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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!
 
 
30 Nov2014 INKTEARS SHORT STORY COMPETITION 2014
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 NB: stories may have been previously published or unpublished see website Rules 2 and 3.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
21 Dec 2014 THE WORD HUT 16TH SHORT STORY
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.
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
website www.celapenepress.com.au,
email shortandtwisted@celapenepress.com.au or send SSAE to 2 Bonview Court, Knoxfield, VIC, 3180.
31 January 2014 EYRE WRITERS LITERARY AWARDS 2015
Eyre Writers Inc. of Eyre Peninsula SA invite you to enter our annual Literary Awards. The competition is open to all Australian citizens. 1. Tom Black Memorial Award for a rhyming poem on any theme:  limit 50 lines 2. Eyre Writers Award for a non-rhyming poem on any theme:  limit 50 lines
3. Eyre Travel Short Story Award for a short story on any theme: limit 1500 words 4.Land and Sea Award for fact, fiction, or essay, on an Australian rural or maritime theme: limit 1500 words
First Prize in each category is $200  plus trophy Certificates are awarded for Highly Commended or Commended entries.
6 March 2015 Tabor Adelaide Creative Writing Awards
The theme for the 2015 awards is Hope against Hope. Again, there is a poetry and short story category, with first and second prizes in each. Entry is free.
 
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