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Writing Contests with Deadlines in March 2015


The Rialto Nature of Poetry Competition 2014



As well as offering poets the chance to win considerable cash prizes and publication of their poems, the competition will raise money for conservation and poetry. RSPB is working in partnership with leading independent UK poetry magazine, The Rialto, as they feel the magazine will be the perfect place to showcase the winning entries. – See more at: http://www.writersforum.org/opportunities/contests.html#sthash.9KpBqeCd.dpuf

PO Box 309, Aylsham, NR11 6LN, England

Erewash New Writer Competition 2015



There is no theme, you can write anything you like. There is no minimum word count, the maximum is 3,000 words. You can enter as many times as you wish but only one entry per entrant can win a prize. Every entry must be accompanied by the appropriate payment.

EWG Competition, Parklands Connexion, Stanhope Street,

Long Eaton, NG10 4QN


Fish Publishing International Poetry Contest



The Fish Poetry Prize was established in 2006. Previous judges include Billy Collins, Brian Turner, Leanne O’Sullivan, Michael McCarthy, Peter Fallon, Matthew Sweeney and Paul Durcan.

Durrus, Bantry, Co. Cork, Ireland


Novel Competion



International competition for aspiring and self-published writers. Win £1,000. Longlisted entrants will be asked to submit their complete manuscript (min. 50,000 words). Winner announced in July 2015. Open to unpublished novelists writing for adults or young adults.





The competition is open to all writers worldwide aged over 16 years, published and unpublished. Stories entered for the competition should be 1,500 words or less and can be on any topic. The stories do not have to be associated with Scotland. Competition entries must not have been previously broadcast on radio, read aloud as part of a commercial performance or published in any format, including on a web site that is open to the public.


The Short Fiction Prize


Stories must be no longer than 6,000 words and must be unpublished in print or online. All entries will also be considered for general publication. Stories may be in any theme or genre and you can submit as many times as you like. Online entries only. After making your payment via the PayPal buttons below, please submit your entries to shortfiction2010@gmail.com with ‘Competition Entry’ in the subject box. Stories will be read anonymously up to the longlist stage, which will be announced in June, the shortlist in July. The winner and runner-up will be announced in August. Please read our competition rules here before entering. Good luck!

6 Portland Villas Plymouth PL4 8AA, UK


The National Federation of State Poetry Societies



Any poem submitted must be the original work of the contestant, unpublished in any form, including electronically and placed on exhibition, not under consideration or accepted for publication. (Award will be recalled if a winning poem is found to be in violation of rules before publication in the NFSPS anthology of prize poems, and lower prizes and honorable mentions will move up in classification); be written in English, be titled, unless a haiku; have a 40 line limit for all contests not stating the line limit;

be typed or computer generated (not handwritten or hand printed) without illustrations.





Both UK and Overseas entries may elect either to PAY AND SUBMIT ONLINE, PAY ONLINE AND SUBMIT BY POST, or PAY AND SUBMIT BY POST. Please ensure you click on the correct payment button for your entry preference if you are paying online.

PO BOX 656

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE99 1PZ


The Word Works


January 15 and midnight March 15, 2015

The Word Works, a nonprofit literary and educational organization, publishes contemporary poetry in collector’s editions and presents public programs. An all-volunteer organization, our record of achievement continues to grow as we add new accomplishments to serve the American public

P.O. Box 42164 Washington, D.C. 20015


Baltimore Science Fiction Society, Inc.


April 1 to March 1, 2015

Entries should address the themes of science fiction/fantasy/horror/science. Limit: 3 poems/person, maximum 50 lines each. No entry fee.

PO Box 686

Baltimore, MD 21203-0686