Writing Competitions

Alpine Fellowship Writing Prize

Alpine Fellowship Writing Prize Website ]

Top Prize: £10,000

Categories: Short Story, Poetry

Deadline: March (Every Year)

Fee: Free

Awarded for the best piece of previously-unpublished writing on the topic of the theme of that year's Alpine Fellowship Annual Symposium. In addition to the main prize, the winner and two runners up will be invited to attend the symposium.

Anthology Poetry Prize

Anthology Magazine Website ]

Top Prize: €500

Categories: Poetry

Deadline: October (Every Year)

Fee: €15

Established to recognise and encourage excellence in the craft of poetry writing and to provide a platform for publication, this competition is open to original and previously-unpublished poems in the English language. Entries are invited from poets of all nationalities, living anywhere in the world. Each competition has a theme to which entries must conform.

Anthology Short Story Competition

Anthology Magazine Website ]

Top Prize: €500

Categories: Short Story

Deadline: July (Every Year)

Fee: €15

Established to recognise and encourage creative writing and provide a platform for publication, this competition is open to original and previously unpublished short stories in the English language by a writer of any nationality, living anywhere in the world. Stories submitted must conform to a specific theme, which changes each year.

Aurora Prize for Writing

Aurora Prize for Writing Website ]

Top Prize: £500 + Feedback

Categories: Short Story, Poetry

Deadline: June (Every Year)

Fee: £9

The winners, in each category, will receive a cash prize of £500, feedback on a piece of work of their choice from a leading literary agent (or Editor as appropriate) and a year’s free membership to the Society of Authors, which includes access to advice and resources on all aspects of the business of writing.

Bare Fiction Competitions

Bare Fiction Website ]

Top Prize: £500

Categories: Short Story, Poetry, Flash

Deadline: October (Every Year)

Fee: £5 – £8

A yearly set of competitions administered by the literary magazine Bare Fiction. There are 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes in each category, and the winners are published in an issue of the magazine. Different guest judges are bought in each year to select the winners.

Bath Flash Fiction Award

Bath Flash Fiction Award Website ]

Top Prize: £1,000

Categories: Flash

Deadline: February, July, October (Every Year)

Fee: £9

The goal of this contest is to promote flash fiction for both writers and readers, and to bring the genre to a wider audience. Running three times a year, it has substantial prizes and the chance of publication for winning writers. There is also a novella-in-flash award.

Bath Novel Award

Bath Novel Award Website ]

Top Prize: £3,000

Categories: Novel

Deadline: May (Every Year)

Fee: £28

An award for unpublished or independently-published novelists. Send along the first 5,000 words of a manuscript of a minimum of 50,000 words in length. A large percentage of shortlisted novelists have gone on to secure a publishing deal. There is a separate competition strand for children’s novels.

Bath Short Story Award

Bath Short Story Award Website ]

Top Prize: £1,200

Categories: Short Story

Deadline: April (Every Year)

Fee: £8

An international competition that welcomes stories of up to 2,200 words on any theme or subject. Stories must be previously unpublished. The prizes available are £1,200 for 1st place, £300 for 2nd place, and £100 for 3rd place, as well as a special award for the best story by a writer who does not yet have any publications.

BBC National Short Story Award

BBC Short Story Award Website ]

Top Prize: £15,000

Categories: Short Story

Deadline: March (Every Year)

Fee: None

One of the most significant short story competitions in the UK, this prize is awarded yearly by the BBC. Entrants must have a prior record of publishing creative work in the UK. Stories up to 8,000 words are accepted, and may be submitted by the author or by their agent. Shortlisted stories are awarded a prize of £600.

Blue Pencil Agency First Novel Award

Blue Pencil Agency Website ]

Top Prize: £1,000 + Agent Introduction

Categories: Novel

Deadline: May (Every Year)

Fee: £20

The Blue Pencil Agency First Novel Award is open to unrepresented and unpublished authors for a novel in any adult fiction genre. The competition was founded in 2017, and is overseen by the Blue Pencil Agency. The winning writer receives a cash prize and an introduction to an agent.

Bridport Prize

Bridport Prize Website ]

Top Prize: £5,000

Categories: First Novel, Short Story, Flash, Poetry

Deadline: April/May (Every Year)

Fee: £7 – £8

A prestigous annual competition with different strands for first novels, short stories, flash fiction and poetry. As well as the prize money there are several supplementary awards, including one for young writers. Selected stories are published in an anthology.

Brick Lane Bookshop Short Story Prize

Brick Lane Bookshop Website ]

Top Prize: £1,000

Categories: Short Story

Deadline: May (Every Year)

Fee: £8

This prize, run by Brick Lane Bookshop, is open to all UK residents for original short stories between 1,000 and 5,000 words. Its aim is to celebrate short stories and to give emerging writers encouragement and a little financial space to write. Winners are published in an anthology in addition to receiving prize money.

Bristol Short Story Prize

Bristol Short Story Prize Website ]

Top Prize: £1,000

Categories: Short Story

Deadline: May (Every Year)

Fee: £8

 An international short story competition opened to published and unpublished writers anywhere in the world. In addition to the main prize, all shortlisted writers are published in an anthology distrubuted by Tangent Books, and receive £100 in prize money. Stories must be under 4,000 words in length.

Commonwealth Short Story Prize

Commonwealth Short Story Prize Website ]

Top Prize: £5,000

Categories: Short Story

Deadline: November (Every Year)

Fee: None

A competition run by Commonwealth Writers, designed to reward and promote the best new writing from across the Commonwealth. Prizes are awarded for the best stories overall, as well as the best stories from a given region. Stories must be 2,000 – 5,000 words in length and previously unpublished.

Costa Awards

Costa Awards Website ]

Top Prize: £30,000

Categories: Novel and Short Story

Deadline: July (Every Year)

Fee: None

A series of book and short story awards for authors from the UK and Ireland (previously known as the Whitbread Book Awards). One of the only UK awards open to children’s books as well as adult. The short story strand is narrowed down by judges and then decided by a popular vote.

Creative Future Writers’ Award

Creative Future Writers’ Award Website ]

Top Prize: £100 + Mentorship

Categories: Short Story, Poetry

Deadline: June (Every Year)

Fee: None

The Creative Futures Writers’ Award is a national competition and writing development programme which celebrates talented, underrepresented writers – including those who lack opportunities due to mental health, disability, health, and from working class, LGBTQIA+, and Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds.

Crucible First Novel Award

Grindstone Literary Website ]

Top Prize: Full Read By Agent

Categories: Novel

Deadline: February (Every Year)

Fee: None

This prize, administered by Grindstone Literary, is for writers of crime, mystery, and thriller novels. Send along the first 5,000 words of a completed manuscript. Five judging literary agents will each select their favourite for a full manuscript read.

Disturbing Awards

We Disturb Website ]

Top Prize: Mystery Prize

Categories: Short Story

Deadline: June (Every Year)

Fee: None

Each year, this prize is awarded to the creator of the best piece of dark or disturbing fiction. Selected entries are published online and made into a podcast.

Encore Award

Encore Award Website ]

Top Prize: £10,000

Categories: Novel

Deadline: November (Every Year)

Fee: None

This prize is awarded annually for the best second novel published in the UK. The organisers say, “The award fills a niche in the catalogue of literary prizes by celebrating the achievement of outstanding second novels, often neglected in comparison to the attention given to promising first books.”

Exeter Writers Short Story Competition

Exeter Writers Website ]

Top Prize: £700

Categories: Short Story

Deadline: February (Every Year)

Fee: £7

Exeter Writers runs an annual short story competition. The competition began in 2009 and is very popular, receiving entries from all over the world. You can consult anthologies from previous competitions to get a sense of what judges are looking for, and to read winning entries.

First Drafts

First Drafts Website ]

Top Prize: Retreat + Mentorship

Categories: Novel, Short Story Collection

Deadline: April (Every Year)

Fee: £10

Previously unpublished writers are invited to submit entries of up to 5,000 words from a novel, narrative nonfiction or short story collection in progress. The prize is a week-long writing retreat at West Dean College, a centre of creativity and tranquillity near Chichester in West Sussex, plus detailed editorial feedback from the judges and six months’ mentoring from a Myriad author.

Forward Poetry Prize

Forward Poetry Prize Website ]

Top Prize: £10,000

Categories: Poetry Collection | Poem

Deadline: March (Every Year)

Fee: None

The largest annual poetry competition in the UK, this prize rewards the best collection, best first collection, and best single poem in the UK each year. All works put forward for the prize will also be considered for publication in The Forward Book Of Poetry, a yearly anthology. Entries must be published works, and individual poets cannot enter their own work.

Frogmore Poetry Prize

Frogmore Press Website ]

Top Prize: £250

Categories: Poem

Deadline: May (Every Year)

Fee: £4

The Frogmore Poetry Prize (sponsored by the Frogmore Foundation) was founded in 1987 and has been awarded annually since then. The Prize is set at 250 guineas… but the true Prize is the kudos of joining a select band of winners which includes many notable poets.

Galley Beggar Press Short Story Prize

Galley Beggar Press Website ]

Top Prize: £1,000

Categories: Short Story

Deadline: September (Every Year)

Fee: £10

Galley Beggar Press is an independent publisher committed to publishing daring, innovative fiction creative non-fiction. Their annual prize has a top award of £1,000 and a year of editorial support, along with several other smaller prizes, including cash, books and book vouchers.

Globe Soup Poetry Competition

Globe Soup Website ]

Top Prize: £1,000

Categories: Short Story

Deadline: November (Every Year)

Fee: £8

Globe Soup are looking for the best poem of up to 50 lines. The theme for Globe Soup Poetry Competitions is always, “Poetry with a Sense of Place”. They accept all forms and styles of poetry.

Globe Soup Short Story Competition

Globe Soup Website ]

Top Prize: £1,000

Categories: Short Story

Deadline: July (Every Year)

Fee: £8

Globe Soup are looking for the best short story of no more than 5,000 words. Every Globe Soup short story competition features a different country which all participants must set their story in. Entrants only find out which country after they enter!

Grindstone International Novel Prize

Grindstone Literary Website ]

Top Prize: £1,000

Categories: Novel

Deadline: October (Every Year)

Fee: £20

This competition is open to writers from anywhere in the world, writing in any genre other than children’s literature. Entries are judged by a literary agent, and all longlisted and shortlisted entries are packaged in a chapbook and sent to a selection of literary agencies. Feedback is available on entries for an extra fee.

Grindstone International Short Fiction Prize

Grindstone Literary Website ]

Top Prize: £500

Categories: Short Story

Deadline: August (Every Year)

Fee: £10

This competition, administered by Grindstone Literary, seeks stories of between 1,000 and 3,000 words, aimed at adults. Shortlisted stories are published in an anthology. For an extra fee, writers can receive feedback on their entries.

Kent & Sussex Poetry Society Open Competition

Kent & Sussex Poetry Society Website ]

Top Prize: £1,000

Categories: Poem

Deadline: January (Every Year)

Fee: £4 – £5

Run each year by the Kent & Sussex Poetry Society, this competition offers a top prize of £1,000 and several runner-up prizes. Poems can be in any form or style, but must be previously-unpublished and under forty lines in length. Postal and online entries are accepted.

La Piccioletta Barca Competition

La Piccioletta Barca Website ]

Top Prize: $400

Categories: Short Story, Poetry

Deadline: September (Every Year)

Fee: $4

La Piccioletta Barca is an independent arts magazine pursuing the essence of human thought. Their goal is to embrace and promote substantive creative work produced by both emerging and established artists. They run an annual competition which seeks work in response to a given theme or stimulus.

Ledbury Poetry Competition

Ledbury Poetry Festival Website ]

Top Prize: £1,000

Categories: Poem

Deadline: July (Every Year)

Fee: £5.75

The Ledbury Poetry Festival Poetry Competition has been an important first step in many poets’ careers. The Competition is increasingly international with several international winners. The Festival prides itself on a lasting relationship with its competition entrants and winners: many are asked back for performances, residencies and workshops.

Live Canon Collection Competition

Live Canon Website ]

Top Prize: £1,000

Categories: Poetry Collection

Deadline: May (Every Year)

Fee: £12

Live Canon are an ensemble performing poetry (from memory) at theatres, festivals and events throughout the UK, recording poetry for radio and CDs, and creating poetry installations and digital projects. The winners of this competition are published and promoted by Live Canon.

London Magazine Competitions

London Magazine Website ]

Top Prize: £500

Categories: Short Story, Poetry

Deadline: July | November (Every Year)

Fee: £10

The London Magazine‘s annual competitions seek to recognise new talent, and promote unpublished poems and stories from around the world. Winning entries appear in the magazine, and authors and poets are invited to a London-based networking drinks reception.

Mairtín Crawford Award

The Mairtín Crawford Award Website ]

Top Prize: £1,000 + Retreat

Categories: Short Story | Poem

Deadline:May (Every Year)

Fee: None

These Awards are aimed at writers working towards their first full collection of poetry, short stories, or a novel. Both published and unpublished writers are invited to submit between 3-5 poems for the poetry award, and a short story of up to 2,500 words for the short story award, with the only stipulation being that they have not yet published a full collection of poetry, short stories, or a novel.

Manchester Cathedral Poetry Competition

Manchester Cathedral Poetry Competition ]

Top Prize: £500

Categories: Poetry

Deadline: June (Every Year)

Fee: £4.50

A poetry competition attached to Manchester Cathedral. Winners and seven runners-up will be invited to read their poetry at the Manchester Literature Festival event in October.

Manchester Writing Competition

Manchester Writing Competition Website ]

Top Prize: £10,000

Categories: Short Story, Poetry

Deadline: September (Every Year)

Fee: £17.50

Each year this competition awards a prize of £10,000 for the best short story and best short portfolio of poems submitted. It is run by the Manchester Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University. The compeition is open to anyone over the age of sixteen.

Mogford Food And Drink Short Story Prize

Mogford Food and Drink Website ]

Top Prize: £10,000

Categories: Short Story

Deadline: January (Every Year)

Fee: £10

This annual prize is open worldwide. Sponsored by the Mogford Hotels And Restaurants Group, it seeks to reward the writer of an unpublished short story not longer than 2,500 words which revolves in some way around food. The winner is announced at an annual prize-giving event.

Moth Prizes

Moth Prizes Website ]

Top Prize: €10,000

Categories: Short Story, Poetry

Deadline: December (Every Year)

Fee: €12

These international prizes are open to everyone over the age of sixteen, and awards a top prize of €10,000 for the best poem and €3,000 for the best short story submitted. It is run by The Moth Magazine, with winners published in the magazine and invited to special prize-giving events.

National Poetry Competition

National Poetry Competition Website ]

Top Prize: £5,000

Categories: Poetry

Deadline: October (Every Year)

Fee: £7

One of the biggest single poetry competitions in the world, the National Poetry Competition is open to anyone aged 17 or older. The competition is for previously unpublished poems of up to 40 lines in length. As well as the top prize, there are nine other small prizes for second place, third place, and commended entries.

PBS/Mslexia Women’s Poetry Competition

PBS Website ]

Top Prize: £2,000

Categories: Poetry Pamphlet, Poem

Deadline: September (Every Year)

Fee: £10 – £20

The Poetry Book Society and Mslexia have teamed up for two competitions for women poets. The Women’s Poetry Competition offers a £2,000 prize, a mentorship with PBS Book Selector Sandeep Parmar and a Cove Park writing retreat. The winner of the Women’s Pamphlet Competition will receive publication by independent UK publisher Seren.

Perito Prize

Perito Website ]

Top Prize: £500

Categories: Short Story

Deadline: October (Every Year)

Fee: None

This annual competition is run by an inclusive environment consultancy, and seeks stories that touch on the theme of accessibility. Entry is free, and there’s a top prize of £500. More specific information on what they’re seeking – and the wider work of Perito – can be found on the website.

Poetry London Prize

Poetry London Website ]

Top Prize: £5,000

Categories: Poetry

Deadline: May (Every Year)

Fee: £8

The Poetry London Prize is a major international award for a single outstanding poem. The total prize fund is £8,000, with all prize-winning entries published in Poetry London magazing. The organisers provide a number of free entries for people on low incomes, and discounted entries for subscribers to Poetry London.

Prole Laureate Competition

Prole Website ]

Top Prize: £300

Categories: Poetry

Deadline: April (Every Year)

Fee: £3

This competition welcomes entries of previously-unpublished poems, with a particular focus on poems that are engaging, accessible, challenging and entertaining. Guidelines are open regarding length, style and content. Winners and runners-up are published online.

Prole Poetry Pamphlet Prize

Prole Website ]

Top Prize: £400

Categories: Poetry Collection

Deadline: August (Every Year)

Fee: £12

This competition seeks a poetry collection that epitomises the values of Prole: writing that engages, challenges and entertains the reader. The winning entry will receive publication as well as the prize money. Collections should be less than 35 pages in length.

RSL Ondaatjee Prize

RSL Ondaatjee Prize Website ]

Top Prize: £10,000

Categories: Novel | Poetry Collection

Deadline: December (Every Year)

Fee: None

An annual award administered by the Royal Society for Literature which goes to the work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry that judges feel best evokes the spirit of a place. All prize winners also receive a paperweight clock, which they are awarded at a celebratory dinner.

Rhys Davies Short Story Competition

Rhys Davies Competition Website ]

Top Prize: £1,000

Categories: Short Story

Deadline: March (Every Year)

Fee: £8

The Rhys Davies Short Story Competition recognises the very best unpublished short stories in English in any style and on any subject up to a maximum of 5,000 words by writers in/from Wales. Entrants must have been born in Wales, have lived in Wales for two years or more, or currently be living in Wales.

Sean O’Faolain Short Story Competition

Sean O’Faolain Short Story Competition Website ]

Top Prize: €2,000

Categories: Short Story

Deadline: August (Every Year)

Fee: €12

Winners are published in Southword. Previous prizes have also included a week-long residency and an expenses-paid trip to the Cork International Short Fiction Festival. The organisers say, “The Sean O’Faolain Short Story Competition […] is dedicated to one of Ireland’s most accomplished story writers and theorists, sponsored by the Munster Literature Centre.”

Spread the Word Life Writing Prize

Spread the Word Website ]

Top Prize: £1,500 + Mentoring

Categories: Life Writing

Deadline: February (Every Year)

Fee: None

Free to enter, the Prize aims to find the best life writing from emerging writers from across the UK. The Prize defines life writing as “intended to be true”, reflects someone’s own life journey or experiences and is not fiction.

Stroud Book Festival Writing Competition

Stroud Book Festival Website ]

Top Prize: £500

Categories: Poetry, Flash Fiction

Deadline: July (Every Year)

Fee: £5

In addition to the main strands of poetry and flash fiction, this competition also has a mainstream fiction category, which seeks a synopsis and extract from a longer work of mainstream fiction. The prize for this category includes a five-day writing retreat.

Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award

Sunday Times EFG Award Website ]

Top Prize: £30,000

Categories: Short Story

Deadline: October (Every Year)

Fee: None

One of the most valuable short story prizes in the UK. “The Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Award honours the finest writers of short stories in the UK and Ireland. Worth £30,000 to the winning author, it is open to anyone with a previous record of publication in creative writing in the UK or Ireland.”

Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition

Chicken House Website ]

Top Prize: £10,000 + Publication

Categories: Novel

Deadline: February (Every Year)

Fee: £18

The main prize in this competition is a worldwide publishing contract with Chicken House with a £10,000 advance. The winner will also receive an offer of representation from a top literary agent. The winning entry will be the novel that, in the opinion of the judges, demonstrates the greatest entertainment value, quality, originality and suitability for children.

Troubadour International Poetry Prize

Troubadour International Poetry Prize Website ]

Top Prize: £2,000

Categories: Poetry

Deadline: June (Every Year)

Fee: £5

The Troubadour International Poetry Prize is an international competition, with entrants from all over the world. Judges read every poem submitted. This competition has been running since 2007, during which time it has recognised the work of hundreds of poets. Administered by Coffee House Poetry.

TS Eliot Prize

TS Eliot Prize Website ]

Top Prize: £20,000

Categories: Poetry Collection

Deadline: August (Every Year)

Fee: None

Awarded annually for the best collection of verse published in the UK or Ireland that year. One of the most prestigious British poetry prizes. This prize is administered by the Poetry Book Society and supported by the estate of reknowned poet TS Eliot, after whom it is named.

Val Wood Prize

Val Wood Prize Website ]

Top Prize: £100

Categories: Short Story

Deadline: September (Every Year)

Fee: None

International competition open to anyone over the age of 16. Welcoming previously unpublished stories based in the style of a love letter. The Prizes available are 1st place, £100, £50 for 2nd place and two special commendations of £25. Winning entries are published on Val Wood’s website and Borrowbox, the digital library service available across the UK.

VS Pritchett Memorial Prize

VS Pritchett Memorial Prize Website ]

Top Prize: £1,000

Categories: Short Story

Deadline: December (Every Year)

Fee: None

An annual prize administered by The Royal Society of Literature for the best unpublished short story of the year. Winners are published in Prospect online and the RSL Review. The prize was founded to commemorate writer and critic Sir Victor Sawden Pritchett.

Wasifiri New Writing Prize

Wasifiri Website ]

Top Prize: £300

Categories: Short Story, Poetry, Memoir

Deadline: July (Every Year)

Fee: £5 – £6

This newly-established prize (first run in 2009) is administered by British literary magazine Wasifiri, in which the winners of each category are published. The competition is open to anyone worldwide who has not published a complete book in their chosen category.

Wells Festival of Literature Competitions

Wells Festival of Literature Website ]

Top Prize: £1,000

Categories: Short Story, Poetry, Children’s Novel

Deadline: June (Every Year)

Fee: £6

The Wells Festival of Literature has administered competitions for almost three decades, and attracts entries of an extremely high calibre. The poetry prize is awarded after a reading at the Festival in October each year, and there is a supplementary prize for young writers with a lower entry fee.

Welsh Poetry Competition

Welsh Poetry Competition Website ]

Top Prize: £500

Categories: Poem

Deadline: March (Every Year)

Fee: £5

The first Welsh Poetry Competition was set up by poet & writer Dave Lewis in 2007. Officially launched on St David’s Day, the aim was to encourage and foster the wealth of creative writing talent that existed in Wales but at the time languished in the doldrums. The aim remains to inspire people to capture life in the present day and to give a voice to a new generation of poets and writers.

White Review Short Story Prize

White Review Website ]

Top Prize: £2,500

Categories: Short Story

Deadline: March (Every Year)

Fee: £15

This annual short story competition is aimed at emerging writers. It awards £2,500 to the best piece of short fiction by a writer resident in the UK and Ireland who has yet to secure a publishing deal. “The judges will be looking for short stories that explore and expand the possibilities of the form. We encourage submissions from all literary genres, and there are no restrictions on theme or subject matter.“

Wigtown Poetry Prize

Wigtown Poetry Prize Website ]

Top Prize: £1,500

Categories: Poem

Deadline: May (Every Year)

Fee: £6.50

Refreshed and rebranded in 2019, the Wigtown Poetry Prize welcomes entries from poets writing in English wherever they may live. Separate categories celebrate the best of Scottish Gaelic and Scots language poetry, a special category acknowledges a rising talent in Dumfries & Galloway, and a pamphlet prize is named in memory of Alastair Reid – local poet and one of Scotland’s foremost literary figures.

Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize

Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize Website ]

Top Prize: £15,000

Categories: Novel

Deadline: March (Every Year)

Fee: None

A competition for fictional adventure writing. The prize is split into two separate categories – an award for the best published adventure novel and a award for the best unpublished manuscript by a debut author. Consult the website for details of exactly what adventure writing is, and past winners.

William Soutar Writing Prize

Culture Perth & Kinross Website ]

Top Prize: Writing Retreat

Categories: Poetry

Deadline: November (Every Year)

Fee: None

Culture Perth and Kinross invite individuals to take part in the William Soutar Writing Prize. This highly-regarded writing competition attracts writers from across the globe to take part, as well as many local Perth and Kinross entrants.

Word Periscope Prize

Word Periscope Website ]

Top Prize: £500

Categories: Flash Fiction

Deadline: May (Every Year)

Fee: £5

A small writing competition with minimal entry fees. Feedback is guaranteed for finalists, and most entries receive a personal response. Entries must fit the theme provided each year.

Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook Competition

Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook Website ]

Top Prize: Arvon Course

Categories: Short Story

Deadline: February (Every Year)

Fee: None

A free-to-enter short story competition, with a first prize which includes a place on an Arvon Residential Writing Course (valued at approximately £1,000) and online publication. Entries must be original, aimed at adults, and no longer that 2,000 words in length.

Writing Magazine Grand Prize

Writing Magazine Website ]

Top Prize: £1,000

Categories: Short Story

Deadline: June (Every Year)

Fee: £15

This popular magazine for writers administers a number of competitions throughout the year – this is their biggest. Entries in any genre are accepted, and there are reduced entry rates for subscribers to the magazine.