Competitions and other Opportunities

Deadline 31 January 2019

The Prole Laureate Poetry Competition – entertaining and challenging poems of any length and style; winners and runners up will be published in Issue 28 of Prole. Entry Fee £3, £2 for subsequent entries. More information at

The Kent and Sussex Poetry Society Open Competition: unpublished, original poems of any form or style. Fee £5, subsequent entries £4. More information at


Early February


New Writing North – deadline for this prestigious prize is 7 February, the entry is free. There are multiple categories for poetry, many genres of fiction, children’s fiction, creative non-fiction and writing for television. More information at

Writers & Artists Yearbook Short Story Competition – Make sure that before you send your submission, you are registered on the website. Send your story of no more than 2,000 words to waybcompetitions@bloomsbury, subject line ‘W & Short Story Competition 2019’. Closing on 13 February 2019, free entry.


Next month, we are going to add a list of magazines and places where it is worth to submit your poetry. If you have any tip, please let us know.

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