7 writing contests with huge cash prizes

If you are interested in fame and fortune, here are seven international writing contests that you’ll definitely want to keep on your radar. All the writing contests on our list are open to all nationalities and take place annually or biannually.

1. Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award
Cash Prize: £30,000 (~€34,000)
Submit: a story of up to 6000 words
Languages: English
Open for submissions: usually July through September
Eligibility restrictions: open to all nationalities, but author must have a record of prior publication in creative writing in the United Kingdom or Ireland

2. César Egido Serrano Foundation International Flash Fiction Competition
Cash Prize: $20,000 (~€17,000) (plus an all-expenses-paid trip to attend an award ceremony in Madrid)
Submit: a story of fewer than 100 words on the theme of “The Word, bridging the gap between different cultures and religions.”
Languages: English, Spanish, Hebrew, or Arabic
Open for submissions: usually June through November

3. The Montreal International Poetry Prize
Cash prize: CA$20,000 (~€13,600)
Submit: a single poem of no more than 40 lines long
Languages: English
Open for submissions: usually January through May every other year (the next is 2019)

4 & 5. Manchester Metropolitan University Poetry and Short Story Prizes
Cash Prize: £10,000 (~€11,300)
Submit: three to five poems totalling no more than 120 lines or a story of up to 2,500 words
Languages: English
Open for submissions: usually February through September

6. The Mogford Prize for Food & Drink Writing
Cash prize: £10,000 (~€11,300)
Submit: a short story in which food and drink feature prominently
Language: English
Open for submissions: usually October through December

7. The Moth Poetry Prize (formerly the Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize)
Cash prize: €10,000
Submit: as many poems as you like as long as they haven’t been previously published (submission fee is €12 per poem)
Language: English
Open for submissions: usually July through December

5 May 2018

3 responses on "7 writing contests with huge cash prizes"

  1. Michael Chimaobi2 June 2018 at 18:06Reply

    Thanks for the list! Your email was helpful. The César Egido Serrano Foundation International Flash Fiction Competition has not announced their winners yet, I took part in the contest last year.

  2. i hop particip by short arabic story..thank you

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