Writing Contests

Hello everyone and welcome back to Victorious Land!

I know I haven’t posted anything yet about writing contests, but this is about to change pretty soon!

Today, you’re gonna read some pretty cool writing contest for the summer months of 2017. So, don’t worry. You’ll have plenty of time if you eventually decide to participate.

Here it goes then…


1. The Brighton Prize: The Brighton Prize offers cash prizes for new short and flash fiction. If you’re a writer with a brilliant short story that will both challenge and excite the judges, this is for you. Submissions are open for flash fiction up to 350 words, and short stories of 1-2000 words. The winner of the short story prize will receive £500, while the winner of the flash fiction prize will receive £100.There is an entry fee of £8 for short stories and £6 for flash fiction. The deadline for submissions is 10th June. For more information, follow that link, if interested.

2. Adventure Writers Competition 2017: This is an international contest now in its eighth year, and there is just one category; adventure. The organisers accept traditionally published, e-published and manuscript novels. What’s more, there’s a US$1000 cash prize. A $25 entry fee is charged. The deadline for entries is 30th June 2017. To get more information regarding the contest, please follow this link.

3. Young Lions Fiction Award: This award recognises ‘young authors’ – defined in the competition rules as anyone aged 35 or under. Submit any novel or short story published or scheduled to be published in the calendar year. The deadline for submissions is August. This site will provide all the information you need to enter the competition.

4. Ex Ophida Press Poetry Book Contest: Ex Ophidia Press specialises in the publication of contemporary poetry and fiction in distinguished editions. The Press has now launched its second annual poetry book contest, which is open to all English language authors. In addition to publication, the winning writer will receive US$1000 and 15 copies of their book. The deadline for submissions is August 15. Also, there is a US$25 fee to enter. For more info and details, you can visit the press’s website.

Of course, those are just few of the dozens of writing competitions that exist out there. If you’re really interested to participate in one, all you have to do is follow that link and you’ll get mesmerised!

writing contest

Participate! Take chances! What do you have to lose?

Take that from me, who lately participated in a lot of contests; and they have all turned out wonderfully! I met so many new, wonderful people, made new friends, evolved as a writer and gained a handful of experience, which I’m trying to use at the moment!

So, try! And dream BIG! Dreams have the tendency to answer sometimes! You’ll figure out what I mean…

Till next time… Toodles!


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Are you gonna enter, Victoria?

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thinking about the third one, but not quite sure yet. How about you, Kat?


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