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Default UK competitions June to July 09

Bridport Prize Story: 5000 wds. Poems: 42 lines max. Fee: 7 (story) 6 (poem). Prizes: 5000/1000/500/100 local award each category. Entry: Web post The Bridport Prize, PO Box 6910, DORSE. DT6 9BQ, Tel: 01308 428333
British and Czech Slovak Association Short Story comp
Story: 1500-2000 wds. Theme: Links between Britain and Czech Slovak republics. Fee: FREE. Prizes: 300/100. Entry: web (or email prize@bcsa.co.uk) post: BCSA Prize Administrator, 24 Ferndale, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 3NS, England
Cinammon Press Short Story, Poetry Novel/Novella Award
Novel/novella: First 10k wds. Fee: 16. Prizes: 400 commissioning fee, plus publishing contract. Entry: Web: post Meirion House, Glan yr afon, Tanygrisiau, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, LL41 3SU.
Leaf Books Postcard comp
Story or illustration: on one side of postcard or 150 words. Fee: 2.50 or 5 for 10. Prize: 100/full set of pocket books. Entry: Web post: Leaf, Gti, Valleys Innovation Centre, Abercynon, CF45 4SN.
Pages Short Story Competition
Story: 4000 wds. Fee: 4 1st entry, 2 others. Prizes: 60/40/20. (cheques/POs made payable to: Adeola Sheehy-Adekale). Rules: Will accept previously published work (provide details) Entry: web http://www.the-pages.blogspot.com/ post: Editor, The Pages, The Basement, 3 St. Michael's Rd, London, SW9 0SL
Rotherham Arts 'Mike Haywood' Creative Writing Comp
Story: 1800-2000 wds. Poems: 40 lines max. Fee: 1 per entry (max entry limit of 3 stories or 4 poems). Prizes: 75/2x50 in each category. Rules: Nom de plumes only on entries. Real name details on cover sheet or entry form. Entry: Graham Rippon, 19 Godric Drive, Brinsworth, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S60 5AN
Trowell and District Writers Short Story Comp (no website)
Story: 2000 wds. Poem: 40 lines. Article: 1500 wds. Fee: 4 first entry, 3 thereafter. Juniors free. Prizes: Various cash prizes and trophies. Entry: The Competition Secretary, Trowell and District Writers' Trust, 26 Derbyshire Avenue, Trowell, Notts, NG9 3Q Tel: 0115 9329568 or 0115 9135548.
Vanda Inman's Write Space Short Story Comp
Story: 1000 wds. Theme: Families. Fee: 5 optional critique 5. Prizes: 150/100/50. Entry: web (or email for entry form vanda@writespace.co.uk) post Vanda Inman's Write Space, Rivendell, St Clether Launceston, Cornwall. PL15 8QH Tel: 01566 86533
Words Mag Short Story Competition
Story: 2000 wds. Theme: Christmas Fee: FREE. Prize: 100. Entry: Web (or email entries@wordsmag.com. WORDS, PO Box 13574, London W9 3FX

July 2009 1st July
Writers Of The Future Contest:
Stories: 17000 wds max. Theme: SF/Fantasy/Dark Fantasy. Fee: FREE. Prize: $5000 Rules: Entrants cannot have sold more than 3 stories in any medium with a circulation of 5000+ Entries: Web Post: L. Ron Hubbard's, Writers of the Future Contest, P.O. Box 1630, Los Angeles, CA 90078
13th July
Doris Gooderson Short Story Comp
Story: 1200 wds. Fee: 3 or 2 for 5. Prizes: 80/40/20. Entry: web post: The Competition Secretary, 29 Christine Avenue, Wellington, Telford, TF1 2DX
15th July
Planet Essay Comp
Essay: 2,500 max. Theme: Any Welsh or International issue (can include politics, the environment, arts, science - see website for suggested topics). Fee: FREE. Prize: 300 plus publication in Planet magazine. Rules: Entries must be anonymous. Please include your name and address in a separate, sealed envelope with your submission. Also state if you wish to be considered for the Essay Prize for Young Writers (under 30s only) Entry: web post: Planet, PO Box 44, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, Wales, SY23 3ZZ.
31st July
Dreamquest One Short Story and Poetry Comps
Poems: 30 lines max. Stories: 5 pages max (can be single or double line spacing). Fee: Poems $5 by cheque. $7 by Paypal. Stories $10 by cheque. $12 by Paypal. Prizes: Poems $250/$125/$50. Stories $500/$250/$100. Entry: web post: Dream Quest One, Poetry & Writing Contest, P.O. Box 3141, Chicago, IL 60654
Hissac Open Short Story Competition
Story: 2500 wds. Fee: 4 per story, 3 for 10. Prize: 400/2x50. Entry: web post: HISSAC, 20 Lochslin, Balintore, Scotland IV20 1UP
Jerwood Aldeburgh First Collection Prize
Poems: Three bound or proof copies of first poetry collection (must be at least 40 pages). Fee: FREE. Prize: 3000, a week of 'paid' protected writing time, an invitation to speak at Jed Aldeburgh Poetry Festival. Entry: web post Aldeburgh First Collection Prize, The Poetry Trust, The Cut, 9 New Cut, Halesworth Suffolk IP19 8BY
Leaf Books Poetry Comp
Poems: 35 lines max. Fee: 3, or four for 10. Prizes: 200 winners' anthology and books/collection of pocketsize Leaf Books for runner up. Entry: web post: Leaf Books Ltd,
GTi Suite, Valleys Innovation Centre, Navigation Park, Abercynon, RCT,Wales, U.K. CF45 4SN

Wells Festival Of Literature International Short Story and Poetry comps
Poems: 40 lines max. Story: 1800-2000 wds. Fee: 4 in each category. Prizes: 500/200/100 in each category, plus local prizes. Entry: web post Short Story Competition, Chegworth House, Moor Lane, Draycott, Cheddar, Somerset, BS27 3TD, UK.
Win A Cruise with White Star Cruises
story: 100 wds minimum. Fee. FREE. Prize: 4-day luxury cruise. Entry: web

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