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25/08/2017 2018 Finch Memoir Prize
The Finch Memoir Prize is an annual publication prize for an unpublished memoir of between 40,000 and 80,000 words. 
31/08/2017 2017 Sydney Writers’ Room Short Story Competition
The prizes will be $500 for the overall winner and $250 for the runner up (as judged by the competition committee).
31/08/2017 Hysteria Writing Competition
Hysteria is the international womens writing competition run by the Hysterectomy Association. 
01/09/2017 The Apparitionist, A National Ghost Story Competition
Open to any resident of the USA ( TACS' staff members, board members, judges, and their immediate families are ineligible).
15/09/2017 Wollongong Writers Festival Short Story Prize
The Wollongong Writers Festival Short Story Prize will be awarded for a story up to 2500 words on the theme ‘World-Changing Words’. 
18/09/2017 The Horne Prize
It is a condition of entry that the winner is able to attend a prize-giving ceremony in Melbourne on or about December 4, 2017. Domestic Australian air travel and accommodation expenses will be met if necessary, where the winning entrant is required to travel from interstate to Melbourne.
16/10/2017 Southern Cross Short Story Competition 2017
The competition asks for short stories to 3000 words, with an open theme.
20/10/2017 Irish Writers Centre Novel Fair 2018
The Novel Fair is open to writers from all over the world, so long as they have not published a novel before. 
30/11/2017 InkTears Short Story Contest
There is no geographical restriction on entrants, entry is open to all including non-UK based writers.
31/12/2017 The Moth Poetry Prize 2017
The Moth Poetry Prize is open to anyone (over 16), as long as the poem is previously unpublished, and each year it attracts thousands of entries from new and established poets from over 50 countries worldwide.
28/02/2018 Flash 500 Short Story Competition
UK Competition |  stories ranging between 1,000 and 3,000 words, with strong characters, a well-crafted plot and realistic dialogue (where used). Make us laugh, make us cry, but most of all, make us feel!
   
 
 
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