Writing Competitions this month- June 2009

Writers’ Forum Short Story Competition.
There is a new contest in each issue of this writers’ mag. All types of stories are accepted, from horror to romance, with a length of between 1,000 and 3,000 words.
Closing: Monthly. Entries arriving too late for one comp go into the next.
Prizes: £300, £150, £100 in each issue.
Entry Fee: £10, or £7 for subscribers to the magazine. Includes a free tick-box critique if you enclose sae.
For more details visit http://www.writers-forum.com/comps.html

Writers’ Forum Poetry Competition.
This monthly contest from the glossy magazine Writers’ Forum is for poems of up to 40 lines.
Closing: Monthly. Entries arriving too late for one month go forward to the next.
Prizes: 1st - £100. Runners-up - A Chambers Dictionary.
Entry Fee: £5 each for the first three, £3 each thereafter. Enclose sae for free critique.
For more details visit http://www.writers-forum.com/comps.html

Forward Press Animal Antics Competition.
Publish your Pet in 2009 and be in with a Chance of Winning £1,000! This is for poems of up to 30 lines about your pet. In addition to the poem, you are expected to send a photo (of the animal, not you, you vain fool). The Animal Antics competitions have generated a tremendous response over the years. The Animal Antics anthologies are published by Forward Press.
Closing: Unknown.
Prize: £1,000.
Entry Fee: None.
For more details visit http://www.forwardpress.co.uk/05_poetry_invited/animal_antics/animal_antics.htm

Whidbey Writing Competition.

This contest from Whidbey Writers Workshop in the USA is open worldwide and is for fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry and writing for children or young adults. Up to 1,000 words. I should point out that they have a rather strange - and if I may say so lazy - way of selecting a winner for this one. The judge reads submissions until he or she finds one that ‘knocks his/her socks off’. Never mind that the next one might have divested the judge of his/her pants and woolly vest, the remaining entries are tossed aside without so much as a glance. However, you can submit you entry again if it isn’t selected (try to get it in early, as entries are read in order of submission).
Closing: Monthly.
Prize: $50.
Entry Fee: None - free to enter.
For more details visit http://whidbeystudents.com/student-choice-contest/

Words Magazine.
First prize: £100 (or equivalent in your currency) in each one
Closing date: June 30th 2009 - Theme "Christmas"
IMPORTANT: email entrants please put "Christmas" in the subject box.
All winning stories and commended entries published in WORDS Magazine and may also appear in the library pages on this website in addition to online anthologies.
For more details visit http://www.wordsmag.com/compcal09.htm


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