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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

Montreal International Poetry Prize 2024
DescriptionThe Montreal International Poetry Prize is a biennial poetry competition awarding one prize of $20,000 CAD to a poet for a single poem.

Each entry must be an original, unpublished poem of 40 lines or fewer.

Entry fees: from $20 CAD to $25 CAD.

Deadline 15 May 2024

PURORRELATO micro-story contest 2024
DescriptionThe competition is open to anyone over the age of 18.

The theme is free, although the micro-stories should be related to Africa in some way.

The competition is free to enter.

• 1st Prize: 750 €
• 2nd Prize: 375 €
• 3rd Prize: 225 €

Deadline: 16 April 2024

2024 ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize
DescriptionThe Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize is an annual short fiction competition organized by the Australian Book Review.

Entries must be a single, original story of 2,000 to 5,000 words.

Entry fee: AU$ 30

• 1st prize: AU$ 6,000
• 2nd prize: AU$ 4,000
• 3rd prize: AU$ 2,500

Deadline: 22 April 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

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