Good writing competitions for authors

the London library emerging writers programme

Deadline: 5th March 2021
Requirements: Project synopsis, 1,200 writing sample
Prizes: 1 year’s free membership to the library, plus writing development
Submission Fee: FREE

The Adventure writers

competition

Top prize
$1,000

Additional prizes
Consideration by Braveship Books for publishing and/or marketing

Genres
Fiction, Novel, Novella, Short Story, Thriller,

Entry fee
Entry Fee: $35

the times/chicken house

children,s fiction

competition

Top prize
A worldwide publishing contract with Chicken House & royalty advance of £10,000

Additional prizes
An offer of representation from a top literary agent

Genres
Fiction, Novel, Novella, Science Fiction, Science Writing, Young Adult,

Entry fee
Entry Fee: $25

bbc national short

story award

Top prize
£15,000

Additional prizes
Broadcast on Radio 4, and published in an anthology

Genres
Fiction, Short Story,

Entry fee
Entry Fee: $0

lenore marshall

poetry prize

Top prize
$25,000

Additional prizes
Publication and distribution of book

Genres
Poetry,

Entry fee

Entry Fee: $75

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