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

The Rialto Nature and Place Poetry Competition
The Queen's Knickers Award
The Alligator's Mouth Award for Illustrated Early Fiction

Writing Calendar Competitions

The Rhys Davies Short Story Competition 2021
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The Rhys Davies Short Story Competition recognises the very best unpublished short stories in English in any style and on any subject up to a maximum of 5,000 words by writers in / from

Granta: Non-fiction, fiction and poetry submissions window
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Granta is committed to championing new voices and is open to unsolicited submissions of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Their next submissions window is 1 January until 31 January 2021.

Northern Writers Award
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There are a number of available awards, which you can find listed on the Northern Writers Award site.

Penguin Michael Joseph Christmas Love Story Competition
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Do you have an idea for a magical festive love story? Would you like the chance to write a bestselling novel?