Open Competitions

Timely Topic Island Competition
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Your theme for our latest Timely Topic flash competition is 'Island'.
Closing Date 22/10/2019
The Picture Book Prize 2019
Win a consultation with literary agent Julia Churchill or children's author Amy Sparkes in our exclusive third annual Picture Book Prize
Closing Date 31/10/2019
Christmas Poem Competition
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Get us in a festive mood with your poetry
Closing Date 15/11/2019
500-word Flash Competition
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You have an open brief on subject and theme, but only 500 words to tell the story
Closing Date 15/11/2019
Epistolary Short Story Competition
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Tell us a complete story using a secondary source in our Epistolary Short Story Competition
Closing Date 15/12/2019
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