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The Early Bird Catches the Worm: October Writing Competitions

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The following list consists of links to submission calendars for UK and International writing competitions. These links will be regularly updated.

Please note that none have been verified by Virtual Writers, Inc. and we can, therefore, take no responsibility for them. You are advised to research heavily before applying.

If you can recommend any good competitions we are anxious to hear about them. Just email us through our online contact form and provide full links. Many thanks.


1st October, 2011 – Spilling Ink Fiction Prize

10th October, 2011 – TRYangle Project Competitions

15th October, 2011 – Hastings International Poetry Competition

15th October, 2011 – Sentinel Annual Poetry Competition

17th October, 2011 – Troubadour International Poetry Prize

30th October, 2011 – Fiction Garden International Ghost Story Competition

28th October, 2011 – Write a Story for Bedtime Competition

31st October, 2011 – Chapter One Children’s Story Competition

Quarterly Competition – Debut Quarterly Competition

31st October, 2011 – Earlyworks Press Short Story Competition

31st October, 2011 – Chapter One Young Illustrator’s Competition

31st October, 2011 – Eric Gregory Award

31st October, 2011 – Flash Stories

31st October, 2011 – Haiku Presence Award 2011

31st October, 2011 – Leaf Books Memoir Competition

31st October, 2011  – The First NAWG Open Short Story Competition

31st October, 2011 – McKitterick Prize

31st October, 2011 – Newark Poetry Society Open Poetry Competition

31st October, 2011 – RTE Radio Short Story Competition

31st October, 2011 – Southport Writers’ Circle Open Short Story Competition

31st October, 2011 – The Speakeasy Open Creative Writing Competition 2011

31st October, 2011 – WF and FG Froud Annual Children’s Short Story Competition

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