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

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Competition summary field
Writing for Children Competition
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Are you writing for children?
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

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?

Spread the Word Life Writing Prize
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Launched in 2016 in association with Goldsmiths Writers’ Centre, Spread the Word’s Life Writing Prize was established to celebrate and develop Life Writing in the UK.