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2024 International Essay Contest for Young People
DescriptionThis annual essay contest is organized by the Goi Peace Foundation based in Japan.

Essays may be submitted by anyone up to 25 years old.

Essays are accepted in English, French or Japanese.

The competition is free to enter.

1st prize winners will receive a cash prize of 100,000 Yen.

Deadline: 15 June 2024

Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2024
DescriptionThe competition is open to anyone who has not published a book-length work of fiction, life writing, or poetry.

The prize is judged in three categories: Fiction, Poetry and Life Writing.

A single entry costs £12, two entries are £16.

The winners of each category will receive a £1,000 cash prize and publication in Wasafiri magazine.

Deadline: 1 July 2024

2024 HG Wells Short Story Competition
DescriptionThe competition is open to anyone.

This year’s theme is ''The Fool''. Your story can be set anywhere, feature any characters, and be written in any style.

There are two categories:
• Authors 21 years of age and under with a prize of £1,000. Entry is free.
• Authors aged 22 years and above with a prize of £500 (entry £10 or £5 with student id).

Deadline: 8 July 2024

Montreal International Poetry Prize 2024
DescriptionThe Montreal International Poetry Prize is a biennial poetry competition awarding one prize of $20,000 CAD to a poet for a single poem.

Each entry must be an original, unpublished poem of 40 lines or fewer.

Entry fees: from $20 CAD to $25 CAD.

Deadline 15 May 2024

2024 Perkoff Prize
DescriptionThe competition is organized by The Missouri Review, a literary magazine published at the University of Missouri.

All submissions must engage with health and medicine in some way.

The entry fee is $15.

• Poetry: $1,000
• Fiction: $1,000
• Nonfiction: $1,000

Deadline: 15 March 2024

PURORRELATO micro-story contest 2024
DescriptionThe competition is open to anyone over the age of 18.

The theme is free, although the micro-stories should be related to Africa in some way.

The competition is free to enter.

• 1st Prize: 750 €
• 2nd Prize: 375 €
• 3rd Prize: 225 €

Deadline: 16 April 2024

2024 ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize
DescriptionThe Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize is an annual short fiction competition organized by the Australian Book Review.

Entries must be a single, original story of 2,000 to 5,000 words.

Entry fee: AU$ 30

• 1st prize: AU$ 6,000
• 2nd prize: AU$ 4,000
• 3rd prize: AU$ 2,500

Deadline: 22 April 2024

The 2024 Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition
DescriptionThe competition is open to writers over the age of 18.

The entry must be a full-length children’s novel for readers aged between 7 and 18.

The entry fee is £20.

The main prize is a worldwide publishing contract with Chicken House with a royalty advance of £10,000.

Deadline: 1 June 2024

The Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing 2024
DescriptionAuthors must be first-generation immigrants. ''First-generation'' can refer either to people born in another country who relocated, or to residents of a country whose parents were born elsewhere.

This year the competition is open to fiction submissions.

The entry fee is US$20.

The winner receives $10,000 and publication by Restless Books.

Deadline: 31 May 2024

The Plough Prize 2024
DescriptionThe Plough Poetry Prize is an international competition for a poems in English up to 40 lines on any subject.

The entry fee is £5 per poem.

• 1st prize £1,000
• 2nd prize £500
• 3rd prize £250

Deadline: 31 March 2024