Selection of 2017 Creative Writing Competitions

If you enjoy writing, why not try your hand entering a competition or two? It’s a great way to focus your mind and give you something to aim for.  Here’s a few coming up in the first months of 2017.

 

Exeter Novel Prize
January 1st, 2017 £500
Trophy
£18 10,000
Fresher Writing Prize
January 5th, 2017 Depends on category £6 Varies
The Henshaw Competition
January 10th, 2017 1st £100
2nd £50
3rd £25
£5 2.000
Doolin Writers’ Weekend Competition
January 13th, 2017 €1000 $14 3,000
Mogford Short Story Prize
January 15th, 2017 £10,000 £10 2,500
National Memory Day
Creative Writing Competition
January 20th, 2017 £2,000-£4,000 $3 1,500
Bath Novella-in-Flash Award
January 31st, 2017 1st £300
2nd £100
3rd £100
Publication
£16 18,000
Cúirt New Writing Prize
January 31st, 2017 €100 €10 2,000
Mercier Press
Fiction Competition
February 1st, 2017 €1000 Free 12,000
National Flash
Fiction Youth Competition
February 10th, 2017 1st £100
2nd £75
3rd £50
Free 360
Bath Flash Fiction Award
February 12th, 2017 1st £1,000
2nd £300
3rd £100
£9 300
Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook
Short Story Competition
February 13th, 2017 Residential writing course Free 2,000
Book a Break
Short Story Competition
February 19th, 2017 Holiday in Provence! Free 2,000
Readers’ Digest
100 Words Competition
February 20th, 2017 1st £2,000
2nd £200
3rd £200
Free exactly 100
Past-Year Memoir Contest
February 20th, 2017 Free writing class Free 16
Chiplitfest
Short Story Competition
February 20th, 2017 1st £500
2nd £100
3rd £50
£8 5,000
Young Writers
Short Story Competition
February 28th, 2017 £150 Free 3,500
Reflex Fiction
Flash Fiction Competition
February 28th, 2017 1st £100
2nd £50
3rd £25
Free 360
(180 minimum)
Exeter Writers
Short Story Competition
February 28th, 2017 1st £500
2nd £250
3rd £100
£6 3,000
Wundor Short Fiction Contest
February 28th, 2017 £500 £10 5,000 – 45,000
Flash 500
Short Story Competition
February 28th, 2017 1st £500
2nd £200
3rd £100
£7 3,000
Fish Flash Fiction Competition
February 28th, 2017 €1,000 €14 300
Kelpies Prize
February 28th, 2017 £2,000
Publication
Free 30,000-70,000
Jane Austen
‘A Life in Hampshire’
February 28th, 2017 £1000 £5 < 2017
1000 Word Challenge February 28th, 2017 £100 £5 1,000
Nature & Place
Poetry Competition
March 1st, 2017 1st £1000
2nd £500
£6 ?
Nature & Place
Poetry Competition
March 1st, 2017 1st £1000
2nd £500
£6 ?
Wicked Young Writer Awards March 13th, 2017 Publication
Book vouchers
Writing internship
Free 750
Limnisa Short Story Competition March 15th, 2017 All Inclusive
Writers’ Retreat
Free 3,000
Rubery Book Award
March 17th, 2017 £1,500 £35 Manuscript
Mslexia
Women’s Short Fiction Competition
March 17th, 2017 £2,000 £10 3,000
Scottish Arts Club
Short Story Competition
March 31st, 2017 £800 £10 1,500
Fish Poetry Contest
March 31st, 2017 €1,000 €14 300
Short Fiction Prize
March 31st, 2017 £500
Publication
£7 5,000
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