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.Entry fees: from $8 to $12.Prizes:Gabo Prize – $500 Betka Prize – $1,000 Mallacoota Prize – $2,000
The Yeovil Literary Prize is open to anyone over the age of 16. There are four categories: Novel (1st prize: £1000), Short Story (1st prize: £500), Poetry (1st prize: £500), Writing Without Restrictions (1st prize: £200). Entry fees: £5 – £12.
The AWP Award Series is open to all authors writing original works in English for adult readers. There are four prizes: Poetry, Short Fiction, Creative Nonfiction and Novel .The entry fee is $30. The total value of prizes is $16,000.
The Prize is for a single unpublished short story. There is a word limit of 5,000. Entries must be in English.The entry fee is €12 per story. 1st prize: €3,000
The Caine Prize for African Writing is an annual literary award for the best original short story by an African writer, published in the English language. Entry is free. There is a cash prize of £10,000 for the winning author.
The competition 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. Entry fees: from AU$15 to AU$25. The Jolley Prize is worth a total of $12,500.
All poems entered for the prize must be single poems with a maximum length of 50 lines and be no more than 1,000 words in total. Entry fees: AUD$15 and AUD$20. The winner will receive AUD$15,000. The runner-up (second-placed poem) will receive AUD$5,000.
The competition is open to all writers around the world whether published or unpublished. Stories can be on any theme or subject. The maximum length of submissions is 4,000 words. The entry fee is £8. 1st prize is £1,000, 2nd prize is £700, 3rd prize is £400.
€1,000 for the best poem written by an adult for children aged 7–11. The winning poem will appear in the summer issue of The Caterpillar. Anyone over 16 can enter, as long as the poem is previously unpublished. The entry fee is €12 per poem.
The competition is open to new and established writers, provided they live outside the UK and are 18 or over. Applicants are invited to write a radio play of approximately 53 minutes in length. Two winners will each receive £2200. Entry is free.