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Writing Competitions

New Zealand Poetry Society and International Poetry Competition

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008, in association with the New Zealand Poetry Society, are staging an international poetry competition that celebrates written and performance poetry. US$2600 in prizes Free EntryWritten, audio and video submissions receivedAll categories, ages and countries. The competition began on 22 September 2008 and entries must be submitted before 2 November. Each week 100 poems advance to the second round, so don’t wait until the closing date to submit your entries. Full entry details from below. Bookhabit Poetry Competition

Short Story Competition

Thursday, December 13th, 2007

Short Story Competition 

Entry Fee: £10 per story

Status: Unpublished

Word Count: Maximum 2500 words 

Deadline: Midnight on Monday 14th January 2008 

Prizes: £2,500, £1,000 & £500 plus publication

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Novel Competition

Thursday, December 13th, 2007

Friday 29th February 2008 is the deadline for our Novel Competition which will be held once every four years

2 years to complete it, editorial support, 150 copies, ISBN number. £20.oo entry fee.

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Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

SMOKELONG QUARTERLY’s 2008 Kathy Fish Fellowship
Fellowship Information:

The Fish Fellowship is sponsored by SmokeLong Quarterly
(, an online publication devoted to flash fiction that
has published for four and a half years. In the spirit of previous Fiction
Editor Kathy Fish, SmokeLong established the fellowship to foster new and
emerging writers. The award is open to any writer previously unpublished by
SmokeLong. The winner of the Fellowship will receive $500 over the course of
2008, will be published in each of 2008′s four issues, and will receive
feedback throughout the year on their writing from the staff of SmokeLong.
There is no entry fee.

1. Applications should be emailed to
2. Applications should include five samples of your flash fiction (stories
of a thousand words or less). These samples may be unpublished or previously
published in venues other than SmokeLong. We’ll be reading these to get
impressions of each applicant’s writing. The writing samples should, as a
whole, best reflect your ability, style(s), etc. Show us who you are as a
writer through these samples.
3. Applications should include a few paragraphs (under a thousand words
total) about what you hope to accomplish in the next year with your flash
writing. Are there specific elements you want to improve? A larger story you
want to tell through a series of flashes? Help us learn how we can help you
realize your goals should you win this award.
4. Samples and paragraphs about goals, etc. should be included in the body
of the email, rather than as attachments.
5. There is no application fee.
6. Application deadline is December 15, 2007.

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19th Féile Filíochta International Poetry CompetitionThe Féile Filíochta, a Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Libraries event is a stepping stone for emerging poets.

With €25,000 in prize money and a 1st prize of €5,000.

Free Entry! Closing Date 9.11.07

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William Trevor Short Story Competition

Download Entry Form

1st Prize
The Cork County Council Library and Arts Services Prize, €2,500 Cash.
A Laptop computer sponsored by the The Mousepad, Mitchelstown.

Runners up
Five cash prizes of € 200.00 each.

William Trevor

Entry Fee
€ 20.00 with each entry submitted.

Closing Date
Friday 30th November 2007

Entries by post only to:

William Trevor Short Story Competition,
37 Upper Cork Street,
County Cork,

Download Entry Form


1. Entries should contain a maximum of 3,000 words.
2. Entries must be in the English Language.
3. An entry fee of € 20.00 must be included with each individual entry. Bank Drafts only should be made payable to William Trevor Short Story Competition.
4. Entries must not have been previously published.
5. Entries should not contain any indication of the writer’s identity on the competition entry: please use the official entry form that can be downloaded from this website.
6. Entries must be typed using double spacing and submitted in duplicate.
7. An unlimited number of entries may be submitted for this competition provided the requisite entry fee accompanies each entry.
8. Entries will not be returned.
9. Awards will only be made where a satisfactory standard is achieved.
10. No correspondence will be entered into regarding entries.
11. The Adjudicator’s decision will be final.
12. Winners only will be notified.
13. The 6 finalists will be notified by letter/email on or before 30th April 2008.
14. The prizes will be presented at a ceremony, in Mitchelstown, on Saturday 24th May 2008.
15. The names of the winner and runners up will be posted to the competition website when they become available.
16. Closing Date: last post on Friday 30th November 2007.

Entries by post only to

William Trevor Short Story Competition,
37 Upper Cork Street,
County Cork,

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Writing Competitions

Monday, October 1st, 2007

Writing Competitions & Submission Deadlines

Fish Publishing – Short Story Competition – 5000 words max – 30th November 2007 – 20 euros; online submissions only. First prize: 2,500.00 euros.

The South Poetry Magazine – Poetry Submissions – 3 poems max – Deadline 30th November 2007

Each issue of Envoi carries the results of the latest competition with publication of the judges report and of the winning three poems and three runners up.

Ist prize £150
2nd prize £100
3rd prize £50
each winner and three runners up win a complimentary copy with their poem.
The three runners up are also awarded an annual subscription worth £15.
Entries must be made by post.
Deadline for submissions – 20th February, 20th June and 20th October each year.
Each poem should be on a separate sheet.
Please do not put any identification on the poem/s, but enclose a separate sheet with name, address, email contact and titles of poems.
Check the site to confirm details – correct as at October 17th 2007

Submissions to Envoi

Submissions can be made by post or email.
For post, please enclose either UK SAE or IRCs for a response.
Each poem should be on a separate sheet, typed in a clear font, with your name and address on each sheet,
You can submit up to six poems at any one time.
Poems can be in any style If you are sending six poems each should be up to 40 lines.
You can also submit a sequence of six poems or one or two longer poems
Poems should be previously unpublished and not be simultaneous submissions.
Copyright remains with the author
Work will not be returned, so please keep a copy.
You can normally expect a reply to a submission within 4-6 weeks.
The editor reserves the right to make small changes to spelling and grammar.
For email please send poems to the editor in the body of the email (attachments will not be read)
or address to – Jan Fortune-Wood, Envoi, Meirion House, Glan yr afon Tanygrisiau, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, LL41 3SU.

Orbis Poetry Submissions & Prose
Current requirements: besides poems (occasionally upbeat doesn’t come amiss), Orbis welcomes prose (500-1000 words), suggestions for cover artwork and features (500-1000 words; ideas in first instance): subjects for discussion: ‘day in the life’, technical, topical etc. With the latter, Carole explains: ‘We’ve had debates on a variety of subjects: ‘the heresy that poems should be about truth more than words’ (123); ‘I’ll clean toilets at Piccadilly Circus but don’t let me come back as a Poetry Editor’. (124); could Auden be right: ‘when a poem is thought finished, it’s time to put it in the bin’? (125).’She adds: ‘In particular, having been involved with Social Inclusion projects and encouraging access to the Arts (eg South Asian Showcase for Liverpool’s Dead Good Poets Society), I’m interested in work from all such communities, especially young people (under 20s and 20somethings). Even with women writers, although subs are around 50/50, submissions are still a good third less than those from men.’

Submissions by post: four poems; two prose pieces (500-1000 words). Please enclose SAE with ALL correspondence. Overseas: 2 IRCs.

Via email, Overseas only: two poems/one piece of prose in body – no attachments

The Equinox

Submissions of up to four previously unpublished poems at a time are welcome.

Each poem (maximum 40 lines) must include the poet’s name and address. We cannot respond to submissions which do not include an SAE. (Overseas, please include IRCs to the value of £1.20 sterling) Copy deadline: 30th November and 30th June.


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