: Stories, max 30 pages double-spaced. Website: http://www.semopress.com/events/mighty- river-contest/ The Graphic Short Story Prize Closing date: 11th October 2019. Entry fee: None stated. Prizes: First prize: £1,000 and publication in the Observer New Review. The runner-up will receive £250 and the work will appear on theguardian.com Looking for: An original story by an aspiring graphic novelist. Further details: Take this opportunity to get your work read by industry experts. Website: https://www.penguin.co.uk/company/publishers/vinta ge/jonathan-cape.html The Woven Tale Press Closing Date: 15th October 2019. (Opens 15th August.) Prizes: 1st - week-long beach retreat, 2nd - $300, 3rd - $100. Entry fee: $25. Looking for: Short Fiction (open to creative nonfiction), limit 6,000 words. Further details: Judge: Ann Beattie. Website: https://www.thewoventalepress.net/wtp- literary-art-competitions/ Raven Short Story Contest Closing date: 15th October 2019. Prize: Can$300. Entry fee: $20. Editorial critique: $25. Looking for: unpublished short fiction between 500 and 2500 words in length.  Multiple entries welcome. Website: http://pulpliterature.com/contests/ Ibiza Quills Black and Write Compilation Competition Closing date: 21st October 2019. Prizes: €100, €50 and €25 in each category. Entry fee:  €12. Looking for: Short Stories, no more than 2,500 words. Website: https://ibizaquills.com/competition-2/ TulipTree Review Genre Story Contest Closing date: 23rd October 2019. Prizes: $1,000. Entry fee: $20 per entry. Looking for: Stories up to 10,000 words. Website: http://www.tuliptreepub.com/tuliptree- review.html 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/ Retreat West Short Story Prize Closing date: 27th October 2019. Prizes: 1st Prize £400; 2nd Prize £250; 3rd Prize £150; Shortlisted £20. Entry fee: £10 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: Short stories - 1,500-5,000 words. Further details: All winning and shortlisted stories published in the annual anthology. Website: http://www.retreatwest.co.uk/competitions/the-rw- short-story-prize/ Cinnamon Pencil Mentoring Competition Closing date: 30th October 2019. Prizes: One first prize of a free mentoring place plus two runners-up prizes of 50% bursaries to the Cinnamon Pencil Mentoring Service. Entry fee: £12.00. Looking for: To enter, in the first instance, send us 2 short stories, up to 5,000 words each. Website: https://www.cinnamonpress.com/cinnamon- pencil-competition Southport Writers' Circle International Short Story Competition Closing date: 31st October 2019. Prizes: First Prize £150, Second Prize £80, Third Prize £30. Winning entries may be published on the website with permission of the authors. Entry fee: £3 per story: £10 for four stories. Looking for: unpublished stories of up to 2000 words in any style or genre. Further details: Online entries and payments can be made via the website. Website: http://www.swconline.co.uk/n1/?cat=5 Young Walter Scott Prize Closing date: 31st October 2019. Prizes: £500 travel vouchers, weekend trip to Borders Book festival to receive certificate. Entry fee: Free. Looking for: Stories of between 800 and 2000 words. Entries are judged in two age groups - 11 to 15 years and 16 to 19 years. Any kind of fiction is accepted - prose, poetry, drama, fictional letters or reportage. Email: jessica@stonehillsalt.co.uk Website: http://www.walterscottprize.co.uk/young- walter-scott-prize/ Earlyworks Short Story Competition Closing date: 31st October 2019. Prizes: Best entries will be published in an anthology. Winners receive a comlementary copy. Entry fee: £5 per story up to 4,000 words. £10 for over 4,000. Maximum 8000 words. Looking for: Further details: The best entries will be published, and their authors will receive one complimentary copy of the anthology. Website: http://www.earlyworkspress.co.uk/shortstory.html Bedford International Writing Competition - Short Story Closing date: 31st October 2019. Prizes: £500 for the winner, £150 for second prize and £100 for third prize. Also a Short story prize for the residents of Bedford of £100. Entry fee: £6 per story; three stories entered on the same form £12. Looking for: Stories must be no more than 3000 words. Further details: Open to anyone aged 17 years and over. Website: https://bedfordwritingcompetition.co.uk/ Ruth Rendell Short Story Competition 2020 Closing date: 2nd December 2019. Prizes: The winner of the competition will receive £1,000 and will be commissioned to write four further stories for InterAct Stroke Support over the course of one year. Entry fee: £15.00 per story. Looking for: A piece in any genre in no more than 1,000 words. Further details: Stories must be suitable to be read in the sensitive environment of a hospital setting. Website: https://www.interactstrokesupport.org/ssc2020

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