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.



22nd May 2022 1st 100 plus mentoring

Entry free

Annual Creative Future Writers’ Awards 2022

Open to any writers who may feel they are under-represented in mainstream publishing, including those identifying as Black, Asian or minority ethnic, LGBTQIA+ writers, writers from working class backgrounds, and those with mental health issues and learning/physical disabilities.

Poems should be on the theme of 'How it Started' and no more than 50 lines long.

First: 100 + mentoring/tuition bundle + Society of Authors membership
Second: 75 + mentoring/tuition bundle + Society of Authors membership
Third: 50 + mentoring/tuition bundle
Fourth: 25 + poem critique
Highly Commended: poem critique
The above prizes will also include books, magazine subscriptions & performance opportunities.
There will also be Commended prizes.

Joelle Taylor, Romalyn Ante, Aki Schilz, Sarala Estruch & Dorothy Koomson

There is also a category for prose fiction on the same theme:

see website for details.Writing Competition for all Underrepresented Writers | How to Enter ( 

31st May 2022 1st $2000

entry varies
  • Flying South 2022: Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction Contest: $2,000 Prizes
  • $2,000 in prizes. From March 1 to May 31, Flying South 2022, a publication of Winston Salem Writers, will be accepting entries for prizes in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry. Best in Category winners will be published and receive $500 each. One of the three winners will receive The WSW President's Favorite award and win an additional $500. All entries will be considered for publication. For full details, please visit our website:

30th June 2022 1st E3000

entry E15

The Moth Short Story Prize
30 June 2022
1st Prize: €3,000, 2nd prize a week at Circle of Misse plus €250 stipend, 3rd prize €1,000
Entry fee: €15
The Moth Short Story Prize is open to anyone (over 16) as long as their story is previously unpublished. The word limit is 4,000 and there is an entry fee of €15 per story. This year’s judge is award-winning story writer and novelist Sarah Hall. Closing 30 June 2022. See for details.

15th September 2022 1st 1000

entry 15

The Moth Nature Writing Prize

15 September 2022
Prize: €1,000 plus a week at Circle of Misse in France
Entry fee: €15
Max Porter, award-winning author of Lanny and Grief is the Thing with Feathers, will judge The Moth Nature Writing Prize 2022. The Prize will be awarded to an unpublished piece of prose or poetry which best combines exceptional literary merit with an exploration of the writer’s relationship with the natural world. For more details see