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.
 
 They are...
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.
 
 
 The winners of the 2021 Northern Writers’ Awards will be announced during the week of 21...
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? Well, Penguin Michael Joseph’s Christmas Love Story competition might be for you...
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. Free to enter, the Prize is open...