Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Short Story Competition Now Open!

Sean O'Faolain Short Story Prize

Deadline July 31st

1st Prize of €2000, accommodation with full board and tickets to all events at Cork International Short Story Festival, a week-long residency at Anam Cara Writer's and Artist's Retreat in picturesque West Cork, publication in Southword AND a festival reading slot.

Runner-up prizes of €500 and 4x€120 plus publication in Southword.

Judge is New Yorker-published Danielle McLaughlin.

Monday, April 13, 2015


Bare Fiction Debut Poetry Collection Competition 2015

Introducing the Bare Fiction Debut Poetry Collection Competition. Our judge Andrew McMillan will choose one lucky winner to have their debut poetry collection published by Bare Fiction. This exciting new competition is for anyone from the UK, or internationally, who has yet to publish a full poetry collection of 40 pages or more.

Judge: Andrew McMillan

1st Prize: £1000, Collection Publication + 50 Complimentary Copies

2nd & 3rd Prizes: Pamphlet Publication + 30 Complimentary Copies

Save the date to your calendar!DEADLINE: 17TH JULY 2015


£20 per entry (automatic £5 discount if you purchase a subscription to the magazine at the same time as placing your entry)

Current subscribers to the magazine should login to their account before entering; the discount will then be applied automatically.


Your entry should be between 16 – 20 pages of poetry that has not previously appeared as a published collection. Andrew McMillan and Bare Fiction editor, Robert Harper, will select a shortlist of six poets by mid-August. The shortlisted poets will then be asked to submit a full length collection within 4 weeks, from which a winner and our two runners up will be chosen.

You will be able to upload your document after clicking the “Add to cart” button above. Remember to ensure there are no identifying marks on your submission before uploading your document.

Please check the Competition Rules tab for full details. Your entry in the competition means you accept these rules.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Short Story Competitions!!!

From Short Stops (the online newsletter for short story lovers):

Competitions & Festivals

The 2015 Bristol Short Story Prize is open for entries until April 30th.

The Felixtstowe Book Festival's 2015 short story competition is accepting entries until May 16th.

The Moth's International Short Story Prize is open, deadline June 30th.

Holland Park Press is running a short story competition, I Is Another, deadline 31 August.