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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


27th October 2014 1st $1500
entry $20

RUMINATE Magazine is currently accepting submissions for our 2014 William Van Dyke Short Story Prize with final judge Larry Woiwode. Along with publication in our Spring 2015 issue, the winner and runner-up will be awarded $1500 and $200, respectively. There is a $20 entry fee, which includes a complimentary copy of the Spring 2015 issue. The deadline for submissions is October 27th, 2014. To read the complete contest guidelines and to submit, please visit our website (

31st October 2014 1st 500

entry 10

The London Magazine Short Story Competition. This annual international contest from the venerable London Magazine (first published 1732) is for stories of up to 4,000 words.

Closing: 31.10.14.  The contest is open for submissions from 1.9.14.                            

Prizes : 500, 300, 200.  The winner will be published in the mag, and the runners-up on the website.                                                                                                                  

Entry Fee: 10.                                                                                             

Comp PageClick Here .                                                                                                      

Winners: will be announced at a champagne reception at the House of Commons in early 2015. This is a fantastic networking experience and gives the winners a chance to meet The London Magazine team.

Judges: Polly Samson (the author of two collections of short stories and a novel and has written lyrics for two number one albums) and Harriet Kline (the winner of last year’s short story competition).

27th November 2014 Large prize fund

school entry

First Story’s National Writing Competition is open to all state secondary schools.

Students can submit a story or poem of 850 words or less on the theme of 'Home', to have a chance of winning a coveted place on an Arvon creative writing residential and being published professionally in a collected anthology. Plus, teachers receive 100 if they gather over 50 entries within their school. The competition will be judged by five award-winning writers: Anthony McGowan, Bernardine Evaristo, James Dawson, Kate Kingsley and Laura Dockrill.

Find out more here>> 

30th November 2014 1st 50

entry 5

Green Lady Award for Fiction 

Annual competition. Short story up to 3,000 words on the theme of 'Resistance'. Looking for innovative interpretations. All genres. First prize 50. Second prize 25. Selected entries will be published in an anthology. Deadline is 30 November.!competition/c18g4

30th November 2014 1st 50

entry  2

The Pre-Raphaelite Society Poetry Prize 2014

Entry is open to all writers of any nationality, aged 18 years and over.

The competition will be judged by the Editor of the Society’s Review, Serena Trowbridge; and by the Society’s Poet-in-Residence, Sarah Doyle. All entries will be seen by both judges.

Poems may be in any style, but must be written in English.

Poems must in some way reflect an aspect (or aspects) of the lives or works of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood or their broader circle.

Every poem should be accompanied by a brief (maximum 100 words) explanation of how the poem relates to the Pre-Raphaelites.

Poems must be typed/printed on A4 paper; hand-written entries are not permitted.

The maximum length for each poem is 100 lines.

The closing date for the competition is 30th November 2014.

A maximum of three poems per entrant may be submitted.

Entry is 2 per poem, or 5 for the maximum of three poems

1st Prize: 50

The three winning poems will be published in the Pre-Raphaelite Society’s Review, along with two Commended poems.    For full details please see -

30th November 2014 1st 200

entry  5


Closing Date: 30 November, 2014

Details: For original, previously unpublished short stories in English language, in any style, on any subject, up to 1,500 words long

Eligibility: Writers of all nationalities living in any part of the world may enter this competition.

Judge: Clare Girvan

Prizes: 200 (1st), 75 (2nd), 50 (3rd), 20 x 3 (High Commendation)

Fees: 5/1, 8/2, 10/3, 12/4, 12/5 stories

Contact: Enter online or download Entry Form for postal entries at

Send Cheques/Postal Orders in GB Pound Sterling only, payable to SENTINEL POETRY MOVEMENT to: Unit 136, 113 – 115 George Lane, South Woodford, London E18 1AB


30th November 2014 1st    €3,000

entry €20

Fish Short Story Prize: €3,000

The ten best stories will be published in the 2015 Fish Anthology.

This year's judge, Jennifer Johnston, has been described by Roddy Doyle as "Ireland's greatest writer." She is the recipient of many awards, including The Whitbread Award for The Old Jest, and a Lifetime Acheivement from the Irish Book Awards, and has been short-listed for the Booker Prize. She has published 16 novels and five plays. Read more

Closing Date: 30 November 2014

Results: 17 March 2015

Anthology Published: July 2015

Word Limit: 5,000

Submission Fee: €20 for first, €10 thereafter.

First Prize: €3,000

Second Prize: A week in residence at Anam Cara Writers and Artists Retreat in West Cork.

Please read the Full Details before entering.

Straight to Online Entry

Read stories from previous Fish Anthologies

15th December 2014 1st $250

entry  $10

Tethered by Letters' Fall Short Story Contest

We are currently accepting short stories of any genre ranging from 1,000 to 7,500 words. The short story contest winner will be published as the featured short story in the Summer 2015 Quarterly Journal. Five finalists will be considered for subsequent quarterly journal publications or a TBL monthly feature. Each finalist will also receive free professional edits on their submission. International submissions welcome.

Deadline: December 15, 2014

Prize: $250 and publication in the quarterly journal

Entry Fee: $10 per entry


Contact Info: Joe Reinis,