Here’s my latest round-up of freebie writing competitions for adults to enter (September to December 2014). I’ve tried to find the general competitions that are suitable for most people to enter. I’m a firm believer in equal opportunities for everyone, but sometimes there might be age limits on competitions, so it’s better to read all the guidelines carefully. Competitions are always a good place for a novice writer to start out, so if you’re just beginning to dip your toes into the world of writing then check out these links and make sure to have envelopes and stamps at the ready… good luck!

Poetry on the theme of ‘conflict & contemplation’ – deadline 26 September. First place £100 and Anthology publication:
http://www.bclm.co.uk/learning/annual-prize-poetry-competition/457.htm

Poetry on the theme of ‘war’. Deadline 27 November. First place £500:
http://theatrecloud.com/education/creative-projects/1000-in-prizes-in-our-war-poetry-for-today-competition

4 page graphic novel competition. Deadline 26 September. First place £1000 and publication:
http://www.vintage-books.co.uk/books/graphic-novels/the-prize/

Short story competition – write part 3 of the story. Deadline 30 September. First place £25 Amazon voucher and possible £100 from entry into a draw:
http://creative-frontiers.com/blog/competitions/riggins-story-far/

Flash fiction on the theme of ‘Mandela: words and concord’. Deadline 27 November. First place $20,000:
http://www.museodelapalabra.com/en/short-tales-contest/4-edition/participation-form

Science fiction stories. Deadline 31 January 2015. First place £200:
http://www.jameswhiteaward.com/

Poetry on any theme – all ages welcome. Top prize of £100: http://www.unitedpress.co.uk/free-poetry-competitions/

Best of luck to you! Leilanie Stewart and Joseph Robert

A Model Archaeologist

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About Leilanie Stewart

Leilanie Stewart is a writer, poet and literary blogger. Her debut poetry pamphlet, A Model Archaeologist, was launched in 2015 with Eyewear Publishing. She is a prize nominated poet, having been longlisted for the Melita Hume Poetry Prize 2014, and her poetry and fiction was selected for the 'Best of the Web' Storm Cycle Anthology 2014, published by Kind of a Hurricane Press. Leilanie is also Editor in Chief of Bindweed Magazine, a poetry and fiction online magazine that also publishes a quarterly print anthology. She currently lives in London with her writer and poet husband, Joseph Robert. Literary blog: https://leilaniestewart.wordpress.com/ Meandi Books: http://meandibooks.bigcartel.com/ Bindweed Magazine: https://bindweedmagazine.wordpress.com/

4 responses »

  1. Joan Leotta says:

    Thank you again! Your posts are always so helpful.

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