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

W&A Working-Class Writers' Prize
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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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The Rialto Nature and Place Poetry Competition
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The Queen's Knickers Award
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The Alligator's Mouth Award for Illustrated Early Fiction

Writing Calendar Competitions

BlackInk Writing Competition
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Serendipity and Writing East Midlands are looking for creative writers from the African and African Caribbean Diaspora to submit short stories for BlackInk’s Writing Competition.
Genesis Jewish Book Week Emerging Writers Programme
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The programme offers bursaries of up to £1,500, mentorship, peer-support and writing seminars to ten UK-based emerging writers of any background.
Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year 2022
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https://canterburyfestival.co.uk/submit-your-poem-to-canterbury-festiva…
Spectrum: Poetry Celebrating Identity
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Spectrum seeks to provide a platform for those who feel marginalised or othered. We want the resulting anthology to be a celebration of our differences.