Our website features the most comprehensive list of creative writing competitions, prizes, and awards for writers scheduled for The list includes mainly short story , poetry , and flash fiction competitions, but there are also many events for essay writers and even prizes for entire novel manuscripts. Each item on our list includes basic information about max word count , entry fees , submission deadlines , and the first place prize. Events that are free to enter are highlighted. In case of questions about a particular event, please reach out to the event organizer.
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Explore new writing opportunities and events from the BBC and across the industry. Our annual open submission opportunity for all writers aged 16 and over and resident in the UK or Republic of Ireland. We will no longer open a window specifically for Comedy script submissions or run further Comedy Room writer development groups via BBC Writersroom. Our remit is scriptwriting so in general we can't promote opportunities or events from organisations outside the BBC which are for novel writing, short stories, poetry etc. We can only promote opportunities and events which are free for writers to enter or attend and don't ask for payment from writers at any stage.
Writing competitions are a great motivational tool. With numerous awards for every type of writing, from novels , to short stories to poetry running throughout the year, it can feel daunting to sift through them all. Which writing competition is right for you? Which ones are open when?
If you are looking to take your writing to the next level, then entering a writing competition often provides that extra impetus to refine your work. This is by no means a full list of competitions. Some writing competitions require an entry fee. This seems to be the norm these days and there are credible competitions that require an entry fee.