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The SmokeLong Grand Micro Contest 2024
DescriptionThe competition is open to anyone over the age of 18.

Fiction, non-fiction, and hybrid narratives are considered. Word count: 250 words or fewer for each micro.

Entry fees:
• up to 2 micros: $11,
• up to 4 micros: $16.

The grand prize winner will receive $1,000.

Deadline: 15 November 2024

2024 Edinburgh Award for Flash Fiction
DescriptionThe competition is open to all writers worldwide, published and unpublished, who are over 16 years.

Entries can be on any theme or subject but must be original and written in English. Maximum length is 250 words.

The entry fee is £10 per story.

• First prize: £2,000
• Second prize: £300
• Third prize: £150

Deadline: 31 August 2024

2025 Peter Porter Poetry Prize
DescriptionAll poets writing in English are eligible to enter.

Poets are invited to submit original poems of up to 60 lines.

Each entry must be accompanied by an entry fee of AU$30.

The winner will receive AU$6,000. The other four shortlisted poets will each receive AU$1,000.

Deadline: 7 October 2024

Mslexia Women's Short Story Competition 2024
DescriptionThe competition is open to women of any nationality from any country.

You may submit unpublished short stories of up to 3,000 words.

Entry fee: £12 per story.

The winner will receive £3,000. Three additional finalists will each receive £100.

Deadline: 23 September 2024

 Seán Ó Faoláin International Short Story Competition 2024
DescriptionThe competition is for original, unpublished and unbroadcast short stories in the English language of 3,000 words or fewer. The story can be on any subject, in any style.

Entry fee: 19 € per story.

• 1st prize: 2,000 €
• 2nd prize: 500 €
• Four Runners-Up: 250 €

Deadline: 31 July 2024

Winchester Poetry Prize 2024
DescriptionThe competition is open to anyone aged 16 or over.

Poems may be on any subject and in any form or style.

Entry fees: £6 for first poem and £5 for subsequent poems.

• 1st Prize: £1,000
• 2nd Prize: £500
• 3rd Prize: £250

Deadline: 31 July 2024

Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest 2024
DescriptionYou may submit poems on any theme, up to 250 lines each.

Entry fee: $22 per submission of 1-3 poems.

• Tom Howard Prize : $3,000 for a poem in any style or genre
• Margaret Reid Prize: $3,000 for a poem that rhymes or has a traditional style
• Honorable Mentions: 10 awards of $300 each (any style)

Deadline: 1 October 2024

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2024
DescriptionThe Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is an international literary prize for established and emerging poets and writers.

Entry fees:
• Poetry: £12
• Short fiction: £18

• £2,500 for the Poetry Winner
• £2,500 for the Short Fiction Winner

Deadline: 31 August 2024