April 2024

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Wigtown International Poetry Prize

awards £1500 to the winning entry,

welcoming poems of up to 40 lines, on any theme.

Worldwide entries are welcome.

Entry Fee: £7

Deadline: 6 May, 2024

Visit www.wigtownpoetryprize.com for full details

The Anne Brown Essay Prize

£1500 for the best literary essay by a writer in or from Scotland.

Invites fresh, insightful short-form writing

Entries may be on any subject and entry is free.

Deadline: 31 May, 2024

Name: Creative Writing NZ Short Story Prize 2024

Country: International competition open to entrants worldwide.

Closing date: 11.59pm(NZST) on April 30, 2024

Results announced: by June 30th, 2024

Judge: Lucie Brownlee

1st prize: $1,000, a free creative writing course of the winners choice and publication on our website.

Runners-up: $200 each and a free creative writing course of choice.

Entry fee: $9

Word count: 3,000 words maximum.

Open theme/subject/genre

Link: https://creativewriting.co.nz/competition/the-creative-writing-nz-short-story-prize-2024/

Ver Poets Open Competition 2024
Judge Merryn Williams
Closing Date April 30th 2024
1st prize £600; 2nd prize £300; 3rd prize £100
plus anthology of winning and selected poems The Ver Prize 2024
Entry fee: £4 per poem, 3 poems for £10, £3 per poem thereafter
Theme and form open; no more than 30 lines
Entries to Competitions Secretary 23 Nightingale Walk Windsor SL4 3HS
or by email terryjones49@googlemail.com
entry form and details on website www.verpoets.co.uk

Southport Writers’ Circle Annual International Poetry Competition 2024

Closing date: 30/04/24

Chief Judge: Judith Railton

£3 per entry or 4 for £10

First Prize: £150, Second Prize: £75, Third Prize: £25

Catherine Fenerty Humour Prize: £25

All entries must be original and unpublished (including online)

Max 40 lines

English Only (dialect allowable)

Entry Details and Full Rules at http://www.swconline.co.uk

The Rooker Prize 2024
Chair of Judging Panel: Karen Dobres (former Lewes FC director, founder of The Rooker Prize)
Judges: Georgia Byng (children’s author); Suzie Wrack (writer and football journalist), Mark Crick (author)
Write the first 250 words of your novel or memoir and send them in to Rooker@LewesFC.com,
subject line: ROOKER PRIZE ENTRY, including your name and contact details
1st Prize: £250 to a charity of your choice, a trophy,
and a session with a top editor at Hachette UK’s headquarters in London
Highly Commended: features on Lewes FC’s website
All entrants must be owners of 100% community-owned Lewes Football Club.
It’s easy to become an owner for £50 – sign up for your single share here:

https://lewesfc.com/become-an-owner
Full details: https://lewesfc.com/news/the-rooker-prize-2024
Closing Date: Friday 19th April 2024
Winner Announced on 27th April 2024 (International Crow and Raven Appreciation Day)
The Rooker Prize is sponsored by The Rockonteurs and Hachette UK