Thursday, February 2, 2017

Writing Contests and Writing Awards

Deadline March 1:  Neutral free contest from New Welsh Review awards top prize of  £1,000 = US $1,250, e-book publication, and other networking/promotional opportunities for previously unpublished, English-language prose written for an adult audience by authors age 18+. 
For 2017, there are two categories: memoirs (5,000-30,000 words) and novellas (8,000-30,000 words). Both categories are open to all residents of the UK and Ireland, plus those who have been educated in Wales for at least six months; the Novella Prize is also open to writers based in the US and Canada
Works may be a single, long-form piece or a book divided or structured as the author sees fit. No simultaneous submissions. No limit to the number of entries submitted by one author, although only one work may win. An author may enter both categories. Enter using sponsor's online submissions portal.

More Writing Contests Ending Soon:

Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing - The winner receives a US$10,000 advance. Deadline is Feb 28

CBC Creative Nonfiction Competition - First Prize CAD6,000 - Deadline Feb is 28

American Library in Paris Visiting Fellowship
Is open to writers worldwide. Fellows receive a stipend of US$5000 to assist with travel and housing costs. Applications close Feb 14.

.The James Jones Fellowship Contest awards $10,000 to an American writer with a first fiction novel in progress in 2017. Two runners-up will each receive $1000.


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