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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 ÂŁ20.

The main prize is a worldwide publishing contract with Chicken House with a royalty advance of ÂŁ10,000.

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 2024 Yeovil Literary Prize
DescriptionThe Yeovil Literary Prize is open to anyone over the age of 16.

There are five categories:
• Novel (1st prize: £1250)
• Short Story (1st prize: £600)
• Poetry (1st prize: £600)
• Children’s/Young Adult Novel (1st prize: £600)
• Writing Without Restrictions (1st prize: £250).

Entry fees: from ÂŁ5 to ÂŁ14,50.

Deadline: 31 May 2024

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2024
DescriptionThe Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is an international literary prize for established and emerging poets and writers.

Entry fees:
• Poetry: £12
• Short fiction: £18

• £2,500 for the Poetry Winner
• £2,500 for the Short Fiction Winner

Deadline: 31 August 2024

The Bridport Prize 2024
DescriptionThe competition is open to writers of any nationality, aged 16 years old and over.

The competition has four categories:
• Poetry (1st prize: £5,000);
• Short story (1st prize: £5,000);
• Flash fiction (1st prize: £1,000);
• Novel (1st prize: £1,500).

Entry fees: from ÂŁ11 to ÂŁ24.

Deadline: 31 May 2024

Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest 2023/2024
DescriptionYou may submit stories and essays on any theme, up to 6,000 words each. For this contest, a story is any short work of fiction, and an essay is any short work of nonfiction.

The entry fee is $22.

The winning story and essay will each receive $3,500.
Ten Honorable Mentions will receive $300 each.

Deadline: 1 May 2024