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

Morley Prize for Unpublished Writers of Colour
Waterstones Children’s Book Prize
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.