The Henshaw Press – June 2015 Short Story Competition

The Henshaw June 2015 Short Story Competition invites fictional short stories of up to 2000 words on any theme – the closing date is June 30th. Henshaw Press are a small group of writers, editors, lecturers and readers who wish to actively support creative writing and aim to encourage as wide a range of writing as possible. Competitions

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2015 Exeter Story Prize

Creative Writing Matters are inviting submissions of stories up to 10,000 words for their 2015 Exeter Story Prize. All the information can be found here: http://www.creativewritingmatters.co.uk/2015-exeter-story-prize.html Closing date 30th April 2015.

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World Book Day – Thursday 5 March

It’s World Book Day on Thursday 5th March 2015 – the perfect opportunity to celebrate books and reading. There’s lots happening all over the country, with events taking place at schools, libraries and other public places. For more information have a look at the official World Book Day website: http://worldbookday.com

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Just Back – Telegraph Travel’s weekly writing competition

Travel writing competition Your travel writing could earn you £1,000 for the ‘Just Back’ article of the year. The weekly prize is £200 from the Post Office. Email your entry, in 500 words (with the text in the body of the email), to justback@telegraph.co.uk by midnight on Wednesdays. All the details can be found here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/4207858/Telegraph-Travel-Just-Back-competition-terms-and-conditions.html

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Write for BBC Radio

Once a year a window opens for new writers with no experience of radio to submit a short story  to Opening Lines – BBC Radio 4’s showcase for short stories. For all the details go to: http://bridgetwhelan.com/2015/01/05/write-for-bbc-radio/ Entries must be received by Friday 13 February.

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