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Competitions

Bath Short Story Award

Fiction competition, closes 31 August 2020. Word limit is 2200 words; entry is £8.

Prizes: £1200 , 2nd £300, 3rd £100 and publication.

More details here.

2020 Page Turner Awards     

This one seeks the first 10 pages of a completed, unpublished fiction or non-fiction manuscript.

Competition closes 31 May 2020, with entry costing £20 to £45 depending on submission date.

More details here.

The Grindstone                    

The Grindstone International Short Story Prize has a grand prize of £500 and £50 for the runner up, with anthology publication for the shortlist. Enter fiction in any genre up to 3,000 words. The entry fee is £10.

More details here.

Dark Tales Short Stories

Monthly themed fiction competition, with top prize of £1000 and publication.

Limit 5000 Words; £4 Entry. Critique options are available, and there’s a discount for subscribers.

More details here.

Bath Short Story Award                     

Seeking fiction stories up to 4000 words; £9 entry.

Submissions close on 30 August 2020. Prizes are £1000 for first place; £500 for second place; and £250 for third place; plus 17x£100 prizes and publication.

More details here.

Aesthetica                  

There’s two prizes here: one for fiction, and one for poetry. Both close on 31 August 2020, and have a prize of £1000 plus publication.

The fiction competition is for stories up to 2000 words, with entry costing £18.50.

The poetry competition is for poems up to 40 lines, with entry costing £12.

More details here.

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