Cultural Weekly Annual Poetry Contest (ezine)

Cultural Weekly is a digital magazine – “a hyper-curated and eclectic mix to stimulate your cultural passions,” which posts late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning, depending on your time zone.  Over the past three years, Cultural Weekly has become one of the premiere places where poets share their work, and poetry-lovers share their comments. Cultural Weekly’s […]

2013 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize (UK)

The Commonwealth Writers Prize  is one of the most prestigious international writing competitions for prose, co-ordinated  by the Commonwealth Foundation and the official opening date for entries is October 24th 2012 (You can also get reminders by following them on Facebook.) The inserted video features winners of the 2012 Regional Commonwealth Writers’ prize.  Congrats to […]

OCEAN Magazine (US)

OCEAN WRITING/ PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST There is also a seasonal Writing Contest (next deadline JUNE 1st 2010) and Photography Contest.  Kindly note that a US$5.00 fee is applicable. ———————- OCEAN Magazine “publishes stories, articles, essays, and poems about the ocean –– scientific, creative, environmental, recreational, spiritual –– in keeping with its celebration and protection of our ocean.”   They […]

The Commonwealth Short Story Competition 2009 (United Kingdom)

The Commonwealth Short Story Competition is a prestigious, annual competition open to anyone who is a citizen of a Commonwealth country, whether an amateur or professional writer. There is no restriction on theme, but the stories must be new, original, and of no longer than 600 words (around four and a half minutes when read […]

Writers of the Future and Illustrators of the Future Contest (USA)

The Writers of the Future and Illustrators of the Future Contests are international in scope and short stories from the yearly winners selected from around the world are published in the annual Writers of the Future anthology. Each anthology contains the best new science fiction and fantasy short stories from up-and-coming writers and every story […]

The Bridgport Prize (UK)

**Highly recommended international literary contest.  First prize £ 5, 000 for short stories and £ 5, 000 for poetry. 2nd £1000, 3rd £500 plus 10 supplementary prizes of £50 each. £ 1, 000 for flash fiction. The Bridgport Prize Highlights of the competition rules are below.  See site for complete guidelines: Closing date for receipt of […]