Friday, 16 December 2016

Ongoing competitions

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.


  1. Patsy, the Mogford Prize is no longer free... ( It was last year I think)

    From 7th November 2016 we will be inviting entries for the fifth annual prize which will be awarded during the FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival on 29th March 2017. The winning prize for 2017 has been increased to £10,000, with a £10 entry fee.

    1. Aaargh! You're right. Thanks for reminding me - I've taken it off the list.

  2. Something for everyone there. Thanks, Patsy. :)

  3. I'm "booked" up right now, but a couple sound interesting.

  4. Hi Patsy - love the photo of that pretty lady! Great listing for potential story entries ... cheers Hilary

    1. Thanks, Hilary. An old photo - but I can still get in the dress!

  5. Some timely reminders here, Patsy - thanks.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos


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