Category Archives: Cash Prizes

The Bridport Prize – poems; short stories; fiction


The Bridport Prize is now welcoming submissions for their annual competitions

  • Poems – 42 lines maximum
  • Short stories – 5000 words maximum
  • Flash Fiction – 250 words maximum

Titles are not included in the word counts.

Prizes for poetry and short stories

  • £5000 first prize
  • £1000 second prize
  • £500 Third prize

prizes for flash fiction

  • £1000 first prize
  • £500 second prize
  • £250 third prizes
  • 3 additional prizes of £25

Closing date Friday 31 May 2013

More information available from The Bridport Prize


The Alan Sillitoe website open poetry competition


The Alan Sillitoe Website is running their second annual open poetry competition.

  • First prize £200
  • Second prize £100
  • Third prize £50

Entry fee – £3 per poem or 4 for £10. All proceeds to the Alan Sillitoe Memorial Fund

Closing date 22 January 2013

More information from The Alan Sillitoe Website

Museo de la Palabra Short Tales Contest


“Words and Freedom”

Entries for the third Museo de la Palabra (Museum of the Word) Short Tales Contest for International Flash Fiction are now being accepted. The Flash Fiction stories must not exceed 100 words; can be written in Hebrew, English, Arabic or Spanish and fit the slogan “Words and Freedom” – deadline on the International Day of Words,  23rd November 2012.

  • $20,000 top prize
  • $ 1,000 will be awarded to three runners up for the best stories from the languages supported in the competition

More information from Museo de la Palabra – Fundación Cesar Egido Serrano

Home-Start Bridgewater Short Story Prize


The Home-Start Bridgewater Short Story Prize 2013

Entries are now invited for the Home-Start Bridgewater short story prize 2013. Stories, on any theme, must not be more than 2,200 words in length, should be the original, unpublished work of the author and not have won a prize in any previous competition- closing date 21st January 2013.

Judge: Dame Margaret Drabble

  • 1st Prize – £500
  • 2nd Prize – £200
  • 3rd Prize – £100

Entry Fee £7 per Story (All proceeds going to the Charity’s work)

Further details can be found at Home-Start Bridgewater

Creative Writing For All


Creative Writing for All – Short Story Contest

Entries are now invited for short stories of up to 2,000 words and poems of up to 40 lines on the theme of ‘Childhood Memories’ – Closing Date: 31st January 2013

  • Short Story Prizes: £60, £30, £15
  • Poetry Prizes: £60, £30, £15
  • Entry fee: £5, additional entries £3.

All profits made will go to ‘Women’s Aid’

More information from Creative Writing For All