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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 £5 to £14,50.

Deadline: 31 May 2024

The Caterpillar Poetry Prize 2024
DescriptionThe prize is for an unpublished poem written by an adult for children aged 7–11.

The entry fee is €15 per poem.

• 1st prize: 1,000 €
• 2nd prize: 500 €
• 3rd prize: 250 €

Deadline: 31 March 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

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

Deadline: 31 August 2024

Edinburgh Short Story Award 2024
DescriptionThe competition is open to all writers worldwide, published and unpublished, who are over 16 years of age.

Short stories may be on any topic.

The entry fee is £10 per story.

• First prize: £3,000
• Second prize: £500
• Third prize: £250

Deadline: 29 February 2024

The Rialto Nature and Place Poetry Competition 2024
DescriptionThe competition is open to anyone over the age of 18.

''Poems are invited that deal with any aspect of nature and place – these terms will be given a wide interpretation by the judge Zaffar Kunial.''

Entry fees:
£7 for your first poem
£4 for each subsequent poem

• 1st prize: £1000
• 2nd prize: £500
• 3rd prize: £250

Deadline: 1 April 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 £11 to £24.

Deadline: 31 May 2024

Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest 2023/2024
DescriptionYou may submit stories and essays on any theme, up to 6,000 words each. For this contest, a story is any short work of fiction, and an essay is any short work of nonfiction.

The entry fee is $22.

The winning story and essay will each receive $3,500.
Ten Honorable Mentions will receive $300 each.

Deadline: 1 May 2024

2024 Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest
DescriptionYou may submit one humor poem, in English. Your poem should not exceed 250 lines in length.

The competition is free to enter.

• 1st prize: $2,000
• 2nd prize: $500
• 3rd Prize: $250
• 10 honorable mentions, $100 each

Deadline: 1 April 2024