the Poetry kit


Other Competitions



How to Enter Them - Beware of scams.

Please Note

The information given here is for GUIDANCE ONLY. While every effort is made to ensure that it is accurate,

before entering any listed competition you should obtain full rules and an entry form from the organisers.



First Prize


25th February 2018 1st $300

entry $10
Atlantis Short Story Contest: Cash prizes ($450, first prize is $300) and in-depth feedback await unpublished writers. No theme or genre restrictions. Maximum 2,500 words. Entry fee: starts from $10 (depends on level of feedback wanted when the story does not place) Regular deadline: February 25, 2018. Early Bird: December 18, 2017 (discounted entry fee), Info:  
Contact e-mail:
31st March 2018 Prizes total over 300

Entry 4

Tamworth Literary Festival

Tamworth Writing Competition

Prizes total over 300

Entries now open for the 2017 short story competition

Your stories are invited on any theme of subject.

Three age categories:

Over 16 -  1,500 words limit - 4 per entry

11-16 – 1,000 words limit - Free

Under 11’s – 500 words limit - Free

Over 16 - Ist - 100, 2nd – 50, 3rd - 25

11-16 – 1st – 50, 2nd - 25, 3rd - 15

Under 11’s – 1st - 20, 2nd - 15, 3rd - 10

(If entering children’s categories please state age at time of entry, proof required prior to awarding prizes.)

Submission Guidelines (also see

Entries to be typed in black ink, double spaced using one side of A4 only, in size 12 font. Please use a Word document (or comparable) and ensure your contact details and word count appear on a covering letter and NOT on your entry to give anonymity at the judging stage. Entries can be submitted online to or by post or by hand to: 31 Juniper, Amington, Tamworth, Staffordshire B77 4ND United Kingdom

All entries must not have been published previously.

Closing date midnight 31st March 2018

Winners to be announced July 2018

31st May 2018 1st prizes listed

entry 12
Cinnamon Press.Annual Short Story Prize
1. First place: one year's free mentoring/free place on a Ty'n y coed course;
2. Second place: pack of short story collections + one year's subscription to the bookclub;
3. Third place: one year's subscription to the bookclub;
Publication of the winners and two runners’ up stories in our new annual, The Cinnamon Review of Short Fiction.
Open to beginners and established writers.
Judged by Adam Craig.
The fee is 12.
Deadline: 31 May, 2018
31st July 2018 1st prize listed

entry 12
Cinnamon Press. Annual Debut Novel/Novella Prize
Prize: 1 year's free mentoring/(for those who have completed mentoring) 100 copies of the novel + publishing contract.
Open to those who have not had a novel previously published.
Submit only the first 10,000 words of the work. Shortlisted entrants will be asked to send their full manuscript once that stage of the judging has been reached.
Judged by Ian Gregson.
The fee is 12.
Deadline: 31 July, 2018