Category Archives: Writing Competitions

Time To Get Writing!

It’s 1 January 2020 and a new year beckons!

Resolutions have been made and if writing is your passion then what better way to get motivated than by sourcing a competition or two with a looming deadline.

I’ve copied details of a number of interesting competitions below and wish you luck with your writing and submission:

Cúirt New Writing Prize 2020
Deadline: 31 January 2020
Written Word: 2,000 words maximum.
Entry:  €10

The CWA Margery Allingham Short Mystery Competition 2020
Deadline: 29 February 2020
Written Word: 3,500 words maximum.
Entry:  £12

The CWA Debut Dagger Award
Deadline: 29 February 2020
Written Word: Opening of a crime novel not exceeding 3,000 words and a synopsis of up to 1,500 words.
Entry:  £36

2020 Bristol Short Story Prize
Deadline: 30 April 2020
Written Word: 4,000 words maximum.
Entry: £9


Please check all submission details to ensure correct – apologies from me if, in my excitement at finding such fabulous competitions to enter, there are any errors.


Writing Competitions

Check out the latest short story and poetry competition listings below, no excuses – get writing!

Bogmans Cannon’s Shame The Divil
Deadline: Feb 15, 2016
Written Word: Flash fiction, flash memoir, anecdote, aphorism, mini-rant, performance text, short audio or video, graphic, poster, gif etc, theme of our first issue is ‘Dare’.
Entry:  Free

Fish Flash Fiction Prize (short short story)
Deadline: 28 February 2016
Written Word: Flash Fiction up to 300 words
Entry:  €14 for 1st entry, €8 for subsequent entries

The Bryan MacMahon Short Story Competition
Deadline: 3rd March 2016
Written Word: Maximum word count is 3,000 words
Entry:  €10 + (€3 booking fee if submitting online)

Molly Keane Creative Writing Award 2016
Deadline: 12 noon on 11th March 2016
Written Word: Maximum word count is 2,000 words
Entry:  Free

The Fish Poetry Prize
eadline: 31 March 2016
Written Word: Poem restricted to 300 words
Entry:  €14 for 1st entry, €8 for subsequent entries

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