A comprehensive list of writing competitions accepting international entries. A list of poetry competitions, short story competitions and non-fiction writing competitions. Plus a list of websites that link to writing competitions from around the world.
International Poetry Competitions and Poetry Contests
International Short Story Competitions
Links to International Writing Competition Websites
Winning Spirit Award 2010 - Poetry
An annual poetry competition in 4 rounds throughout the year. Open to all nationalities and all genres. Poetry collections of 4-10 poems. Prizes are: First Prize: €1000, Second Prize: €200, Third Prize: €100. Finalists along with merited poetry collections will be published in an anthology
Closing Date: 30 September 2010, 30 November 2010
Tom Howard/John H. Reid Poetry Contest 2010
Annual USA poetry competition. $3,000. Second prize: $1,000. Third prize: $400. Fourth prize: $250. Six Most Highly Commended Awards of $150 each. The top 10 entries will be published on the Winning Writers website.
Closing Date: 30 September 2010
Global Short Story Competition
A monthly short story writing competition run by Durham University and open to entrants from around the world. Cash prizes of £100 for the winner and £25 for the runner-up. Winning entries are published on the Global Short Story website.
Winning Spirit Award 2010 - Short Fiction
An annual short fiction competition in 4 rounds throughout the year. Open to all nationalities and all genres. Prizes are: First Prize: €1000, Second Prize: €200, Third Prize: €100. Finalists along with 17 merited stories will be published in an anthology
Closing Date: 30 November 2010
Riptide International Short Story Competition 2010
Closing Date: 20th May 2010
New Zealand Poetry Society
The Poetry Kit