Win cash prizes in our short story and poetry creative writing competitions

Enter short story and poetry writing competitions for your chance to see your winning entry in print and win a cash prize!

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.

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

We also run annual competitions for the Self-Published Book of the Year, with £750 and £250 prizes, and the Writers' Circle Anthology Award. Click the relevant title to download entry forms.

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