Writing Competitions for August



Over The Edge New Writer of The Year
Closing date: 9th August 2017.
Prizes: €1,000 in cash prizes (€300 each for wining poet and short story writer, €400 for the overall winner), publication for winning poet, plus readings at Over the Edge.
Entry fee: €10, €7.50 for each of multiple entries.
Looking for: Poetry (three poems of up to 40 lines or one of 100 lines); short stories, up to 3,000 words.
Email: over-the-edge-openreadings@hotmail.com
Website: www.overtheedgeliteraryevents.blogspot.com

The Val Wood Prize 2017: Freedom in Hull
Closing date: 19th August 2017.
Prizes: Winner £200; Runner up £50 & £25.
Entry fee: Free.
Theme: Freedom in Hull.
Looking for: Stories need to keep to the theme of ‘Freedom in Hull’ but can be on any subject. Maximum word count is 2017.
Further info: Winners will be announced at a special ceremony at Hull Central Library on 14 October 2017.
Website: http://valeriewood.co.uk

Hysteria Writing Competition 2017
Closing date: 31st August 2017.
Prizes: £150 short story, £75 poetry and flash fiction, winners will be published in the Hysteria 5 Anthology.
Entry fee: £5 story, £3 poetry and flash fiction.
Looking for: Short stories up to 2,000 words, poetry up to 20 lines, flash fiction 250 words, by women writers.
Email: info@hysterectomy-association.org.uk
Website: hysterectomy-association.org.uk/hysteria-writing-competition/

Exeter Flash Fiction Competition
Closing date: 31st August 2017.
Prizes: £150, £100, £50.
Entry fee: £4.
Looking for: Flash fiction up to 250 words.
Email: creativewritingmatters@virginmedia.com
Website: www.creativewritingmatters.co.uk

Hammond House Publishing Competitions 2017
Closing date: 31st August 2017.
Prizes: Short stories £600, £100, £50; poems £250, £50, £25; scripts £100 and recorded production.
Entry fee: £10.
Looking for: Short stories between 2,000 and 7,000 words, poems up to 40 lines and scripts (length TBC) on the theme of ‘Eternal’.
Website: www.hammondhousepublishing.com

Artificium Short Fiction and Poetry Competition
Closing date: 31st August 2017.
Prizes: £350, £75, £50, publication.
Entry fee: £5 for one, £9 for two, £12 for three.
Looking for: Short stories up to 4,000 words, poems up to 40 lines.
Email: competitions@artificium.co.uk
Website: www.artificium.co.uk

mags4dorset Short Story Competition
Closing date: 31st August 2017.
Prizes: £150, £25.
Entry fee: £4, £3 each subsequent.
Looking for: Stories up to 1,000 words inspired by one of three photographs.
Website: http://writ.rs/mags4dorsetshortstory2017

Earlyworks Press Flash Fiction
Closing date: 31st August 2017.
Prizes: £100, anthology publication for shortlisted entries.
Entry fee: £3, £15 up to 6.
Looking for: Flash fiction, up to 100 words.
Email: services@earlyworkspress.co.uk
Website: www.earlyworkspress.co.uk

The Willesden Herald New Short Stories Competition 2017
Closing date: 31st August 2017.
Prizes: The prize fund of £1200 will be divided among the ten finalists as follows: 1st Prize: The one-off Willesden Herald mug inscribed “Willesden Short Story Prize 2017” + £300; Runner-up: £200; £75 to each of the remaining eight short-listed. All ten shortlisted stories will be published in “Willesden Herald: New Short Stories 10”. Two copies go to each of the ten shortlisted contributors.
Entry Fee: £7.50.
Word limit: 7500.
Further info: The Willesden Prize top stories go in an annual anthology. Writer Lane Ashfeldt is judging this year. Any theme.
Submit to: https://willesdenherald.submittable.com/Submit
Website: http://newshortstories.com/





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