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Morley Prize for Unpublished Writers of Colour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

The Rhys Davies Short Story Competition 2024
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The Rhys Davies Short Story Competition recognises the very best unpublished short stories in English in any style and on any subject.
Female Pilot Club 2024 Script Call
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The FPC 2024 Script Call is now accepting TV and radio comedy pilot scripts by UK-based women!
Compass Mentoring Scheme
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The Compass Mentoring Scheme connects emerging writers from Dumfries and Galloway with authors, for professional and creative advice.