August in Competitions

Firstly, I want to apologise for the lateness of this post, it got a little crazy! But, it's here now. Secondly, I want to let you all know that from this point on, the monthly competitions will be posted at the end of the month to give you the chance to get yourselves ready for the deadlines that occur early on. So, your
September competitions post will be here on the 25th August.

*Please note that The Book Life takes no responsibility for any of the competitions posted below.

Now, lets get to it.

Christmas Star Writing Competition (Writebulb writers group)
Short stories and poetry up to 2000 words, for children aged 7-12.
Prizes: Publication in Writebulb writers group anthology and a copy of the book, plus two runners up will receive copies of the book.
Entry Fee: FREE
Closing Date: 23rd August

Manchester Fiction and Poetry Prize
Short Stories, up to 2,500 words; portfolio of 3-5 poems.
Prizes: £10,000 plus web publication
Entry Fee: £17
Closing Date: 29th August

Northern Crime Competition
Crime novels and short stories by writers from the north of England.
Prizes: £1000 plus publication for winning novel, £100 plus anthology publication for winning short stories.
Entry Fee: £25 novel, £10 short shorty
Closing Date: 29th August

CreativeWritingMatters Flash
For flash fiction, up to 250 words
Prizes: £100, £25, anthology publication
Entry Fee: £3
Closing Date: 31 August

Aesthetica Creative Writing
Short stories up to 2,000 words, poetry up to 40 lines. Any theme, form, or style.
Prizes: £500 for winners in each category, publication in Creative Writing Annual.
Entry Fee: £10 for two pieces of one kind.
Closing Date: 31st August

Sid Chaplin Short Story Competition
Stories up to 3,000 words.
Prizes: £300, £150, £75
Entry Fee: £2.50
Closing Date: 31st August

Scribble My Writing Day
Articles, up to 1500 words describing a typical day in your writing life.
Prizes: £50, £25, £15, publication in Scribble.
Entry Fee £3
Closing Date: 31st Agust

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