Writing Contest in August and September 2015

Writing Contest 2015 – In the month of August and Septemper there are many writing competitions. You certainly do not want to miss the information. Therefore we present some info existing writing competition in August and September 2015.

For more details about the writing contest information you can directly visit the organizer’s website.

Writing Contest in August and September 2015

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Deadline: August 15, 2015 (midnight PST)

In no more than 600 words, entrants are asked to “describe a moment on the job, real or imagined, when you realized you made a mistake. A terrible, *terrible* mistake.” Prize: “$200 for the winner, to be announced on August 22, 2015. The winning entry, and perhaps some other entries, will be published here on Work Stew.” – Free Writing Contest

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Deadline: August 31, 2015 (received)

“Established in 2001, The New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award is a $10,000 prize awarded each spring to a writer age 35 or younger for a novel or a collection of short stories. Each year, five young fiction writers are selected as finalists by a reading committee of Young Lions members, writers, editors, and librarians. A panel of judges selects the winner.” Entrants must be U.S. citizens.

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Deadline: September 17, 2015
Writing Contest No Entry Fee

“Nearly everyone has memories of a former sweetheart. Write your true story of an earlier love, in no more than 700 words. Tell us about someone whose memory brings a smile or a tear, or both….Your story may be heart-warming or humorous. Just tell about your earlier sweetheart as if you were talking to your best friend.” Cash prizes will be awarded: $100/$75/$50. “Winning stories will be posted (anonymously, if requested by author) on this website.”

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Applications: “Applications will be accepted electronically beginning August 15 and ending September 15, 2015.”


“This two-year post-graduate residential fellowship at Kenyon College offers qualified individuals time to develop as writers, teachers, and editors. Fellows will receive a $33,150 stipend, plus health benefits.” Check announcement for eligibility requirements (including “an MFA or PhD in creative writing, English literature, or comparative literature completed before September 15, 2015 but no earlier than January 1, 2010″) and other information.

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Submissions: August 1-September 30 (postmarked)

“Any writer who has not previously published a volume of prose fiction is eligible to enter the competition. Previously entered manuscripts that have been revised may be resubmitted. Writers are still eligible if they have published a volume of poetry or any work in a language other than English or if they have self-published a work in a small print run. Writers are still eligible if they are living abroad or are non-US citizens writing in English. Current University of Iowa students are not eligible. The manuscript must be a collection of short stories in English of at least 150 word-processed, double-spaced pages. We do not accept e-mail submissions. The manuscript may include a cover page, contents page, etc., but these are not required. The author’s name can be on every page but this is not required. Stories previously published in periodicals are eligible for inclusion.” NB: “Award-winning manuscripts will be published by the University of Iowa Press under the Press’s standard contract.”


Deadline: September 1, 2015

“For a special fiction issue, The Hudson Review is sponsoring a short story competition. First prize is $500, second and third are $250 each. 10,000 words and under.”



Deadline: September 18, 2015

“The Award for Excellence in Journalism recognizes professional reporting of outstanding merit that contributes in an exceptional way to the public understanding of psychoanalytic and psychological principles and phenomena. The $500 award is broadly conceived. Nominated work need not be specifically about psychoanalysis or psychotherapy per se. And, nominated work may critique or question psychoanalysis as long as it advances understanding of human relationships and/or the life of the mind. The Award is juried by a panel of professional journalists as well as by psychoanalysts.”


That was some of the latest information writing competitions in August and September. may be useful for you


UK Short Crime Story Contest – Fantastic Prizes

Contest Name: Write a short crime story

Deadline: Friday  18th September

11- 18 years old

First prize (in each category):

To celebrate the performance of THE OTHER HALF  by leading crime fiction author, Mark Billingham and UK Country music duo, My Darling Clementine on Friday 18 September, the Kirkgate Centre is running a short story writing competition with some fantastic prizes.

The Competition:

Write a short crime story (500 – 1,000 words) set in contemporary Cockermouth.

Two Categories:

11- 18 years old


First prize (in each category):

2 tickets to a Kirkgate event of your choice, signed copy of a book by Mark Billingham and a signed copy of CD by My Darling Clementine.

Second Prize (in each category):

Signed book & CD

The winner will announced by Mark Billingham during the performance of The Other Half on Friday 18th September at the Kirkgate centre.  Closing date for entries Monday 7 September .

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Writing Contest Rules:

  • The competition closes at midday on Monday 7 September.
  • All entrants must include name, age, address, email address and contact phone number.
  • All entries must not have been previously published.
  • The winner will be announced by Mark Billingham during the performance of The Other Half on Friday  18th September.  If you wish to attend the show you will need to purchase a ticket. Tickets are priced at £10 (£8 concessions) and available from the box office on 01900 826448.
  • Winners unable to attend the show will be contacted by email after the event.
  • You must use your complimentary tickets within 12 months of the win date.
  • There are no cash alternatives / substitutes.
  • The promoter holds the right to change competitions at any time.

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2015 Award for Poets, Story Writers and Novelists

Catagories:  Award for Poets, Story Writers and Novelists
Presented by Cinnamon Press

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Cinnamon Press has a range of competitions to help writers establish a writing profile, including ALL NEW MAJOR AWARDS for poets (with categories for single poem, debut collection and pamphlets), story writers and novelists and a rolling programme of mini competitions. Scroll down to find out more about the competitions and the exciting opportunities they give to writers.

The MINI COMPETITIONS are a great way to showcase your work with us.

The first Liquorice Fish competition on the theme of ‘Lost Voices’ closed at the end of October. Many, many thanks to everyone who entered. The results will be announced soon.

The mini-competition returns to its normal format for the next competition, which is now open.


We’ve given our main competitions a fresh new approach with even more opportunities thanks to an incredibly generous donation, which has opened up the possibility of adding new categories, with fabulous prizes and outstanding adjudicators. Click on the title of each of the competitions for full details and to enter.

You can submit to the new competitions any time from now to the deadline of each category.

You will find results of the last adjudicated prize in each category here

Annual Short Story Prize

New prizes of £500, £100 & £50 + publication of the winners and up to 10 runners’ up stories. The competition will be judged by tbc
Open to all writers, published and beginners.
There is a £12 fee.
Deadline: 31 May, 2015.

Poetry Pamphlet Prizes

We have a brand new annual for pamphlets, opening to all poets.
There will be 4 prizes of £100 each + publishing contracts for each of the four winners judged by Ian Gregson.
Open to all writers, published and beginners.
The fee is £10.
Deadline: 31 March, 2015

Annual Debut Novel (or Novella) Prize

£700 first prize plus publishing contract.
Open to those who have not had a previous novel published.
The fee is £12.
Deadline: 31 July, 2015
Debut Poetry Collection Prize

Prize of £500 + a publishing contract & up to 25 runners up published in a poetry anthology.
Open to those who have not had a full collection published.
The fee is £12.
Deadline: 30 November, 2015

Single Poem Prize

There are prizes of £1000, £200 & £50 + publication.
Open to all writers, published and beginners.
Adjudicated by Judy Kendall.
The fees are £4 for 1 poem, £10 for 3 poems.
Deadline; 30 September, 2015

General Guidelines (please click on the category headers for specific fees, dates and full rules for each genre)

  1. Entrants for the novel/novella and poetry collection categories should not previously have had a novel/novella or full poetry collection published (single poem, pamphlets and story genres are open to all writers, both new and established).
  2. Entries should be submitted electronically if possible, but we will also accept hard copy – send as two email attachments – one with the work and the other with contact details – please ensure you have up to date virus protection and send as a .doc or .docx or .rtf file. (If you have problems preventing electronic submission please email for guidance) or send your work by post without your name on it and add a cover sheet with full details including the name of your work.
  3. Submit up to 6 poems of up to 50 lines each (single poem); 10 poems up to 40 lines (unpublished); 15-25 poems of up to 50 lines each (pamphlet); the first ten thousand words of your novel/novella or a story of 2,000-4,000 words (unpublished) in a clear type script, double spaced for prose.
  4. Please mark your story/poetry/novel/la with a nom de plume and working title in the header (this is simply for reading purposes to guarantee that all pieces are read blind and judged fairly)
  5. Do not put any other identification on the work, but enclose a separate attachment with name, address, email contact & nom de plume and titles of poems/working title of novel/story title.
  6. Deadlines fall throughout the year between 30 September and 31 July, depending on genre – please check the individual pages.
  7. Entry is £4 for single poems (£10 for 3) or £10 for the pamphlet prize or £12 per entry for novels, stories, and full poetry collections. You can optionally add £4 to this to include a copy of the winners’ anthology for the poetry collection and short story categories, or a novel/la by a previous competition winner for the novel/la category (worth £8.99) or one of the winning pamphlets.
  8. Payments can be made online at using PayPal or sent direct to via PayPal or by cheque made to ‘cinnamon press’. You will find a payment button on each of the individual category pages.
  9. Work will not be returned, so please keep a copy.
  10. Contact details: Cinnamon Press New Writing Prizes, Meirion House, Glan yr afon, Tanygrisiau, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, LL41 3SU or email to
  11. Results will be sent individually to all winners and runners up; published on the Cinnamon website and included in the newsletter.
  12. All enquiries:

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