The Graphic Short Story Prize Closing date: 11th October 2019. Entry fee: None stated. Prizes: First prize: £1,000 and publication in the Observer New Review. The runner-up will receive £250 and the work will appear on theguardian.com Looking for: An original story by an aspiring graphic novelist. Further details: Take this opportunity to get your work read by industry experts. Website: https://www.penguin.co.uk/company/publishers/vintage/jonathan-cape.html The Woven Tale Press Closing Date: 15th October 2019. (Opens 15th August) Prizes: 1st - week-long beach retreat, 2nd - $300, 3rd - $100. Entry fee: $25. Looking for: Short Fiction (open to creative nonfiction), limit 6,000 words. Further details: Judge: Ann Beattie. Website: https://www.thewoventalepress.net/wtp-literary-art-competitions/ Raven Short Story Contest Closing date: 15th October 2019. Prize: Can$300. Entry fee: $20. Editorial critique: $25. Looking for: unpublished short fiction between 500 and 2500 words in length.  Multiple entries welcome. Website: http://pulpliterature.com/contests/ Eyelands Book Awards 2019 Closing date: 20th October 2019. Prizes: Grand prize (published books): Five-day holiday in Athens plus a special handmade ceramic designed especially for Eyelands Book Awards and publication (excerpts) online on our website. Grand prize (unpublished books): Translation into Greek and publication from Strange Days Books. Ten more prizes, one for each category of every section, also win a special handmade ceramic designed especially for Eyelands Book Awards. Entry fee: $30 (27 euros); Early bird submissions: $ 22 (20 euros). Looking for: Poetry, novellas, short story collections, novels. Further details: Participants must be 18 years old otherwise we need parents' consent to accept the submission. Manuscripts must be written in English. Website: https://eyelandsawards.com Ibiza Quills Black and Write Compilation Competition Closing date: 21st October 2019. Prizes: €100, €50 and €25 in each category. Entry fee:  €12. Looking for: Short Stories, no more than 2,500 words. Website: https://ibizaquills.com/competition-2/ TulipTree Review Genre Story Contest Closing date: 23rd October 2019. Prizes: $1,000. Entry fee: $20 per entry. Looking for: Stories up to 10,000 words. Website: http://www.tuliptreepub.com/tuliptree-review.html 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/ Retreat West Short Story Prize Closing date: 27th October 2019. Prizes: 1st Prize £400; 2nd Prize £250; 3rd Prize £150; Shortlisted £20. Entry fee: £10 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: Short stories - 1,500-5,000 words. Further details: All winning and shortlisted stories published in the annual anthology. Website: http://www.retreatwest.co.uk/competitions/the-rw-short-story-prize/ Cinnamon Pencil Mentoring Competition Closing date: 30th October 2019. Prizes: One first prize of a free mentoring place plus two runners-up prizes of 50% bursaries to the Cinnamon Pencil Mentoring Service. Entry fee: £12.00. Looking for: To enter, in the first instance, send us 2 short stories, up to 5,000 words each. Website: https://www.cinnamonpress.com/cinnamon-pencil-competition The ALCS Tom-Gallon Trust Award Closing date: 31st October 2019. Prizes: £1,000; runner-up is awarded £500. Entry fee: Not Stated. Looking for: Short story, published or unpublished, maximum length 5,000 words Further details: Applicants must have had at least one short story accepted for publication. Website: https://www.societyofauthors.org/ALCS-Tom-Gallon-Trust Southport Writers' Circle International Short Story Competition Closing date: 31st October 2019. Prizes: First Prize £150, Second Prize £80, Third Prize £30. Winning entries may be published on the website with permission of the authors. Entry fee: £3 per story: £10 for four stories. Looking for: unpublished stories of up to 2000 words in any style or genre. Further details: Online entries and payments can be made via the website. Website: http://www.swconline.co.uk/n1/?cat=5 Young Walter Scott Prize Closing date: 31st October 2019. Prizes: £500 travel vouchers, weekend trip to Borders Book festival to receive certificate. Entry fee: Free. Looking for: Stories of between 800 and 2000 words. Entries are judged in two age groups - 11 to 15 years and 16 to 19 years. Any kind of fiction is accepted - prose, poetry, drama, fictional letters or reportage. Email: jessica@stonehillsalt.co.uk Website: http://www.walterscottprize.co.uk/young-walter-scott-prize/ Earlyworks Short Story Competition Closing date: 31st October 2019. Prizes: Best entries will be published in an anthology. Winners receive a comlementary copy. Entry fee: £5 per story up to 4,000 words. £10 for over 4,000. Maximum 8000 words. Looking for: Further details: The best entries will be published, and their authors will receive one complimentary copy of the anthology. Website: http://www.earlyworkspress.co.uk/shortstory.html Bedford International Writing Competition - Short Story Closing date: 31st October 2019. Prizes: £500 for the winner, £150 for second prize and £100 for third prize. Also a Short story prize for the residents of Bedford of £100. Entry fee: £6 per story; three stories entered on the same form £12. Looking for: Stories must be no more than 3000 words. Further details: Open to anyone aged 17 years and over. Website: https://bedfordwritingcompetition.co.uk/ Scribble Annual Short Story Competition Closing date: 1st November 2019. Prizes: £100, £50, £25, publication in Scribble. Entry fee: £4. Looking for: Stories up to 3,000 words on the theme of 'deception'. Website: http://www.parkpublications.co.uk/competitions.html John Steinbeck Award for Fiction  Closing date: 1st November 2019. Prizes: $1,000 Prize. Reading fee: $20. Looking for: 5,000 words or fewer. Further details: Multiple submissions are accepted. Website: https://www.reedmag.org/john-steinbeck-award-for-fiction Commonwealth Short Story Prize Closing date: 1st November 2019. Prizes: £2,500 for winner from each region, £5,000 for overall winner Entry fee: Free entry. Looking for: Original, unpublished short stories, 2,000-5,000 words, by writers from Commonwealth countries in Africa, Asia, Canada and Europe, the Caribbean and Pacific. Website: http://www.commonwealthwriters.org/short-story/ Fish Short Story Competition Closing date: 30th November 2019. Prizes: Top ten stories will be published in the FISH ANTHOLOGY 2020.  1st: €3,000 plus 5 day Short Story Workshop at the West Cork Literary Festival. 2nd: A week at Anam Cara Writers’ Retreat and €300.  3rd: €300. 7 Honourable Mentions €200 each.Looking for: Short stories up to 5,000 words. Entry fee: €20 for the first, €10 thereafter. Website: https://www.fishpublishing.com/competition/short-story-contest Aeon Award Closing date: 30th November 2019. Prizes: €1,000, €200, €100 plus publication in Albedo One! Entry fee: €8.50. Looking for: Short stories up to 10,000 in any speculative fiction genre. Website: http://www.albedo1.com/aeon-award/ Writers Bureau Flash Fiction Competition Closing date: 30th November 2019. Prizes: 1st Place - £300; 2nd Place - £200; 3rd Place - £100. Plus, each winner can choose a Writers Bureau course worth over £374. Entry fee: £5 per submission or three entries for £10! Looking for: A story, on any theme, in less than 500 words (not including the title). Further details: Winners will be published on the competition website. Website: www.wbcompetition.com Ruth Rendell Short Story Competition 2020 Closing date: 2nd December 2019. Prizes: The winner of the competition will receive £1,000 and will be commissioned to write four further stories for InterAct Stroke Support over the course of one year. Entry fee: £15.00 per story. Looking for: A piece in any genre in no more than 1,000 words. Further details: Stories must be suitable to be read in the sensitive environment of a hospital setting. Website: https://www.interactstrokesupport.org/ssc2020 The 15 Elmbridge Literary Competition 2019/2020 Closing date: 7th February 2020. Prizes: Amounts vary, depending on age of entrant, between £12 and £25 for first prize. See website for more details. Entry fee: None stated. Looking for: Short stories and poems that explore new worlds. Further details: Competition theme is 'New World'. Website: https://www.rcsherrifftrust.org.uk/competitions

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The Graphic Short Story Prize Closing date: 11th October 2019. Entry fee: None stated. Prizes: First prize: £1,000 and publication in the Observer New Review. The runner-up will receive £250 and the work will appear on theguardian.com Looking for: An original story by an aspiring graphic novelist. Further details: Take this opportunity to get your work read by industry experts. Website: https://www.penguin.co.uk/company/publishers/vinta ge/jonathan-cape.html The Woven Tale Press Closing Date: 15th October 2019. (Opens 15th August) Prizes: 1st - week-long beach retreat, 2nd - $300, 3rd - $100. Entry fee: $25. Looking for: Short Fiction (open to creative nonfiction), limit 6,000 words. Further details: Judge: Ann Beattie. Website: https://www.thewoventalepress.net/wtp- literary-art-competitions/ Raven Short Story Contest Closing date: 15th October 2019. Prize: Can$300. Entry fee: $20. Editorial critique: $25. Looking for: unpublished short fiction between 500 and 2500 words in length.  Multiple entries welcome. Website: http://pulpliterature.com/contests/ Eyelands Book Awards 2019 Closing date: 20th October 2019. Prizes: Grand prize (published books): Five-day holiday in Athens plus a special handmade ceramic designed especially for Eyelands Book Awards and publication (excerpts) online on our website. Grand prize (unpublished books): Translation into Greek and publication from Strange Days Books. Ten more prizes, one for each category of every section, also win a special handmade ceramic designed especially for Eyelands Book Awards. Entry fee: $30 (27 euros); Early bird submissions: $ 22 (20 euros). Looking for: Poetry, novellas, short story collections, novels. Further details: Participants must be 18 years old otherwise we need parents' consent to accept the submission. Manuscripts must be written in English. Website: https://eyelandsawards.com Ibiza Quills Black and Write Compilation Competition Closing date: 21st October 2019. Prizes: €100, €50 and €25 in each category. Entry fee:  €12. Looking for: Short Stories, no more than 2,500 words. Website: https://ibizaquills.com/competition-2/ TulipTree Review Genre Story Contest Closing date: 23rd October 2019. Prizes: $1,000. Entry fee: $20 per entry. Looking for: Stories up to 10,000 words. Website: http://www.tuliptreepub.com/tuliptree- review.html 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/ Retreat West Short Story Prize Closing date: 27th October 2019. Prizes: 1st Prize £400; 2nd Prize £250; 3rd Prize £150; Shortlisted £20. Entry fee: £10 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: Short stories - 1,500-5,000 words. Further details: All winning and shortlisted stories published in the annual anthology. Website: http://www.retreatwest.co.uk/competitions/the-rw- short-story-prize/ Cinnamon Pencil Mentoring Competition Closing date: 30th October 2019. Prizes: One first prize of a free mentoring place plus two runners-up prizes of 50% bursaries to the Cinnamon Pencil Mentoring Service. Entry fee: £12.00. Looking for: To enter, in the first instance, send us 2 short stories, up to 5,000 words each. Website: https://www.cinnamonpress.com/cinnamon- pencil-competition The ALCS Tom-Gallon Trust Award Closing date: 31st October 2019. Prizes: £1,000; runner-up is awarded £500. Entry fee: Not Stated. Looking for: Short story, published or unpublished, maximum length 5,000 words Further details: Applicants must have had at least one short story accepted for publication. Website: https://www.societyofauthors.org/ALCS- Tom-Gallon-Trust Southport Writers' Circle International Short Story Competition Closing date: 31st October 2019. Prizes: First Prize £150, Second Prize £80, Third Prize £30. Winning entries may be published on the website with permission of the authors. Entry fee: £3 per story: £10 for four stories. Looking for: unpublished stories of up to 2000 words in any style or genre. Further details: Online entries and payments can be made via the website. Website: http://www.swconline.co.uk/n1/?cat=5 Young Walter Scott Prize Closing date: 31st October 2019. Prizes: £500 travel vouchers, weekend trip to Borders Book festival to receive certificate. Entry fee: Free. Looking for: Stories of between 800 and 2000 words. Entries are judged in two age groups - 11 to 15 years and 16 to 19 years. Any kind of fiction is accepted - prose, poetry, drama, fictional letters or reportage. Email: jessica@stonehillsalt.co.uk Website: http://www.walterscottprize.co.uk/young- walter-scott-prize/ Earlyworks Short Story Competition Closing date: 31st October 2019. Prizes: Best entries will be published in an anthology. Winners receive a comlementary copy. Entry fee: £5 per story up to 4,000 words. £10 for over 4,000. Maximum 8000 words. Looking for: Further details: The best entries will be published, and their authors will receive one complimentary copy of the anthology. Website: http://www.earlyworkspress.co.uk/shortstory.html Bedford International Writing Competition - Short Story Closing date: 31st October 2019. Prizes: £500 for the winner, £150 for second prize and £100 for third prize. Also a Short story prize for the residents of Bedford of £100. Entry fee: £6 per story; three stories entered on the same form £12. Looking for: Stories must be no more than 3000 words. Further details: Open to anyone aged 17 years and over. Website: https://bedfordwritingcompetition.co.uk/ Scribble Annual Short Story Competition Closing date: 1st November 2019. Prizes: £100, £50, £25, publication in Scribble. Entry fee: £4. Looking for: Stories up to 3,000 words on the theme of 'deception'. Website: http://www.parkpublications.co.uk/competitions.html John Steinbeck Award for Fiction  Closing date: 1st November 2019. Prizes: $1,000 Prize. Reading fee: $20. Looking for: 5,000 words or fewer. Further details: Multiple submissions are accepted. Website: https://www.reedmag.org/john-steinbeck- award-for-fiction Commonwealth Short Story Prize Closing date: 1st November 2019. Prizes: £2,500 for winner from each region, £5,000 for overall winner Entry fee: Free entry. Looking for: Original, unpublished short stories, 2,000-5,000 words, by writers from Commonwealth countries in Africa, Asia, Canada and Europe, the Caribbean and Pacific. Website: http://www.commonwealthwriters.org/short-story/ Fish Short Story Competition Closing date: 30th November 2019. Prizes: Top ten stories will be published in the FISH ANTHOLOGY 2020.  1st: €3,000 plus 5 day Short Story Workshop at the West Cork Literary Festival. 2nd: A week at Anam Cara Writers’ Retreat and €300.  3rd: €300. 7 Honourable Mentions €200 each.Looking for: Short stories up to 5,000 words. Entry fee: €20 for the first, €10 thereafter. Website: https://www.fishpublishing.com/competition/short- story-contest Aeon Award Closing date: 30th November 2019. Prizes: €1,000, €200, €100 plus publication in Albedo One! Entry fee: €8.50. Looking for: Short stories up to 10,000 in any speculative fiction genre. Website: http://www.albedo1.com/aeon-award/ Writers Bureau Flash Fiction Competition Closing date: 30th November 2019. Prizes: 1st Place - £300; 2nd Place - £200; 3rd Place - £100. Plus, each winner can choose a Writers Bureau course worth over £374. Entry fee: £5 per submission or three entries for £10! Looking for: A story, on any theme, in less than 500 words (not including the title). Further details: Winners will be published on the competition website. Website: www.wbcompetition.com Ruth Rendell Short Story Competition 2020 Closing date: 2nd December 2019. Prizes: The winner of the competition will receive £1,000 and will be commissioned to write four further stories for InterAct Stroke Support over the course of one year. Entry fee: £15.00 per story. Looking for: A piece in any genre in no more than 1,000 words. Further details: Stories must be suitable to be read in the sensitive environment of a hospital setting. Website: https://www.interactstrokesupport.org/ssc2020 The 15 Elmbridge Literary Competition 2019/2020 Closing date: 7th February 2020. Prizes: Amounts vary, depending on age of entrant, between £12 and £25 for first prize. See website for more details. Entry fee: None stated. Looking for: Short stories and poems that explore new worlds. Further details: Competition theme is 'New World'. Website: https://www.rcsherrifftrust.org.uk/competitions

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