Category Archives: Prizes

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award

Submissions Now Open for 2019

 

Hosted by the international art and culture publication Aesthetica Magazine, the Award is a celebration of excellence in Poetry and Short Fiction, and one of the UK’s most prestigious competitions. It presents writers with the opportunity to further their involvement with the literary world.

Prizes for the Creative Writing Award include:

  • £1,000 for each winner (Poetry and Short Fiction)
  • Publication in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual
  • Consultation with Redhammer (Short Fiction Winner)
  • Full Membership to The Poetry Society (Poetry Winner)
  • One-year subscription to Granta
  • Books courtesy of Bloodaxe and Vintage

Entries are open for the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award, presenting an opportunity for writers to showcase their Poetry and Short Fiction to international audiences and further their involvement in the literary world.

Prizes include: £1,000 for the Short Fiction and Poetry winners, publication in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual, consultation with Redhammer Management, membership to the Poetry Society, one-year subscription to Granta and a selection of books courtesy of Bloodaxe and Vintage.

Submit here: http://aestheti.cc/5xdj7

Hive Young Writers Awards

Great prizes including publication!

Hive Young Writers’ Competition is open to young people, aged 14 to 25, from across the whole of Yorkshire (home or study address). Whether stories or poetry (or both) are your thing, you can enter up to 3 pieces of work at any time before 4th Jan 2019.

There is no theme, simply write something sparked by one of twenty photographs you will find linked from the competition page. The photos, along with the related prompts and tips, are there to trigger ideas and creativity rather than as something you must strictly stick to. The main thing – send your best work!

Students/individuals and teachers (for classes) are all welcome to submit up to 3 pieces of fiction or poetry per person.

You’ll find everything you need to know here: http://www.hivesouthyorkshire.com/competition

Click here to download a flyer: http://www.hivesouthyorkshire.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/competition.pdf

If you wish to receive flyers/posters by post, drop us a line at kate@hivesouthyorkshire.com

Enjoy!

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Hive South Yorkshire is the hub for young writers (14 to 30) in the South Yorkshire region. Whether you like to write as a hobby, want to express yourself better with words, or are focused on a writing career – whatever your interest or ability – Hive is here to help you achieve your writing goals and connect with a wider young writers’ community. 

Web: www.hivesouthyorkshire.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/HiveYoungWriters
Twitter: www.twitter.com/HiveSouthYorks
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Aesthetica Prize

Student Opportunity: Poetry & Short Fiction entries open for the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award!

Showcase your work to new international audiences and further your involvement in the literary world. Hosted by the international art and culture publication, Aesthetica Magazine, the Creative Writing Award aims to support and nurture new writing talent.

Prizes include: £1,000 for Short Fiction and Poetry winners, publication in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Anthology for 60 finalists, publications courtesy of Bloodaxe Books and Vintage, and more.

Entries close 31 August. Submit at: http://aestheti.cc/5xdj7

Yeovil Lit Prize

This internationally acclaimed competition is open for entries on 1 January, and offers  opportunities for all writers. Now in its fifteenth year, we know several past winners have achieved success in the publishing world.

There are now FOUR categories, with significant cash prizes.

NOVEL

Synopsis and opening chapters, up to 15,000 words

SHORT STORY

Up to a maximum of 2,000 words

POEM

A poem with a maximum of 40 lines

WRITING WITHOUT RESTRICTION

Exciting and original – write whatever you like!

CLOSING DATE 31st MAY 2018

For full entry details please see our website at

www.yeovilprize.co.uk

Or write to Liz Pike at YCAA, The Octagon Theatre,
YEOVIL, BA20 1UX for an entry form. Please send an SAE.

The Yeovil Community Arts Association is a registered charity
(no 299372). All profits from The Yeovil Literary Prize are used to promote the arts and artistic endeavours in and around Yeovil.

The competition is organised by the Yeovil Community Arts Association with highly esteemed guest judges from the literary world

Bandit Fiction – accepting submissions

We are now accepting submissions for our debut pamphlet in December. If you would share our website with students who might be seeking publication, or those specialising in creative writing and the humanities, I would be grateful. (www.banditfiction.co.uk/submissions)  The submission deadline for this issue is October 31st, and we are currently accepting a maximum wordcount of 3500.bandit

Aesthetica Prizes

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The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2017 is open for entries, presenting an opportunity for emerging and established writers and poets to showcase their work to new international audiences and further their involvement in the literary world. Now in its 11th year, the award is an internationally renowned prize presented by Aesthetica Magazine and judged by literary experts, including Arifa Akbar, book reviewer for Monocle Radio and BBC Radio 5 Live and former Literary Editor at The Independent.

Prizes include:

  • £1,000 prize money Poetry Winner
  • £1,000 prize money Short Fiction Winner
  • Publication in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Anthology for 60 shortlisted writers
  • Consultation with Redhammer Management (Short Fiction Winner)
  • Full Membership to The Poetry Society (Poetry Winner)
  • Selection of books courtesy of Bloodaxe and Vintage
  • One year subscription to Granta

Short Fiction entries should be no more than 2,000 words. Poetry entries should be no more than 40 lines. Works previously published elsewhere are accepted.

Deadline for submissions is 31 August 2017. To enter, visit www.aestheticamagazine.com/cwa

YSJ MA Creative Writing student wins prize

MA Creative Writing student Rachel McHale has just won the Writers Bureau Short Story Competition for her story ‘Bonfire’. The story also featured on Broadsides produced for the Student Showcase event at York Literature Festival in March, which was curated by YSJ 2nd year BA Creative Writing students.

Broadside of extract from 'Bonfire' designed by Andrew Kukk and commissioned by 2nd year BA Creative Writing students

Broadside of extract from ‘Bonfire’ designed by Andrew Kukk and commissioned by 2nd year BA Creative Writing students

Congratulations Rachel! You can read the story here.

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award

thThe 11th Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is now open for entries, presenting an opportunity for emerging and established writers and poets to showcase their work to new international audiences and further their involvement in the literary world. Prizes include:

  • £1,000 Poetry Winner
  • £1,000 Short Fiction Winner
  • Publication in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual for 60 finalists
  • Consultation with Redhammer Management (Short Fiction Winner)
  • Full Membership to The Poetry Society (Poetry Winner)
  • Selection of books courtesy of Bloodaxe and Vintage
  • One year subscription to Granta

Short Fiction entries should be no more than 2,000 words. Poetry entries should be no more than 40 lines. Works previously published are accepted.

Deadline for submissions is 31 August 2017. For full entry requirements and to submit, visit www.aestheticamagazine.com/cwa

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Brighton Fiction Prize

Brighton’s only short fiction prize.
1st prize £1,000. Short, flash and local awards.
Visit us at www.brightonprize.com @BrightonPrize
International entries. Open until 30th June 2017
Judges – authors Sally O’Reilly, Erinna Mettler and Myriad Editions’ Candida Lacey