Short story and poetry writing competitions


Do you want to challenge yourself and showcase your work? Enter our writing competitions for the chance to see your winning entry in print and win a cash prize!



Open Competitions

Our open competitions have writing prizes of £200 and £50 for short stories, and £100 and £50 for poetry competitions. They are open to all writers, requiring a £5 entry fee, or £3 if you are a Writing Magazine subscriber. 


Subscriber Only Competitions

With writing prizes of £100 and £25, the monthly subscriber-only competitions are free to enter, but open only to subscribers.


Winning Entries

Visit our Competitions Showcase to see winning entries from previous competitions.


Subscribe today to enjoy reduced competition entry fees and enter exclusive subscriber-only competitions!