Seán O’Faoláin International Short Story Competition

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The Seán O’Faoláin International Short Story Competition is open for short story entries from across the globe, until 31st July 2021. Entries must not exceed 3000 words and must be written in English. Prizes: 1st prize – €2,000 and a one-week residency at Anam Cara Retreat              2nd prize – €500              Four runners up – €250 […]

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Fool for Poetry International Chapbook Competition

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The Fool for Poetry International Chapbook Competition is open for poetry entries, from around the world, until 31st August 2021. Manuscripts can be 16-24 pages in length and must be written in English. Entry fee: €25 Prizes: 1st prize – €1000             2nd prize – €500 Both winners will win […]

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‘Passed Down’ Open-Form Writing Competition

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The ‘Passed Down’ Open-Form Writing Competition is Exisle’s second writing competition of the year. It is open for entries from across the globe, until July 15th, 2021. It’s free to enter. Entrants are invited to explore the many things that generations pass down to the next. This can include objects, but also memories, traditions, ideas, […]

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BlackInk New Writing Competition

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The BlackInk New Writing Competition is open to creative writers, of the African and African Caribbean Diaspora, for short stories. It’s free to enter. The story should be fiction, written as prose, previously unpublished and the applicant’s own original idea. Word count: 2000 words maximum. Prize: Two winners will receive £500 and will be published […]

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Joan Eardley Centenary Poetry Competition

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The Joan Eardley Centenary Poetry Competition is free to enter and open to all poets. Deadline: July 31st 2021. There is no maximum word count, or specific format to follow, but participants are invited to be inspired by the visual art of Eardley. The winners will be published online. Full details here. 

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Henshaw Short Story Competition

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The Henshaw Short Story Competition is open to anyone over the age of 16, until 30th June 2021. Short stories can follow any theme, but they must not exceed 2000 words. First prize: £200 Second prize: £100  Third prize: £50 Entry fee: £6  Optional critiques cost a further £12 Full details here.

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