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2024 International Essay Contest for Young People
DescriptionThis annual essay contest is organized by the Goi Peace Foundation based in Japan.

Essays may be submitted by anyone up to 25 years old.

Essays are accepted in English, French or Japanese.

The competition is free to enter.

1st prize winners will receive a cash prize of 100,000 Yen.

Deadline: 15 June 2024

Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2024
DescriptionThe competition is open to anyone who has not published a book-length work of fiction, life writing, or poetry.

The prize is judged in three categories: Fiction, Poetry and Life Writing.

A single entry costs ÂŁ12, two entries are ÂŁ16.

The winners of each category will receive a ÂŁ1,000 cash prize and publication in Wasafiri magazine.

Deadline: 1 July 2024

2024 HG Wells Short Story Competition
DescriptionThe competition is open to anyone.

This year’s theme is ''The Fool''. Your story can be set anywhere, feature any characters, and be written in any style.

There are two categories:
• Authors 21 years of age and under with a prize of £1,000. Entry is free.
• Authors aged 22 years and above with a prize of £500 (entry £10 or £5 with student id).

Deadline: 8 July 2024

The 2024 Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition
DescriptionThe competition is open to writers over the age of 18.

The entry must be a full-length children’s novel for readers aged between 7 and 18.

The entry fee is ÂŁ20.

The main prize is a worldwide publishing contract with Chicken House with a royalty advance of ÂŁ10,000.

Deadline: 1 June 2024

The Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing 2024
DescriptionAuthors must be first-generation immigrants. ''First-generation'' can refer either to people born in another country who relocated, or to residents of a country whose parents were born elsewhere.

This year the competition is open to fiction submissions.

The entry fee is US$20.

The winner receives $10,000 and publication by Restless Books.

Deadline: 31 May 2024

The 2024 Yeovil Literary Prize
DescriptionThe Yeovil Literary Prize is open to anyone over the age of 16.

There are five categories:
• Novel (1st prize: £1250)
• Short Story (1st prize: £600)
• Poetry (1st prize: £600)
• Children’s/Young Adult Novel (1st prize: £600)
• Writing Without Restrictions (1st prize: £250).

Entry fees: from ÂŁ5 to ÂŁ14,50.

Deadline: 31 May 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

The Bridport Prize 2024
DescriptionThe competition is open to writers of any nationality, aged 16 years old and over.

The competition has four categories:
• Poetry (1st prize: £5,000);
• Short story (1st prize: £5,000);
• Flash fiction (1st prize: £1,000);
• Novel (1st prize: £1,500).

Entry fees: from ÂŁ11 to ÂŁ24.

Deadline: 31 May 2024