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Writing Competitions (International & UK)

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Writing Competitions (International & UK)

The following list consists of links to submission calendars for UK and International writing competitions. These links will be regularly updated. January 1st January 2017 – Exeter Novel Prize 6th January 2017 – Georgina Henry/Women in Journalism Award for Innovation 9th January 2017 – Notting Hill Editions Essay Prize 9th January 2017 – Templar Poetry Portfolio Awards 9th January 2017 – The Feature Script Competition 12th January 2017 – Orwell Prize 15th January 2017 – Basil Bunting Poetry Award 15th January 2017 – Keats-Shelley Prize 16th January 2017 – Magma Poetry Competition 20th January 2017- National Memory Day Creative Writing Competition 20th January 2015 – KISHBOO Short Story Competition 23rd January 2017 – Wilbur Smith Prizes 29th January 2017 – Strokestown International Poetry Prize 30th January 2017 – Open House 2017 30th January 2017 – The Red Planet Prize 31st January 2017 – Arundel Festival Theatre Trail Writers’ Competition 31st January 2017 – Bath Flash Fiction Novella in Flash 31st January 2017 – Caine Prize for African Writing TBC 31st January 2017 – Dundee International Book Prize TBC January 2017 – BBC International Playwriting Competition 31st January 2017 – Fish Short Memoir Contest 31st January 2017 – Hippocrates Prize 31st January 2017 – Plough Prize TBC 31st January 2017 – Plymouth Writers’ Group Open Competition 31st January 2017 – Poetry Business Book & Pamphlet 31st January 2017- Poetry Business New Poet’s Prize 31st January 2017 – Teignmouth Poetry Festival Competition 31st January 2015 – British Haiku Awards 31st January 2015 – The Caine Prize for African Writing 31st January 2015 – Chudleigh Phoenix Annual Short Story Competition 31st January 2015 – Fish Prize for Memoir 31st January 2015 – James White Award 31st January 2015 – Kent and Sussex Poetry Society Open Competition 31st January 2015 – New Venture Theatre and Sussex Playwrights Ten-Minute Play Competition 31st January 2015 – Crime Writers Association Debut Dagger Award February 2nd February 2017 – Northern Writers’ Awards TBC 10th February 2017 – Lucy Cavendish College Fiction Prize 13th February 2017 – Writers’ and Artists’ Yearbook 2017 Short Story Competition 14th February 2017 – Spotlight First Novel Competition TBC 14th February 2017 – York Literature Festival/YorkMix Poetry Competition TBC 17th February 2017 – Christopher Tower Poetry Competition 20th February 2017 – Reader’s Digest 100-word Competition 20th February 2017 – Emerging Writer Award 28th February 2017- Artificium Short Stories and In Brief 28th February 2017 – Exeter Writers Short Story Competition 28th February 2017 – Crime Writers Association Debut Dagger Award 28th February 2017  – Crime Writers Association Margery Allingham Short Story Competition 28th February 2017 – Fish Flash Fiction Contest 28th February 2017 – Kelpies Prize TBC 28th February 2017 – Papatango New Writing Prize 28th February 2017 – The Bristol Poetry Prize 28th February 2017 – Writers Bureau Annual Short Story 28th February 2015 – Fish Prize for Flash Fiction 28th February 2015 – Dark Tales Short Story Competition  28th February 2015 – Exeter Writers Short Story Competition 28th February 2015 – The Fiction Desk Ghost Story...

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Poetry Publishers

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Poetry Publishers

A Abbey Press Anvil Press Poetry Arabesques Press Arc Publications Arrowhead Press B Black Moss Press Blackstaff Press Bloodaxe Books C Cervena Barva Press Chuffed Buff Books Cinnamon Press City Lights Coffee House Press The Conversation Paperpress D Dangerously Poetic Press David Paul Press Dedalus Poetry Press Diamond Twig E Egg Box Publishing The Emma Press Erbacce Press Etruscan Books F Faber and Faber Fighting Cock Press Five Island Press Five Leaves Publishing Flambard Press Flapjack Press Flarestack Poets The Frogmore Press G Ginninderra Press Gomer Press Graywolf Press H Happenstance Press Hidden Brook Press I Indigo Dreams Innersurf Publishing Interactive Press Iron Press Ixnay Press J K Katabasis Knives, Forks and Spoons L Lapwing Poetry Litmus Press M Mariscat Press Mayapple Press Milk Weed Mudfog Press Mulfran Press N Naked Light Nasty Little Press Nine Arches Press Noemi Press O The Oscars Press Oystercatcher Press Oversteps Books P Papyrus Publishing Pecan Grove Press Pighog Press Poetry Salzburg Poetry Space Ltd. Post Pressed PressPress Q R Ragged Raven Press Reality Street The Red Ceilings Press The Rialto Route Rubicon Press S Salmon Publishing Ltd. Salt Publishing Sarabande Books Saxon Books Seren Books Shearsman Books Shoestring Press Sine Wave Peak Sixteen Rivers Smokestack Press Soft Skull Soul Asylum Poetry & Publishing Inc. Soundswrite Press Spectacular Books Spinifex Press Stride Publications T Templar Poetry Time Being Books Two Rivers Press U V Veer Books W Ward Wood Publishing Whirling Chair Wisteria Press X Y Z Zoo...

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Literary Awards & Prizes

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Literary Awards & Prizes

UK Awards (for UK citizens) Author’s Club First Novel Award Betty Trask Award Man Booker Prize The National Book Awards Chancellor’s Gold Medal Desmond Elliott Prize (annual award for a first novel written in English and published in the UK) Forward Prize Hawthornden Prize Hessell-Tiltman Prize James Tait Black Memorial Prize for biography James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction John Llewellyn Rhys Prize Marsh Biography Award Meyer-Whitworth Award Newdigate Prize The Orwell Prize Samuel Johnson Prize Somerset Maugham Award T. S. Eliot Prize Waverton Good Read Award Costa Book Awards International Awards Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for children’s and youth literature Balint Balassi Memorial Sword Award for poets and translators (presented annually to outstanding Hungarian poets and European poets who translate pieces of Hungarian literature) The Bookseller Diagram Prize (for Oddest Book Title of the Year) Commonwealth Book Prize Commonwealth Writers’ Prize – Best First Book Commonwealth Writers’ Prize – Best Book Costa Book Awards for writers based in the UK and Ireland Dayton Literary Peace Prize Duff Cooper Prize Dundee International Book Prize Desmond Elliott Prize (annual award for a first novel written in English and published in the UK) European Union Prize for Literature Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize Goethe Prize Guardian First Book Award Hans Christian Andersen Award for children’s literature IMPAC Dublin Literary Award Independent Foreign Fiction Prize International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award Jan Michalski Prize for Literature Jerusalem Prize KONS International Literary Award LA Times Book Prize for Fiction Man Booker International Prize Montreal International Poetry Prize National Book Award for Fiction for a book written by an American citizen and published by an American publisher National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction honours the best literature published in the United States Neustadt International Prize for Literature Nobel Prize in Literature Ovid Prize Paris Literary Prize PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction Premio Iberoamericano Planeta-Casa de América de Narrativa Princess of Asturias Awards Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Women’s Prize for Fiction English Language Chancellor’s Gold Medal for poetry Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for English-language women playwrights Lionel Gelber Prize Warwick Prize for Writing Truman Capote Award for literary criticism in the English language – University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. The Marsh Children’s Literature in Translation Award Biography Marsh Biography Award – awarded biennially for the best biography written by a British author and first published in the UK during the two preceding years. Children’s Literature Newbery Medal and Newbery Honor (USA) Carnegie Medal (UK) Caldecott Medal and Caldecott Honor (USA) for illustration Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards (Australia) Governor General’s Award for English language Children’s Literature (Canada) Jane Addams Children’s Book Award (USA) Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal (USA) Hans Christian Andersen Award (International) Kate Greenaway Medal for illustration (UK) Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award (USA) Guardian Award (UK) Coretta Scott King Award for African-American Literature (USA) Tir na n-Og Awards (Wales, UK) Nestlé Smarties Book Prize (UK) Literary Classics Children’s and Young Adult Book Awards (International) Prix Sorcières (France) Governor General’s Award for French language...

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Writing Retreats

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Writing Retreats

ALPHABETICAL LISTING A Abri Creative Writing Holidays Agriturismo Villa La Rogaia Almaserra Vella Arvon Writing Centres B Bica Boa Writing Retreat C Cabin on the Hill Casa Ana Writers’ Retreat Chalet la Giettaz Writing Retreat Cinnamon Press – Writing Week at Tyn-y-coed Circle of Misse The Coach House Cove Park Creative Escapes Cubertou Creative Writing Holiday F Farncombe Estate G Gorfanc Hideaway I Isle of Tanera Mor K Kalikalos Centre L La Muse Limnisa Writing Retreat M Montagnes in France Morrocan Writing Retreat with Carol Birch Mslexia’s Listings P Paxos Life Activities Poetry and Creative Writing at Chateau Ventenac S Scottish Book Trust Skyros Writers’ Lab T Ty Newydd Writers’ Centre W The Watermill at Posara Ways With Words Windbreak House The Write Retreat Ltd. Writers’ Retreat in Devon Writers’ Retreat in Spain The Writing Horse COUNTRY LISTING England Arvon Writing Centres Cabin on the Hill Farncombe Estate Writers’ Retreat in Devon France Abri Creative Writing Holidays Chalet la Giettaz Writing Retreat Circle of Misse Cubertou Creative Writing Holiday La Muse Montagnes in France Poetry and Creative Writing at Chateau Ventenac Greece Kalikalos Centre Limnisa Writing Retreat Paxos Life Activities Skyros Writers’ Lab Italy Agriturismo Villa La Rogaia The Watermill at Posara Ways With Words The Writing Horse Morroco Creative Escapes Morrocan Writing Retreat with Carol Birch Portugal Bica Boa Writing Retreat Scotland Arvon Writing Centres The Coach House Cove Park Isle of Tanera Mor Scottish Book Trust Spain Almaserra Vella Casa Ana Writers’ Retreat Writers’ Retreat in Spain USA Windbreak House Wales Cinnamon Press – Writing Week at Tyn-y-coed Gorfanc Hideaway Ty Newydd Writers’ Centre If you host a writing retreat and would like to be included please contact us and we’ll add you to our...

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Book Publishers

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Book Publishers

A Ablex Publishing Ace Books Academic Press Addison–Wesley Adler Publishing Akashic Books Aladdin Paperbacks Allen & Unwin Anaphora Literary Press André Deutsch Andrews McMeel Publishing Anova Books Anvil Press Poetry Applewood Books Apress Arcade Publishing Airiti Press AMZ Publications Arkham House ArtScroll Athabasca University Press Atheneum Publishers Atlas Press ATOM Books Augsburg Fortress B B & W Publishing Baen Books Baker Book House Banner of Truth Trust Basic Books Ballantine Books Bantam Books Bantam Spectra BBC Books Belknap Press Berg Publishers Berkley Books Bison Books A & C Black Black Dog Publishing Black Library Black Sparrow Books Blackwell Publishing Blake Publishing Bloodaxe Books Bloomsbury Publishing Plc Blue Ribbon Books Bowes & Bowes Marion Boyars Publishers Boydell & Brewer Breslov Research Institute Brill Butterworth-Heinemann C Caister Academic Press Cambridge University Press Candlewick Press Canongate Books Carcanet Press Carlton Publishing Group Carnegie Mellon University Press Casemate Publishers Cengage Learning Central European University Press Century Chambers Harrap Chatto and Windus Chick Publications Chronicle Books Churchill Livingstone City Lights Publishers Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press Collector’s Guide Publishing Collins Columbia University Press Concordia Publishing House Constable & Co Ltd Continuum International Publishing Group Copper Canyon Press Cork University Press Cornell University Press Coronet Books Craftsman Book Company CRC Press Creation Books Crown Publishing Group D Da Capo Press Daedalus Publishing Dalkey Archive Press Darakwon Press David & Charles DAW Books Dedalus Books Del Rey Books Delacorte Press Directmedia Publishing Dorling Kindersley Doubleday Douglas & McIntyre Dove Medical Press Dover Publications E Earthscan ECW Press Eel Pie Publishing Eerdmans Publishing Ellora’s Cave Elsevier Emerald Group Publishing Ewha Womans University Press Exact Change F Faber and Faber Fairview Press Farrar, Straus & Giroux Fearless Books Felony & Mayhem Press Flame Tree Publishing Flying Pen Press Focal Press Four Courts Press Free Press Frederick Fell Publishers, Inc. G Gefen Publishing House Good News Publishers Goose Lane Editions Graywolf Press Greenleaf Book Group Greenery Press Greenwillow Books Greenwood Publishing Group George Routledge & Sons Grosset & Dunlap Grove Press/Atlantic Monthly Press H Hachette Book Group USA Hackett Publishing Company Hamish Hamilton Harlequin Enterprises Ltd Harper & Brothers Harper & Row HarperCollins HarperPrism HarperTrophy Harry N. Abrams, Inc. Harvard University Press Harvest House Harvill Press at Random House Hawthorne Books Hay House Haynes Manuals Heinemann Heyday Books Hodder & Stoughton Hodder Headline Holland Park Press Holt McDougal Hoover Institution Press Horizon Scientific Press Houghton Mifflin House of Anansi Press The House of Murky Depths Humana Press Hyperion I Ian Allan Publishing Ignatius Press Indiana University Press Informa Healthcare Information Age Publishing Insomniac Press InterVarsity Press International Association of Engineers Island Press Ivyspring International Publisher J Jaico Publishing House John Murray John Wiley & Sons K Kehot Publication Society Kessinger Publishing Kluwer Academic Publishers Alfred A. Knopf Kodansha Kumarian Press L Ladybird Books Leaf Books Legend Books Libertas Academica Liberty Fund Library of America Lion Hudson Lion Publishing Little, Brown and Company Longman Lutterworth Press M McClelland and Stewart Macmillan Publishers Mandrake of Oxford Manchester University Press Manor House...

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Literary/Arts Festivals (UK)

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Literary/Arts Festivals (UK)

A Ashbourne Festival 19 June– 5 July 2015: Ashbourne Arts
, St John’s Community Hall, King Street, Ashbourne, DE6 1EA. Tel: 01335 348707. Email:info@ashbournearts.co.uk B Borders Book Festival 11-14 June 2015: Borders Book Festival, Harmony House, St Mary’s Road, Melrose, TD6 9LJ. 
Tel: 0844 357 1060. Email:info@bordersbookfestival.org Bridlington Poetry Festival 19-21 June 2015: Contact – Libraries and Information, Council Offices, Skirlaugh, HU11 5HN. Booking: 01482 392699. Email:brid.poetryfest@eastriding.gov.uk Buxton Festival 10-25 July 2015: Contact – Buxton Festival
, 3 The Square, 
Buxton
, Derbyshire, 
SK17 6AZ 
Tel: 01298 70395, Booking: 0845 12 72 190. Email:info@buxtonfestival.co.uk Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival (Words by the Sea) 17-20 September 2015 C Chorlton Arts Festival 15-24 May 2015: Arts festival with some literary events. D Dartington Hall Festival – The Telegraph Ways With Words 3-13 July 2015: Contact – Ways with Words
, Droridge Farm, 
Dartington
, Totnes
, Devon,
 TQ99 6JQ. 
Tel: 01803 867373. Booking: 01803 867311. Email: admin@wayswithwords.co.uk E Edinburgh Festival Fringe 7-31 August 2015: Contact – 180 High Street
, Edinburgh
, Scotland
 EH1 1QS. Tel. +44 (0)131 226 0026. Ticket booking (June-September only): +44 (0)131 226 0000. Email: admin@edfringe.com Edinburgh International Book Festival, 15-31 August 2015: Contact – Edinburgh International Book Festival
, 5 
Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, EH2 4DR. 
Tel: 0131 718 5666
. Email: admin@edbookfest.co.uk F Frome Festival 3-12 July 2015:  Contact – Frome Festival Ltd, 5 The Bridge, Frome, Somerset, BA11 1AR. Booking: 01373 455420 G Grassington Festival 13-28 June 2015: Contact – Grassington Festival, The Festival Office, Garrs Lane, Grassington, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 5AT. 
Tel: 01756 752691
. Email: info@grassington-festival.org.uk H Hebden Bridge Arts Festival 26 June – 5 July 2015: Contact – New Oxford House
, Albert Street, 
Hebden Bridge
, West Yorkshire 
HX7 7BT. Tel: 01422 842684. Email:helen@hbaf.co.uk Henley Festival 8-12 July 2015: Contact  – 14 Friday Street
, Henley-on-Thames, 
Oxfordshire
 RG9 1AH. 
Tel:01491 843400. Booking: 01491 843404. Email:info@henley-festival.co.uk Hampstead and Highgate Literary Festival No festival in 2015:  London Jewish Cultural Centre, Ivy House, 94-96 North End Road, London, NW11 7SX. Tel: 020 8511 7900. Email: litfest@ljcc.org.uk I J K L Ludlow Festival 2015 dates TBA: Ludlow Arts Festival Ltd, Head Office, Tenbury House, 36 Teme Street, Tenbury Wells, Worcs, WR15 8AA. Tel: 01584 819005. Email: admin@ludlowartsfestival.co.uk Lichfield Festival 3-12 July 2015: Contact – Festival Office
, 7 The Close, 
Lichfield, 
Staffordshire
 WS13 7LD. 
Tel: 01543 412121. Email: Lichfield.fest@lichfield-arts.org.uk Ledbury Poetry Festival 3-12 July 2015: Contact – Victoria Patch (Festival Manager)
, Ledbury Poetry Festival
, Church Street, Ledbury, 
Herefordshire, HR8 1DH
. Tel: 0845 458 1743
. Email: admin@poetry-festival.com Latitude Festival 16-19 July 2015: Henham Park, Southwold, Sunrise Coast, Suffolk M N National Eisteddfod of Wales 1-8 August 2015: Contact – 15 Mold Business Park, Wrexham Road, Mold, Flintshire, CH7 1XP. Tel: 0845 4090 400.  Email:gwyb@eisteddfod.org.uk Nain Book & Arts Festival 1-6 September 2015: 53 King Street, Nairn, IV12 4NP. Tel: 01667 451804 Email: enquiries@nairnfestival.co.uk O P Port Eliot Festival 30 July-2nd August 2015: Contact – Port Eliot Festival Office, St. Germans, Cornwall, PL12 5ND. Tel. 01503 232783. Email: info@porteliotfestival.com Q R Rye Festival 11-27 September 2015:  Tel: 07790 193000
. Email: info@ryeartsfestival.co.uk S St Magnus Festival 19-24 June 2015: Contact – St Magnus International Festival, 60 Victoria Street, Kirkwall, Orkney KW15 1DN. Tel: +44 (0)1856 871445. Email: info@stmagnusfestival.com T...

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