Competition News Summary

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Competition Types

The writing competitions you'll find listed on this site, fall into three main categories, as explained below.

Members Only
Open
General
  • Open to NAWG group and individual members only.
  • No entry fees.
  • Organised by the NAWG committee.
  • Open to everyone.
  • Most have entry fees.
  • Organised by the NAWG committee.
  • Open to everyone.
  • Most have entry fees.
  • Organised by friends and individuals of NAWG.
  • Free advertising for NAWG groups and affiliates (small fee for others).
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Competitions List

(Last updated: Wed-21-Sep-2016) Click on the competition titles for more information.

Competition Status Closing Date Type Information & Notes
The Henshaw Competition Open 30-Sep-2016 General Short stories on any subject, up to 2,000 words.
NAWG Open 2016 Open 31-Oct-2016 Open Categories: Short story, poetry, novella.
Words And Women Prose Competition Open 15-Nov-2016 General A competition organised by Words And Women, who support and promote women writers living and working in the East of England.
Field of Words 2016: Round 2 Open 30-Nov-2016 General Short fiction and flash fiction.
BMAF Creative Writing Competitions Open 05-Dec-2016 General Competitions by the Basingstoke Music & Arts Federation.
100 Word Mini-Tales Open None Open A continuously running, open competition.
Park Publications Open None General Writing opportunities all year round.
Mslexia Children's Novel Closed 19-Sep-2016 General A competition for women to write a novel for children.
Terence Rattigan Award Closed 31-Aug-2016 General An exciting competition for aspiring playwrights.
British Czech & Slovak Association Writing Competition 2016 Closed 19-Aug-2016 General A competition to write fact or fiction about links between Britain and the Czech/Slovak Republics.
Writers Bureau Limerick 2016 Closed 31-Jul-2016 General Win a Writers Bureau course, plus cash prizes.
Doris Gooderson Short Story Competition Closed 11-Jul-2016 General Run by Wrekin Writers.
The Henshaw Competition Closed 30-Jun-2016 General Short stories on any subject, up to 2,000 words.
Field of Words 2016: Round 1 Closed 31-May-2016 General Short fiction and flash fiction.
Horror Anthology Competition Closed 20-May-2016 General A horror-themed writing competition from Swansea & District Writers' Circle.
NAWG Members 2016 Closed 30-Apr-2016 Members only Our annual multi-category writing competitions. Winners announced at the annual Festival of Writing.
The Henshaw Competition Closed 31-Mar-2016 General Short stories on any subject, up to 2,000 words.
Margery Allingham short story Closed 01-Mar-2016 General Organised by the Crime Writers' Association.
Our Street Closed 31-Jan-2016 General Bridgend Writers' Circle. Short story.
Archive

Here are some competitions, now closed, from previous years.

Competition Status Closing Date Type Information & Notes
Writers Bureau Short Story Closed 30-Nov-2015 General 2,000 words maximum. Any theme.
Pam's People 2015 Closed 21-Aug-2015 Members only Winners announced at the annual Festival of Writing.
InkTears Short Story Closed 30-Nov-2015 General UK & international. Any theme. Open to age 18+.
NAWG Open 2015 Closed 31-Oct-2015 Open Short story and poetry categories.
Another Place Closed 31-Oct-2015 General Poetry and flash fiction. The Poised Pen, Liverpool.
Swansea Writers Short Story Closed 31-Oct-2015 General Any genre, any subject.
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