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Creative writing prizes: Grindstone Literary Services Writing Competitions

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Each entrant gets feedback in the competitions for poetry, short stories and novel openings

The Grindstone International Poetry Prize has a grand prize of £500 and £50 for the runner up, with anthology publication for the shortlist. Enter poems up to 40 lines. The entry fee is £10.

The Grindstone International Short Story Prize has a grand prize of £500 and £50 for the runner up, with anthology publication for the shortlist. Enter fiction in any genre up to 3,000 words. The entry fee is £10.

The Grindstone International Novel Prize has a grand prize of £1,000 and £100 for the runner up, with anthology publication for the shortlist. A writer of the judges' choosing will be awarded a free place on a Curtis Brown Creative six-week online writing course. Enter the opening chapter of a novel, up to 3,000 words. The entry fee is £20.

The closing date is 28 September.

For full details, see the website.

 

 

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