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Writing Competitions – November 2017

Why enter writing competitions?

It’s one thing to write, and another entirely different proposition getting others to actually read what you have written.

Here is a list of writing competitions, awards, fairs, festivals and other book markets with deadlines in November, 2017.

Find one or more that fits with your style and submit your work! You never know what might happen…

Arkbound Writing Competition http://arkbound.com/competitions/ November 1, 2017 All entries received in 2017 will be judged by a panel of three independent judges and the winners will be announced on 8th-9th December 2017 at a special event. Certificates and prizes will also be handed out.

THE SCRIBBLE ANNUAL SHORT STORY COMPETITION 2017 http://www.parkpublications.co.uk/competitions.html November 1, 2017 All entries for this competition must be sent by post.Entry Fee: £4.00. Cheques payable to Park Publications. Free entry for annual subscribers.The winning entry will appear in the winter edition of Scribble, which will be published during December 2017.

The Caledonia Novel Award http://thecaledonianovelaward.com/?utm_source=AlmondPress&utm_medium=WritingCompetitionList&utm_campaign=WritingCompetitions November 1, 2017 With this in mind, we are very excited to announce that, for the second year running, we are offering a special prize for the best novel submitted by an author from the UK and Ireland. This prize is a free place on a writing course at Moniack Mhor Creative Writing Centre, situated in the Scottish Highlands, just 14 miles from Inverness. The winner will be able to choose from a selection of week-long residential courses taking place there in 2018.

Commonwealth Short Story Prize http://www.commonwealthwriters.org/our-projects/the-short-story/ November 1, 2017 Awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction (2,000–5,000 words) in English. Regional winners receive £2,500 and the overall winner receives £5,000. Translated entries are also eligible, as are stories written in the original Bengali, Kiswahili, Malay, Mandarin, Portuguese, Samoan and Tamil.

TWF Fiction Contest https://tennesseewilliamsfestival.submittable.com/submit/42265/twf-fiction-contest November 30, 2017 A submission is one original short story, written in English, up to 7,000 words.
The author’s name should not appear on the manuscript.
Submissions must be typed; pages must be numbered and double-spaced.
Please use standard fonts such as Times New Roman, Arial, or Georgia in 12 point font size.
Simultaneous submissions accepted; please notify the Festival if your story is accepted elsewhere.
Unlimited entries per person. Simultaneous submissions accepted. Please notify the Festival if your work is accepted elsewhere.
All entries are considered for publication in a future Festival anthology.
Please take the judges of the contest into consideration. If you know the judges personally, or have ever attended classes or workshops they instructed, please use manuscripts that the judges would not have seen before.

2017 Shooter Poetry Competition https://shooterlitmag.com/poetry-competition/ November 19, 2017 General submissions for each issue are usually confined to a particular theme, but Shooter’s Poetry Competition offers a chance to write about whatever most compels you, in any style. We’re looking for sharply observed poetry with strong ideas and imaginative use of language: in short, arresting poems that appeal to both the head and the heart.

Barnet Open Poetry Competition 2017 http://www.barnetarts.org.uk/bbac/index_main.htm November 14, 2017 Elegy? satire? comedy? for young and old write a poem of not more than 35 lines on any topic general category 1st prize £500, 2nd £250 3rd prize x3 £50.00 juniors (7-11 & 12-16) 1st prize £25.00 2nd prize £15.00 3rd prize x3 £10.00 free entry to Barnet schools reduced fee to Barnet residents the judges – Anne stewart (general catagory) Katherine Gallagher (junior catagory) poets encouraged to illustrate their work with drawings and patterns
Entry: £5.00 adult, £1 7-11s

John Steinbeck Short Story Award http://www.reedmag.org/submit November 1, 2017 This award is for a work of fiction up to 5,000 words and requires a reading fee of $15.

Chris O’Malley Prize in Fiction https://www.themadisonrevw.com/contests?page_id=58 November 1, 2017 The Madison Review annually hosts the Phyllis Smart-Young Prize in Poetry and the Chris O’Malley Prize in Fiction. The finest unpublished short story and finest group of three unpublished poems will be awarded $1,000 with publication in an issue of The Madison Review. Writers may submit one entry per genre (one short story and/or group of three poems).

Asymptote http://www.asymptotejournal.com/submit/ November 1, 2017 Submissions are currently open for a special Indian Language Literature Feature to be published in January 2017. The editors welcome up to 15 pages of single-spaced poetry and double-spaced prose (fiction and nonfiction), and up to 20 pages of drama (one-act or excerpted). Closes 1 November.

The Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize for Young Writers http://www.kenyonreview.org/contests/patricia-grodd/ November 30, 2017 Limit of one, previously unpublished poem per entrant (please do not simultaneously submit your contest entry to another magazine or contest.)
You must be a high school sophomore or junior to enter
Make sure your file is in ONE of the following formats:
-.PDF (Adobe Acrobat)
-.DOC or .DOCX (Microsoft Word)
-.RTF (Rich Text Format)
-.TXT (Microsoft Wordpad and Notepad, Apple TextEdit)
Submit your poem between November 1 and November 30, 2016 by pressing the “Submit Here” button and uploading your file
No entry fee; it’s 100% free!

Sherwood Anderson Fiction Prize and James Wright Poetry Prize http://casit.bgsu.edu/midamericanreview/fallcontests/ November 15, 2017 The contests are for previously unpublished work only–if the work has appeared in print or online, or has been contracted for such, it is ineligible and will be disqualified. Manuscripts and intro material need not be left anonymous. Close contacts (students, friends, family) of the judge in a particular contest may not submit to that contest.

Fish Short Story Prize http://www.fishpublishing.com/competition/short-story-contest/ November 30, 2017 No entry form is needed. Entry is online, or by post if required.
You may enter as many times as you wish.
This short story competition is open to writers of any nationality writing in English.
There is no restriction on theme or style.
Maximum number of words is 5,000.
The winning stories must be available for the anthology, and therefore must not have been published previously.
Fish holds publishing rights for one year after publication, after which publishing rights revert to the author.
Notification of receipt of entry will normally be by email.
The judges’ verdict is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
Stories cannot be altered or substituted once they have been entered.
Judging is anonymous. Name and contact details must not appear on the stories, (in the box provided if entering online, on separate sheet if entering by post).
In order to give opportunities to emerging writers: (a) Writers who have had two short stories published in Fish Anthologies may not enter for three years after their second publication. They may enter other Fish competitions. (b) Previous first prize winners may enter again, but will not be eligible for the first prize.
Entry is taken as acceptance of these rules.

THE GREGORY O’DONOGHUE INTERNATIONAL
POETRY COMPETITION http://munsterlit.ie/Gregory%20ODonoghue%20International%20Poetry%20Competition.html November 30, 2017 The competition is open to original, unpublished poems in the English language of 40 lines or less. The poem can be on any subject, in any style, by a writer of any nationality, living anywhere in the world. Unfortunately, translated work is not in the scope of this competition.

The Bath Children’s Novel Award 2017 https://bathnovelaward.co.uk/childrens-novel-award/ 19th November 2017 The Bath Novel Award is a competition open to novelists, of any nationality, who have yet to sign a traditional publishing deal for a novel
For the purposes of this competition, a “traditional publishing deal” is defined as an offer of publication which includes an advance payment
Self-published novelists are eligible
Novels which have been published without an advance payment in the author’s contract are eligible
Novels can be in any genre written for middle grade or young adult readers. Picture books are not eligible

Nuha Foundation Blogging Prizes http://www.nuhafoundation.org/home/bloggingprizes_english 15 October 2017 An international platform to debate issues of education and to provide an opportunity for authors to be published and to develop their self-confidence.
Deadline: 15 October 2017
Prizes: $250-$2,500

My Writing Journey – International Short Story Competition http://www.writerscollegeblog.com/my-writing-journey-competition/ 30 September 2017 Write us a 1000-word story about your journey as a writer. Make it funny, quirky and/or inspirational. We will publish the best story in our quarterly newsletter and on our blog. Plus the winner receives $200 (R1000 or £100).
Entry is free and entrants are welcome from all over the globe.

Odyssey House Victoria Annual Short Story Competition https://www.odyssey.org.au/courage2017/ 3 November 2017 This competition is open to writers of all ages and experience.
Each submission must be no more than 1,500 words and follow the theme “Courage”. It will need to make a reference to alcohol and/or drugs. There is a limit of three entries per person, and the entry fee is $10 per story.
First prize is $1,000 and a one year membership to Writers Victoria; 2nd prize is $100 and 3rd prize is $50.
The competition closes on Friday 3rd November, 2017.

The New Orleans Book Festival http://nolabookfest.org/ November 12, 2017 The New Orleans Book Festival is a celebration of books for readers of all ages. The two-day festival includes a family-friendly evening performance and a full day of programming for book lovers ranging from new readers to literary scholars.

41st Boston Book Fair http://bostonbookfair.com/ NOVEMBER 10-12, 2017 Exhibitor registration for the 41st Boston Book Fair is now open for ABAA and ILAB dealers. Please follow the instructions that have been provided to you for registration. Contact jroper@commpromo.com with questions. Mark your calendars for November 10-12, 2017, and join us for another exciting event!

2017 Toronto Antiquarian Book Fair http://www.torontoantiquarianbookfair.com/home.php November 3 to 5, 2017 The 2017 Toronto Antiquarian Book Fair is the premier antiquarian book fair in Canada and features exhibitors from across the country. They will bring a wide ranging selection of books, maps, prints and manuscripts for your perusal – including travel and exploration; natural history, science and technology; children’s and illustrated; fine press and limited editions; modern first editions and signed volumes; antiquarian and incunabula; as well as interesting and unusual books and ephemera of all kinds.

The Zebulon https://www.pikespeakwriters.com/contest/ November 1, 2017 Welcome to the 2018 Zebulon Fiction Writing Contest! Hosted by Pikes Peak Writers, the Zebulon gives fiction writers at all levels the chance to get their work in front of professional agents and editors. The contest simulates the real process of acquiring an agent, serving as an excellent learning experience. Do you have what it takes to get published? The Zebulon will help you find out.

F(r)iction Short Story Contest, Fall 2017 https://tetheredbyletters.submittable.com/submit/88592/friction-short-story-contest-fall-2017 November 1, 2017 The winner of our short story contest will be awarded $1,000.00 and publication in F(r)iction. Five finalists will receive free professional edits on their submission and will be considered for publication.

VanderMey Nonfiction Prize https://ruminatemagazine.submittable.com/submit/8442/vandermey-nonfiction-prize November 15, 2017 The submission deadline for the prize is November 15th, 2017. Note – there is a grace period of three days for this contest. Entries submitted by 11:59 PST on November 18th will be entered into the contest.
The entry fee is $20 (includes a complimentary copy of Ruminate).
You may submit one nonfiction piece per entry and it must be 5500 words or less. There is no limit on the number of entries per person.
$1500 and publication in Ruminate will be awarded to the winner. The runner-up will receive $200 and publication in Ruminate.
An anonymous reading of all entries will be conducted by a panel of Ruminate readers, who will select 10 nonfiction finalists. Those 10 finalists will then be read for our final judge who will select a winner.
Close friends and students (current & former) of the final judge are not eligible to compete—we define student as someone who has taken one semester-long course or more with the judge; those who have only studied under the judge for week-long workshops and the like are still eligible.
Also not eligible to compete are: regular Ruminate blog contributors, past 1st-place winners of any Ruminate Prize, past judges of any Ruminate prizes, and friends or family of the Ruminate staff,
All submissions must be submitted via our online submission form manager. We will not accept mail or email submissions. We do not accept previously published entries.
All submissions must be previously unpublished.
There is no theme or topic for the nonfiction prize.
You may enter simultaneously submitted work, however, please withdraw your submission immediately if it is accepted elsewhere.
You may submit any type of creative nonfiction—personal essay, short memoir, literary journalism, etc.
We will be notifying all entrants of submission status in mid-January, 2018.
Please remove your name, bio, and any contact info from the file that you submit.

The Aeon Award 2017 http://www.albedo1.com/aeon-award/aeon-award-2017/ November 30th The Aeon Award is a prestigious fiction writing competition for short stories in any speculative fiction genre, i.e. fantasy, science fiction, horror or anything in-between or unclassifiable. The Aeon Award short fiction contest has been running since 2004 and has a Grand Prize of €1000 and publication in Albedo One! Second and third place contest prizes are €200 and €100 as well as guaranteed publication in Albedo One, the leading Irish magazine of science fiction, fantasy and horror. The contest opens January 1st and ends on November 30th.

The Somerset Awards ~ Contemporary & Literary Fiction Novel Writing Contest ~2017 https://www.chantireviews.com/services/#!/Contemporary-&-Mainstream-Novel-Writing-Contest/p/21521214/category=5193080 Nov. 30th, 2017 Chanticleer Book Reviews is looking for the best books featuring contemporary stories, literary themes, adventure, satire, humor, magic realism or women and family themes, we will put them to the test and choose the best among them.

ALLINGHAM ARTS FESTIVAL 2017 http://www.allinghamfestival.com/ 12th November 2017 The Allingham Arts Festival is a community arts festival which takes place in Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal, each November, in honour of the poet William Allingham.

The John O’Connor Writing School http://thejohnoconnorwritingschool.com/ 5th November 2017 This innovative all-island and international creative and commercial Writing School and its exciting Literary Arts Festival honours the broad literary and cultural heritage of Armagh, the ancient and ecclesiastical capital of Ireland. It supports the development of new and emerging writers from Armagh, the island of Ireland and abroad. The patron is internationally renowned poet Paul Muldoon. The Writing School taught programme offers students the opportunity to specialise in a genre of their choice from:-poetry, creative fiction, stage/screen, song, nonfiction and media (journalism,commercial and business, advertising, blogging).They enjoy workshop/master classes delivered by acclaimed experts in their field. Something for everyone. Students have exclusive meetings and discussions with key publishing houses and benefit from the solitude of Writers’ Rooms in the ancient and beautiful buildings of Armagh City. You will enjoy the Literary and Cultural Walking Trail in Armagh, discovering this truly beautiful and inspiring ancient ‘City of Saints and Scholars’.

A Woman’s Write https://www.awomanswrite.com/ 30 November 2017 International prize for an unpublished novel written in English. Open to women only. All submissions receive a critique. Prize $500 and certificate! Runs every year and opens on 1st January.

Amazon KDP Pen to Publish Contest http://www.amazon.in/b?ie=UTF8&node=13819037031 10 November 2017 Open to all authors (resident in UK, US, Canada, Australia, & India) who publish through KDP on Amazon.in between 25th July and 10th November 2017. They’re looking for literary excellence in English language in any genre. Win ₹10 lakh (INR 1 Million) plus possible publishing deal with Westland and mentoring with Chetan Bhagat. Your book must be enrolled in KDP Select. Winning entries will be judged based on commercial viability.

InkTears Short Story Contest http://www.inktears.com/ssentry 30 November 2017 Submissions must be a short story between 1,000 to 3,500 words in length, written in English. Any theme is acceptable.
Story may have have been previously published in a magazine or online, providing the author still owns the copyright and there is no exclusivity with the prior publication
Alternatively, the story may be as yet unpublished.
Work must be entirely the work of the entrant, and the entrant must own the full publication rights to the story.
Submissions must be accompanied by a bio including full details of any previous publication history of the story submitted.
Submissions can only be accepted online.
Each submission must be accompanied by an entry fee of £7.50, payable as part of the submission process

Debut Poetry Collection Prize https://www.cinnamonpress.com/index.php/competitions/debut-poetry-collection-prize 30 November, 2017 Open to those who have not had a full collection published

Romance Writing Contest http://www.fanstory.com/contestdetails.jsp?id=104322 November 11, 2017 Write a story the brings two people together, two people who don’t necessarily realize that they belong together but the audience is rooting for them. No length requirements.

ESSAY WRITING CONTEST-III https://lifesaveressays.com/essay-contest/ Nov 2017 Surprise bonus winning opportunity is explained below.
Anyone, from any country, is free to apply! There is no entry fee!
1) Word count – The essay should be at least 900 words and not over 1300 words. Essays
violating this criteria will not be evaluated.
2) Topic – Our team of writers have come out with a list of topics that are interesting, engaging
and fun to write on. It is mandatory to choose a topic from that list. The list can be found below
this section. Choose ANY ONE topic.
3) Plagiarism – All essays must be absolutely original and in your own words. We will check the
essays for plagiarism. Copied essays will be disqualified.
4) Images – Images are allowed. You are free to use images but they must be copyright-free or
appropriately cited.
5) Format – Submissions are accepted only in Microsoft Word documents (doc or docx).
6) Cover Page – The cover page of your essay must contain your complete details such as your
full name, phone number and email.
7) Language – The essay must be written in English.
8) Number of entries- Multiple entries are allowed.

Winter Tangerine http://www.wintertangerine.com/submit/ November 1st Submissions are read blindly so do not put any identifying information on the document you upload to Submittable, or in your title. We will automatically reject pieces that do not follow this, so please look over your submission before you press send.
Please send all poetry submissions in Times New Roman, single-spaced, size 12.
Please send all prose submissions in Times New Roman, double-spaced, size 12.
Please send a cover letter with your submission. The cover letter should include a brief biography and the title of your pieces. This letter cannot be viewed by anyone except for administration so your identity will not be revealed to those evaluating your work.
We like works that combine and subvert language. Works with English that weave other languages are welcome.
We do not accept previously published work. If your piece has been published anywhere other than a personal blog/website, please don’t submit it.
We encourage simultaneous submissions, but please inform us if your work has been accepted for publication elsewhere.
Please title your works.
On Submittable, what you input in the title field should be the title of the piece, not “Jane Doe’s Poetry Submission”, not “Art from John Smith”. It should be the title of the piece or series you plan on submitting.
Submissions should be 2-7 poems. We’d like to get an idea of who you are as a poet, your particular style, recurring imagery, etc, so we’d like at least two poems- but we can’t consider more than seven. Please send your poems in one singular submission.
Keep prose submissions under three thousand words. We would love to read anything you wish to show our staff, but unfortunately, it wouldn’t be too time efficient to read your Ulysses-like novel manuscript. Likewise, while we love flash fiction, we’d like prose submissions to be at least two hundred words. Please put a word count in your cover letter for each piece you submit.
You may submit up to two fiction pieces and one nonfiction piece. In terms of creative nonfiction, we don’t want your high school term paper on the Salem Witchcraft Trials– we want your personal essay pieces and memoir pieces. Please send your pieces in one singular submission.
We accept visual, digital, photography and multimedia artwork. Please send your work in high quality. Please submit all of your work in one submission. If applicable, please note the dimensions and media of your work in your cover letter. All artwork submitted will be considered for cover art.
We will not consider erotica, graphic violence, children’s stories or genre fiction. We also will not consider misogynistic, racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, or otherwise bigoted work.
We suggest you download a copy of a previous volume to see the type of work we like to publish. If you can’t, read through some of our Spotlight Series. Read other work by our contributors. Do your research to see if our journal is the right fit for your work.
Contributors to all WT issues, regardless of genre, are compensated with $20.
We only accept submissions through our Submittable page. You can ask us questions through email, but any submissions sent through email will be deleted unread.
If eight weeks pass and you have not received some sort of notification on your submission, please email us. Sometimes we get backlogged. Actually, we are almost always backlogged. Forgive us.
If we accept a piece of yours for publication in an issue of WT, please wait at least a year before submitting to an issue again. Spotlight Series are an exception.

Fall 2017 Essay Contest http://www.parksandpoints.com/fall-writing-contest/ November 1, 2017 Our annual fall essay contest invites nonfiction submissions of up to 1,500 words in the form of autobiographical essay, reportage, profile, memoir, or narrative nonfiction. We seek essays that express a moment of significance — personal transformation, awakening, adventure, exploration, reward, accomplishment, revelation — that is inspired by or set within a park space or public land. Essays need not be about a U.S. national park—national forests, municipal and state parks, BLM lands, beaches, lakeshores, campgrounds, designated woodlands—and more—are great subjects. Also note that the writer does not need to be the subject of the essay. First, second and third place entries will be published on Parks and Points, as will the names of finalists. All entries are considered for publication.

World Food Day Poster Contest 2017 http://www.scholasticworld.in/2017/08/world-food-day-poster-contest-2017.html November 10, 2017 The Contest is open to children and youth between the ages of 5 and 19, living anywhere in the world

The Malahat Review’s Open Season Awards http://www.malahatreview.ca/contests/open_season/info.html November 1 Poems (3 poems up to 100 lines each); fiction (2500 words max.); creative nonfiction (2500 words max.)

2017 Essay Writing Contest https://www.catholictextbookproject.com/essay-contest/ November 17, 2017 The contest is open to all students in Catholic schools – parochial, private or homeschool. We hope teachers and parents will incorporate this essay contest into their lesson plans and encourage their students to participate.

Writing Competitions – October 2017

Why enter writing competitions?

It’s one thing to write, and another entirely different proposition getting others to actually read what you have written.

Here is a list of writing competitions, awards, fairs, festivals and other book markets with deadlines in October, 2017.

Find one or more that fits with your style and submit your work!  You never know what might happen…

Popular Fiction Awards http://www.writersdigest.com/writers-digest-competitions/popular-fiction-awards October 16, 2017 If you write short stories, don’t miss your chance to compete in the Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards. There’s sure to be a category created just for you, Romance, Thriller, Crime, Horror, Science-Fiction, and Young Adult. Choose your favorite genre(s) and enter your best in 4,000 words or less.

River Teeth Literary Non Fiction Book Contest http://www.riverteethjournal.com/contests October 15, 2017 River Teeth’s editors and editorial board conduct a yearly national contest to identify the best book-length manuscript of literary nonfiction. All manuscripts are screened by the co-editors of River Teeth. The winner will receive $1,000 and publication by The University of New Mexico Press. Submissions open July 1, 2017.
All entrants receive a one-year subscription to River Teeth with their submission fees.

A Journal of the Arts http://www.cutthroatmag.com/contest.html OCTOBER 25, 2017 Submit up to three unpublished poems (100 line limit each), one unpublished short story or creative nonfiction piece (5000 word limit), any subject, any style, postmarked between July 15, 2017 and OCTOBER 25, 2017.

Kore Press Memoir Award https://korepress.org/2017/05/2017-memoir-award/?utm_source=AlmondPress&utm_medium=WritingCompetitionList&utm_campaign=WritingCompetitions October 1, 2017 This competition is an annual award from Kore Press and will be open each year to a woman writer writing in English. Relatives and recent students (who have studied with the judge for one semester or more within the year) of the judge are not eligible.

London Short Story Prize https://www.spreadtheword.org.uk/london-short-story-prize-2017/?utm_source=AlmondPress&utm_medium=WritingCompetitionList&utm_campaign=WritingCompetitions October 9, 2017 The London Short Story Prize 2017 is open for entries from 19 June until Monday 9 October at midday and we’re on the lookout for the best short stories written by London writers. We are pleased to be able to offer 50 low income writers free entry for this year’s Prize.

Women in Comedy Festival Comedy Writing Competition http://www.womenincomedy.co.uk/festival/comedywriting.html?utm_source=AlmondPress&utm_medium=WritingCompetitionList&utm_campaign=WritingCompetitions October 12, 2017 There are cash prizes for the 1st prize winners in each category of the competition plus performance and publication opportunities. For the runners-up there is an array of comedy related prizes and all prize winners will receive a Women in Comedy Festival memory stick.

FutureScapes Writing Contest http://www.futurescapescontest.com/?utm_source=AlmondPress&utm_medium=WritingCompetitionList&utm_campaign=WritingCompetitions October 13, 2017 NO ENTRY FEE FOR SINGLE ENTRY, OPTION TO SUBMIT SECOND ENTRY FOR A FEE
FINAL AWARDS DETERMINED BY PROFESSIONAL AUTHORS
$2,000 PRIZE FOR FIRST PLACE
5 RUNNERS UP EACH RECEIVE PRIZE OF $500
PUBLICATION IN ANTHOLOGY DISTRIBUTED TO MAYORS, GOVERNORS & MEMBERS OF THE U.S. CONGRES

Troubadour International Poetry Prize http://www.coffeehousepoetry.org/prizes?utm_source=AlmondPress&utm_medium=WritingCompetitionList&utm_campaign=WritingCompetitions October 16, 2017 Poems may be submitted from any country & must be in English, must each be no longer than 45 lines, must fit on one A4 or US-Letter-size page, must show title & poem only, must not show poet’s name, must be the original work of the entrant (no translations) & must not have been previously broadcast or published in print or online; no text alterations accepted after submission; no limit on number of poems or separate submissions from any entrant; failure to comply with all rules results in disqualification.

Talking Writing Prize http://talkingwriting.com/tw-contests?utm_source=AlmondPress&utm_medium=WritingCompetitionList&utm_campaign=WritingCompetitions October 16, 2017 This year’s Talking Writing Prize spotlights essays on Writing and Faith, a popular annual theme at TW. Writers are welcome to explore a wide range of issues—mortality, belief, culture of origin, atheism—as part of a personal meditation about soul searching through words

Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction http://commapress.co.uk/resources/prizes/?utm_source=AlmondPress&utm_medium=WritingCompetitionList&utm_campaign=WritingCompetitions October 31, 2017 The shortlist will be chosen with the help of UCLan creative writing students, who will then handover the shortlist to our panel of judges, which includes Dr. Naomi Kruger (Lecturer in Creative Writing at UCLan), Claire Dean (author of multiple short stories for Comma, debut collection published by Papaveria in 2017) and Inua Ellams (poet, performer, playwright, graphic artist and designer).

ALL-STORY SHORT FICTION COMPETITION http://www.all-story.com/contests.cgi October 2, 2017 We accept all genres of literary fiction. Entries must be: unpublished; strictly 5,000 words or fewer; and accompanied by a $20 entry fee per story. There are no formatting restrictions; please ensure only that the story is legible. Please omit all personal information from the manuscript itself (i.e., name, address, e-mail address, phone number), as all stories are read blindly.

Flash 500 Novel Opening Chapter and Synopsis Competition11 November 2017
NZ Book Festival http://www.flash500.com/index_files/novel.htm October 31, 2017 We are looking for an opening chapter up to 3,000 words, plus a one page synopsis outlining the balance of the story. If your chapter is longer than 3,000 words, DO NOT SUBMIT A LONGER MANUSCRIPT. Simply close the entry within the 3,000 word limit and make a note at the end (which will not be included in the word count) stating the chapter continues beyond this point.

SAINTS AND SINNERS FICTION CONTEST https://tennesseewilliamsfestival.submittable.com/submit October 3, 2017 The winner will be selected from this year’s submissions of original, unpublished short stories between 3,000 and 7,000 words with LGBT content on the broad theme of “Saints and Sinners.” One grand prize of $500 and two second place prizes of $100 will be awarded. In addition, the top stories will be published in an anthology from Bold Strokes Books. There will also be a book release party and reading held during the 15th annual Saints and Sinners Literary Conference in New Orleans in 2018. A list of the top ten finalists will be posted on our website and in our e-newsletter. Word Count: 3,000 to 7,000.

ROYAL DRAGONFLY BOOK AWARD https://www.dragonflybookawards.com/royal-dragonfly October 1, 2017 Honors published authors of all types of literature — fiction and nonfiction — in 66 categories. The grand prize winner receives $500, a certificate commemorating their accomplishment, and 100 Grand Prize seals. All first place book contest winners of all categories will be put into a drawing for a $100 prize. In addition, each first place winner in each category receives a certificate commemorating their accomplishment, and 25 award seals.

WRITING PITTSBURGH BOOK PRIZE https://www.creativenonfiction.org/submissions/writing-pittsburgh-book-prize October 23, 2017 The Writing Pittsburgh Book Prize will recognize one book focusing on a subject of regional and national significance, by a writer with a meaningful Pittsburgh connection. The author of the winning manuscript will receive a $10,000 honorarium; publication of their book by CNF’s independent book imprint, In Fact Books (IFB); national distribution; and a marketing and publicity campaign. The winning author will work with CNF/IFB’s editorial staff to refine and polish the manuscript. Publication will occur between one year and 15 months from the announcement of the prize.

WINCHESTER POETRY PRIZE http://www.winchesterpoetryfestival.org/poetryprize October 14, 2017 First Prize: £1,000. Second Prize: £500. Third Prize: £250. Deadline July 31, 2017. In addition to receiving cash prizes winners will be invited to read at a special prize-giving event at Winchester Poetry Day on Saturday October 14, 2017. Winning and commended poems will also be published in a competition anthology.

NUHA Blogging Competition http://www.nuhafoundation.org/home/bloggingprizes_english October 15, 2017 The NUHA Blogging Competition is open until October 15, 2017.
Free to enter.
The competition was established ‘as a platform to debate issues of education and development, and to provide an opportunity for authors to be published and to develop their self-confidence’.
Prizes: up to $2,500 for the adult category, up to $1,000 for the Youth Prize and up to $250 for the Young Writers category.

Benjamin Franklin House Literary Prize http://benjaminfranklinhouse.org/site/sections/news/literary_prize.html October 31, 2017 Submit a piece of fiction or non-fiction interpreting a Franklin quote in 1000–1500 words. The quote for this year is ‘if you would not be forgotten, As soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing’ ‘Poor Richard, 1738’

THE POETRY KIT SUMMER COMPETITION 2017 https://www.poetrykit.org/comp-summer17.htm 23rd October 2017 Selected poems will be published in a special edition of CITN ENTER ONLINE Entry is by email to comps@poetrykit.orgn after an appropriate fee is paid by Pay Pal to the account of info@poetrykit.org all entries must be received before midnight 23rd October 2017 Entries received after this time will be discarded. All entries are judged anonymously so please do not put any identifying features on the poems.

Bare Fiction Prize 2017 http://www.barefictionmagazine.co.uk/competitions/ October 31, 2017 International awards for Poetry, Flash Fiction, and Short Story.Poetry: 40 lines Poetry Judge: Wayne Holloway-Smith. PRIZES (IN EACH CATEGORY) 1st Prize: £500 2nd Prize: £200 3rd Prize: £100 2 x Highly Commended Award: £25 1st, 2nd & 3rd prize winners will be published in the Spring 2018 issue of Bare Fiction Magazine and on our website, with the prizes to be awarded at the launch reading in Birmingham in Spring 2018. Each highly commended entry will also be published on the website.

National Poetry Competition 2017 http://poetrysociety.org.uk/competitions/national-poetry-competition/ October 31, 2017 The Poetry Society’s annual National Poetry Competition is for previously unpublished single poems. Ten Prizes. First Prize: £5000, Second Prize: £2000, Third Prize: £1000, Seven commendations: £200. Judges: Hannah Lowe, Andrew McMillan and Pascale Petit.

27th Annual Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize http://www.missourireview.com/tmrsubmissions/editors-prize-contest/ October 2, 2017 Submit one piece of fiction or nonfiction up to 8,500 words or any number of poems up to 10 pages. Please double-space fiction and nonfiction entries.
Multiple submissions and simultaneous submissions are welcome, but you must pay a separate fee for each entry and withdraw the piece immediately if accepted elsewhere.
Entries must be previously unpublished.
Entry fee: $22
Each entrant receives a one-year subscription to the Missouri Review in digital format.

Guernica Fellowship Program https://www.guernicamag.com/information/submit/ October 1, 2017 Guernica welcomes submissions from writers and visual artists at all stages of their careers. Please read the following guidelines in their entirety. We are currently accepting submissions in the following categories:
Shortform nonfiction – News, Reviews, Commentary (including op-eds and essays), and Q&As, typically of less than 2,500 words.

The Seattle Review http://www.theseattlereview.org/read-me/ October 1, 2017 We only publish long poems, novellas, and essays. What do we mean by long? Poetry at least 10 pages in length and prose of at least 40 (double-spaced) pages in length. Any submissions shorter than these minimum lengths will be rejected unread. Please use a standard font (Times New Roman, Garamond, or the like).

Aura Estrada Short Story Contest http://bostonreview.net/contests October 1, 2017 The winning author will receive $1,500 and have his or her work published on Boston Review’s website. Runners up may also be published. Stories should not exceed 5,000 words and must be previously unpublished. Mailed manuscripts should be double-spaced and submitted with a cover note listing the author’s name, address, and phone number. No cover note is necessary for online submission. Names should not appear on the stories themselves. Any author writing in English is eligible, unless he or she is a current student, former student, relative, or close friend of the judge. Simultaneous submissions are not permitted; if you submit your story to another publication, you must withdraw it from our submissions manager or inform us by email.

Cheat River Review https://cheatriverreview.submittable.com/submit October 9, 2017 We prefer to read submissions that include a cover letter with a short third-person bio.
We publish our issues online twice annually, once in the fall (October or November) and once in the spring (April or May). Submissions never close, so feel free to send us your best work all year round! We look forward to reading it. 

TSR: The Southampton Review https://www.thesouthamptonreview.com/submit/ October 15, 2017 We publish a wide variety of art, including fine art, photography, cartoons and illustrations. Artwork should conform to the following specifications: Raster based images (photos/scans) must be 300dpi at 7″ wide at least (larger is OK). All files should be in CMYK color mode.
Your cover letter should include your name, telephone number, address and email address.

The Miami University Novella Prize http://www.orgs.miamioh.edu/mupress/novella/index.html October 15, 2017 Previously published works are not eligible. Simultaneous submissions are welcomed; please notify us immediately if your submission is accepted for publication elsewhere.
Previous Novella Prize winners are ineligible. Previous finalists may enter again. Students, former students, faculty, former faculty, or anyone connected to Miami University are not eligible to enter. By submitting your work and the online form you certify that you are not in any way affiliated with Miami University.

Screencraft’s Action and Thriller Script Contest http://www.screencraft.org/action/ October 11, 2017 Screencraft’s Action and Thriller Script Contest is open for entries. The winner receives $1500 and a phone consultation with a top action screenwriter. Entries close 20 October.

The A3 Review’s October Contest https://writingmaps.submittable.com/submit/89944/contest-44-october-2017-betrayal October 28, 2017 The editors are seeking prose, poetry, graphic stories, photography, paintings, drawings, and other visual and word-based creations. Closes 22 October.

Lunch Ticket http://lunchticket.org/about/submission-guidelines/ October 31, 2017 Lunch Ticket is the online literary and art journal published by the MFA community of Antioch University (AU), a program devoted to the education of literary artists, community engagement, and the pursuit of social, economic, and environmental justice. The editors of Lunch Ticket share AU’s mission and values. With a commitment to publishing the best literary writing and visual art, we encourage submissions from underrepresented and marginalized artists and writers.

Puerto del Sol http://www.puertodelsol.org/submit/ October 15, 2017 It welcomes submissions of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, translations, artwork and criticism, as well as any interesting combinations thereof. Puerto del Sol’s current reading period closes on 31 October.

Flash Fiction Award https://bathflashfictionaward.com/ October 15, 2017 300 word limit.
£1000 prize for the winner, £300 second and £100 third. Two commendations £30 each.
50 longlisted entrants offered publication in our end of year print and digital anthology. Those accepting receive a free copy.
Flash Award judge, David Swann shortlists to 20 and chooses the winning, second, third, and two commended fictions.

Writeidea Short Story Competition https://www.ideastore.co.uk/writeidea-short-story 30 October 2017 The Writeidea Short Story Prize is a competition is aimed at writers who have never been published before. Stories must be a maximum of 3,000 words (no minimum).

John O’Connor Short Story Competition 2017 https://www.capartscentre.com/2017/06/john-oconnor-short-story-competition-2017-closing-1-oct/ October 1, 2017 Entries are invited from aspiring writers for the second John O’Connor Short Story Competition. It is being held to commemorate the Armagh-born writer whose impressive literary legacy includes a collection of short stories which still retain a timeless appeal.

THE MARGARET RIVER SHORT STORY COMPETITION http://margaretriverpress.com/submissions/margaret-river-short-story-competition/ October 10, 2017 The Margaret River Short Story Competition has fast become one of the more diverse and inspiring short story competitions in the country. The list of previous contributors includes published authors Christine Piper, John Jenkins, Mark Smith, Isabelle Li, Jo Riccioni, and Michelle Wright, as well as many more voices set to lead the next generation of extraordinary Australian writers such as Laura Elvery, Charlotte Guest, Cassie Hamer, Melanie Napthine, Magdalena McGuire and Melanie Cheng.
The competition is open to authors of any age and nationality. Winning and shortlisted stories are published in both print and eBook format.

The London Magazine‘s Short Story Competition 2017 https://www.thelondonmagazine.org/short-story-competition-2017/ 30 October 2017 The London Magazine has published short stories by some of the most well-respected literary figures over the course of long history. Our annual Short Story Competition seeks out new voices to join them. Established to encourage emerging literary talent, the award provides an opportunity for publication and recognition, as well as rewarding imagination, originality and creativity. The London Magazine is looking for unpublished short stories, maximum 2,500 words, from writers across the world. The story that wins first-place will be published in a future issue of The London Magazine. The second and third place stories will be published on our website. Prize winners will also be invited to a reception in early 2018.

The Monkey Collection Short Story Competition http://www.themonkeycollective.com/ 1st October 2017 It doesn’t cost anything to become a Monkey. You don’t have to join any writing teams if nothing takes your fancy, nor to submit any ideas. Of course, we’d encourage you to do both.
To remain part of our Collective, you have to submit another story the next year, although you can submit more regularly than that – there is no limit.

(DIS)ABILITY SHORT STORY ANTHOLOGY https://studentaffairs.jhu.edu/disabilities/disability-short-story-anthology/ October 1, 2017 The (Dis)ability short story anthology will feature short stories written by people with disabilities. All of the stories will have disabled main characters. We will be accepting submissions from July 1st to October 1st. Responses to submissions will be sent out in November. The anthology will be published as a free e-book in March 2018.

John O’Connor Short Story Competition http://thejohnoconnorwritingschool.com/short-story-competition/ 1st October 2017 Entries are invited from aspiring writers for the second John O’Connor Short Story Competition. It is being held to commemorate the Armagh-born writer whose impressive literary legacy includes a collection of short stories which still retain a timeless appeal.
The prize-winner will be awarded a bursary to attend the John O’Connor Writing School and Literary Arts Festival which will be held in Armagh from 2nd to 5th November, 2017.

Art Affair Western Short Story Contest http://www.barbarashepherd.com/shadetree-creations/western-short-story-contest/ October 1, 2017 Art Affair’s western fiction contest (maximum: 5,000 words) is open to any writer. Enter your own original work only. Please do not include an SASE: entries will not be returned.
Entries must be postmarked by October 1, 2017 and should be unpublished, unaccepted for publication, and never optioned when entered into the contest. Manuscripts must be double-spaced and in 12-point font.
IMPORTANT: Please type Western and your name, address, telephone number, and title of manuscript on a cover page which will be removed before judging. On your manuscript, type page/word counts in the upper right-hand corner of the first page.
You may enter as many western short stories as you like but each entry requires an entry fee of five dollars. (You may mail all entries together and pay with one check or money order.)
Prizes: $50.00, $25.00, $15.00 (Prize money and certificates will be mailed to the winners and a list of winners will be published on the website in December 2017.)
Entry Fee: $5.00 per manuscript (WESTERN)

SHORT STORY CONTEST 2017 https://www.13horror.com/short-story-contest 31 October 2017 We are accepting submissions of short horror stories for the fourth volume of our international best-selling horror anthology series.
​We are looking for stories which present horror in all its guises – from the gory to the subtle, from the supernatural to the every-day.
​The entry fee is $20.00. All entrants will receive feedback on their stories and accepted writers will receive a paperback copy of the anthology, signed by the editor.

Short Story Competition http://www.earlyworkspress.co.uk/Competition_short_story_details_2017.htm October 31st 2017 The competition is open to anyone over 16.
The best entries will be published, and their authors will receive one complimentary copy of the anthology. 10-20 will be included, depending on length and quality. All winners will be offered further copies at a reduced price.
Closing date October 31st 2017 Winners will be notified in January 2018.
Entry fee £5 per story up to 4000 words. £10 for over 4000. Maximum 8000 words.
Stories must be the work of the entrant, previously unpublished, and not simultaneously entered for other competitions.
The judges’ decision is final. No discussion will be entered into.
Entries are not returnable and cannot be acknowledged without SAE marked for that purpose.
Copyright remains with the author although Earlyworks Press reserves the right to publish winning entries in a competition anthology in 2018.
Submission of work will be taken as acceptance of rules and conditions.

The Cambridge Short Story Prize, 2017 https://www.theshortstory.co.uk/competitions/ 31st October 2017 Anthology publication offered to all shortlisted writers. Number TBC

Don’t Talk to Me about Love http://donttalktomeaboutlove.org/2017-annual-prose-contest/ October 31, 2017 All submitted works must be original and unpublished. All works that have been published in print or on the Internet, including self-published works, as well as works that have been broadcast or taped are considered previously published and are therefore ineligible for submission.

2017 Louisiana Book Festival http://www.louisianabookfestival.org/general_information.html October 28, 2017 The Louisiana Book Festival will be jam-packed with outstanding literary events. Whatever book genre is your favorite, you’re sure to find something you’ll enjoy!

Tucson Festival of Books Literary Awards Writing Competition http://tucsonfestivalofbooks.org/?id=436 October 31, 2017 Submissions to the sixth annual Tucson Festival of Books Literary Awards Writing Competition are being accepted through October 31, 2017. Entries are accepted in three categories: fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Winners will be honored at the 2018 Tucson Festival of Books on Saturday, March 10 and Sunday, March 11.

Nairobi International Bookfair https://10times.com/nairobi-international-bookfair 1st October 2017 Nairobi International Bookfair is a 5 day event being held from 27th September to 1st October 2017 at the Sarit Centre Expo Hall Westland’s Nairobi in Nairobi, Kenya. This event showcases products like Workshops and seminars on topical issues, Book launches, Children activities, Presentation of the Wahome Mutahi Literary Award etc.

2017 Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award http://redhen.org/awards-2/bsa/ October 31, 2017 Eligibility: The award is open to all writers with the following exceptions:
A) Authors who have had a full length work published by Red Hen Press, or a full length work currently under consideration by Red Hen Press;
B) Employees, interns, or contractors of Red Hen Press;
C) Relatives of employees or members of the executive board of directors;
D) Relatives or individuals having a personal or professional relationship with any of the final judges where they have taken any part whatsoever in shaping the manuscript, or where, for whatever reason, selecting a particular manuscript might have the appearance of impropriety.

The RW Short Story Prize 2017 https://www.retreatwest.co.uk/competitions/the-rw-short-story-prize/ 29th October 2017 Submit stories written in English through Submittable using the button below by 23.45 GMT on the deadline date (sorry late entries will not be included)
Do not include your name on the story document or submission title but provide a short bio in the body of the email. All entries are read anonymously so any submissions showing the author’s name will be disqualified.
Stories must be your own original work and not have been published online or in print, or have won any other competitions (longlisted and shortlisted places in other competitions is fine)
By entering the competition you agree to your story being published in the winners’ anthology
Simultaneous submissions are allowed but if your story wins a prize or is published prior to the winner’s announcement your entry will become ineligible and entry fees will not be refunded
Stories can be in any genre apart from children’s fiction
You can enter up to 3 stories
The judge’s decision is final
Anthologies and prizes will be presented at a launch event

Ottawa Book Fair http://www.ottawabookfair.com/ October 22, 2017 The Thirty-seventh Ottawa Antiquarian Book Fair has become an exciting event for book lovers from across Canada. A display and sale, recognized as one of the finest book fairs in the country, features rare, unusual and collectible books on the arts and architecture early printed books modern first editions voyages, travel and exploration science and medicine illustrated children’s books military history historical documents and ephemera (and much more) The fair will include over 40,000 items, dating from the 15th century to the present day, displayed by 40 dealers from across Canada and the United States.

Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair http://www.seattlebookfair.com/ October 14-15, 2017 Come tour the aisles of this most literate city’s beloved event. Meet with specialists from all over the world. Browse this veritable museum of cultural and historical artifacts. There is always something interesting and unusual to take home for all price ranges.

The Pasadena Antiquarian Book, Print, Photo and Paper Fair http://www.bustamante-shows.com/index.asp October 7-8, 2017 Exhibitors will display and offer for sale a wide variety of Antiquarian rare and modern first edition books, prints, posters, vintage photographs, autographs, fine graphics, maps, manuscripts and many unique pieces of ephemera. The seasoned enthusiast, beginning collector or someone just browsing should not miss this extraordinary opportunity to experience so many fine collections all in one location.

Shelf Unbound Best Indie/Self-Published Book Competition http://www.shelfmediagroup.com/pages/competition.html October 1, 2017 Shelf Unbound book review magazine announces the Shelf Unbound Best Indie/Self-Published Book Competition. Any independently published book in any genre is eligible for entry. Entry fee is $75 per book. The winning entry will be selected by the editors of Shelf Unbound magazine.

2017 Omnidawn Fabulist Fiction Chapbook Contest https://www.omnidawn.com/contest/fiction/ October 23, 2017 The winner of the annual Omnidawn Fabulist Fiction Chapbook Competition wins a $1,000 prize, publication of the chapbook with a full color cover by Omnidawn, 100 free copies of the winning book, and extensive display advertising and publicity, including prominent display ads in Poets & Writers Magazine, Rain Taxi Review of Books and other publications. (Note that the guidelines for this fiction contest are very similar to the guidelines for Omnidawn’s poetry contests.)

Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction http://www.penfaulkner.org/award-for-fiction/submission-guidelines/ October 31, 2017 The PEN/Faulkner Foundation will be accepting submissions for the 2018 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction beginning on July 1, 2017.This year’s judges, Alex Espinoza, Stacey D’Erasmo, and Andrea Barrett are getting ready to read the novels, novellas, and collections of short stories and to choose next year’s winner and finalists.

“SUPERNATURAL!” http://writestars.co.uk/index.php/component/content/article/1-writestars/12-competitions-a-workshops 31 October 2017 This competition is open to everyone. Entries can be in any format. Handwritten entries are welcome – as long as we can read them!

Hippocampus Magazine https://hippocampusmagazine.submittable.com/submit Oct. 1, 2017 no more than 4,000 words in the memoir and essay category
no more than 800 words for flash creative nonfiction pieces
double-spaced
page-numbered
in a standard web/print font, such as Times New Roman or Arial in 10-12 pt. font. (No courier, or comic sans, please.)
free of your name or other identifying/contact information in the manuscript, header, and filename; you do not need to attach a cover page with your manuscript as that information is request in the submission form itself

National Writing Contest in Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Poetry http://www.alligatorjuniper.org/submissions.html October 15, 2017 Maximum length: 30 pages of double-spaced prose or 5 poems
Entry fee for each story, essay, or for every 5 poems. Additional entries require an additional fee.
No children’s literature or strict genre work please.
No previously published work.
Simultaneous submissions accepted, but contact us if your work is selected elsewhere.
Please omit any personal information from your manuscript and instead submit a cover letter with name, permanent address, phone number, and email.
Manuscripts should be typed with numbered pages. Prose double-spaced, 12 point font, and 1 inch margins. Poetry single-spaced.
Submit via our submissions link on this site (fee) or by snail mail (gratis). No email submissions please.
Note: We usually inform in January.

American Literary Review Awards http://www.americanliteraryreview.com/contest-guidelines.html Oct. 1, 2017 Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in the Spring online issue of the American Literary Review will be given for a poem, a short story, and an essay.
Please submit your work using our online Submission Manager. We do not accept submissions via snail mail or email.
Contest entries must be submitted between June 1 and October 1
There is a $15.00 reading fee. Multiple entries are acceptable, but each entry must be accompanied by a reading fee. Entries without a reading fee will not be read or considered.
Please do not put any identifying information in the file itself; include the author’s name, title(s), address, e-mail address, and phone number in the boxes provided on Submittable.

Women Poets at Barnard Poetry Prize https://english.barnard.edu/women-poets/contest October 15th The Barnard Women Poets Prize is given for an exceptional second collection of poems. The competition is open to a woman poet who has previously published one book of poetry (in an edition of 500 or more) and who is a citizen or resident, regardless of documentation status, of the United States.

THE BLACK RIVER CHAPBOOK COMPETITION http://www.blacklawrence.com/submissions-and-contests/the-black-river-chapbook-competition/ October 31 All entries are read blind by our panel of judges and editors. All manuscripts should include a title page (listing only the title of the work), table of contents, and when appropriate, an acknowledgments page. Manuscripts should be paginated and formatted in an easy-to-read font such as Garamond or Times New Roman. Manuscripts should be 16-36 pages in length (double-spaced for fiction), not including front and back matter (table of contents, title page, etc.). Identifying information for the author should not be included anywhere on the manuscript itself, including in the name of your file or in the “title” field in Submittable. You are welcome to include a brief bio or something about yourself in your cover note on Submittable, which will only be made accessible to the editorial panel after the group of Semi-Finalist and Finalist manuscripts has been chosen.

Consequence Magazine Women Writing War Poetry Award http://www.consequencemagazine.org/contests/poetry/ October 1, 2017 
 All entries will be considered for publication. All entries will be considered anonymously. Your name should NOT appear anywhere on the poem itself. Entries must be submitted online, and a $10 entry fee is payable through PayPal. The contest fee is non-refundable.

The 2017 Jessie Bryce Niles Chapbook Contest http://comstockreview.org/comstock-writers-group-chapbook-award-for-2014/ October 31 Submissions must be unpublished as a collection, but individual poems may have been previously published in journals.
Will consider simultaneous submissions as long as the poet notifies us immediately upon acceptance elsewhere.
Submit 25-34 pages of poetry, single-spaced (1 page=38 lines maximum, including spacing between lines;
poems may run longer than 1 page). Manuscripts either too short or too long will be disqualified.
Do not count title page, table of contents, acknowledgments, dedication, or bio in the page length.
Do not send illustrations, photos, or any other graphics attached to the poems.
Manuscripts should be paginated and secured with a binder clip; no staples or plastic covers.
Judging is done without any reference to the poet’s name. All entries are screened by the editors of The Comstock Review.
Include 2 cover pages: 1 with mss title, poet’s name, address, phone number, and e-mail address; second with mss title only.
Poet’s name should not appear on poems. List acknowledgments on a separate, removable page.
Include SASE for results only; mss will not be returned.

THE JAKE ADAM YORK PRIZE http://copper-nickel.org/bookprize/ October 15, 2017 For the 2017 prize we will begin accepting online submissions of book-length (i.e., more than 48 pages) poetry manuscripts in July, 2017. The final due date for submission will be October 15, 2017.
To be eligible, poets cannot have published more than one full-length book of poetry. (Chapbooks and individual poems in magazines are OK.)
Poets must be US Citizens (living abroad is fine) or must live in the US and be writing in English.
Poets who are family, current colleagues, close friends, or recent students (within the past three years) of the judge are not eligible to enter.

SHORT STORY AWARD FOR NEW WRITERS http://www.glimmertrain.com/pages/guidelines/short_story_award_for_new_writers_guidelines.php October 31 Open only to writers who haven’t had any fiction appear (nor scheduled to appear) in a print publication with a circulation over 5,000. (Entries must not have appeared in print, but previous online publication is fine.) Most entries run from 1,000 to 5,000 words, but any lengths up to 12,000 are welcome.

The 2018 Moon City Short Fiction Award http://moon-city-press.com/fiction-contest/ October 1, 2017 The Moon City Short Fiction Award is for an original collection of short fiction written originally in English by a single or collaborative author.
Individual pieces in the collection may be published in periodicals but not yet collected and published in full-length manuscript form.
Entries may include short shorts, short fiction, and/or up to one novella. Please include a table of contents and acknowledgements page.
Open to all writers not associated with Moon City Press or its judges, past or present. Students, employees, and alumni of Missouri State University are ineligible.
Manuscripts should fall between 30,000 and 65,000 words.
Manuscripts should be submitted via Submittable, https://mooncitypress.submittable.com/submit
A $25 entry fee is due via Submittable at the time of submission; entry fees are nonrefundable.
Simultaneous submissions are permitted, though manuscripts should be withdrawn immediately if accepted elsewhere.

James Hearst Poetry Prize https://northamericanreview.org/hearst-prize/ October 31st, 2017 You may enter up to five poems in one file. No names on manuscripts, please. Your poems will be “read blind.” Simultaneous submission to other journals or competitions is not allowed.
If you wish to receive the list of winners, please state this in your cover letter and be sure to supply an email address. Winners will also be announced in writers’ trade magazines and on this website.

2017 Omnidawn Fabulist Fiction Chapbook Contest http://www.omnidawn.com/contest/fiction/ October 23, 2017 For this contest, Fabulist Fiction includes magic realism and literary forms of fantasy, science fiction, horror, fable, and myth. Stories can be primarily realistic, with elements of non-realism, or primarily, or entirely non-realistic.
Open to all writers. There are no citizenship requirements or limitations.
Postal and online submissions are accepted from around the world.
Manuscripts must be in English, although it is perfectly acceptable to include some text in other languages.
All Omnidawn writing competitions are blind, so you can submit manuscripts that contain identifying information, but please be aware that such information will be removed from manuscripts before they are passed on to our editors who select manuscripts to be sent to the judge.
Manuscript submissions for all contests must be original.
Stories are NOT eligible for inclusion within a submission if they have been previously published online or in print or Ebook editions.
We recommend that you keep the total length of your manuscript between 5,000 and 12,000 words, consisting of either one story or multiple stories.
Simultaneous submissions to other contests are perfectly acceptable. Please send us an email to let us know if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere.
Revisions are not allowed to a manuscript after it has been submitted to the contest. However, the winning author will have time to revise the manuscript before publication. We do reserve the right to get approval from the judge if those revisions are significant.
The reading fee is $18 per entry. For $2 extra to cover shipping cost, entrants may choose to receive a copy of the winning chapbook or any Omnidawn fiction title, including our highly acclaimed ParaSheres anthology of fabulist and new wave fabulist fiction. A complete list of all Omnidawn fiction titles is available at www.omnidawn.com/products-page/fiction
Multiple submissions to this contest are acceptable, but each manuscript must be submitted separately, with a separate entry fee.
Online entries must be received and postal entries must be postmarked between August 1 and October 23, 2017 at midnight Pacific Daylight Time.
NOT ELIGIBLE are translations; collaborations by more than one author; students, colleagues, or close friends of the judge, Lily Hoang; Omnidawn past and present staff and interns; authors of books Omnidawn has published, and winners of previous Omnidawn BOOK and CHAPBOOK contests. Winners of Omnidawn’s Broadside Contest are still eligible to enter and win Omnidawn BOOK and CHAPBOOK contests.

2017 FAW Tasmania CHRISTMAS COMPETITIONS https://fawtas.org.au/competitions/ 15 October, 2017 For FAW Tas members only. No entry fees Entries close 15 October, 2017
Jacqueline Cooke Short Story Award for a short story to a maximum of 2500 words
Barney Roberts Prose Non-Fiction Award for prose to a maximum of 2000 words
Norma and Colin Knight Poetry Award for a poem to a maximum of 40 lines

Ruth Moose Flash Fiction Prize http://charlottewritersclub.org/ruth_moose_flash_fiction October 17, 2017 Short fiction of up to 500 words.

Words by Water, Kinsale Literary Festival https://uticket.ie/event/wbw-short-story-competition October 5, 2017 Words By Water: Kinsale Literary Festival is delighted to welcome entries to the Words By Water Short Story Award. Writers are invited to submit a short story of up to 2000 words, for consideration by judge Sarah Moore.

Fabula Press Short Story Competition http://www.fabulapress.com/short-story-contest-2017/ 15 October 2017 The contests are not theme bound. There is no restriction on genre either, and apart from general/literary fiction, we are happy to read historical fiction, mystery/suspense, and horror. However, for consistency of presentation we cannot accept children’s stories, fantasy, young adult or chick lit; likewise hardcore science fiction is not something we are looking for, but are open to science based/alternative history based literary works. In case of doubt, it is best to query the editorial team before submitting.

The Coal Creek Literary Festival https://coalcreekcommunityparkandmuseum.com/literary-festival/ 8 October 2017 The Coal Creek Literary Festival will be running a number of writing competitions this year as part of the festival. The main competition will again be the Bert van Bedaf Memorial Award for the best short story. Bert was an integral part of getting the Coal Creek Literary Festival off the ground ten years ago. After Bert passed away in 2010, the open short story competition was renamed to honour his memory. The prize money was increased to $500 and has since drawn a very high standard of entries.

Write by the Sea http://writebythesea.ie/ 1 October 2017 The Write By The Sea festival began in 2016 and focuses on established Wexford authors, delivering a stimulating and entertaining programme of workshops, readings, conversation and interviews, with an emphasis on learning how to write. The festival is intended to become a key annual event with local, national and international relevance.

Dromineer Literary Festival http://www.dromineerliteraryfestival.ie/index.htm 5-8 October 2017 The Dromineer Literary Festival, a warmly anticiapted festival on the Autumn literary calender, now in its thirteenth year, takes places October 5-8 2017. The festival brings a host of Irish and international poets and writers to Tipperary for a weekend of readings, workshops and a presentation of prizes to the winners of our poetry and flash fiction competitions (many past winners have gone on to publish poetry and short story collections to great acclaim). We also hold an event The Launching party specifically to provide a platform for work by ‘new’ writers, introduced by an established writer.

Kildare Readers Festival http://kildare.ie/library/readersfestival/ Sunday 16th October As we welcome you to our seventh annual Readers’ Festival, we at Kildare Library and Arts Service are very proud to deliver, once again, an entirely free literary festival with the aim of connecting our readers with authors and artists, working to bring the very best from the world of literature to Kildare. The festival programme has something for everyone, including regular favourites such as Ten Books You Should Read and our Sunday Morning Session with the wonderful Dermot Bolger. Along with a new cafe and our pop-up festival book shop, Riverbank Arts Centre will provide you with a warm and welcoming atmosphere as you join with us in celebrating the written word.

2017 SEEPE WALTERS SHORT STORY CONTEST http://www.innisfilidealab.ca/seepe-walters October 30, 2017 If you’re in Grades 3-12 you’re invited to write an original short story on any topic for your chance to win fantastic prizes.
There will be first, second, and third place prizes for each of the three age categories: Juniors: 3-6, Intermediates: 7-8, and Seniors: 9-12
The best overall story will win the Seepe Walters Award, a $100 cash grand prize.
Plus top stories from each category will be published in a short story anthology.

McKitterick Prize http://www.societyofauthors.org/Prizes/Fiction/McKitterick 31 October 2016 For first time novels, published or unpublished, by writers over the age of 40. Win £4,000, or £1,000 for runner up. Your novel must be complete before entry. A Society of Authors prize.

The Virginia Prize for Fiction http://aurorametro.com/newsite/virginia-prize/#gsc.tab=0 1 October 2017 International competition open to women novelists. Win £1,000 and possible publication by Aurora Metro Press. Your novel must be complete and never have been published or self-published. Runs every two years. Opening soon. Winner announced January 2018.

Novel Fair 2018 https://irishwriterscentre.ie/collections/novel-fair 20 October 2017 The submission period is Thursday 13 April – Friday 20 October 2017.
Entry fee for applications is €50 for non-members and €40 for IWC members and is non-refundable.
There is no limitation on style, genre, or target market, the only requirement being that the writer has not published a novel before i.e. has not previously published a novel with an ISBN.
Applicants are required to send a synopsis of a max. of 300 words and up to five chapters of their novel, which should be 10,000 words (+/- 10%).
Please send two copies of the manuscript and three copies of the synopsis. One copy of the synopsis should be attached to the application form which can be downloaded from our site, the other two should be attached to the copies of your manuscript.
All submissions should be posted or hand delivered to: Novel Fair Competition, Irish Writers Centre, 19 Parnell Square, Dublin 1, Ireland.
Entries must be accompanied by an application form.
There is a limit of one entry per applicant.
Entries are welcome from anywhere in the world, however, in order to be eligible, applicants must be available to attend the whole day of the Fair in February 2018.

FOLKESTONE WRITERS https://folkestonewriters.wordpress.com/ 22nd November 2017A short story competition which is run in conjunction with the Folkestone Book Festival, winners being announced and prizes presented at a fringe event.

The Atlantis Award https://thepoetsbillow.org/poetry-awards/the-atlantis-award/ October 1st, 2017 As entries will be read blindly, your name and contact information should not appear on the poems themselves.
Simultaneous submissions are accepted as long as you send an email if a poem needs to be withdrawn. We prefer that you find our confirmation email and send a reply to notify us.

Short Story & Poetry http://www.nawg.co.uk/5658/ 31st October 2017 Single entry in either category: £ 5.
Poetry only: three poems for £ 10.
Optional critiques: £ 5 each, available for both categories.

Taking Flight Festival 2018 https://www.reddragonflyproductions.co.uk/upcoming 1st October 2017 After we have reviewed the submissions we will be inviting up to ten successful applicants to a free one day workshop or a one to one session with Ross Ericson. In the Final round, three writers will be selected to have their plays produced and performed in our festival in 2018.

MIGHTY RIVER SHORT STORY CONTEST http://www.semopress.com/events/mighty-river-contest/ October 1st, 2017 Submissions must not be previously published.
Submit a maximum of 30 pages, double-spaced, with the following information entered in Submittable’s “Cover Letter”:
Contest title
Manuscript title
Author name
Address
Telephone number
Your name/contact information must not appear anywhere else on the manuscript.
Failure to follow these guidelines may disqualify entry.

Ink About It Writing Competition http://www.kingston.vic.gov.au/library/Kids39-Place/Kids39-Activities/Ink-About-It-Writing-Competition 14 October 2017 Entry is free
Submissions must be G-Rated
One entry per person
Entry is open to anyone who is aged 5-12 years and lives, works, goes to school or plays in the City of Kingston
Word limit: 500 words
Entries close Saturday 14 October 2017
The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into
The top three entries will be published on the Kingston Libraries website
Entries will not be returned

2017 Pith of Prose & Poem Contest https://concis.io/contest/ October 1, 2017 Submit one entry containing up to two unpublished poems, prose poems, visual poems, flash/sudden/quick fictions, micro-essays or other prose using one of the submission forms below.
Length and size limit for each work :
250 words for prose, prose poems, fictions and other text
25 lines for poetry
No simultaneous submissions for the contest

Southern Cross Short Story Competition 2017 https://ballaratwriters.com/2017/07/17/southern-cross-short-story-competition-2017/ October 16, 2017 Ballarat Writers Inc invites writers to enter the 2017 Southern Cross Literary Competition.
The competition asks for short stories to 3000 words, with an open theme.
First prize is 1,000 AUD, second prize $400, third prize $100.
The judge in 2017 is Maurilia Meehan. Maurilia is an award-winning Australian author. Her novels include Madame Bovary’s Haberdashery, The Bad Seed, Adultery, The Sea People and Fury.
The winning stories will be announced and read at an award presentation in Ballarat in November 2017.

Jane Austen short story competition https://www.solent.ac.uk/school-college-partnerships/activities/jane-austen-short-story-competition 22 October 2017 We’d like between 1,500 and 2,000 words written entirely be the student, and which have not been published anywhere else before. Students must include the following at the end of their story:
Word count
Their name
Age, course, level and college
Tutor’s name and email address to notify if they’ve been successful
Which book(s) inspired their story, and how

Travel Writing Competition https://www.bradtguides.com/travelwriting-competition-terms 16th October 2017 The competition is open to entrants aged 18 or over who have not previously been paid for a travel-related piece of writing published either in print or online. This does not include winning entries to travel-writing competitions for which the entrant received a cash prize. Employees and individuals connected with any company involved in the competition, including for the avoidance of doubt employees, contractors and authors of Bradt Travel Guides (“Bradt”) and the Competition Partners as defined below and members of the immediate family of the above people are not eligible to participate.

London Short Story Prize http://kalamu.com/neogriot/2017/07/27/pub-london-short-story-prize-2017/ 9 October 2017 The London Short Story Prize 2017 is open for entries from 19 June until Monday 9 October at midday and we’re on the lookout for the best short stories written by London writers. We are pleased to be able to offer 50 low income writers free entry for this year’s Prize.

BookFest @ Bank Street https://www.bankstreet.edu/center-childrens-literature/bookfest/about-bookfest/ October 28, 2017 BookFest @ Bank Street 2017 will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017!

The 69th Frankfurt Book Fair https://www.buchmesse.de/en/fbf/general_information/dates_and_opening_hours/ 11 – 15 October 2017 Professional visitors and journalists can visit the Book Fair during the entire week and on the weekend with their credentials or press ticket. The fair starts on Wednesday, 11 October at 9 a.m. During the week and on Saturday professional visitors and journalists can visit the Book Fair from 9 a.m. until 6.30 p.m. On Sunday the fair is open from 9 a.m. until 5.30 p.m.

The 18th Chippewa Valley Book Festival http://www.cvbookfest.org/ October 21 For the first time in its history, our book festival has invited four Memorial High School graduates to present a reading together. Graham Foust, Nick Gulig, Betsy Wheeler, and Elizabeth Willis are each accomplished poets currently living far and wide: as close as Wisconsin (Fort Atkinson) and Iowa, as far away as Colorado and Massachusetts. Their graduation dates range from the late 1970’s to the late 1990’s. (Bios of each writer may be found on our author pages.)

BACK FOR 2017 http://festival.newyorker.com/ October 6 This year’s Festival promises our signature lineup of authors, actors, thinkers, artists, and leaders who are driving the culture. Don’t miss intimate conversations, discussions, screenings, and performances live onstage in venues across New York City for one extraordinary weekend, Friday, October 6, through Sunday, October 8, 2017.

Vancouver Art Book Fair http://2017.vancouverartbookfair.com/ October 13 – October 15 Free and open to the public, VABF is the longest-running international art book fair in Canada. In 2017 the event is anticipated to attract over 5,000 visitors from across the Greater Vancouver Area and beyond.

The Texas Teen Book Festival (TTBF) http://www.texasbookfestival.org/texas-teen-book-festival/ October 7 The Texas Teen Book Festival (TTBF) is a one-day event that celebrates the teen reading experience by inviting fans to engage with some of the most popular and critically acclaimed young adult authors in the country. The TTBF started as the Austin Teen Book Festival in 2009, when librarian Heather Schubert partnered with BookPeople to organize a gathering at Westlake High School that hosted 16 authors and 500 attendees. The event continued to grow, and in 2011-2013 was sponsored by the Austin Public Library Friends Foundation. In 2014 the Fest was renamed the Texas Teen Book Festival and is currently a collaboration of the Texas Book Festival, BookPeople, and a dedicated group of librarian volunteers. One of the largest gatherings of its kind anywhere, the annual Fest takes place in the fall on the campus of St. Edward’s University.

Great Valley Bookfest https://greatvalleybookfest.org/ October 14th, 2017 Free admission!

Virginia Children’s Book Festival http://vachildrensbookfestival.com/ October 19, 20, 21, 2017 The Virginia Children’s Book Festival is a three-day event in October that brings together authors and illustrators with exciting, dynamic programs to foster the enjoyment of reading among Virginia’s youth.

Tarbert Book Festival 2017 http://www.tarbertbookfestival.org/about-us/ 27th to 29th October 2017 Tarbert Book Festival brings writers to Kintyre, supports local writers and creates a fantastic weekend Festival for everyone.

Chicago Book Expo http://www.chicagobookexpo.org/ October 1 Stay tuned for our next edition, coming Sunday, October 1, 2017, at Columbia College Chicago

The 15th Annual Collingswood Book Festival http://www.collingswoodbookfestival.com/ October 7, 2017 Book lovers of all ages: join us on Saturday, October 7, 2017. Stroll more than six blocks of Haddon Avenue filled with authors/speakers for adults and children, as well as booksellers, storytellers, poetry readings, workshops, exhibitors, kid-friendly activities, and entertainment for all ages. This award-winning festival is the longest-running, largest literary event in the Delaware Valley. Remember, all events are free!

New Visions Award for Authors of Color https://www.leeandlow.com/writers-illustrators/new-visions-award October 31, 2017 The contest is open to writers of color who are residents of the United States, 18 years of age or older at the time of entry, and who have not previously had a middle grade or young adult novel published.
Writers who have published work in other venues such as children’s magazines or picture books, or adult fiction or nonfiction, are eligible. Only unagented manuscripts will be accepted.
Work that has been published in its entirety in any format (including online and self publishing as well as other countries) is not eligible.
Manuscripts previously submitted for this award or to TU BOOKS will not be considered.

A Weekend for Writers with Reid Tracy, Mike Dooley and Nancy Levin http://www.hayhouse.com/the-writers-workshop-orlando-2017 October 21 – 22, 2017 Enter our contest for YOUR chance to publish a book with Hay House and become a New York Times best-selling author!

Malaysian Universities Poetry Writing Competition 2017 https://www.nottingham.edu.my/English/Eventsrecords/Malaysian-Universities-Poetry-Writing-Competition-2017.aspx 17th May – 9th October 2017 All entries must be made online through email;
Complete the entry form which can be downloaded from below;
All entries must be in Word document format in a single file;
Each poem must be on a new page. The first page will the registration form. The second page onwards will contain the title of the poem and the poem;
Any entry that does not comply to these guidelines will be rejected;
All entries must reach the organisers by 9 October 2017. No late entries will be accepted; and
Email entries to MUP_competition@nottingham.edu.my.

Rewarded Essay Writing Contest 2017 https://rewardedessays.com/blog/writing-contest 20 October 2017 Write an essay of no more than 900 words on any of these 4 different topics:
What life skills can students master while in college? Which three are the most important and why?;
What do you see as the most pressing social issue we face? Why is it the most pressing?;
Who inspires you? Why?;
Provide three life goals you believe will be more achievable by obtaining your college degree.
The essay competition is organized by rewardedessays.com and the top three essays will be awarded with cash prize money.

Essay Writing Contest 2017 https://promocode.com.ph/essay-writing-contest-2017/ 10 October 2017 You must be a Filipino student aged between 18 to 25 years.
You must submit a 300 to 500 words entry about one of the following topics:
E-commerce vs. affiliate marketing
What are the benefits of using affiliate marketing?
What is unique to e-commerce in 2017?
What is digital marketing?
Strategic online marketing
Profitable niches for affiliate marketing
Online marketing strategy
Online marketing trends for 2017
Digital media buying
Digital media advertising
Digital shoppers and buyers
Investing on professional online marketing

CREDIT EDUCATION WEEK CANADA ESSAY WRITING COMPETITION https://cewc.ca/grade-12-essay-contest Oct. 9, 2017 No purchase necessary. To enter the Competition:
A. WRITE AN ORIGINAL ESSAY – Write an original essay that describes the dumbest thing you’ve done with your money and what you learned from it (the “Essay”). Your Essay must be between 900 and 1000 words. See section 5 below for other Essay requirements.
B. SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY – E-mail your Entry to essaycontest2017@creditcanada.com Your Entry includes a copy of your Essay with your name, mailing address, telephone number and e-mail address right in the Essay document.
LIMIT ONE (1) ENTRY PER PERSON. You may only submit 1 Entry to this Competition. If we get more than one Entry from you or from your e-mail address, we’ll only consider your first Entry valid. We’ll disqualify all other Entries we get from you or from your e-mail address.

Competition Commission of India (CCI) http://lawutsav.com/event/cci-national-level-essay-competition-2017-18-submit-by-oct-31/ 31st October, 2017 Essay entries submitted by the participants must be accompanied with a copy of StudentIdentity Card and Aadhar Card.
Entries received without a COPY of student Identity Card and Aadhar Card shall be summarily rejected and NO query, correspondence etc. pertaining to such entries shall be entertained by the Commission under any circumstances.
The essay should not be more than3000 words including footnotes. There is no minimum word limit; however, authors are encouraged to submit essays of not less than 1500 words.

Rewarded Essay Writing Contest 2017 http://worldscholarshipforum.com/rewarded-essay-writing-contest-2017/ October 20, 2017 Rewarded Essay Writing Contest is seeking applications from applicants who can write an essay of no more than 900 words on any of these 4 different topics, “What life skills can students master while in college? Which three are the most important and why?” or “What do you see as the most pressing social issue we face? Why is it the most pressing?” or “Who inspires you? Why?” or “Provide three life goals you believe will be more achievable by obtaining your college degree.”

Nancy Thorp Poetry Contest https://www.hollins.edu/academics/majors-minors/english-creative-writing-major/nancy-thorp-poetry-contest/ October 31, 2017 Free tuition and housing for the university’s Hollinsummer creative writing program
$200 cash prize
Publication in Cargoes, Hollins’ award-winning student literary magazine
Ten copies of Cargoes

Essaymama’s Summer Essay Writing Contest https://www.iefa.org/scholarships/2537/Essaymama%27s_Summer_Essay_Writing_Contest October 1 EssayMama Essay Writing Contests Essaymama’s Essay Writing Summer Contest (July 6 – Oct 1) Essaymama’s Spring Essay Writing Contest (Feb 9 – Jun 3) Essaymama’s Christmas Writing Contest (Nov 5, – Jan 30) Essaymama writing contests We are happy to announce that it’s time for a new essay writing contest from EssayMama writing service! EssayMama Writing Contest is a great opportunity for both young and experienced writers to express themselves. So don’t hesitate – enter the contest and win great prizes! Entry Fee – $0! Why compete in EssayMama Essay Writing Contest? Get cash. 1st place – $500 2nd place – $350 3rd place – $200 Get published. Get fame and popularity! Three best works will be published on the EssayMama Blog. Get discovered. Share your writing spirit and talent with the world! Terms and Conditions Deadline – October 1. Submit your essays from July 6 till October 1.

Competition Commission of India’s National Essay Competition http://www.noticebard.com/competition-commission-national-essay-competition/ 31st October, 2017 The entries have to be sent, latest by 31st October, 2017 through email only here in ENGLISH language only.
Subject of such email may be CCI Essay Competition 2017-18
Only original essays will be considered for the competition. Previously published essays shall be rejected outright. Any form of plagiarism will result in disqualification of the essay.
Participants shall ascertain and attest to the originality of their entry and a disclaimer clause to this effect shall be added.

2nd Youth Nature Art and Writing Contest Entry Form 2017 http://nature1st.net/ync/events/youth-nova-scotia-nature-writing-and-art-contest/ October 31, 2017 The Nature Writing and Art Contest is inviting youth in ages 7-15 years who live in Nova Scotia to submit a written piece (short story, non-fiction, poetry, etc.) OR an original artwork (painting, drawing, collage, etc.) that is inspired by:
native plants or animals of Nova Scotia (native means a species that occurs naturally in a region),
an adventure, personal moment, or happy experience in Nova Scotia’s wild places (lake, river, ocean, forest, trail),
an injustice that impacts nature in Nova Scotia

2nd Youth Nature Art and Writing Contest Entry Form 2017 http://nature1st.net/ync/events/youth-nova-scotia-nature-writing-and-art-contest/ October 31, 2017 The Nature Writing and Art Contest is inviting youth in ages 7-15 years who live in Nova Scotia to submit a written piece (short story, non-fiction, poetry, etc.) OR an original artwork (painting, drawing, collage, etc.) that is inspired by:
native plants or animals of Nova Scotia (native means a species that occurs naturally in a region),
an adventure, personal moment, or happy experience in Nova Scotia’s wild places (lake, river, ocean, forest, trail),
an injustice that impacts nature in Nova Scotia

CCI’s National Essay Competition – 2017-18 http://www.cci.gov.in/node/3214 31st October, 2017 Essay entries submitted by the participants must be accompanied with a copy of student Identity card and Addhar card. Entries received without a copy of student identity card and aadhar card shall be summarily rejected and No query, correspondence etc. pertaining to such entries have to be sent, latest by 31st October 2017 through email only at advocacy@cci.gov.in in English language only. Subject of such email may be CCI Essay Competition 2017-18

2017 JSU Writers Bowl http://www.jsu.edu/english/writers_bowl.html October 13, 2017 The essay should be 500 – 700 words, typed and double-spaced.
The essay should be the student’s original work. Any use of outside sources must
be documented according to current MLA guidelines.

Philosophy Essay Prize http://royalinstitutephilosophy.org/events/essay-prize/ 2nd October 2017 Entries will be considered by a committee of the Royal Institute of Philosophy, and the winner announced by the end 2017

Hanna Greally International Literary Awards 2017 http://www.siarsceal.com/competitions 10 Oct 2017 Submissions of previously unpublished works of poetry and/or prose/short story on the above theme will be accepted. Poetry submissions should be no more than 100 lines; short story/prose not to extend beyond 2000 words. Entries submitted must be typed and titled, accompanied by entrant’s name written on a separate page. The judges’ decision is final.

Alcohol Addiction Awareness Essay Contest https://alcorehab.org/scholarship/ October 1st, 2017 If you are concerned with the effects of alcohol abuse and addiction and want to help raise awareness of its dangers, we encourage you to share your vision and have a chance to win money to cover your educational expenses.