The Elmbridge Literary Competition offers free entry to young writers aged 5-17. This year’s theme is “Enigma”. Send one poem and/or one story. Deadline: 28 February 2022. Full details here.
Nine Arches Press – Magazine and Full Collection Submissions
Nine Arches Press has opened its bi-annual submissions window for poetry collections until 30 November 2015. Poets should have a record of previous publications, but should not have previously published a collection for the Nine Arches Press Debut series. Send a sample of twenty poems in one document.
Nine Arches is also looking for poems for its magazine, ‘Under the Radar’. Send up to six original, unpublished poems (or short fiction up to a max. 3,000 words) through the online submission system. Again, check the website for full details.
Please read the full information on the Nine Arches website before submitting: http://ninearchespress.com/submissions.html
Scottish Mental Health Festival Writing Competition
http://www.mhfestival.com/writing-awards Deadline 25 July 2014.
Lazy copying and pasting from their website below:
Led by Bipolar Scotland, this competition allows people to enter work into categories including:
• Short stories
• Newspaper articles
• Diary/Blog entries
The theme for all categories is “Power”, we are interested in your interpretation of the theme and encourage innovative and diverse perspectives – the limit is your imagination.
Winning and highly commended entries in each category will be honoured at an awards ceremony during the Festival in October. Full details of this event will be announced with the launch of the Festival programme in September.
More details can be found on our news page.
Entries must be received no later than 5pm, Friday 25th July 2014.