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Deadline: Mon 27 Feb 2017
Location: National
We are pleased to announce the 5th poetry competition run by Poets and Players, one of Manchester’s leading organisers of poetry and music events. Our judge for 2017 will be Michael Symmons Roberts  Read more...

Deadline: Tue 28 Feb 2017
Location: National
We welcome submissions from writers currently living in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, particularly those with a connection to Northern England. There is no set theme, we just want you to send us your best work Read more...

Deadline: Tue 28 Feb 2017
Location: National
Follow in the footsteps of Jane Austen with our two writing competitions Read more...

Deadline: Tue 28 Feb 2017
Location: National
The Department of English and Creative Writing at Lancaster University is pleased to announce our fifth annual writing competition Read more...

Deadline: Wed 1 Mar 2017
Location: International
Our current poetry window is open now from 1 January - 1 March 2017 and we will be reading for our April and July issues so we encourage you to submit early Read more...

Deadline: Wed 1 Mar 2017
Location: UK, Educated in Wales
The New Welsh Writing Awards 2017, run by New Welsh Review in association with Aberystwyth University and AmeriCymru, opens for entries on 26 September with two new categories, the Aberystwyth University Prize for Memoir and AmeriCymru Prize for the Novella Read more...

Deadline: Wed 1 Mar 2017
Location: South West
Paper Nations is currently looking for writers to run creative writing workshops across a range of schools we are working with in the South West Read more...

Deadline: Wed 1 Mar 2017
Location: International
The Poetry Business is delighted to announce the 31st International Book & Pamphlet Competition and the Inaugural Wordsworth Trust Reader's Prize judged by Ian Duhig & Mimi Khalvati are now open for entry Read more...

Deadline: Wed 1 Mar 2017
Location: International
The New Poets Prize is a short collection competition for writers between the ages of 16 and 22 (inclusive) judged by Andrew McMillan  Read more...

Deadline: Wed 1 Mar 2017
Location: International
The White Review Short Story Prize is an annual short story competition for emerging writers Read more...
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