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Wilbur Smith Author of Tomorrow Prize Closing date: 5th May in 2020. Prizes: Between £100 and £1,000 according to age. Free entry. Looking for short stories between 500 and 5,000 words by writers aged 11-21. Website: https://www.wilbur-niso-smithfoundation.org/awards/author-of-tomorrow- 2019 MK LitFest Flash Fiction and Poetry Competitions   Closing Date: 31st May 2020. Prizes: £25 for the best story and best poem in each In addition, at least 20 stories and 20 poems will be selected for publication in an anthology. Entry fee: FREE. Looking For: flash fiction of up to 500 words in any genre, or poems up to 14 lines. The theme for both is 'City of Dreams'. Further details: Two age categories: a) 14 - 19 and b) 20+.  Open to anyone living in Buckinghamshire (Milton Keynes' home county) or in the neighbouring counties of Northamptonshire or Bedfordshire. Work must be previously unpublished. Website: https://www.mklitfest.org/mink2020 The Solstice Prize for Young Writers 2020 Closing date: 20th June 2020. Prizes: 1st prize: £50 cash for the entrant and a £50 book token for their school/college. Work will be published on www.writingeastmidlands.co.uk. There will also be a range of giveaways and writing treats for the ten most highly commended pieces in each age category. Entry Fee: It's completely free to enter and prizes will be awarded in two age categories, 10-13 and 14-17 years. Looking for: Entries of poetry (up to 40 lines) and short stories (up to 1000 words) on any subject. Website: http://www.writingeastmidlands.co.uk/young-writers/solstice-prize-2020/ HG Wells Fiction Short Story Competition Closing date: 6th July 2020. Prizes: £500 Senior and £1,000 Junior prize and free publication of all shortlisted entries. Entry Fee: None. Looking for: 1,500 to 5,000 words. Other info: This year’s theme is “Vision”. Website: https://hgwellscompetition.com/competition-rules-2020/?v=79cba1185463 Young Writers' Short Story Competition Closing Date: 31st August 2020. Prizes: £250 1st, £100 2nd, £50 3rd. Entry Fee: None. Looking for: Short Stories: 1500 - 3000 words. Eligibility: UK based 16 - 27 (as there are cash prizes). Website: http://www.outletpublishinggroup.com/short-story-competition-2019-2020/ Wells Festival of Literature’s Competitions Young Poets Closing date: 30th June 2020 (Open 1st April). Prizes: £150, £75, £50 plus a year’s membership of The poetry Society. Entry Fee: £3. Looking for: Any subject, no more than 35 lines. Other info: Judge, Victoria Adukwei Bulley. Website: www.wellsfestivalofliterature.org.uk Bedford International Writing Competition - Students Open for entries: 1st May 2020. Closing date: 31st October 2020. Prizes: £500, £150, £100. Entry Fee: £4 or 3 for £8. Looking for: Stories and poems by students. Other info: Judge: Bestselling International author, Leigh Russell. This year, proceeds will go to charities helping Coronavirus victims. Website: https://bedfordwritingcompetition.co.uk/BWC/php/story.php Ghost Stories Closing Date: Open All Year Round For Prizes see website. Ghost Stories - we've all heard them and we've all been scared by them at one time or another. They can be terribly scary or simply funny, but either way they have been an attention-grabbing form of storytelling for centuries and leave people wondering whether what they've heard is fact or fiction! CLICK HERE… Poetry Idol Closing Date: Open All Year Round Who do you idolise? Is it your mum or dad? Your best friend? Your brother or sister? Perhaps there is a famous person, from a sports or film star to an author or musician that you admire and aspire to be like. Why are they your favourite person and why do they inspire you? CLICK HERE… Teen Poets Closing Date: Open All Year Round Teen Poets invites young adults aged 13+ to write a poem. If you're a teen, your voice needs to be heard and this is the place to get your message across! CLICK HERE… Pet Poetry Closing Date: Open All Year Round Write about your pet, your favourite animal or create a creature! Perhaps you'd like to write from an animal's point of view or about conservation? We can't wait to read your animal-inspired poems! Open to young writers aged 4-18 years old. CLICK HERE…
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Wilbur Smith Author of Tomorrow Prize Closing date: 5th May in 2020. Prizes: Between £100 and £1,000 according to age. Free entry. Looking for short stories between 500 and 5,000 words by writers aged 11-21. Website: https://www.wilbur-niso- smithfoundation.org/awards/author-of-tomorrow-2019 MK LitFest Flash Fiction and Poetry Competitions   Closing Date: 31st May 2020. Prizes: £25 for the best story and best poem in each In addition, at least 20 stories and 20 poems will be selected for publication in an anthology. Entry fee: FREE. Looking For: flash fiction of up to 500 words in any genre, or poems up to 14 lines. The theme for both is 'City of Dreams'. Further details: Two age categories: a) 14 - 19 and b) 20+.  Open to anyone living in Buckinghamshire (Milton Keynes' home county) or in the neighbouring counties of Northamptonshire or Bedfordshire. Work must be previously unpublished. Website: https://www.mklitfest.org/mink2020 The Solstice Prize for Young Writers 2020 Closing date: 20th June 2020. Prizes: 1st prize: £50 cash for the entrant and a £50 book token for their school/college. Work will be published on www.writingeastmidlands.co.uk. There will also be a range of giveaways and writing treats for the ten most highly commended pieces in each age category. Entry Fee: It's completely free to enter and prizes will be awarded in two age categories, 10-13 and 14-17 years. Looking for: Entries of poetry (up to 40 lines) and short stories (up to 1000 words) on any subject. Website: http://www.writingeastmidlands.co.uk/young- writers/solstice-prize-2020/ HG Wells Fiction Short Story Competition Closing date: 6th July 2020. Prizes: £500 Senior and £1,000 Junior prize and free publication of all shortlisted entries. Entry Fee: None. Looking for: 1,500 to 5,000 words. Other info: This year’s theme is “Vision”. Website: https://hgwellscompetition.com/competition- rules-2020/?v=79cba1185463 Young Writers' Short Story Competition Closing Date: 31st August 2020. Prizes: £250 1st, £100 2nd, £50 3rd. Entry Fee: None. Looking for: Short Stories: 1500 - 3000 words. Eligibility: UK based 16 - 27 (as there are cash prizes). Website: http://www.outletpublishinggroup.com/short-story- competition-2019-2020/ Wells Festival of Literature’s Competitions Young Poets Closing date: 30th June 2020 (Open 1st April). Prizes: £150, £75, £50 plus a year’s membership of The poetry Society. Entry Fee: £3. Looking for: Any subject, no more than 35 lines. Other info: Judge, Victoria Adukwei Bulley. Website: www.wellsfestivalofliterature.org.uk Bedford International Writing Competition - Students Open for entries: 1st May 2020. Closing date: 31st October 2020. Prizes: £500, £150, £100. Entry Fee: £4 or 3 for £8. Looking for: Stories and poems by students. Other info: Judge: Bestselling International author, Leigh Russell. This year, proceeds will go to charities helping Coronavirus victims. Website: https://bedfordwritingcompetition.co.uk/BWC/php/sto ry.php Ghost Stories Closing Date: Open All Year Round For Prizes see website. Ghost Stories - we've all heard them and we've all been scared by them at one time or another. They can be terribly scary or simply funny, but either way they have been an attention-grabbing form of storytelling for centuries and leave people wondering whether what they've heard is fact or fiction! CLICK HERE… Poetry Idol Closing Date: Open All Year Round Who do you idolise? Is it your mum or dad? Your best friend? Your brother or sister? Perhaps there is a famous person, from a sports or film star to an author or musician that you admire and aspire to be like. Why are they your favourite person and why do they inspire you? CLICK HERE… Teen Poets Closing Date: Open All Year Round Teen Poets invites young adults aged 13+ to write a poem. If you're a teen, your voice needs to be heard and this is the place to get your message across! CLICK HERE… Pet Poetry Closing Date: Open All Year Round Write about your pet, your favourite animal or create a creature! Perhaps you'd like to write from an animal's point of view or about conservation? We can't wait to read your animal-inspired poems! Open to young writers aged 4-18 years old. CLICK HERE…
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