Writing Contests for 2015

Writing Contests for 2015

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  1. Word of Mouth Prize

Conville and Walsh are running this literary contest where entrants will need to submit a full manuscript or a partial manuscript that has a minimum of 30 000 words. The manuscript needs to be accompanied by a synopsis and a covering letter.

The competition is open worldwide and the first prize is £1000. The deadline is the 31st January.

  1. Lamar York Prizes for Fiction and Non-Fiction

There are two prizes that are worth £1000 each as well as publication in The Chattahoochee Review.

The stories and essays can be up to 5000 words and will need to be previously unpublished.

The deadline is the 31st January.

  1. Orlando Prize for Short Fiction

This contest is for stories of up to 1500 words and is open to women writers across the world.

The first prize is $1000 as well as publication in The Los Angeles Review. There are also prizes for creative non-fiction, poetry and flash fiction.

The deadline is the 31st of January.

  1. Caine Prize for African Writing

This prize is awarded to a short story that is between 3000 and 10 000 words that is written by an African writer. An African writer is someone who is born in Africa, is a national of an African country or whose parents are African.

The first prize is £10 000 and the shortlisted writers will receive a travel prize as well as £500.

The deadline is the 31st of January.

  1. Kore Press Annual Short Fiction Award

This competition is open to any female identified individual that writes in English. This competition will be judged by Roxana Gay.

The entries will need to be between 4000 and 12 000 words. The deadline is the 14th of February.

  1. Writers & Artists Yearbook short Story Competition

This writing competition offers a prize of £500 as well as a place on an Arvon residential writing course of your choice and publication on www.writersandartists.co.uk.

The entries will need to be under 2000 words and reflect the theme Joy.

The competition is open to everyone in the world and the deadline is the 15th of February.

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