November 2023

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Café Writers Open Poetry Competition 2023

Open for entries until November 30th

Martin Figura: sole judge; no sifting.
1st Prize: £1000
2nd £300; 3rd £200
Five Commended Prizes of £50
Norfolk Prize £100
Best poem from a permanent resident not winning another prize.

Zoom Prizewinning event: @ Café Writers on 11th March, 2024

Fee: £4; £10/3, then £2 per poem.

Free entry, 1 poem, to any UK resident
for whom the cost of entering would be prohibitive

Length: 40 lines
Café Writers, 85, Gertrude Rd, Norwich, NR3 4SG
Check website for full rules:

Fish Publishing Short Story Prize
Judge: Sarah Hall

Word Limit: 5000

Closes: 30 November

Results: 1 April 2024; anthology published: July 2024

Entry Fees: €20 (€12 subsequent entries)


1st: €3000 + 5 day Short Story Workshop at the West Cork Literary Festival

2nd: and3rd: €300

7 Honourable Mentions: €200 each

Top Ten 10 stories published in the FISH ANTHOLOGY 2024

Online writing courses in short story, flash fiction, poetry and memoir;
and full range of editorial services for writers

January 5

@ Bradt Travel Guides & The Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards

50th Anniversary
Unpublished writers
Three finalists invited to attend the prize-giving in London in early 2024
where the winner will be crowned New Travel Writer of the Year.
1st prize: five nights’ all-inclusive at Calabash Cove Resort & Spa on St Lucia.
The winner also receives a paid commission to write about their trip for Traveller magazine.
2 runners-ups: three Bradt guides of their choice.
All shortlisted pieces published on the Bradt website.
Fee: £15 Length: no mention
Theme: ‘Taking the risk’
Judges: Hilary Bradt, founder of Bradt Guides; Adrian Phillips, MD of Bradt Guides;
Hugh Brune, Commercial Director of Bradt Guides; Amy Sohanpaul, editor of Traveller Magazine; Jonathan Lorie, travel-writing trainer and author of The Travel Writer’s Way.
Travel Writing Competition, Bradt Guides, 31A High Street, Chesham, Bucks HP5 1BW