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A collection of chances to become known as a short story writer. Some free; some with nominal entry fees.

42 Writing competitions for 2017. Excelsior!

42 Writing competitions for 2017

Welcome all ye saviours of the written word! 2016 is almost over (thank goodness), and while we try to distract ourselves from the horrors of a year that culminated in the election of Donald Trump to the US Presidency, it is also important we look forward to a 2017 as we try to make sure it isn’t quite as terrible as the last one.

For our part, we’ll endeavour to ensure 2017 is filled with a multitude of writerly insights and discussion, and (just for you) we’ve compiled a list of upcoming writing competitions scheduled for the year ahead. Included are details about word counts, deadlines and direct links to each event. A Curated List of Creative Writing Competitions, Contests and Awards. Short Story Competitions 2017, List of Writing Competitions UK - Christopher Fielden. Quick links on this page: Last updated 24th April 2017 Below are tables listing various short story competitions.

Short Story Competitions 2017, List of Writing Competitions UK - Christopher Fielden

Some are based in the UK, some are global. Some contests are of high renown (like the BBC Short Story Award or the Bridport Prize), offering huge prizes, and some are lesser known, but offer great opportunities for newer writers to become published authors. I will try and keep this list up to date, but please check the rules and dates on the different competition websites before entering. I’ve kept the information on the writing competition calendar brief, only detailing the important bits, like genre, approximate opening dates, approximate closing dates, word count and, of course, the amount of prize money you can win. If you run a short story competition and would like me to add it to the lists below, please contact me and provide the following information: I will also try and add to this list regularly as I hear about more competitions. back to top. Short Story Competition: Philosophy Through Fiction. We are inviting submissions for the short story competition “Philosophy Through Fiction”, organized by Helen De Cruz (Oxford Brookes University), with editorial board members Eric Schwitzgebel (UC Riverside), Meghan Sullivan (University of Notre Dame), and Mark Silcox (University of Central Oklahoma).

Short Story Competition: Philosophy Through Fiction

The winner of the competition will receive a cash prize of US$500 (funded by the Berry Fund of the APA) and their story will be published in Sci Phi Journal. Rationale As philosophers, we frequently tell stories in the form of brief thought experiments. In the past and today, philosophers have also written longer, richer stories. Famous examples include Simone de Beauvoir, Iris Murdoch, and Jean-Paul Sartre. Eligibility Short stories that are eligible for this competition must be some form of speculative fiction (this includes, but is not limited to, science fiction, fantasy, horror, alternative history, or magical realism), and must explore one or more philosophical ideas. BBC National Short Story Award 2017. Latest update 'Submissions for the 2017 Award are now closed' Celebrating the power of the short story The BBC National Short Story Award is one of the most prestigious for a single short story, with the winning author receiving £15,000, and four further shortlisted authors £600 each.

BBC National Short Story Award 2017

The 2017 Award is now closed for submissions. The shortlist will be announced on 15th September 2017, and the winner on 3rd October 2017. Please see for more information on the BBC National Short Story Award and submissions. Read the 2017 press release For updates on the Award follow #bbcnssa on Twitter. Previous winners 2016 Orr 'Disappearances'; runner-up Claire-Louise Bennet 'Morning, Noon & Night' 2015 Jonathan Buckley 'Briar Road'; runner-up Mark Haddon 'Bunny' 2014 Lionel Shriver 'Kilifi Creek'; runner-up Zadie Smith 'Miss Adele Amidst the Corsets'

The Short Story Challenge 2017. 2ND Round View the Assignments View the Assignments View the Results The 11th Annual Short Story Challenge is a creative writing competition open to writers around the world.

The Short Story Challenge 2017

31 Free Writing Contests: Legitimate Competitions With Cash Prizes. When I was about 12, I saw an ad in a magazine for a poetry contest that sounded fancy and impressive, something like “International Library of Poetry.”

31 Free Writing Contests: Legitimate Competitions With Cash Prizes

I bled poetry at that age, so I crossed my fingers and sent in a poem I’d been slaving over for weeks. And, lo and behold, the people behind the contest quickly wrote back to tell me my poem had been selected as a winner! I was speechless with honor. Of the thousands of poets who must have submitted to the contest — no doubt many of them adults much wiser and more skilled than me — my poem had been chosen to be featured in an exclusive, hardcover anthology! Writing Competitions. Aerogramme Writers' StudioA Guide to Short Story Contests in 2017. Tom Howard/John H.

Aerogramme Writers' StudioA Guide to Short Story Contests in 2017

Reid Short Story Contestis open to original short stories and essays on any theme. The winner in each category receives US$1500 and there are a total of 10 minor prizes of $100. Entries should be maximum of 6000 words. Closes 30 April. Short Short Story Competition. Want to manage your competitions account?

Short Short Story Competition

Log In Here Deadline: February 1, 2017 CLOSED We’re looking for short fiction stories! Think you can write a winning story in 1,500 words or less? Short Story Contest - Fish Publishing Fish Publishing. Neel Mukherjee: Judge of the Fish Short Story Contest 2016 Summary: Closed Judge: Neel Mukherjee Word Limit: 5,000 words Closes: 30 November '16.

Short Story Contest - Fish Publishing Fish Publishing

Welcome to the Bristol Short Story Prize. Costa Short Story Award. Harper's Bazaar short story competition 2017. David-Slijper, July issue 2015 David-Slijper Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Fiction has always held a special place in Bazaar.

Harper's Bazaar short story competition 2017

The magazine has published work by writers from Virginia Woolf, DH Lawrence and Nancy Mitford to AS Byatt and Ali Smith. For 150 years, Harper's Bazaar has published the best new work from the world's most famous writers. Terms and conditions: the competition is open to UK residents aged 18 and over, published or unpublished. Writing Competitions. Competitions. Writer’s Digest’s Self-Published Book Awards is currently accepting entries. This is the only Writer’s Digest competition exclusively for self-published books. Writer’s Digest’s oldest and most popular competition, the Annual Writing Competition, is currently accepting entries. Winners will be announced in our December 2017 issue.

Writer’s Digest’s Self-Published eBook Awards is no longer accepting entries. This is the only Writer’s Digest competition exclusively for self-published ebooks. Writing Competitions and Events. Writing Contests - The Writer. Sign up for The Writer e-newsletter to get the inside scoop on our latest contest announcements. You can also download our free guide to summer 2017 writing contests, which contains info on prizes, entry fees, and submission guidelines for more than 35 competitions. Get the guide today! As you already know, The Writer encourages all of our readers to practice their craft and put their stories in front of the eyes of as many people as possible. Contests have always been a vital part of the writing world, giving writers the chance to have their work reviewed by editors and possibly published.

Literary journals, universities and even The Writer regularly host contests, helping authors gain exposure and hone their craft. Choose your inspiration, submit before the deadline, and, as always, keep writing. Spring is finally here. Writing - Writing. 2017 SA Writers College Short Story Competition. Founded by the world-renowned BBC Aeronautics Correspondent Reg Turnill and his wife, Margaret, to celebrate the life and works of HG Wells and encourage creative writing, especially among the young, the prestigious.

Books. Explore the 2017 CBC Short Story Prize shortlist. The winner will be announced on April 19, 2017. Latest free writing competitions from Writers & Artists. Writers & Artists and Retreat West have teamed up for a free writing competition that offers you the chance to win a place on one of Retreat West’s incredible writing retreats. All you have to do is write a short story no longer than 1,000 words! Find out more For published and aspiring writers alike - enter our free annual short story competition and be in with a chance of winning a place on an Arvon residential writing course of your choice (worth £1,000), as well as seeing your story published on

To enter, all you have to do is submit a short story (for adults) of no more than 2,000 words. Raymond Carver Contest — Carve Magazine. +Submission Dates: April 1 - May 15. (Mailed entries: May 15 is a postmark deadline.) Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition.