Tuesday, 3 June 2014

June Competitions



June is a great month for competitions, so here's the run down of fiction deadlines this month. Check back in July for more deadlines! 

Impress Prize for New Writers
Full length debuts from unpublished fiction writers.
Prizes: Publication by Impress Books
Entry fee: £10
Closing date: 14 June
Email: enquiries@impress-books.co.uk
Website: www.impress-books.co.uk

Segora Short Story and Poetry Competitions
Short stories between 500-3000 words, poems up to 50 lines, vignettes up to 300 words.
Prizes: £150, £50, and £30 in poetry and short story categories and £10 for vignettes.
Entry fee: £4.50 poems and vignettes, £5.50 for short stories.
Closing date: 15 June
JA Simms, Le Moulin de l'arche 79150 St Clementin. Duex-Sevres, France
Email: gordon.simms@aliceadsl.fr
Website: www.poetryproseandplays.co.uk

VS Pritchett Memorial Prize
Unpublished short stories 2,000-4,000 words.
Prizes: £1000 plus publication in RSL Review.
Entry fee:  £5
Closing date: 16 June
Royal Society of Literature, Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R
Tel: 020845 4678
Website: www.rslit.org

British Fantasy Short Story Competition
For any kind of fantasy short stories, horror, sf, magic realism etc up to 5,000 words.
Prizes: TBC, £100, £50, £20 plus a years membership of BFS and web publication.
Entry fee: £5, or free for BFS members
Closing date: 30th June
Email: shortstorycomp@britishfantasysociety.co.uk
Website: www.britishfantasysociety.co.uk

Flash 500 Competitions
Quarterly competitions for flash fiction up to 500 words and humorous verse from limerick to 32 lines.
Prizes: Flash fiction: £300, £100, £50. Humorous verse: £150, £100, £50.
Entry fee: FF £5 or £8 for two entries. Humorous verse £3, £2.50 for each additional entry.
Closing date: 30th June
Email: info@flash500,com
Website: www.flash500.com

Lightship International Prizes
*Short stories, up to 5000 words with a prize of £1000 plus publication. Fee £12.
*First Chapter, for the first 5,400 words of a novel. Prize: a year of mentoring with an author, agent and publisher. Fee: £15
*Flash Fiction: Upt to 600 words. Prizes £500 plus anthology publication. Fee £10.
*Short Memoir Prize, up to 5000 words. Prizes: £1000 plus anthology publication. Fee £12.
*One Page Story up to 300 words. Prizes: £250 plus anthology publication. Fee £8. 

William Soutar Writing Prize 2014
For short stories, up to 2000 words.
Prizes: 1st - an Arvon writing course, 2nd £100 book tokens, local prize £50 book tokens for best entry from Perth and Kinross.
Free entry
Closing date: 30th June
Jill Mackintosh, Learning and Reader Development Co-Ordinator,AL Bell Library, 2-8 York Place, Perth PH2 8EP.
Tel: 01738444949
Email: jmackintosh@pkc.gov.uk
Website: www.pkc.gov.uk/library

While There's Still Time Writing Competition
Prose up to 2,500 words on the theme of putting things right.
Prizes: £200, £100, £50
Free entry
Closing date: 30th June
While there's still time competition, dying matters coalition, the fitzpatrick building, 188-194 York way, London N79AS
Email: stilltimewriting@gmail.com
Website: http://dyingmatters.org/stilltime

Writers' Villafe International Short Fiction Award
Any genre of prose fiction up to 3000 words.
Prizes: £3000, £500, £250, fifteen £50 runners up and free critique for top 50.
Entry fee: £15
Closing date: 30th June
John Yeoman, The Old School House, Leighton Buzzard Beds LU79DP
Email:  cwwriting@btinternet.com
Website: www,writers-village.org

Writers Bureau Annual Short Story Competition
For Short Stories up 2000 words
Prizes: £500, £300, £200, £100 plus publication in Freelance Market News
Entry fee: £5
Closing date: 30th June
The Competition Secretary, Writers Bureau, 8-10 Dutton Street, Manchester, M3 1LE
Tel: 0161 819 9922
Email: studentservices@writersbureau.com
Website: www.wbcompetition.com 

Please check the websites for further details, as I am not associated with these competitions in any way.

*Competitions taken from the Writing magazine January Edition.

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