Get published! Writing competition round-up post!

Sometimes it’s easy to miss things in the busy Twitter and blog rushes every day. This is a simple link round-up of all the competitions (that I know of) going on right now. These are all really great opportunities, and I decided to do this both to try and get new writers going and to send traffic to the competition holders, all of whom are lovely and do good work for the world of literature. The competitions are listed in date order, with the closest deadline being listed first. Without further ado…


Hallowe’en Stand Up For Books – short story, 800 – 1,5000 words, chance to perform at lit evening for winners

The Ether Blog Hallowe’en Contest – short story, 3,000 words, publication on the Ether App, iPad and cash prizes for winners.

For Books’ Sake Roller Derby Fiction – story, unspecified length, publication in roller derby anthology

The Attys Poetry Competition – have your poem or 10 poems judged by Margaret Attwood, $1000 for winner

National Poetry Competition – chance for cash prizes, publication in Poetry Review for top 3 poems, and reading for overall winner


If you know of any contests – or indeed if you are running one and want to advertise it – feel free to comment below! Good luck if you’re an entrant!


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