All entries must be works of fiction. There is no set theme and stories may be written in any genre in adult or young adult literature.
The Prize is for a single unpublished story of no more than 6,000 words. The winner will receive a cash prize of 3,000 €.
There are four categories: Novel (1st £1000), Short Story (1st £500), Poetry (1st £500), Writing Without Restrictions (1st £200).
The competition is open to all authors writing in English regardless of nationality or residence, and it is open to published and unpublished authors alike.
The Aeon Award is a writing competition for short stories in any speculative fiction genre, i.e. fantasy, science fiction, horror or anything in-between. The winner will receive a cash prize of €1,000
The Jolley Prize is open to anyone in the world who is writing in English. Entries must be a single story of 2,000 to 5,000 words. The 2017 Jolley Prize is worth a total of AU$12,500.
The competition is open to women of any nationality from any country. Stories can be between 300 and 3,000 words in length and can be on any subject.
The competition is open internationally to any poet writing in English.First prize: £1,000 Second prize: £750 Third prize: £250
The prize is for a poem written by an adult for children, and the winner will receive €1,000 and publication in the summer issue of The Caterpillar.
Entries must be a single essay of 3,000 to 7,000 words, written in English. The winner will receive AU$5,000. The runner-up will receive AU $2,500.
The Caine Prize for African Writing is an annual literary award for the best short story by an African writer, published in the English language. The winner will receive a cash prize of £10,000.
All poems entered for the prize will be single poems that have a maximum length of 50 lines. The winner will receive AUD$15,000.
The Financial Times and Bodley Head have launched an international essay writing competition for young writers. The winner will receive £1,000 and an e-publication with The Bodley Head.
The Prize is open to writers of any nationality writing in English, 16 years old and over. The poem and short story categories each have a first prize of £5,000.
Stories can be on any theme or subject. Prizes: £1000 first prize, £200 second prize, £100 third prize.
The Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine is an annual international award for an unpublished poem on a medical subject.
The competition is open to anyone over the age of 18. Poems are invited that deal with any aspect of nature and place. 1st prize: £1000
Stories can be on any theme. The maximum length of submissions is 4,000 words. Prizes for 2017 are: 1st prize – £1000, 2nd prize – £700, 3rd prize – £400.
There are no theme restrictions. The winner receives a $2,000 honorarium and the story is published in the fall/winter issue of Colorado Review.