Monday, 5 November 2012

Writing Competitions

Found these free to enter writing competitions that I thought I would share with my followers:


15 November: Jukebox Story - 1000 word stories inspired by tunes that reference food or drink in the title/artist.  Stories performed and winner gets unique Jukebox Story USB mixtape and published on their website  Send stories as word doc to

30 November: Short story with a 'Fall' theme. Send stories of 3000 - 5000 words in length as a word doc with title of piece, but put your name and details on the email only (not on the story doc).  Two entries are allowed.  Send to

1 December: Short story competition with an Autumn theme where winner gets book published and 10 copies of their story, £50 amazon voucher prize for runner-up.  Send story in word doc to

14 December: BBC Writers Room stories for radio of 14 minutes, i.e. 1,900-2000 words in total.  Include brief covering letter giving name, address, email and writing bio and send double-spaced word doc with your name and address on the script to

16 December: James White Award - sci-fi stories of up to 6000 words.  Complete the entry form and see how to enter at

17 December: Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel competition - Complete on-line entry form and upload electronic file of double-spaced, page numbered doc saved as 'Manscript Title - Entrant Name'.  220 words - 60,000 words with murder or serious crime at the heart of the story.  For full details and other mystery/private eye competitions see

31 December: Perpetual Publishing here goes a tribute to Kurt Vonnegut 100 - 10,000 word stories as doc attachment to submit to with subject line Anthology/Story Title/Author (attachment labelled in same way) in 12pt sans serif with 50 word bio.  Queries

5 January 2013: Plays to upload as pdf doc at

10 January 2013: The Sophie King Prize.  2000 - 5000 word romance stories.  See

15 February 2013: Short story for adults competition with 'Freedom' theme to win £500, Arvon Foundation course of choice and publication on Writers & Artists website.  Stories of no more than 2000 words emailed to with 'WAYB13 competition' in subject line and inc email address.

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