Writing Competitions

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Writing Competitions

A place to share details of any upcoming flash fiction, short story or novel writing competition, but also share successes, ask for advice. If people are interested in sharing stories and asking for feedback I can make this group private.

The Novel Prize 2020 is open for entries. Getting shortlisted for this last year was a massive boost to my confidence as a writer so I highly recommend taking part. All you need to do is sent your full manuscript (no dreaded synopsis needed). Good luck!


Bearing in mind this is the Writing Competitions Group, I just wanted to share that my WIP opening has been longlisted in the Exeter Novel Prize. So amid a couple of short story rejections this came as a good news! 

Anybody getting somewhere in a competition feel free to share.

Hi everyone, we've been sent details of the 'Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2020'.

It's open to Poetry and Short Fiction entries from both UK and international writers.

Here is the blurb directly from the organisers (please not it's not related to Jericho Writers in anyway so we can't vouch for it!): 

"The award is supported by some of the biggest names in the literary world, including The Poetry Society, Granta, VINTAGE, Bloodaxe Books and Redhammer Management.

"Prizes include: £1,000 awarded to both the Poetry and Short Fiction winners, and publication within the inspiring Aesthetica Creative Writing Anthology, which is awarded to 60 writers, shortlisted by the prestigious judging panel."

Find out more: https://bit.ly/1NBc3Ov

A few competitions closing soon, in case anybody is thinking of entering:

Bath Flash Fiction Award: Close on 16th February

The White Review Short Story Prize: Close on 27th February 

Reflex Fiction Flash Fiction Competition: Closes 29th February

Thanks so much for starting this group, L! I hope it's really helpful for everyone! 

Basically feel free to post details and links to any competition you come across as there are so many and it's always hard to keep track of them all. We can also use the forum section of this group to discuss topics such as: create a strong opening, sense of place in a short story or flash fiction, etc...

I found this link to a list of current short story competitions (list the bottom)