Minds Shine Bright

Minds Shine Bright

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Minds Shine Bright acknowledges the Yalukit-Willam clan of the Boon Warring people of the Kulin nations, theTraditional Custodians of the land where we live and work and where this website was made. We pay respects to their long history and culture, and their Elders, past, present and emerging.

Confidence 2023 writing competition update

For writers who entered CONFIDENCE 2023 writing competition judging will be finalised within two to three weeks. All entrants will be contacted sometime in December by email advising whether they have been selected for the Long List. All Longlisted entrants will receive a second email in January advising whether they have been selected for the Short List. Winners and commended writers will be announced at an online event in February 2024 and our second CONFIDENCE anthology will be launched in March 2024.

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What is Minds Shine Bright?

Minds Shine Bright is an arts business based in Melbourne Australia committed to supporting the arts and writers. We run two fiction writing competitions; Minds Shine Bright  Confidence,  a longitudinal look at the theme confidence in fiction and poetry, and Seasons  a competition with a changing external theme. Light and Shadow is currently open and you can enter below.

We also publish anthologies. Confidence, Minds Shine Bright Anthology 2022 was our first publication.. After couple of topsy turvy years forty-six writers from eight countries explore the confidence theme in stories, script and poems. It was launched at the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne.

Storm Minds Shine Bright Seasons 1 2023 is being launched progressively across Australia starting with a tour to Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane. We love placing our books into bookshops and libraries and building our following of anthology readers, writers and poets.

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You can purchase Minds Shine Bright anthologies at the Minds Shine Bright bookshop or at bookstores that support independent publishers and stock Ingram books.

If you prefer to borrow you can request that your local library order a copy in. The ISBN fo r CONFIDENCE Minds Shine Bright Anthology 2022 is 978-0-6455231-0-2 and for STORM Minds Shine Bright Seasons 1 2023 is 978-0-6455231-2-6.

Seasons writing competition

The Storm Anthology, featuring the winning and commended entries from the first Seasons writing competition is being launched across Australia and internationally. The theme for Seasons 2023/24 is light and shadow . You can enter below.

The Seasons writing competition has themes that relate to the external world, and imagined worlds. This competition has smaller prizes, smaller word limits and focuses on a smaller set of writers.

Our next Seasons Writing Competition Light and Shadow is now open and closes on 31 March 2024.

All prizes are awarded on literary merit. Cash prizes will be paid in Australian dollar value. A first prize of $500 will be awarded to the most outstanding piece of fiction or poetry overall. Second prize will receive $400, third prize will receive $300, fourth prize will receive $200.  Commended entries will be awarded $100 each.

Winning and commended entries will form the competition Shortlist and shortlisted entries will be published in the second Minds Shine Bright Seasons series anthology  Light and Shadow . Each winning and commended entry author  will receive a print copy and e-book of the  Light and Shadow  anthology.

Longlisted entries will each receive Minds Shine Bright e-certificates of merit. Ten further entries will be awarded certificates of recognition and a small gift featuring the embroidered Minds Shine Bright logo.

Terms and Conditions

Each entry must be original, unpublished fiction or poetry written by the submitting author and included the theme of Light and Shadow in some way. No brand references are allowed. The word limit for each entry is 2500 words.

Please read the full list of terms and conditions on the Seasons Terms and Conditions page.

Light and Shadow enter here

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  • short story
  • script writing
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Confidence writing competition

We are currently in the middle of judging Confidence 2023. We will progressively provide updates and we expect to start contacting entrants with results in late September.

Minds Shine Bright  Confidence writing competition aims to captures and share how fiction writers explore the theme of confidence over time. Four categories including short stories, poetry, flash fiction and short scripts are included. The competition is blind judged, entries are assessed against ten criteria and there are many entries so the judging process takes several months.Once judging is complete there is an online Awards Night and once the anthology is curated, edited and designed and published there is a celebratory launch.

As writers discover and explore different elements and layers of the confidence theme we look forward to seeing how the series of Confidence anthologies evolves and what we can learn from it about our times, trends in contemporary writing and ourselves.

Confidence 2024/25 is planned to open in August 2024 and to close in March 2025.

In 2023 we increased our prize pool for the Confidence Writing Competition to support our aim of paying writers fairly for their work. All prizes are shown in Australian dollars. International entries are welcomed.

$1600 – The overall winner, plus publication in Confidence Minds Shine Bright Anthology 2023

$800 – for each of the four category winners plus publication in Confidence Minds Shine Bright Anthology 2023 (The overall winner is excluded from all other prizes) Categories include short stories, short scripts, flash fiction and poetry)

$175 – for each commended entry plus publication in Confidence Minds Shine Bright Anthology 2023

15 certificates of recognition and gifts will be sent to writers whose creativity shone in some way.

Each entry must be original, unpublished fiction or poetry written by the submitting author and included the theme of confidence in some way.Please read the full list of terms and conditions on the Terms and Conditions Page.

Minds Shine Bright Anthology 2022

Confidence Minds Shine Anthology 2022 features the winners and commended writers of the first Minds Shine Bright fiction writing competition Confidence 2022 . After a couple of topsy turvy years forty-six writers from eight countries explore the theme of confidence through stories, script and poems.

Each piece stands alone yet together they weave a narrative: starting with the elements, following the life cycle and ending with redemption and hope. Confidence will make you laugh and make you cry.

Confidence is now available and readers can buy a print copy or an EPUB e-book online in the Minds Shine Bright bookshop .

Buying a copy of CONFIDENCE will help Minds Shine Bright to support and pay new and established writers and poets and helps us to build up our prize pool. You can start collecting the series or give CONFIDENCE as an inspirational gift.

Bookstores and libraries can order copies directly through Ingram. (ISBN 987-0-06455231-0-2) or email [email protected].

Confidence, Minds Shine Bright’s anthology features winning and commended entries from the Minds Shine Bright writing competition Confidence 2022.

Short and longer poems

up to 260 lines

Flash fiction – up to 1000 words

Short stories – 1001 to 2500 words

Script Writing

Short scripts

up to 2500 words

Founded in 2021 by Amanda Scotney, Minds Shine Bright, is a creative arts business based in Melbourne, Australia

Do you have questions about our writing competitions or the Minds Shine Bright anthologies?

  • Light and Shadow writing competition opens August 2023
  • Storm Anthology launched August 2023 with readings in August, September and October
  • Confidence 2023 writers informed if on longlist or shorlist December 2023
  • winners announced February 2024
  • Confidence 2 Minds Shine Bright Anthology launched March 2024
  • Light And Shadow closes 31 March 2024, preparation April judging May to July 2024
  • Light and Shadow winners announced August 2024
  • Minds Shine Bright Writing Competition Confidence 2024-5 opens August 2024 and closes 31 March 2025

24 thoughts on “ Minds Shine Bright ”

I want to ask: Does the child have to be over 18 years of age to write an entry?

Hi Kathy, a child under 18 can submit a poem if parental approval is given on the entry form.

I’d love to enter this competition. I live in the UK, so how much does the entry fee translate to in sterling please? Thanks! Dorinda

Hi Dorinda, I think the current UK value is 2.74 UK pounds but it depends on the exchange rates. When you complete the form it should take out the right amount for you. You can contact us at [email protected] if you have any further questions, Regards Amanda

Do short stories need to be fictional or can they be based on true and actual events? Can they be like a memoir or shirt biography?

Hi Bruno, For the Minds Shine Bright writing competition the short stories need to be fiction. We don’t have any categories for non fiction or memoir.

Thanks Amanda, I have submitted my entry but haven’t received any indication that it or the competition fee was received. Do you not send out confirmation emails when you receive a submission?

Hi Bruno, we send out confirmation emails when they are requested by competition entrants.

Great! Thanks, I just wanted to make sure you received my entry.

Hi Amanda, This is the first writing competition I have entered in a long time… I included my name at the bottom of my submission but have since realised that might render it void? Do I need to re-submit?

Hi Lauren, we will remove your name before judging so there is no need to resubmit your entry.

Regards Amanda

Perfect – thanks for confirming!

What a great theme! I’ve really enjoyed writing a story based on this.

My daughter entered the storm writing competition, when do we find out the outcome? Thank you Celeste

Hi Celeste, entrants will be advised of the outcome in February 2023.

hello do you do competitions for young women at the age of 16 because i love writing story’s i wanna do my own book one day. so i was just wondering its okay if you don’t i’m just wondering.

Our competitions are open to writers of all ages.

What happened to the Storm competition? I’m not seeing anything about it here anymore. Did anyone win?

The judging process for Storm is well underway. Winners will be announced once the judging process is completed.

For Confidence 2023, will an email be sent to all people who entered when judging is completed, or just the winners?

Hi Haylee, emails will be sent to all entrants once judging is completed. This should occur in late October.

Okay, thanks so much!

When should I expect an email for my Confidence 2023 submission? Are there any new updates on the judging process? I just want to make sure that I don’t miss it. 🙂

Hi Brittany, we will be contacting all writers to advise them if they are on the Long List or on the Short List in November. Winners will be announced in either December or January, following an online Awards event. There will be launch events starting from February 2024.All entries are currently being judged. This involves blind judging and assessing each entry against ten key criteria, moderating and, finalising a Long List and a Short List. We are looking forward to contacting all entrants in November. Thanks so much for your enquiry.

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fri 23 feb All Day The Elmbridge Literary Competition 2023-24 Category Multiple categories UK Entry Fee £5 Max word count 1500 Top Prize £250

fri 23 feb All Day FFF Competition Twenty Category Flash Fiction International Entry Fee £3.85 Max word count 300 Top Prize £150

sun 25 feb All Day Stringybark Short Story Award 2024 Category Multiple categories Australia Entry Fee $15 Max word count 1500 Top Prize $556

wed 28 feb All Day WOW! Women on Writing Winter 2024 Flash Fiction Contest Category Flash Fiction International Entry Fee $10 Max word count 750 Top Prize $400

wed 28 feb All Day Next Generation Short Story Awards Category Multiple categories USA Entry Fee $25 Max word count 5000 Top Prize $500

wed 28 feb All Day This event is FREE to enter! Yay! Memo'd AI-assisted Writing Contest Category Non-fiction International Entry Fee Free Max word count ~500 Top Prize $750

wed 28 feb All Day thu 29 AWP Award Series Annual competition for the publication of new book-length works Category Multiple categories International Entry Fee $30 Max word count Depends on category (check organizer's website) Top Prize $5,500 and publication

thu 29 feb All Day Rigel 2024 - Prose, Poetry, Art, or Graphic Novel Category Multiple categories International Entry Fee $12.50 Max word count Depends on category (check organizer's website) Top Prize $500 and publication

thu 29 feb All Day The Letter Review Prize for Unpublished Books Category Multiple categories International Entry Fee $20 Max word count No limit Top Prize $1000

thu 29 feb All Day Bournemouth Writing Festival - Flash Fiction and Poetry Competition Category Flash Fiction, Poetry UK Entry Fee £5 Max word count 400 (flash fiction), 30 lines (poetry) Top Prize Publication

thu 29 feb All Day Heroica Poetry Prize Open to women and non-binary poets Category Poetry International Entry Fee £2 Max word count No limit Top Prize £125

thu 29 feb All Day The Letter Review Prize for Short Fiction Category Short Fiction International Entry Fee $20 Max word count 5000 Top Prize $1000

thu 29 feb All Day This event is FREE to enter! Yay! Discourse Monthly Writing Competition: Family Category Multiple categories International Entry Fee Free Max word count 3000 Top Prize Publication

thu 29 feb All Day This event is FREE to enter! Yay! Voice.club Monthly Flash Fiction Contest Category Short Story International Entry Fee Free Max word count 350 Top Prize $25 USD Amazon Gift Card and Publication

thu 29 feb All Day This event is FREE to enter! Yay! The Letter Review Prize for Nonfiction Category Multiple categories International Entry Fee Free Max word count 5000 Top Prize $1000 USD

thu 29 feb All Day The Letter Review Prize for Poetry Category Poetry International Entry Fee $15 Max word count 70 lines Top Prize $1000

thu 29 feb All Day This event is FREE to enter! Yay! Bridge House Annual Anthology Call for New Submissions Category Multiple categories International Entry Fee Free Max word count 5000 Top Prize Publication and royalties

thu 29 feb All Day Edinburgh Short Story Award Category Short Fiction International Entry Fee $10 Max word count 2000 Top Prize £3,000

thu 29 feb All Day Bournemouth Writing Festival - 2024 Writing Prize Category Multiple categories UK Entry Fee £5 Max word count Flash Fiction (400 words), Poetry (30 lines) Top Prize Publication

thu 29 feb All Day This event is FREE to enter! Yay! Wiingy Future STEM Leaders Scholarship Category Essay USA Entry Fee Free Max word count 600 Top Prize $200

thu 29 feb All Day The 6th Annual Novel Opening Contest by Writerwerx University Category Multiple categories International Entry Fee $20 Max word count 1,000 Top Prize $500 cash and $1,000 in editorial service credits from Writerwerx University

thu 29 feb All Day This event is FREE to enter! Yay! THE CANTERBURY TALES WRITING COMPETITION Category Poetry International Entry Fee Free Max word count 500 Top Prize £300

thu 29 feb All Day Exeter Writers Short Story Competition Category Short Story International Entry Fee £7 Max word count 3,000 Top Prize £700

fri 01 mar All Day This event is FREE to enter! Yay! PFD Queer Fiction Prize Category Novel International Entry Fee Free Max word count Three chapters and a synopsis Top Prize Representation by the Peters Fraser + Dunlop agency

fri 01 mar 12:00 am wed 24 apr (apr 24) 11:59 pm First Pages Prize 2024 Category Multiple categories International Entry Fee $35 Max word count 1250 Top Prize $2000, Developmental Mentorship, Agent Consultation

fri 01 mar All Day The Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize Category Short Story International Entry Fee $25 Max word count 750 Top Prize $1000 and a free 10-week course with Gotham Writers

fri 01 mar All Day This event is FREE to enter! Yay! The Alpine Fellowship Poetry Prize Category Poetry International Entry Fee Free Max word count 500 Top Prize £3,000

fri 01 mar All Day Gutsy Great Novelist Chapter One Prize Category Novel International Entry Fee $20 Max word count First chapter only Top Prize $1,000

fri 01 mar 1:00 am fri 1:00 am Best Short Stories on the Human Impact of Climate Change Category Short Story USA Entry Fee $10 Max word count 3,000 Top Prize $1,000

thu 14 mar All Day NYC Midnight Screenwriting Challenge 2024 Category Screenwriting International Entry Fee $55 Max word count Varies (check with organizer's for details) Top Prize $4,500

fri 15 mar All Day 2024 Perkoff Prize Category Multiple categories Entry Fee $15 Max word count Variable Top Prize $1,000

sat 16 mar All Day The Desmond O’Grady International Poetry Competition 2024 Category Poetry International Entry Fee €3.50 Max word count 40 lines Top Prize €200

mon 18 mar All Day The Free Verse Prize Category Poetry UK Entry Fee £5 Max word count 48 lines Top Prize £500 and publication

sun 31 mar All Day The International Rubery Book Award Category Full Manuscript International Entry Fee €60 Max word count Check with organizer Top Prize £2000

sun 31 mar All Day The Plough Poetry Prize International Poetry Competition Category Poetry International Entry Fee £5 Max word count 40 lines Top Prize £1,000

sun 31 mar All Day The Caterpillar Poetry Prize Category Poetry International Entry Fee €15 Max word count No limit Top Prize €1,000 and a week at Circle of Misse writing retreat

sun 31 mar All Day Minds Shine Bright Seasons Writing Competition Category Multiple categories International Entry Fee $5 Max word count Depends on category (check organizer's website) Top Prize $500 and publication

sun 31 mar All Day The London Magazine Poetry Prize 2024 Category Poetry International Entry Fee £10 Max word count 40 lines Top Prize £500

sun 31 mar All Day The E. H. P. Barnard Spring Poetry Prize Category Poetry UK Entry Fee £2 Max word count 400 Top Prize £100 and a poem video, professionally performed, produced and promoted

sun 31 mar All Day New England Readers' Choice Awards Category Novel USA Entry Fee $25 Max word count No limit Top Prize Free class from Becca Syme's Write Better Faster Academy

sun 31 mar 1:00 am sun 1:00 am This event is FREE to enter! Yay! DLJ Monthly Writing Competition Category Multiple categories International Entry Fee Free Max word count 3000 Top Prize Publication

mon 01 apr All Day This event is FREE to enter! Yay! Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest Category Poetry International Entry Fee Free Max word count 250 lines Top Prize $2,000

mon 01 apr All Day Nimrod Literary Awards Category Multiple categories International Entry Fee $23 Max word count Depends on category (check organizer's website) Top Prize $2,000 and publication

mon 01 apr All Day The Rialto Nature and Place Poetry Competition 2024 Category Poetry International Entry Fee £7 Max word count 40 lines Top Prize £1000

sun 07 apr All Day The Brick Lane Bookshop Short Story Prize 2024 Category Short Story International Entry Fee £10 (50 free spaces available for authors on a low income) Max word count 5000 Top Prize £1000 and publication

wed 10 apr All Day The 2024 Mairtín Crawford Awards For Poetry and Short Story Category Multiple categories UK Entry Fee £10 Max word count No limit Top Prize £500 cash prize and a 'Time to Write' package; including a 3 night stay in a hotel in Belfast and four days of dedicated writing space within The Crescent.

sun 14 apr All Day Desperate Literature Short Fiction Prize 2024 Category Short Fiction International Entry Fee €20 Max word count 2000 Top Prize €2000, a week’s stay at the Civitella Ranieri Foundation artists’ residency, manuscript consultation, and meeting with literary agent

tue 16 apr All Day This event is FREE to enter! Yay! PURORRELATO micro-story contest 2024 Category Short Fiction International Entry Fee Free Max word count 1500 (characters) Top Prize €750

fri 19 apr (apr 19) 12:00 pm sun 21 (apr 21) 11:59 pm Virtual Event Not Quite Write Prize for Flash Fiction Category Flash Fiction International Entry Fee $25 Max word count 500 Top Prize $1,000

mon 22 apr All Day ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize Category Short Story International Entry Fee $30 Max word count 5,000 Top Prize $6,000

tue 30 apr All Day Tadpole Press 100-Word Writing Contest Category Multiple categories International Entry Fee $15 Max word count 100 Top Prize $2,000

tue 30 apr All Day The SmokeLong Quarterly Award for Flash Fiction Category Full Manuscript International Entry Fee $14 Max word count 1,000 Top Prize $2,500 and publication

tue 30 apr All Day The Creative Writing NZ Short Story Prize Category Short Story New Zealand Entry Fee $9 Max word count 3,000 Top Prize $1,000

tue 30 apr 1:00 am tue 11:59 pm The Ghost Story Supernatural Fiction Award Category Short Story International Entry Fee $20 Max word count 10,000 Top Prize $1,500

wed 01 may All Day This event is FREE to enter! Yay! Untold Tales Youth Writing Competition Category Multiple categories International Entry Fee Free Max word count 1,000 Top Prize $100 and publication

wed 01 may All Day Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest Category Multiple categories International Entry Fee $22 Max word count 6,000 Top Prize $3,500

wed 01 may All Day Cheshire Novel Prize Category Novel International Entry Fee £29 Max word count 5000 Top Prize £1,500

wed 15 may All Day Goldfinch Novel Award 2024 Category Novel International Entry Fee £10 Max word count 5000 Top Prize £300

wed 15 may All Day Montreal International Poetry Prize Category Poetry International Entry Fee $25 Max word count 40 lines Top Prize $20,000

sun 19 may All Day This event is FREE to enter! Yay! Creative Future Writers’ Award 2024 Category Multiple categories UK Entry Fee Free Max word count Depends on category (check organizer's website) Top Prize Publication + £23,000 worth of prizes in training, mentoring, assessment and coaching

fri 31 may All Day This event is FREE to enter! Yay! Sapere Books Writing Competition Category Synopsis International Entry Fee Free Max word count 2000 Top Prize Contract for a five-book series

fri 31 may All Day 2024 Page Turner Awards Book Award For Indie or Mainstream Published Books Category Multiple categories International Entry Fee $40 Max word count Depends on category (check organizer's website) Top Prize Publication and other perks

fri 31 may All Day The Yeovil Literary Prize Category Multiple categories International Entry Fee £5 - £14.50 Max word count Depends on category (check organizer's website) Top Prize £1250

fri 31 may All Day The Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing Category Multiple categories International Entry Fee $20 Max word count Depends on category. Check with organizer. Top Prize $10,000 and publication

fri 31 may All Day The Bridport Prize 2024 Category Multiple categories International Entry Fee £11-£24 Max word count Depends on category (check organizer's website) Top Prize £5,000

sat 01 jun All Day Arizona Authors Association Literary Contest Category Multiple categories USA Entry Fee $30-45 Max word count 5000 Top Prize $500

sat 01 jun All Day The 2024 Times-Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition Category Full Manuscript International Entry Fee £20 Max word count 80,000 Top Prize £10,000 and publishing contract

sun 07 jul All Day North Street Book Prize Category Multiple categories International Entry Fee $79 Max word count 200,000 Top Prize $10,000

mon 08 jul 2:11 pm mon 2:11 pm 2024 HG Wells Short Story Competition Category Short Story International Entry Fee £10 Max word count 5,000 Top Prize £1,000 and publication

sun 21 jul 1:00 am sun 1:00 am Write by the Sea - Writing Competition 2024 Category Multiple categories Ireland Entry Fee €10 Max word count Depends on category (check organizer's website) Top Prize €500

wed 31 jul All Day Anthology Short Story Competition 2024 Category Short Story International Entry Fee €15 Max word count 1500 Top Prize €1000

sat 31 aug All Day Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2024 Category Multiple categories International Entry Fee £12 - £18 Max word count 2,000 (fiction); 40 lines (poetry) Top Prize £2,500 and publication

sat 31 aug All Day Anthology Personal Memoir Competition 2024 Category memoir International Entry Fee €10 Max word count 1000 Top Prize €500

sat 31 aug All Day Anthology Personal Memoir Competition Category memoir International Entry Fee €15 Max word count 1,500 Top Prize €500 and the chance to see their work published in a future issue of Anthology

mon 30 sep All Day Anthology Flash Fiction Competition 2024 Category Flash Fiction International Entry Fee €12 Max word count 250 Top Prize €300

mon 30 sep All Day Anthology Nature Writing Competition 2024 Category Non-fiction International Entry Fee €10 Max word count 1000 Top Prize €500

mon 30 sep All Day One Page Poetry Contest Category Poetry USA Entry Fee $25 Max word count 300 Top Prize $2,000

tue 01 oct All Day Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest Category Poetry International Entry Fee $22 Max word count 250 lines Top Prize $3,500

thu 31 oct All Day Anthology Poetry Competition 2024 Category Poetry International Entry Fee €18 Max word count 40 lines Top Prize €1000

sat 30 nov All Day Anthology Travel Writing Competition 2024 Category Non-fiction International Entry Fee €15 Max word count 1000 Top Prize €500

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Deadline: December 31, 2023 (Expired)

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Not Quite Write Prize for Flash Fiction

Not Quite Write

The Not Quite Write Prize for Flash Fiction challenges writers to create an original piece of flash fiction based on two typical writing prompts plus one ""anti-prompt"". An anti-prompt is a challenge to break a specific “rule” of writing while telling a great story. Participants compete for AU$2,000 in cash prizes, including AU$1,000 for the winner, cash prizes for the entire shortlist and two bonus ‘wildcard’ prizes. Winners are read aloud on the Not Quite Write podcast, where the judges share in-depth analysis about the entries and offer free writing advice. The Not Quite Write Prize for Flash Fiction is hosted in Australia and open to all writers of any age and level of ability around the world.

Publication on the Not Quite Write website and podcast

Deadline: April 21, 2024

Crime, Fantasy, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Horror, Humor, Mystery, Romance, Science Fiction, Science Writing, Thriller, Young Adult

Write By The Sea Literary Festival 2024

Write By the Sea

Write By The Sea is a dynamic boutique literary festival set in the beautiful fishing village of Kilmore Quay, County Wexford. The independent panel of judges will select the winners of each category and winners will be invited to read their work as part of the Festival.

2nd: €300 | 3rd: €200 | Publication

Deadline: June 21, 2024

Fiction, Flash Fiction, Memoir, Poetry

The Free Verse Prize

Poetry Society

The Free Verse Prize is a new poetry prize, which supports the Free Verse Poetry Book and Magazine Fair. The judge is poet and former Poetry Book Fair director, Chrissy Williams. Poems can be on any theme, and should have fewer than 40 lines.

Publication in Poetry News and the Poetry Book Fair programme

Deadline: March 18, 2024

Kinsman Poetry Slam

Kinsman Avenue Publishing, Inc

Poetry entries wanted for the upcoming collection, SLAM! Up to $300 in cash prizes. We are looking for captivating rhythm, form, hard-hitting themes of culture, resilience, passion, and justice. BIPOC Poets are encouraged to submit. Entries should have unpredictable patterns of rhyme and explore free verse and playfulness with language.

Publication in Kinsman Quarterly and the "SLAM" anthology.

Deadline: April 30, 2024

Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize

The 2024 Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize, the fifteenth edition of the prestigious prize, is open from 1 February to 1 July 2024. Exceptionally international in scope, the prize supports writers who have not yet published a book-length work, with no limits on age, gender, nationality, or background. The winners of each category will receive a £1,000 cash prize and publication in Wasafiri magazine.

Publication

Deadline: June 30, 2024

Fiction, Poetry, Short Story

Jim Martin Memorial Story Contest

Arizona Mystery Writers

Every year the Arizona Mystery Writers hosts the Jim Martin Memorial Story Contest. Naturally, since we’re the Arizona Mystery Writers, we want a mystery story, but we’re flexible about the boundaries of that category, and we also accept thrillers and suspense stories. It doesn’t matter if your story’s characters are in outer space, riding horses, or living underground. Costumes and settings don’t matter as long as the story is a mystery, thriller, or suspense tale as described.

2nd: $100 | 3rd: $75

Deadline: August 01, 2024

Fiction, Mystery, Short Story

Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers

University of Tulsa

The Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers honor the work of writers at the beginning of their careers. $500 prizes will be awarded in both the fiction and poetry categories, and the winning manuscripts will appear in the spring issue of Nimrod. Winners will have the chance to work with the Nimrod board of editors to refine and edit their manuscripts before publication.

Deadline: July 15, 2024

HG Wells Short Story Competition

HG Wells Competition

There are two different competitions in 2024: one for those 21 and under, and one for those over 21. The competition for those 21 and under is free to enter and has a prize of £1,000 for the winning entry. All shortlisted entries will also be published in a quality, professionally published paperback anthology.

Under 21: £1,000 | Over 21: £500

Deadline: July 08, 2024

Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction, Short Story

42 Miles Press Poetry Award

42 Miles Press

The 42 Miles Press Poetry Award was created in an effort to bring urgent and original voices to the poetry reading public. The prize is offered annually to any poet writing in English, including poets who have never published a full-length book as well as poets who have published several. New and Selected collections of poems are also welcome.

Deadline: June 15, 2024

Tusculum Review Nonfiction Chapbook Prize

The Tusculum Review

A prize of $1,000, publication of the essay in The Tusculum Review’s 20th Anniversary Issue (2024), and creation of a limited edition stand-alone chapbook with original art is awarded. Editors of The Tusculum Review and contest judge Mary Cappello will determine the winner of the 2024 prize.

Essay, Non-fiction

Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize

Marsh Hawk Press

Beginning December 1, 2023, Marsh Hawk Press is accepting submissions of poetry manuscripts to the annual Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prizes. Deadline is April 30, 2024. We welcome submissions from emerging as well as established poets. The winner of the Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize receives $1,000.00, book publication and promotion. Winners of the Robert Creeley and Rochelle Ratner prizes, selected from finalists, receive $250.00 each.

$1000 + publication

Maggie Award for Prepublished Writers

Georgia Romance Writers

The purpose of the Prepublished Maggie Award for Excellence is to encourage, recognize, and reward the mastery of romance writing by Prepublished authors of romantic fiction. The Maggie Award is a symbol of achievement given by the Georgia Romance Writers (GRW) to bring special attention to these writers. The Maggie Award, a silver medallion commissioned by GRW, receives national attention.

Fiction, Novel, Romance

Fabula Press Short Story Contest

Fabula Press

Fabula Press’ annual short story competition has two segments – a free section, and a paid section. At least 3 submissions from the free section will be selected for publication in the Fabula Press Anthology and on the Fabula Press website; for paid submissions, at least twelve entries will be included in the anthology on the website. There is no theme for our contests; also, barring a few exceptions, we are flexible about genre

2nd: $250 | 3rd: $100 | Stories selected for publication: $75

Deadline: June 07, 2024

Maggie Award for Published Writers

The purpose of the Published Maggie Award for Excellence is to recognize the achievements of published authors of romantic fiction. The Maggie Award is a symbol of achievement given by the Georgia Romance Writers (GRW) to bring special attention to these authors. The Maggie, a silver medallion commissioned by GRW, receives national attention. Books will be ranked by librarians, booksellers, and other professionals in the publishing industry.​​

Deadline: April 05, 2024

Novel, Romance

Creative Nonfiction Prize

Indiana Review

Send us one creative nonfiction piece, up to 5000 words, for a chance at $1000 + publication. This year's contest will be judged by Lars Horn.

Deadline: March 31, 2024

Essay, Fiction, Non-fiction

Indiana Review Poetry Prize

For our Poetry Prize, send no more than three poems in a single document. The winner will be awarded $1000 and publication in an upcoming issue of Indiana Review. This year's contest will be judged by Oliver Baez Bendorf.

Self-Publishing Literary Awards

Black Caucus

Through this contest, the BCALA honors the best self-published ebooks by an African American author in the U.S. in both fiction and poetry genres. These awards acknowledge outstanding achievement in the presentation of the cultural, historical and sociopolitical aspects of the Black Diaspora. The purpose is to encourage the artistic expression of the African American experience via literature and scholarly research including biographical, historical, and social history treatments by African Americans.

💰 Fee: FREE

Deadline: February 29, 2024

Fiction, Non-fiction, Novel, Poetry

Jane Martin Poetry Prize

Girton College

The Jane Martin Poetry Prize is a national poetry competition, established in 2010, in memory of Girton alumna, Jane Elizabeth Martin (1978 Classics) through the generous support of Professor Sir Laurence Martin. Now in its 14th year, this national prize for young poets is a key part of the College’s support for poetry and will be of interest to all those who are serious about literary excellence. The competition is judged by experts drawn from across the literary world and academia. We are thrilled that this year the panel will be led by two judges – Abigail Parry and Bohdan Piasecki.

Deadline: March 15, 2024

Inception 2024: $500 for Best Opening

Sunspot Literary Journal

Beginnings have the power to spark passion or curiosity. They might immediately connect a specific place and time with an emotional tone. The best openings offer a feeling, atmosphere, action, or image that is gripping, and hints at more to come. Meaning, thoughtfulness, emotions, or tone draw audiences into the moment. For Sunspot Lit’s Inception contest, send your best opening. There are no restrictions on theme, category, or the length of the piece or collection from which the excerpt comes.

Fiction, Poetry

Elegant Literature's Award For New Writers

Elegant Literature

One of the largest awards open to unpublished writers, and the only one closed to professionals. We are the first magazine to pay pro rates and only accept submissions from new writers, putting over $100k into the hands of emerging talent around the globe. One new writer receives the grand prize. We also choose the best stories, pay the authors professional rates, and publish them in our magazine.

Paid publication, 25 x $20 USD | Free entry to Novelist Accelerator

Crime, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Humor, Mystery, Romance, Science Fiction, Short Story, Thriller, Young Adult, Flash Fiction, Science Writing

The Pinch Literary Awards & Page Prize

The Pinch Literary Journal

The 2023 Pinch Literary Awards accepts poetry and fiction. The 2023 Page Prize accepts non-fiction.

$2000 for poetry & fiction winners

$1000 for Page Prize winner

Fiction, Poetry, Short Story, Non-fiction

Ironclad Creative Short Story Competition

Ironclad Creative CIC

Ironclad Creative CIC exists to support writers and theatre-makers, with training, networking and chances to showcase their work. The Ironclad Creative Short Story Competition is for both published and unpublished writers. We’re looking for original writing in English and you can be from anywhere in the world.

2nd: £50 | 3rd & 4th: £25 | 10 short-listed entries: publication

Novel Fair 2025

Irish Writers Centre

Now in its 13th year, the Novel Fair is an annual competition initiated by the Irish Writers Centre. Described by The Irish Times as ‘A Dragons’ Den for writers’, each year the Fair introduces twelve up-and-coming writers to top publishers and literary agents, giving novelists the opportunity to bypass the slush pile, pitch their ideas and place their synopsis and sample chapters directly into the hands of industry professionals.

Present your novel to leading publishers and agents at the Irish Writers Centre

Deadline: September 30, 2024

Fiction, Novel

The Heartland Review Open Calls

The Heartland Review

Founded in 2000, The Heartland Review (ISSN: 2473-9545) is published in the spring and fall as an imprint of The Heartland Review Press. Our biannual journal publishes fiction, creative nonfiction/fiction, and poetry of any all subcategories, styles, and voices. Our writers have ranged in age from 15 to 80+ from around the world. We consider established writers as well as emerging writers. In the past we have reserved space for student writers and emerging artists. We are currently accepting poetry.

Publication in The Heartland Review

Deadline: April 15, 2024

High School Academic Research Competition

Columbia Undergraduate Science Journal

The High School Academic Research Competition is where talented students from around the world compete to publish high-quality research on any topic. SARC challenges students to sharpen their critical thinking skills, immerse themselves in the research process, and hone their writing skills for success.

Indigo Research Intensive Summer Program

Deadline: March 20, 2024

Annual Student Essay Contest

Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum

For this year’s Essay Contest, we are asking students to think about why the story of the Oklahoma City bombing is important today.

Deadline: March 04, 2024

Solas Awards

Best Travel Writing

Extraordinary stories about travel and the human spirit have been the cornerstones of our books since 1993. With the Solas Awards we honor writers whose work inspires others to explore. We’re looking for the best stories about travel and the world. Funny, illuminating, adventurous, uplifting, scary, inspiring, poignant stories that reflect the unique alchemy that occurs when you enter unfamiliar territory and begin to see the world differently as a result. We hope these awards will be a catalyst for those who love to leave home and tell others about it.

Deadline: September 21, 2024

Essay, Non-fiction, Travel

Creative Writing Award for Short Fiction

Aesthetica Magazine

The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award celebrates outstanding writers. The Award was launched after the publication of Aesthetica Magazine, as a way to support the next generation of literary talent. The Creative Writing Award is open to Poetry and Short Fiction submissions on any theme, however, we are particularly interested in works that reflect upon our ever changing world.

Publication in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual | A five-day course from Arvon | Consultation with Redhammer Management | Six-week writing short stories course from Curtis Brown Creative

Deadline: August 31, 2024

Creative Writing Award for Poetry

Publication in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual | Two online masterclasses with Arvon | A course from the Poetry School

Dzanc Books Short Story Collection Competition

Dzanc Books

The Dzanc Books Short Story Collection Prize celebrates imaginative and inventive writing in book-length collections (generally over 40,000 words, but there is no hard minimum). Past winners include Suzi Ehtesham-Zadeh (Zan), Nino Cipri (Homesick), Anne Valente (By Light We Knew Our Names), Chaya Bhuvaneswar (White Dancing Elephants), Jen Grow (My Life as a Mermaid), Julie Stewart (Water and Blood), and Ethel Rohan (In the Event of Contact). The winning submission will be awarded a $2,500 advance and publication by Dzanc Books.

Dzanc Books Prize for Fiction

The Dzanc Books Prize for Fiction recognizes daring, original, and innovative novels (generally over 40,000 words, but there is no hard minimum). A $5,000 advance and publication by Dzanc Books will be awarded to the winner. Finalists will be compiled in-house and passed along for evaluation to this year’s judges: Alan Michael Parker, Chika Unigwe, and Sarah Yahm, author of The Moveables, which was chosen as the winner of last year’s Prize for Fiction.

Memoir/Fiction Book Contest for IML Publications

We are a boutique publishing company that is dedicated to amplifying the voices of contemporary writers who are nomads and explorers of language, form, and the psyche. High-quality “unpublished” manuscript submissions of memoir, fiction and non-fiction entrusted to us will be read, sorted and pondered by our esteemed author, Jacqueline Gay Walley.

Possible publication

Deadline: October 01, 2024

Fiction, Memoir, Non-fiction, Novel

International Welsh Poetry Competition 2024

International Welsh Poetry Competition

The first Welsh Poetry Competition was set up by poet & writer Dave Lewis in 2007. Officially launched on St David’s Day at Clwb-Y-Bont, Pontypridd, 2007 the aim is to encourage and foster the wealth of creative writing talent that we know exists in Wales but currently languishes in the doldrums. The aim is to inspire people to capture life in the present day and to give a voice to a new generation of poets and writers. We are not interested in purely academic types of literature but would much rather see pure raw passion burst onto the creative writing scene in Wales.

2nd: £250 | 3rd: £100 | 17 runners-up: commended entries and future publication in anthology

ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize

Australian Book Review

ABR welcomes entries in the 2024 ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize. The Jolley Prize is worth a total of $12,500 and is for an original work of short fiction of between 2,000 and 5,000 words, written in English. This is the fifteenth time the Jolley Prize has run and it is one of the world’s leading prizes for short fiction.

2nd: $4000 AUD | 3rd: $2500 AUD

Deadline: April 22, 2024

Discover the finest writing contests of 2024 for fiction and non-fiction authors — including short story competitions, essay writing competitions, poetry contests, and many more. Updated weekly, these contests are vetted by Reedsy to weed out the scammers and time-wasters. If you’re looking to stick to free writing contests, simply use our filters as you browse.

Why you should submit to writing contests

Submitting to poetry competitions and free writing contests in 2024 is absolutely worth your while as an aspiring author: just as your qualifications matter when you apply for a new job, a writing portfolio that boasts published works and award-winning pieces is a great way to give your writing career a boost. And not to mention the bonus of cash prizes!

That being said, we understand that taking part in writing contests can be tough for emerging writers. First, there’s the same affliction all writers face: lack of time or inspiration. Entering writing contests is a time commitment, and many people decide to forego this endeavor in order to work on their larger projects instead — like a full-length book. Second, for many writers, the chance of rejection is enough to steer them clear of writing contests. 

But we’re here to tell you that two of the great benefits of entering writing contests happen to be the same as those two reasons to avoid them.

When it comes to the time commitment: yes, you will need to expend time and effort in order to submit a quality piece of writing to competitions. That being said, having a hard deadline to meet is a great motivator for developing a solid writing routine.

Think of entering contests as a training session to become a writer who will need to meet deadlines in order to have a successful career. If there’s a contest you have your eye on, and the deadline is in one month, sit down and realistically plan how many words you’ll need to write per day in order to meet that due date — and don’t forget to also factor in the time you’ll need to edit your story!

For tips on setting up a realistic writing plan, check out this free, ten-day course: How to Build a Rock-Solid Writing Routine.

In regards to the fear of rejection, the truth is that any writer aspiring to become a published author needs to develop relatively thick skin. If one of your goals is to have a book traditionally published, you will absolutely need to learn how to deal with rejection, as traditional book deals are notoriously hard to score. If you’re an indie author, you will need to adopt the hardy determination required to slowly build up a readership.

The good news is that there’s a fairly simple trick for learning to deal with rejection: use it as a chance to explore how you might be able to improve your writing.

In an ideal world, each rejection from a publisher or contest would come with a detailed letter, offering construction feedback and pointing out specific tips for improvement. And while this is sometimes the case, it’s the exception and not the rule.

Still, you can use the writing contests you don’t win as a chance to provide yourself with this feedback. Take a look at the winning and shortlisted stories and highlight their strong suits: do they have fully realized characters, a knack for showing instead of telling, a well-developed but subtly conveyed theme, a particularly satisfying denouement?

The idea isn’t to replicate what makes those stories tick in your own writing. But most examples of excellent writing share a number of basic craft principles. Try and see if there are ways for you to translate those stories’ strong points into your own unique writing.

Finally, there are the more obvious benefits of entering writing contests: prize and publication. Not to mention the potential to build up your readership, connect with editors, and gain exposure.

Resources to help you win writing competitions in 2024

Every writing contest has its own set of submission rules. Whether those rules are dense or sparing, ensure that you follow them to a T. Disregarding the guidelines will not sway the judges’ opinion in your favor — and might disqualify you from the contest altogether. 

Aside from ensuring you follow the rules, here are a few resources that will help you perfect your submissions.

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It’s exciting to send a piece of writing off to a contest. However, once the initial excitement wears off, you may be left waiting for a while. Some writing contests will contact all entrants after the judging period — whether or not they’ve won. Other writing competitions will only contact the winners. 

Here are a few things to keep in mind after you submit:

Many writing competitions don’t have time to respond to each entrant with feedback on their story. However, it never hurts to ask! Feel free to politely reach out requesting feedback — but wait until after the selection period is over.

If you’ve submitted the same work to more than one writing competition or literary magazine, remember to withdraw your submission if it ends up winning elsewhere.

After you send a submission, don’t follow it up with a rewritten or revised version. Instead, ensure that your first version is thoroughly proofread and edited. If not, wait until the next edition of the contest or submit the revised version to other writing contests.

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Applications for 2023 NCCA Writers' Prize with P250,000 grant are now open

By NICK GARCIA Published Feb 22, 2023 12:12 pm

Aspiring Filipino authors, this is your chance to get your work published. The National Commission for Culture and the Arts is now accepting entries for its biennial 2023 NCCA Writers' Prize.

In a Facebook post, the NCCA said it would choose five writers, one each in the categories of poetry (Ibaloi), novel (Filipino), essay/creative nonfiction (Bikol), short story (Pangasinense), and drama (Cebuano).

Chosen applicants will be granted P250,000 each to assist them as they finish their writing project in a year's time.

Poetry applicants must have an initial output of 10 poems with one poem per page. The final output must be at least 30 poems.

Novel applicants must have an initial output of their story's first 50 pages. The final output must have a minimum of 50,000 words.

The initial output for essay/creative nonfiction and short story applicants must have three works with at least 2,000 words each. At least 12 are required for the final output with at least 2,000 words each.

For drama applicants, the initial output should be one act for a full-length play, if not two one-act plays. The final output must be a full-length play with at least three acts, if not five one-act plays.

The final manuscript will then be endorsed to the NCCA for possible publication or staging.

Applicants are required to submit the following:

  • accomplished entry form in .pdf format
  • notarized declaration with consent and release in .pdf format
  • curriculum vitae
  • a 3 to 5 concept paper discussing the rationale and significance of the project

All entries should be addressed and submitted to the NCCA Writers' Prize Secretariat, the Program Management Division (PMD) – Arts Section, and the NCCA at [email protected] .

The deadline for applications is on June 30.

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NICK GARCIA

Nick writes about politics, law, health, entertainment, and pop culture, among others. Outside work, he's a wannabe musician and cook. Email him at [email protected] .

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IN PHOTOS: Miss Universe Philippines 2024 candidates

MANILA, Philippines – The search for our next Miss Universe Philippines officially begins! 

The Miss Universe Philippines (MUPH) organization introduced on Sunday, February 18, the 55 candidates who are competing in the pageant’s 2024 edition. 

For the first time in the pageant’s history, this year’s candidates were chosen through the Accredited Partners Program , wherein only accredited partners approved by the MUPH organization can select the candidates from their respective localities through local pageants or appointments. Meaning, these official delegates in the national competition were either representatives appointed by these partners or winners of the local pageants. 

Familiar names among this year’s hopefuls are pageant veterans Victoria Velasquez Vincent (Miss Universe Philippines-Charity 2021), Kris Tiffany Janson (Miss Intercontinental 2014 2nd runner-up), Stacey Gabriel (Binibining Pilipinas 2022 2nd runner-up), Ahtisa Manalo (Miss International 2018 1st runner-up), and Christi McGarry (Miss Intercontinental 2015 1st runner-up). 

The 2024 roster also includes candidates representing overseas Filipino communities, such as Australia, northern and southern California, Florida, Hawaii, Miami, and the United Kingdom. 

As of writing, the organization has yet to announce the details for its national pageant. Makati’s Michelle Dee , who finished in the Top 10 of the international edition, will be crowning her successor.

The Miss Universe 2024 pageant will also be the first edition without age restrictions for the candidates. This comes after mothers and wives were welcomed into the competition starting 2023. 

Here are the official photos of the delegates posted by the MUPH organization: 

Adult, Female, Person

Bantayan Island

Adult, Female, Person

Cagayan de Oro

Adult, Female, Person

Davao del Sur

Adult, Female, Person

Northern California

Adult, Female, Person

Nueva Ecija

Adult, Female, Person

Occidental Mindoro

Clothing, Dress, Fashion

Pagadian City

Fashion, Adult, Female

Quezon City

Adult, Female, Person

Quezon Province

Clothing, Dress, Adult

San Pablo, Laguna

Adult, Female, Person

Southern California

Adult, Female, Person

Talisay City

Adult, Female, Person

United Kingdom

Clothing, Dress, Adult

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