It’s summer! Well – in patches; June has seen gale force winds, heavy rain, lovely sunshine, warm evenings… a real mixture.

Maybe you feel in the mood for a bit of excitement, a bit of a challenge! How about entering a writing competition? Here are nineteen different competitions with summer deadlines. We have listed the competitions first, then a second list of links:

  1. Canterbury Festival – Poet of the Year Competition, June 19th 2017: 1st £200, 2nd 100, 3rd £50, plus Publication. Entry fee. Entry fee £5, max words/lines 60 lines
  2. National Literary Trust – Short Story Prize, June 25th 2017: £200, plus Publication. Entry fee £30, max words/lines 4,000
  3. Mere Literary Festival – Biennial Poetry Competition, June 26th 2017: 1st £200, 2nd £100, 3rd £50, plus Publication. Entry fee £3.50, max words/lines 40 lines
  4. Grindstone Literary – Poetry Competition, June 28th 2017: 1st £100, 2nd £50, 3rd £25. Entry fee £4, max words/lines 40 lines
  5. The Brighton Prize, June 30th 2017: 1st £1,000, 2nd £100, 3rd £100 plus Publication. Entry fee £8, max words/lines, 2000
  6. Supernatural Horror Short Stories, June 30th 2017: 1st £50 plus Publication. Entry fee Free, max words/lines 4,000
  7. Wow! One Thousand Words, June 30th, 2017: 1st £200, 2nd £100, 3rd £50, plus Publication. Entry fee £5, max words/lines 1,000
  8. Bath Spa University – Novel in 25 Words, June 30th 2017: £500, plus Publication. Entry fee Free, max words/lines 25 words
  9. Pennine Ink Short Story Competition, July 7th 2017: £50, plus Publication. Entry fee £3 max words/lines 500
  10. To Hull & Back – Humorous Short Story Competition, July 31 2017: £1,000. Entry fee £3, max words/lines 3,000
  11. Green Alphabet – Writing Competition, July 31, 2017: £500. Entry fee £3, max words/lines 500 prose 40 lines poetry
  12. Olga Sinclair – Open Short Story Competition, July 31, 2017: 1st £400 2nd £250 3rd £100. Entry fee £8, max words/lines 2,000
  13. Dragonfly Tea – Short Story Competition, July 31, 2017 1st £1500 2nd £750 3rd £500. Entry fee Free, max words/lines 3,000
  14. I Must Be Off! – The Val Wood Prize: Freedom in Hull, August 15th, 2017 1st £200 2nd £50 3rd £25 plus Publication. Entry fee Free, max words/lines 1000
  15. Oxford Brookes – International Poetry Competition, August 28th, 2017 1st £1000 2nd £200. Entry fee £5, max words/lines 50 lines
  16. Grindstone Literary – Summer Novel Opening Competition, August 28th, 2017 1st £250 2nd £100 3rd £50. Entry fee £6, max words/lines 1,000
  17. Willesden Herald – New Short Stories, August 31st, 2017: 1st £300 2nd £200 8 runners-up £75. Entry fee £7.50, max words/lines 7,500
  18. London Magazine Essay Competition, August 31st, 2017: -1st £500 2nd £300 3rd £200 plus Publication. Entry fee £10, max words/lines 1,500
  19. Save as Writers – ‘Love and Friendship’ Writing Competition, August 31st 2017: 1st £100 2nd £50 3rd £25 plus Publication, Royalties. Entry fee £3, max words/lines 3,500

Links to the comps:

  1. Canterbury Festival
    Poet of the Year Competition
  2. National Literary Trust
    Short Story Prize
  3. Mere Literary Festival
    Biennial Poetry Competition
  4. Grindstone Literary
    Poetry Competition
  5. The Brighton Prize
  6. Supernatural Horror Short Stories
  7. Wow! One Thousand Words
  8. Bath Spa University
    Novel in 25 Words
  9. Pennine Ink Short Story Competition
  10. To Hull & Back
    Humorous Short Story Competition
  11. Green Alphabet
    Writing Competition
  12. Olga Sinclair
    Open Short Story Competition
  13. Dragonfly Tea
    Short Story Competition
  14. I Must Be Off!
    Travel Writing Competition
  15. Oxford Brookes
    International Poetry Competition
  16. Grindstone Literary
    Summer Novel Opening Competition
  17. Willesden Herald
    New Short Stories
  18. London Magazine Essay Competition
  19. Save as Writers
    ‘Love and Friendship’
    Writing Competition

Any errors in the details are ours, we apologise, and if you would be kind enough to let us know, we will try to correct them!

Meanwhile, there’s no competition as to whose books you might want to add to your summer reading list 😉 :

Richard’s books:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=richard+kefford

Lois’s books:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=lois+elsden&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Alois+elsden

 

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