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19 October 2014 THE WORD HUT 15TH SHORT STORY WRITING COMPETITION Prizes: First Place £70.00; Second £35.00; Third £15.00 Winning story also published on our website. Entry fee: £4 per entry via PayPal. Short stories up to 1000 words on any theme or in any genre. Previously blogged stories may be entered. Entries to be sent by email only.
24 October 2014 Irish Writers' Center Novel Fair Competition
Twelve shortlisted entrants will be anonymously selected by a judging panel to take part in the Irish Writers’ Centre Novel Fair on 21 February, 2015. Each writer will have a stand at the Fair where they will present the synopsis of their novel, the finished novel itself and biographical material. Top Irish publishers and agents will be invited to the Irish Writers’ Centre to meet these writers in person. To fully prepare them for the day, the winners also receive a place on a seminar on ‘How to Pitch Your Novel’, two weeks in advance of the Fair (7 February, 2015). This year we are extending the prize to those who make the longlist. Twenty-four applicants who are longlisted and who do not proceed to make the shortlist of twelve will have their work evaluated and critiqued by the judging panel.
31 October 2014 The Art of Leadership Through Poetry:
Deakin Leadership Centre’s International Poetry Competition.

 Poems must be centred around the theme ‘leadership’ but is broadly constructed. For example, poems may be about leaders, either living, dead or fictitious.  They can be written from the perspective of leader or follower. They may also be a more abstract reflection on the process of leadership.  These are but a few suggestions and we welcome unique interpretations of the theme.

A total of AU$3,000 will be dedicated to prizes with the first prize winner receiving AU$1,000.  International submissions are welcomed. Winning poems will be published in an ebook, edited by the judging panel.  

30 Nov2014 Atlantis Short Story Competition 2014
Authors from all around the world are welcome to enter the one and only contest that offers a criqitue for every participating story!
Type: Short story (UK + International) Prizes: Winner: 1,000 Runner-up: 100 4 x Highly Commended 25 All prizewinners will have their story published to the InkTears Readers and their Bio published on the InkTears website. Full results will be announced by 30 March 2015. Fee: 6.00. Length:1000-3500 words, any theme and open to age 18+. NB: stories may have been previously published or unpublished see website Rules 2 and 3.
19 Dec 2014 Somerset National Poetry Prize
The purpose of the Somerset National Poetry Prize is to encourage a love of writing poetry amongst secondary school students, to affirm it as a worthwhile literary pursuit and to stimulate excellence in writing. It also has the aim of inspiring and enriching youth literature.
It is held in conjunction with the Somerset Celebration of Literature 2015.

Category winners will be awarded cash prizes and will have the opportunity to attend the Somerset Celebration of Literature, be billeted with members of the Somerset Wordsmith's Club and attend the Literary Dinner, where the winners will be officially announced. This decision will be at the discretion of the competition organisers. The Somerset National Poetry Prize is open to ALL current secondary students who are Australian citizens or permanent residents attending school in Australia. Students receiving home schooling are eligible to enter. Entrants must be under 19 years of age as at date of close of entries on 19 December 2014
1 October and 31 December 2014 Short and Twisted, an anthology of short stories and poetry with a twist at the end, is seeking submissions of short stories (1500 words, 500 words and 100 words), poetry and images for the 2015 issue.  Submissions accepted between 1 October and 31 December 2014.
For submission guidelines see
email or send SSAE to 2 Bonview Court, Knoxfield, VIC, 3180.
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