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Deadline: Sun 27 May 2018
Location: International
The Institute of Psychoanalysis and Nine Arches Press are pleased to announce the open-themed Poetry and Psychoanalysis Competition 2018, in conjunction with the conference Poetry and Psychoanalysis: Writing Shame, taking place on June 29th to 30th 2018.  Read more...

Deadline: Sun 27 May 2018
Location: International
Retreat West invites stories and flash fictions to honour 100 years of women’s suffrage and support the Hundred Years March for an anthology that will give voice to the fight. Word count: 300 minimum / 3000 maximum Read more...

Deadline: Sun 27 May 2018
Location: International
1st prize - £500 2nd Prize - £250 3rd Prize - £100 plus 17 runners up published on website and future anthology. Judge:Sally Spedding Read more...

Deadline: Mon 28 May 2018
Location: Buxton
Buxton Museum has been open to visitors for 125 years. In that time it has told the story of the Peak District to thousands of people. To celebrate, and as a result of a successful Arts Council application we are looking to commission four emerging, contemporary artists, writers or performers to make new work using digital technology to connect our collection with its roots in the Peak District landscape.  Read more...

Deadline: Wed 30 May 2018
Location: Brussels
Proposals for lectures and workshops for the 2018 European Association of Creative Writing Programs (EACWP) Conference are invited. Taking place in Brussels from 13 to 15 September 2018, this international conference on creative writing will be taking “Out of the box” as its theme. Deadline for papers: 30 May 2018  Read more...

Deadline: Thu 31 May 2018
Location: UK
The ninth Battered Moons Poetry Competition is open to all UK residents aged 18 or over and accepts poems on any topic and style of up to 40 lines. First prize, £700; second, £200; third, £100, plus four commendations of £25 each. Read more...

Deadline: Thu 31 May 2018
Location: International
Battery Pack is a palm-sized anthology of tiny fiction, with each featured story weighing in at seventy words or less. It is distributed for free with Neon Literary Magazine and in various independent bookshops in the UK. This year we’re seeking submissions for the third volume in the series.  Read more...

Deadline: Thu 31 May 2018
Location: International
A literary contest open to previously unpublished and independently published novelists. First Prize: £1000 Second Prize: £250 Third Prize: £100  Read more...

Deadline: Thu 31 May 2018
Location: International
The Hastings Literary Festival Short Story and Crime Novel Competitions are now open for entries. Read more...

Deadline: Thu 31 May 2018
Location: International
Editors Sarah Doyle and Allen Ashley are seeking existential narratives for an anthology exploring the liminality of humans and animals. Poems (up to 60 lines) and short stories (to 4000 words). Anthology to be published in print by Eibonvale Press in late 2018.  Read more...
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