Open Competitions

Timely topic competition: Meltdown
Interpret the theme how you like for our web-exclusive creative writing competition
Closing Date 31/03/2020
750-word Competition
Go wild! Your only restriction is a 750-word upper limit
Closing Date 15/04/2020
Swanwick Short Story Competition
Win your way to Swanwick Writers' Summer School with a short story
Closing Date 30/04/2020
Swanwick Poetry Competition
Win your way to Swanwick Writers' Summer School with a poem
Closing Date 30/04/2020
Swanwick Writing for Children Competition
Win your way to Swanwick Writers' Summer School with a story for children
Closing Date 30/04/2020
Wordsworth Poetry Competition
Celebrate Wordsworth's 250th anniversary with a theme
Closing Date 15/05/2020
Haunted Short Story Competition
Haunted is your theme for this month's creative writing competition, whether you interpret that literally or figuratively
Closing Date 15/05/2020
Creative non-fiction competition
Explore the real world in our creative non-fiction competition
Closing Date 15/06/2020
Writers' Weekend Short Fiction Competition
Win £250 in this exclusive short story competition
Closing Date 19/06/2020
Writing Magazine Grand Prize
Win £1,000 in the inaugural Writing Magazine Grand Prize
Closing Date 30/06/2020