Sunday, 23 February 2014

Upcoming Competitions - Feb & March

Following are the details of some upcoming competitions which might be of interest to our members. Put these dates in the dairy and let’s see how we do! Check out the links for more info.

Manchester Writing for Children Prize

Deadline for entries: Friday 28th February 2014
Entry fee: £12

3 - 5 poems which should total no more than 120 lines, for children aged 5 – 12.


1st prize: £2000
Runners up: Published in an anthology.

What a great way to practice the skills we learned in the Writing for Young People session!

Templar Pamphlet Award

Deadline for entries: Monday 3rd March 2014
Entry fee: £11 online, £10 by post

Poems covering 10 - 12 pages of A4 which should total no more than 500 lines.

Prize: Pamphlet publication

Brittle Star Poetry & Short Fiction Competition

Deadline for entries: Wednesday 12th March 2014
Entry fee: £4 for 1st entry then £3 subsequent entries

Poetry of 60 lines or less and short stories of 2000 words or less.

Prizes (separately for poetry & fiction):

First Prizes: £250
Second Prizes: £100
Third Prizes: £50

More info:




Cardiff International Poetry Competition

Deadline for entries: Friday 14th March 2014
Entry fee: £7 per poem

Poems of 50 lines or less.


First prize: £5000

Second Prize: £500

Third Prize: £250

Runners up: £50


More info:



Cinnamon Press Pamphlet Competition


Deadline for entries: Monday 31st March 2014
Entry fee: £10


15 – 25 poems of up to 50 lines each.


Prize: £150 + publishing contract


More competitions and resources here:

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