Below is a list of competitions.

If you are running a competition which you would like to be added to the list, please email the details (subject header:  competition) to us at submissions@blackbritishwriters.co.uk.


BBW International Poetry Competition 2021
Blackbritishwriters.co.uk is inviting unpublished poems on the theme of black identity. Poets must be over 18, identify as Black and can be from anywhere across the globe.

Parracombe Prize 2020

The Parracombe Prize 2020 is open until January 31, 2021 (midnight).

Submit a short story of no more than 2,020 words.

First prize £100
Second prize £50
Two runner-up prizes £25

Each entry must be submitted online along with a £5 entry fee.

You may enter up to three stories.

More here.

Swoop Books 2020 Creative Writing Competition

The Swoop Books 2020 Creative Writing Competition is open until December 31, 2020.

Theme: “Ordinary People”

Entry fee: £5 per submission, maximum 3 entries

Prizes: 1st prize £100, 2nd prize £50 and 3rd prize £25 (possibility of publication in an anthology which will consist of 20 selected short stories)

Submit a minimum of 1500 words, maximum 3000 words.

Full details here.

The Henshaw Competition

The Henshaw Short Story Competition is open until January 6, 2021.

Submit a short story on any theme up to 2000 words.

Prizes: £200, £100, £50

Entry Fee: £6

The winning entries will also be published on the Henshawpress website and in an anthology.

More here.

The Writing Quarter Competition

The Writing Quarter Competition is a free to enter short story competition.

The deadline is the last day of each month. Submit short stories of up to 3,000 words. Open theme.

Monthly prize is AUD$30. The winning author will also be given the option to publish their story on the website.

The competition is open to all writers aged 18 or over regardless of their nationality or country of residence. Please submit one entry per month.

More here. 

Farnham Flash Fiction Competition 2021

The Farnham Flash Fiction Competition 2021 is open until June 4, 2021.

The competition is part of the Farnham Fringe which is 30 days of art and performance in June in Farnham Surrey.

Submit up to 500 words.

Prizes: £75, £25, £25 and publication.

Judge: Joanna Barnard

Entry Fee: £5

More here.

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