3 more writing competitions to enter in 2016



Ah now, so how’s the new year of writing treating you?

Did you buy a new notebook maybe?

Fancy new pens?

A new writing magazine and sat down over a nice cake and coffee to take it all in and stick pretty little post-it notes all over it?

Did you?

Truthfully now, have you actually, really, sat down and written anything?


Well here’s a few more competitions that might spur you and me on. And don’t worry, this time the deadlines are not in February, really they’re not. They’re like so far away you could easily sit down and eat a plate load of cakes before you even have to think about it.

But what about writing a short story while you’re at it?

  1. https://mslexia.co.uk/competition/short-story-competition/ – deadline 14th march short story 2,000 words
  2. http://www.focalliteraryfestival.com/the-colm-toibin-international-short-story-award/ – deadline 1st April 1,000 – 2,000 words
  3. https://www.bridportprize.org.uk/enter-online – deadline 31st May – this includes flashfiction of 250 words. Short story 5,000 words and debut novel.


Go on now. write something.




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