Writing Competitions for July


  • 2018 Saturday Evening Post Great American Fiction Contest 07/01/2017
  • Path to Poetry 07/01/2017
  • Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award 07/01/2017
  • Kate Tufts Discovery Award 07/01/2017
  • The Monkey Collection 07/01/2017
  • The London Magazine Essay Competition 07/01/2017
  • Streetlight’s 2017 Essay/Memoir Contest 07/01/2017
  • Hallway Stories Launches With Real-Life Story Sharing Contest 07/02/2017
  • Hell Found Me – Newbie Contest 07/03/2017
  • 2040 Awards Program 07/07/2017
  • The 2040 Awards Contest 07/07/2017
  • Share Your Story 07/10/2017
  • Horror Story Writing Contest 07/15/2017
  • The Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers 07/15/2017
  • FenCon Short Story Contest 07/20/2017
  • Tanka Poetry Contest 07/21/2017
  • 3 Line Poem 07/30/2017
  • Western, Pioneer, Civil War Fiction Novel Writing Contest – The Laramie Awards 07/31/2017
  • The Profane Prizes 07/31/2017
  • Doris Gooderson Short Story Competition
    Closing date: 10th July 2017.
    Prizes: £200, £100, £50, winning entries may be published in the Wrekin Writers anthology.
    Entry fee: £5.
    Looking for: Short stories up to 1,200 words on an open theme. 50 of all profits will be donated to the Severn Hospice.
    Email: wrekinwriters@gmail.com
    Website: www.wrekinwriters.co.uk
  • Wasafiri New Writing Prize
    Closing date: 14th July 2017.
    Prizes: £300 in each category plus publication in Wasafiri.
    Entry fee: £6 for one category, £10 for two categories, £15 for three categories.
    Looking for: Poetry (up to five poems), fiction and life writing up to 3,000 words.
    Email: wasafiri@open.ac.uk
    Website: www.wasafir.org  
  • HG Wells Short Story Competition
    Closing date: 16th July 2017.
    Prizes: £1,000 Margaret and Reg Turnhill; Prize for writers under 21, Grand Prize: £250; £100 HG Wells Handwriting Prize for primary school children in Shepway.
    Entry fee: £10, £5 under 21.
    Looking for: Short stories between 1,500 and 5,000 words on the theme of light.
    Email: hgwellscompetition@gmail.com
    Website: http://hgwellscompetition.com
  • Norwich Writers’ Circle Olga Sincair Open Short Story Competition
    Closing date: 30th July 2017.
    Prizes: £400, £200 and £100.
    Entry fee: £8.
    Looking for: Short stories up to 2,000 words on the theme of ‘strangers’.
    Email: norwichwriters@hotmail.com
    Website: http://norwichwriters.wordpress.com
  • DWL Short Story Contest
    Closing date: 30th July 2017.
    Prizes: 3 x $100.
    Free entry.
    Looking for: Stories up to 5,000 words on any subject.
    Website: http://desiwriterslounge.net
  • The 2017 Berlin Writing Prize
    Closes: Midnight 31st July 2017.
    Prizes: Winner: A one-month (four-week) residency in Berlin’s Circus Hotel to take place from the 22nd January to 18th February 2018. The competition winner will receive their very own apartment, a month’s worth of breakfast vouchers for the Circus Hostel and up to 100 euros travel costs. The winning entry will be published in SAND Journal and in a Reader Berlin anthology.
    Along with this, the British Council has generously offered the winner a free place as a delegate at the British Council Literature Seminar 2018 in Berlin, due to take place over three days during the residency.
    Entry Fee: 9 euros, via Paypal, submission via email to competition@thereaderberlin.com (see submission guidelines).
    Theme: Home is Elsewhere.
    Looking for: Genre: Prose fiction and non-fiction. Length: Max. 3000 words, excluding title.
    Residency Dates: 22nd January to 18th February 2018.
    Website: http://thereaderberlin.com/
  • Ink Tears Flash Fiction
    Closing date: 31st July 2017.
    Prizes: £250, £50, 6 x Highly Commended £25.
    Entry fee: £3.50.
    Looking for: Flash fiction up to 500 words.
    Website: www.inktears.com  
  • HISSAC Annual Open Short Story Competition
    Closing date: 31st July 2017.
    Prizes: £650 total, £250 first prize for each competition plus web publication.
    Entry fee: Short stories or flash fiction £5, £12 for three, £18 for five.
    Looking for: Short stories up to 2,000 words, flash fiction up to 500 words. Entrants do not need to have any connection to Scotland nor feature it in their entries.
    Email: info@hissac.co.uk
    Website: www.hissac.co.uk  
  • To Hull and Back Humorous Writing Competition
    Closing date: 31st July 2017.
    Prizes: £1,000, £200, £100, publication in Christopher Fielden’s now annual anthology To Hull and Back, with the winner’s photo printed on the book cover, which will be filmed on a ceremonial motorbike journey, from Christopher’s Bristol home to Hull. And back.
    Entry fee: £9, £15 and £18.
    Looking for: Funny stories up to 4,000 words.
    Email: chris@christopherfielden.com
    Website: www.christopherfielden.com
  • Sean O’Failain Short Story Competition
    Closing date: 31st July 2017.
    Prizes: €2,000, week-long residency at Aman Cara Writers’ and Editors’ Retreat, Second prize: €500.
    Entry fee: €15.
    Looking for: Stories on any subject, in any style, by a writer of any nationality, living anywhere in the world.
    Further info: 2017 judge: Paul McVeigh
    Looking for: Short stories up to 3,000 words.
    Email: sofcomp@munsterlit.ie
    Website: www.munsterlit.ie

Chris Fielden is an award-winning short story writer and Amazon bestselling author. His website lists hundreds of writing competitions and magazines that publish short stories, novels, poetry, essays and much more. The site also contains lots of free resources and writing advice for readers, writers and authors.Many More competitions Christopher Fielden.com



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