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Ledbury Poetry Competition 2024
DescriptionThe competition is international, open to poets writing in the English language.

The length of each poem must not exceed 40 lines.

Each entry costs £6.

• First Prize: £1,000
• Second Prize: £500
• Third Prize: £250

Deadline: 8 July 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DescriptionThe competition is for original, unpublished and unbroadcast short stories in the English language of 3,000 words or fewer.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.

Prizes:
• 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

2024 Wells Festival of Literature's Competitions
DescriptionThere are four competitions:
• Open Poetry Competition (£6 per entry; prizes: £1000, £500, £250);
• Short Story Competition (£6 per entry; prizes: £750, £300, £200);
• Book for Children Competition (£6 per entry; prizes: £750, £300, £200);
• Young Poets Competition (£3 per entry; prizes: £200, £150, £100).

Deadline: 30 June 2024

The Moth Short Story Prize 2024
DescriptionThe Moth Short Story Prize is an international prize, open to anyone over the age of 16.

You can enter as many stories as you like.

The entry fee is 15 € per story.

• 1st prize: 3,000 €
• 2nd prize: a week-long writing retreat at Circle of Misse in France
• 3rd prize: 1,000 €

Deadline: 30 June 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.

Prizes:
• 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

2024 McLellan Poetry Competition
DescriptionPoems should be of no more than 90 lines, in English, on any subject.

The entry fee is £7 for the first poem and £5 for each subsequent poem submitted on the same form. 

• 1st prize: £1,000
• 2nd prize: £250

Deadline: 2 June 2024

Imagine 2200 – climate fiction short story contest 2024
DescriptionThe competition is open to anyone aged 18 years or older.

Short stories must be set anytime between today and the year 2200, and show a path to a clean, green, and just future.

The competition is free to enter.

• 1st prize: US$3,000
• 2nd prize: US$2,000
• 3rd prize: US$1,000

Deadline: 24 June 2024

Poetry London Prize 2024
DescriptionThe competition is organized by Poetry London magazine.

Entries must be in English. The maximum length is 80 lines.

For Poetry London subscribers the entry fee is £5 per poem; for non-subscribers £10.

• 1st prize: £5,000
• 2nd prize: £2,000
• 3rd prize: £1,000

Deadline: 30 June 2024

Rattle Poetry Prize 2024
DescriptionThe competition is open to poets of any nationality writing in English.

You may submit up to four poems per entry.

The $30 USD entry fee is a one-year subscription to Rattle magazine.

The overall winner will receive a cash prize of $15,000 USD. Ten finalists will each receive $500 USD, and be eligible for the $5,000 USD Reader's Choice Award.

Deadline: 15 July 2024