Competitions

Here you can browse through not only our own competitions, but writing competitions featured in the Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook. All competitions uploaded to the Writing Calendar will also feature here.

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W&A Competitions

Christmas Giveaway 2023
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Win our entire Christmas book bundle!
Writers' & Artists' Short Story Competition 2024
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Enter our annual free short story competition to win a place on one of Arvon's residential writing courses.
W&A Working-Class Writers' Prize 2023
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Are you a writer who identifies as working-class? Looking for an opportunity to get your writing out there? Are you getting ready to take that next step on the path to publication?

WAYB Competitions

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Morley Prize for Unpublished Writers of Colour
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Waterstones Children’s Book Prize
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The Queen's Knickers Award

Writing Calendar Competitions

21 Futures: Financial Fallout Anthology Competition
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Sci-fi anthology compeitions with $1k prize
Hastings Book Festival International Writing Competition
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Hastings Book Festival Competition open to anyone writing in English on any theme - poetry (40 lines) and short stories (2,500 words).
FarmED & Chelsea Green Young Writers Prize
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We're looking for exciting new voices who are passionate about helping to build sustainable farming and food systems.