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The Early Bird Catches the Worm: June/July 2012 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 eager to hear about them. Just email us through our online contact form and provide full links.  Many thanks.

June 2012

1st June – Chapter One Poetry Competition

1st June – The Samuel Taylor Coleridge Poetry Prize: £3 for up to 3 poems on nature (up to 20 lines each), send poems to:

John Garland, The 4th Samuel Taylor Coleridge Poetry Prize, 38 Brendon Road, Watchet, West Somerset, TA23 0AX.

1st June – Countryside Tales Country Story Competition

18th June – Mslexia Women’s Poetry Competition

30th June – The Bridport Prize

30th June – British Czech & Slovak Association Writing Competition

30th June – Dark Tales Short Story Competition

30th June – Writers Bureau Annual Short Story Competition

30th June – Lightship International Literary Competitions

30th June – Writers Reign Short Story

July 2012

July TBC – Aldeburgh First Collection Prize

10th July – Doris Gooderson Short Story

16th July – The Ted Hughes Young Poets’ Award

16th July – The Elmet Poetry Prize

31st July – Author Essentials Annual Flash Fiction Competition

31st July – Buzzwords Open Poetry Competition

31st July – HISSAC Annual Open Short Story Competition

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