I thought some of you might appreciate a reminder of a few regular free to enter writing competitions.
This travel writing competition for The Telegraph is weekly and has a £200 prize. The best entry of the year wins £1000.
Daggerville Games have a monthly flash fiction competition with a $50 prize.
Writing Magazine has free entry subscriber only short fiction competition with £100 for the winner. There are also free entry poetry competitions throughout the year.
Writers' Forum also have a free competition each month, for subscribers only which offers £100. Theirs is for flash fiction.
The quarterly L. Ron. Hubbard competition for science fiction writing has a $1,000 top prize and an additional annual prize of $5,000.
The Reader's Digest annual 100 word story competition has a £2,000 top prize.
W&AYB has an annual short story competition with the prize of an Arvon course (worth £1,000) as the prize.
The list is getting long and it feels appropriate to continue it in another post, so I shall.