Evesham Festival of Words 2019 Short Story Competition Closing date: 22nd March 2019. Prizes: £150; £30. Entry fee: £5. Looking for: short stories on any theme up to 2,500 words. Email: info@eveshamfestivalofwords.com  Website: http://eveshamfestivalofwords.org Limnisa Short Story Competition 2019 Closing date: 30th March 2019. Prizes: First prize is a one week, all inclusive, writers' retreat at a seaside location in Greece. Entry fee: Free. Looking for: Short stories up to 1,500 words. Must be original, unpublished work of fiction in English. Further info: Subject is free and inspired by the picture on the website. Submit by email to entries@limnisa.com Website: https://www.limnisa.com/competition-guidelines Dream Quest One Writing Contest Closing date: 31st March 2019. Prizes: First Place - $500.00; Second Place - $250.00; Third Place - $100.00. Entry fee: $10.00 (US dollars) per short story. Looking for: Maximum of 5 pages either neatly handwritten or typed, single or double line spacing, on any subject or theme. Website: https://www.dreamquestone.com/ The Page is Printed - Creative Writing Competition Closing date: 31st March 2019. Prizes: Somerset Prize £100 | Open Prize £100. Under 18s 3x£25 | Best on the Night £25. Entry fee: Adult £5 (1 entry) | £10 (up to 3 entries) | Under 18s FREE (1 entry). Looking for: Write in any genre: prose, poetry, script, a confession, a love letter, a list.... Website: https://www.tacchi-morris.com/whats-on/ Writers' HQ Flash Quarterly Competition Closing date: 31st March 2019. Prizes: 1st place: 12 months Writers' HQ membership + 3 one-day writing retreats; 2nd place: 6 months Writers' HQ membership + 3 one-day writing retreats; 3rd place: 3 months Writers' HQ membership + 3 one-day writing retreats. Entry fee: FREE! (But optional donations to our bursary fund are welcomed). Looking for: Flash fiction up to 500 words. Website: https://writershq.co.uk/whq-flash-quarterly/ Writers Bureau Annual Short Story Competition Closing date: 31st March 2019. Prizes: £300, £200, £100, £50. Plus, all winners receive a Writers Bureau Course of their choice worth over £374. Entry fee: £5. Looking for: short stories, up to 2,000 words max. Email: studentservices@writersbureau.com  Website: https://www.wbcompetition.com/index.html The Henshaw Competition Closing date: 31st March 2019. Prizes: 1st £200, Second £75, Third £25. Entry fee: £6 by PayPal or by cheque to G. Jennings. Optional Critiques: a further £12. Looking for: A short story on any subject up to 2000 words. Further info: Results announced by 30th April 2019. Wining stories will be published on the Henshawpress website. Winners and Authors of commended stories will be offered the opportunity of inclusion in our next Anthology later this year. Website: https://www.henshawpress.co.uk Alpine Fellowship 2019 Writing Prize Closing date: 1st April 2019. Prizes: £10,000 cash prize and is presented with the award by the poet John Burnside. £3,000 go to the second place, £2,000 to the third place. Entry fee: Free. Looking for:  A maximum of 2500 words on the topic of 'Identity' . Limited to one entry per person. Text must not have been published, self-published or accepted for publication in print or online, or have won or been placed in another competition at any time. All genres permitted. Further info: The winner and two runners up are invited to attend the Fjällnäs symposium. Website: https://alpinefellowship.com/apply/ Edge Hill Short Story Prize Closing date: 5th April 2019. Prizes: £10,000, £1,000 Readers' Prize. Free entry. Looking for: Single-author short story collections published between January and December 2018 Email: cowanb@edgehill.ac.uk  Website: https://www.edgehill.ac.uk/shortstory/ Writers Online 750-word competition Closing date: 15th April 2019. Prizes: The winner will receive £200 and publication in Writing Magazine, with £50 and publication in Competition Showcase for the runner-up. Entry fee: (£6.00 Non Subscribers); £4.00 (Subscribers). Looking for: A story, of no more than 750 words, in a single doc, docx, odt, txt, rtf or pdf file. Website: https://www.writers-online.co.uk/Writing-Competitions/ Leicester Writes Short Story Prize Closing date: 15th April 2019. Prizes: 1st Prize – £100 and a bundle of books; 2nd Prize – £50 and a bundle of books; 3rd Prize – A bundle of books. Entry fee: £7 per story. Max three entries per person. Writers submitting from within Leicestershire can submit for a discounted fee of £3. Looking for: new and original fiction under 3000 words. Website: http://leicesterwrites.co.uk/prize/ 2019 Bath Short Story Award Closing date: 15th April 2019. Prizes: £1200 first prize, £300 second prize, £100 third prize, £100 for the Acorn Award (for an unpublished writer), £50  for the local prize. Entry fee: £8 per entry. Looking for: Short stories up to 2,200 words, in any style and on any subject http://bathshortstoryaward.org 2019 ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize Closing date: 15th April 2019. Prizes: Aus$5,000, $3,000, $2,000, Three commended stories will share the remaining $2,500 in prize money. Entry fee: $25 Looking for: Unpublished short stories between 2,000 and 5,000 words. Website: https://www.australianbookreview.com.au/elizabeth-jolley-short-story-prize 2019 Shooter Short Story Competition Closing date: 21st April 2019. Prizes: Prizes: £500 and publication, £100 plus publication. Entry fee: £7 (or £10 for two stories). Looking for: Stories may be any theme or genre, and any length up to 5,000 words. Email: contest.shooterlitmag@gmail.com Website: https://shooterlitmag.com/competition/ Cranked Anvil Media Quarterly Short Story Competition Closing date: 30th April 2019. Prizes: Prizes 1st – £150; 2nd – £75; 3rd – £30. Entry fee: £5 for the first; £3 for the second; £2 for the third. Looking for: your story must be a maximum of 1,500 words (not including the title). Further info: You may enter up to three stories in each quarterly competition. The three placed stories from each quarter will be published on the website. Website: https://crankedanvil.co.uk/shortstory/ Sequestrum ReprintAward Fiction & Nonfiction Closing date: 30th April 2019. Prizes: $200 plus publication Reading fee: $15. Looking for: Fiction and non-fiction, any length; poetry, any length - all previously published elsewhere. Website: https://www.sequestrum.org/contests Tamworth Literary Festival Writing Competition Closing date: 30th April 2019. Prizes: £100, £50, £25; 7-11, £50, £25, £15. See website for more. Entry fee: £4 in adult category, otherwise free Looking for: Short stories and poems in three categories: adults 1,500 words; ages 7-11,1,000 words; under 6, 500 words. Website: https://tamlitfest.files.wordpress.com/2019/02/2019-03-composite-flyer.pdf NAWG Open '100' Mini-tale Competition Closing date: 30th April 2019. Entry fee: £3, £5 for two, £8 for three. Prizes: £75, £25 every 100 entries Looking for: Rolling competition for flash fiction of exactly 100 words, will be judged when 100 entries have been received then start again. Website: https://www.nawg.co.uk/competitions Edinburgh International The Short Story Award Closing date: 30th April 2019. Prizes: First prize of £1,000, second prize £500, third prize £250 open to writers worldwide. Looking for:  Stories up to 2,000 words on any topic. Entry fee: £10 per story. Website: https://www.storyawards.org/shortstoryaward Tom Howard/John H Reid Fiction and Essay Contest Closing date: 30th April 2019. Prizes: $2,000 in each category, ten honourable mentions each $100. Entry fee: $20. Looking for: Short stories, essays or other prose, up to 6,000 words. International entries welcome Email: adam@winningwriters.com  Website: https://winningwriters.com/our-contests/ Momaya Press Short Story Competition Closing date: 30th April 2019. Prizes: £110, £55, £25, winners and shortisted authors will be published in the Momaya Short Story. Entry fee: £11. Looking for: Short stories up to 3,000 words on the theme of 'Trading Places'. Further info: You may submit more than one short story. Website: http://momayapress.com/momaya-short-story-competition/ Remastered Words Short Story Competition Closing date: 1st May 2019. Prizes: £75, £50, £25; audiobook production. Free entry. Looking for: Fantasy short stories, up to 5,000 words with royalties. Website: http://www.remasteredwords.com/ Questions Writing Prize Closing date: 1st May 2019. Prizes: Aus$2,000. Free entry. Looking for: Short stories, 1,500-2,000 words by Australian writers aged 18-30. http://www.questions.com.au/writing-prize/index.php Crucible Fiction Competition Closing date: 1st May 2019. Prizes: $150, $100. Free entry. Looking for: Short stories up to 8,000 words. Further info: Fiction entries are limited to 8,000 words or less Website: https://www.barton.edu/crucible/ Curt Johnson Prose Awards Closing date: 1st May 2019. Prizes: $1,500, $500 and publication. Entry fee: $20. Looking for: Fiction and non-fiction, up to 8,000 words. https://decembermag.org/2019-curt-johnson-prose-awards/ The Mairtín Crawford Award - Short Story Closing date: 1st May 2019. Prizes: £500 and a three-night stay at Co Down writing retreat, The River Mill. Entry fee: £6.00. Looking for: a short story of up to 2,500 words. Further info: Judge will be short story writer Wendy Erskine. Website: https://belfastbookfestival.com/mairtin-crawford 2019 Bristol Short Story Prize  Closing date: 1st May 2019. Prizes: 1st prize - £1,000, 2nd prize - £500, 3rd prize - £250. 17 further prizes of £100 will be presented to the remaining shortlisted writers. All shortlisted writers will receive 2 free copies of the anthology. Prizes will be sent to any writer on the shortlist who is unable to attend the awards ceremony. Entry fee: £9 per entry. Looking for: Stories up to 4,000 words. Stories can be on any theme or subject and are welcome in any style including graphic, verse or genre-based (Crime, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Historical, Romance, Children’s etc..). Further info: The winner and 2 runners up will be selected from the shortlist and announced at an awards ceremony in October 2019. Email: enquiries@bristolprize.co.uk Website: https://www.bristolprize.co.uk RTE Radio 1 Short Story Competition Closing date: 10th May 2019. Prizes: €3,000, €2,000, €1,000. Seven runners up will receive €250. Free entry. Looking for: Stories between 1,800 and 2,000 words from writers from Ireland Email: fmacmanusstories@rte.ie Website: https://www.rte.ie/radio1/francis-macmanus-short-story/ Science-me a Story 2019 Closing date: 16th of May 2019 Prizes: £150, £100 and £50 plus publication in a science communication magazine and/or other written media. Entry fee: None stated. Looking for: Short story, either real or fictional, in Spanish or in English. Website: https://sruk.org.uk/science-me-a-story-2019-2/ Yeovil literary Prize (Short Story) Closing date: 31st May 2019. Prizes: 1st £500; 2nd £200; 3rd £100. Entry fee: £7. Looking for: Maximum 2,000 words. Website: https://www.yeovilprize.co.uk/ Bridport Prize 2019 (Short Story) Closing date: 31st May 2019. Prizes: 1st Prize: £5,000. Entry fee: £12 per short story. Looking for: short stories (up to 5,000 words), poetry (up to 42 lines) and flash fiction (up to 250 words). Email: kate@bridportprize.org.uk Website: https://www.bridportprize.org.uk/ Bridport Prize 2019 (Flash Fiction) Closing date: 31st May 2019. Prizes: 1st Prize £1,000. Entry fee: £9 per flash fiction. Looking for: Flash fiction up to 250 words. Email: kate@bridportprize.org.uk Website: https://www.bridportprize.org.uk/ Frome Festival Short Story Competition, 15th Anniversary 2019 Closing date: 31st May 2019. Prizes: 1st Prize £400 2nd Prize £200 3rd Prize £100, plus additional prizes for local entries. Entry fee: £8 per story. Multiple entries permitted. Entries should not have been published in any form.£8 per story. Multiple entries permitted. Entries should not have been published in any form. Looking for: Stories on any theme - 1,000 to 2,200 words. Postal entries to: Frome Festival Short Story Competition, c/o Frome Library, Justice Lane, FROME, Somerset BA11 1BE. Cheques payable to: Frome Festival Short Story Competition. Website: http://www.fromeshortstorycompetition.co.uk Creative Future Writers' Award Closing date: 2nd June 2019. Prizes: There are over £10,000 worth of cash and writer development prizes up for grabs. Entry fee: Free. Looking for: In poetry we’re looking for a maximum of 300 words and in prose a maximum of 2,000 words. Website: https://literary.creativefuture.org.uk/ Segora Short Story Competition 2019 Closing date: 15th June 2019. Prizes: First prize £300 Second £50 Third £30 or equivalent in Euro. Looking for: Short stories between 1,500 and 3,000 words, poems up to 50 lines, vignettes up to 300 words, one-act plays Entry fee: £5 poems and vignettes, £6 story, £12 playTBC. Email: simms.gordon@orange.fr Website: http://www.poetryproseandplays.com/ Wild Words Summer Solstice Writing Competition Closing date: 21st June 2019. Prizes: Publication on the Wild Words website and social media platforms, plus an hour long 1-1 mentoring session. Entry fee: £7.00. Looking for: Write, (or perform and send us the film), a maximum of 1000 words, in fiction or non-fiction prose or poetry, inspired by one of the four quotes on the website. Website: http://www.wildwords.org/competition Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest Closing date: 30th April 2019. Prizes: modest prizes. Free entry. Looking for: Each entry must consist of a single sentence but you may submit as many entries as you wish. (A fellow once submitted over 3,000 entries.). Sentences may be of any length but we strongly recommend that entries not go beyond 50 or 60 words. Email: srice@pacbell.net Website: https://www.bulwer-lytton.com/copy-of-about-1 Wells Festival of Literature's Short Story Competition Closing date: 30th June 2019. Prizes: First prize £750, Second £300, Third £200, Local prize £100. Entry fee: £6.00. Further info: Judge Mark McCrum. Website: https://www.wellsfestivalofliterature.org.uk/ The Penfro Festival - Shortstory Closing date: 1st July 2019.. Prizes: The prize will be publication in an anthology, to be launched at the Penfro Festival. Twelve of the winning stories will be published, with one overall winner, and a £25 fee will be paid to each winning writer, plus a copy of the book. Entry fee: £8 for each story submitted. Looking for: Short stories (up to 2,500 words) The best 12 win £25 and will be published in an anthology by leading Welsh publishers Parthian. Further info: There is an open theme. Website: https://penfrobookfestival.org.uk/competitions/shortstory The To Hull And Back Humorous Short Story Competition Closing date: 31st July 2019. Prizes: 1st £1,000, your head on the cover of a book and the opportunity to star in the winner's video, riding a Harley Davidson to Hull; 2nd £500; 3rd £250; 3 x Highly Commended £100; 14 x Shortlisted £50. Entry fee: Early bird until 30th April 2019: £11 for one story, £18 for two stories and £22 for three stories. Then, until 31st July 2019: £13 for one story, £21 for two stories and £26 for three stories. Looking for: Short stories, 2,500 words max. No limitation on style or genre, but must contain some element of humour. Further info: Entries accepted from anywhere in the world. All short listed and winning writers published in the To Hull And Back Anthology, released on Hulloween (31st October). Website: https://www.christopherfielden.com/short-story-competition/ The Retreat West Flash Fiction Prize 2019 Closing date: 27th October 2019. Prizes: 1st Prize £350; 2nd Prize £200; 3rd Prize £100. Shortlisted £15. All winning and shortlisted stories published in the annual anthology. Entry fee: £8 for 1 story. Enter as many times as you like but all entries must be made separately and the entry fee paid each time. Looking for: Up to 500 (title not included). Website: http://www.retreatwest.co.uk/competitions/

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Evesham Festival of Words 2019 Short Story Competition Closing date: 22nd March 2019. Prizes: £150; £30. Entry fee: £5. Looking for: short stories on any theme up to 2,500 words. Email: info@eveshamfestivalofwords.com  Website: http://eveshamfestivalofwords.org Limnisa Short Story Competition 2019 Closing date: 30th March 2019. Prizes: First prize is a one week, all inclusive, writers' retreat at a seaside location in Greece. Entry fee: Free. Looking for: Short stories up to 1,500 words. Must be original, unpublished work of fiction in English. Further info: Subject is free and inspired by the picture on the website. Submit by email to entries@limnisa.com Website: https://www.limnisa.com/competition- guidelines Dream Quest One Writing Contest Closing date: 31st March 2019. Prizes: First Place - $500.00; Second Place - $250.00; Third Place - $100.00. Entry fee: $10.00 (US dollars) per short story. Looking for: Maximum of 5 pages either neatly handwritten or typed, single or double line spacing, on any subject or theme. Website: https://www.dreamquestone.com/ The Page is Printed - Creative Writing Competition Closing date: 31st March 2019. Prizes: Somerset Prize £100 | Open Prize £100. Under 18s 3x£25 | Best on the Night £25. Entry fee: Adult £5 (1 entry) | £10 (up to 3 entries) | Under 18s FREE (1 entry). Looking for: Write in any genre: prose, poetry, script, a confession, a love letter, a list.... Website: https://www.tacchi-morris.com/whats-on/ Writers' HQ Flash Quarterly Competition Closing date: 31st March 2019. Prizes: 1st place: 12 months Writers' HQ membership + 3 one-day writing retreats; 2nd place: 6 months Writers' HQ membership + 3 one-day writing retreats; 3rd place: 3 months Writers' HQ membership + 3 one-day writing retreats. Entry fee: FREE! (But optional donations to our bursary fund are welcomed). Looking for: Flash fiction up to 500 words. Website: https://writershq.co.uk/whq-flash- quarterly/ Writers Bureau Annual Short Story Competition Closing date: 31st March 2019. Prizes: £300, £200, £100, £50. Plus, all winners receive a Writers Bureau Course of their choice worth over £374. Entry fee: £5. Looking for: short stories, up to 2,000 words max. Email: studentservices@writersbureau.com  Website: https://www.wbcompetition.com/index.html The Henshaw Competition Closing date: 31st March 2019. Prizes: 1st £200, Second £75, Third £25. Entry fee: £6 by PayPal or by cheque to G. Jennings. Optional Critiques: a further £12. Looking for: A short story on any subject up to 2000 words. Further info: Results announced by 30th April 2019. Wining stories will be published on the Henshawpress website. Winners and Authors of commended stories will be offered the opportunity of inclusion in our next Anthology later this year. Website: https://www.henshawpress.co.uk Alpine Fellowship 2019 Writing Prize Closing date: 1st April 2019. Prizes: £10,000 cash prize and is presented with the award by the poet John Burnside. £3,000 go to the second place, £2,000 to the third place. Entry fee: Free. Looking for:  A maximum of 2500 words on the topic of 'Identity' . Limited to one entry per person. Text must not have been published, self-published or accepted for publication in print or online, or have won or been placed in another competition at any time. All genres permitted. Further info: The winner and two runners up are invited to attend the Fjällnäs symposium. Website: https://alpinefellowship.com/apply/ Edge Hill Short Story Prize Closing date: 5th April 2019. Prizes: £10,000, £1,000 Readers' Prize. Free entry. Looking for: Single-author short story collections published between January and December 2018 Email: cowanb@edgehill.ac.uk  Website: https://www.edgehill.ac.uk/shortstory/ Writers Online 750-word competition Closing date: 15th April 2019. Prizes: The winner will receive £200 and publication in Writing Magazine, with £50 and publication in Competition Showcase for the runner-up. Entry fee: (£6.00 Non Subscribers); £4.00 (Subscribers). Looking for: A story, of no more than 750 words, in a single doc, docx, odt, txt, rtf or pdf file. Website: https://www.writers-online.co.uk/Writing- Competitions/ Leicester Writes Short Story Prize Closing date: 15th April 2019. Prizes: 1st Prize – £100 and a bundle of books; 2nd Prize – £50 and a bundle of books; 3rd Prize – A bundle of books. Entry fee: £7 per story. Max three entries per person. Writers submitting from within Leicestershire can submit for a discounted fee of £3. Looking for: new and original fiction under 3000 words. Website: http://leicesterwrites.co.uk/prize/ 2019 Bath Short Story Award Closing date: 15th April 2019. Prizes: £1200 first prize, £300 second prize, £100 third prize, £100 for the Acorn Award (for an unpublished writer), £50  for the local prize. Entry fee: £8 per entry. Looking for: Short stories up to 2,200 words, in any style and on any subject http://bathshortstoryaward.org 2019 ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize Closing date: 15th April 2019. Prizes: Aus$5,000, $3,000, $2,000, Three commended stories will share the remaining $2,500 in prize money. Entry fee: $25 Looking for: Unpublished short stories between 2,000 and 5,000 words. Website: https://www.australianbookreview.com.au/elizabeth- jolley-short-story-prize 2019 Shooter Short Story Competition Closing date: 21st April 2019. Prizes: Prizes: £500 and publication, £100 plus publication. Entry fee: £7 (or £10 for two stories). Looking for: Stories may be any theme or genre, and any length up to 5,000 words. Email: contest.shooterlitmag@gmail.com Website: https://shooterlitmag.com/competition/ Cranked Anvil Media Quarterly Short Story Competition Closing date: 30th April 2019. Prizes: Prizes 1st – £150; 2nd – £75; 3rd – £30. Entry fee: £5 for the first; £3 for the second; £2 for the third. Looking for: your story must be a maximum of 1,500 words (not including the title). Further info: You may enter up to three stories in each quarterly competition. The three placed stories from each quarter will be published on the website. Website: https://crankedanvil.co.uk/shortstory/ Sequestrum ReprintAward Fiction & Nonfiction Closing date: 30th April 2019. Prizes: $200 plus publication Reading fee: $15. Looking for: Fiction and non-fiction, any length; poetry, any length - all previously published elsewhere. Website: https://www.sequestrum.org/contests Tamworth Literary Festival Writing Competition Closing date: 30th April 2019. Prizes: £100, £50, £25; 7-11, £50, £25, £15. See website for more. Entry fee: £4 in adult category, otherwise free Looking for: Short stories and poems in three categories: adults 1,500 words; ages 7-11,1,000 words; under 6, 500 words. Website: https://tamlitfest.files.wordpress.com/2019/02/2019 -03-composite-flyer.pdf NAWG Open '100' Mini-tale Competition Closing date: 30th April 2019. Entry fee: £3, £5 for two, £8 for three. Prizes: £75, £25 every 100 entries Looking for: Rolling competition for flash fiction of exactly 100 words, will be judged when 100 entries have been received then start again. Website: https://www.nawg.co.uk/competitions Edinburgh International The Short Story Award Closing date: 30th April 2019. Prizes: First prize of £1,000, second prize £500, third prize £250 open to writers worldwide. Looking for:  Stories up to 2,000 words on any topic. Entry fee: £10 per story. Website: https://www.storyawards.org/shortstoryaward Tom Howard/John H Reid Fiction and Essay Contest Closing date: 30th April 2019. Prizes: $2,000 in each category, ten honourable mentions each $100. Entry fee: $20. Looking for: Short stories, essays or other prose, up to 6,000 words. International entries welcome Email: adam@winningwriters.com  Website: https://winningwriters.com/our-contests/ Momaya Press Short Story Competition Closing date: 30th April 2019. Prizes: £110, £55, £25, winners and shortisted authors will be published in the Momaya Short Story. Entry fee: £11. Looking for: Short stories up to 3,000 words on the theme of 'Trading Places'. Further info: You may submit more than one short story. Website: http://momayapress.com/momaya-short- story-competition/ Remastered Words Short Story Competition Closing date: 1st May 2019. Prizes: £75, £50, £25; audiobook production. Free entry. Looking for: Fantasy short stories, up to 5,000 words with royalties. Website: http://www.remasteredwords.com/ Questions Writing Prize Closing date: 1st May 2019. Prizes: Aus$2,000. Free entry. Looking for: Short stories, 1,500-2,000 words by Australian writers aged 18-30. http://www.questions.com.au/writing- prize/index.php Crucible Fiction Competition Closing date: 1st May 2019. Prizes: $150, $100. Free entry. Looking for: Short stories up to 8,000 words. Further info: Fiction entries are limited to 8,000 words or less Website: https://www.barton.edu/crucible/ Curt Johnson Prose Awards Closing date: 1st May 2019. Prizes: $1,500, $500 and publication. Entry fee: $20. Looking for: Fiction and non-fiction, up to 8,000 words. https://decembermag.org/2019-curt-johnson-prose- awards/ The Mairtín Crawford Award - Short Story Closing date: 1st May 2019. Prizes: £500 and a three-night stay at Co Down writing retreat, The River Mill. Entry fee: £6.00. Looking for: a short story of up to 2,500 words. Further info: Judge will be short story writer Wendy Erskine. Website: https://belfastbookfestival.com/mairtin- crawford 2019 Bristol Short Story Prize  Closing date: 1st May 2019. Prizes: 1st prize - £1,000, 2nd prize - £500, 3rd prize - £250. 17 further prizes of £100 will be presented to the remaining shortlisted writers. All shortlisted writers will receive 2 free copies of the anthology. Prizes will be sent to any writer on the shortlist who is unable to attend the awards ceremony. Entry fee: £9 per entry. Looking for: Stories up to 4,000 words. Stories can be on any theme or subject and are welcome in any style including graphic, verse or genre-based (Crime, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Historical, Romance, Children’s etc..). Further info: The winner and 2 runners up will be selected from the shortlist and announced at an awards ceremony in October 2019. Email: enquiries@bristolprize.co.uk Website: https://www.bristolprize.co.uk RTE Radio 1 Short Story Competition Closing date: 10th May 2019. Prizes: €3,000, €2,000, €1,000. Seven runners up will receive €250. Free entry. Looking for: Stories between 1,800 and 2,000 words from writers from Ireland Email: fmacmanusstories@rte.ie Website: https://www.rte.ie/radio1/francis- macmanus-short-story/ Science-me a Story 2019 Closing date: 16th of May 2019 Prizes: £150, £100 and £50 plus publication in a science communication magazine and/or other written media. Entry fee: None stated. Looking for: Short story, either real or fictional, in Spanish or in English. Website: https://sruk.org.uk/science-me-a-story- 2019-2/ Yeovil literary Prize (Short Story) Closing date: 31st May 2019. Prizes: 1st £500; 2nd £200; 3rd £100. Entry fee: £7. Looking for: Maximum 2,000 words. Website: https://www.yeovilprize.co.uk/ Bridport Prize 2019 (Short Story) Closing date: 31st May 2019. Prizes: 1st Prize: £5,000. Entry fee: £12 per short story. Looking for: short stories (up to 5,000 words), poetry (up to 42 lines) and flash fiction (up to 250 words). Email: kate@bridportprize.org.uk Website: https://www.bridportprize.org.uk/ Bridport Prize 2019 (Flash Fiction) Closing date: 31st May 2019. Prizes: 1st Prize £1,000. Entry fee: £9 per flash fiction. Looking for: Flash fiction up to 250 words. Email: kate@bridportprize.org.uk Website: https://www.bridportprize.org.uk/ Frome Festival Short Story Competition, 15th Anniversary 2019 Closing date: 31st May 2019. Prizes: 1st Prize £400 2nd Prize £200 3rd Prize £100, plus additional prizes for local entries. Entry fee: £8 per story. Multiple entries permitted. Entries should not have been published in any form.£8 per story. Multiple entries permitted. Entries should not have been published in any form. Looking for: Stories on any theme - 1,000 to 2,200 words. Postal entries to: Frome Festival Short Story Competition, c/o Frome Library, Justice Lane, FROME, Somerset BA11 1BE. Cheques payable to: Frome Festival Short Story Competition. Website: http://www.fromeshortstorycompetition.co.uk Creative Future Writers' Award Closing date: 2nd June 2019. Prizes: There are over £10,000 worth of cash and writer development prizes up for grabs. Entry fee: Free. Looking for: In poetry we’re looking for a maximum of 300 words and in prose a maximum of 2,000 words. Website: https://literary.creativefuture.org.uk/ Segora Short Story Competition 2019 Closing date: 15th June 2019. Prizes: First prize £300 Second £50 Third £30 or equivalent in Euro. Looking for: Short stories between 1,500 and 3,000 words, poems up to 50 lines, vignettes up to 300 words, one-act plays Entry fee: £5 poems and vignettes, £6 story, £12 playTBC. Email: simms.gordon@orange.fr Website: http://www.poetryproseandplays.com/ Wild Words Summer Solstice Writing Competition Closing date: 21st June 2019. Prizes: Publication on the Wild Words website and social media platforms, plus an hour long 1-1 mentoring session. Entry fee: £7.00. Looking for: Write, (or perform and send us the film), a maximum of 1000 words, in fiction or non-fiction prose or poetry, inspired by one of the four quotes on the website. Website: http://www.wildwords.org/competition Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest Closing date: 30th April 2019. Prizes: modest prizes. Free entry. Looking for: Each entry must consist of a single sentence but you may submit as many entries as you wish. (A fellow once submitted over 3,000 entries.). Sentences may be of any length but we strongly recommend that entries not go beyond 50 or 60 words. Email: srice@pacbell.net Website: https://www.bulwer-lytton.com/copy-of- about-1 Wells Festival of Literature's Short Story Competition Closing date: 30th June 2019. Prizes: First prize £750, Second £300, Third £200, Local prize £100. Entry fee: £6.00. Further info: Judge Mark McCrum. Website: https://www.wellsfestivalofliterature.org.uk/ The Penfro Festival - Shortstory Closing date: 1st July 2019.. Prizes: The prize will be publication in an anthology, to be launched at the Penfro Festival. Twelve of the winning stories will be published, with one overall winner, and a £25 fee will be paid to each winning writer, plus a copy of the book. Entry fee: £8 for each story submitted. Looking for: Short stories (up to 2,500 words) The best 12 win £25 and will be published in an anthology by leading Welsh publishers Parthian. Further info: There is an open theme. Website: https://penfrobookfestival.org.uk/competitions/short story The To Hull And Back Humorous Short Story Competition Closing date: 31st July 2019. Prizes: 1st £1,000, your head on the cover of a book and the opportunity to star in the winner's video, riding a Harley Davidson to Hull; 2nd £500; 3rd £250; 3 x Highly Commended £100; 14 x Shortlisted £50. Entry fee: Early bird until 30th April 2019: £11 for one story, £18 for two stories and £22 for three stories. Then, until 31st July 2019: £13 for one story, £21 for two stories and £26 for three stories. Looking for: Short stories, 2,500 words max. No limitation on style or genre, but must contain some element of humour. Further info: Entries accepted from anywhere in the world. All short listed and winning writers published in the To Hull And Back Anthology, released on Hulloween (31st October). Website: https://www.christopherfielden.com/short- story-competition/ The Retreat West Flash Fiction Prize 2019 Closing date: 27th October 2019.

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