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From the annual North London Literary Festival, to Writers in Discussion (our regular online series), to writing competitions, to our Creative Writing Masterclasses, there’s plenty to get your teeth into. Start chewing here!

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'The Scottish Book Trust is welcoming super short flash fiction!

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Date: Rolling, monthly

Audience: All welcome

The famous Stylist magazine is looking for 1000-word short stories in any genre, on an ongoing basis, and they pay a healthy amount!

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Date: Rolling

The VP welcomes the submission of stories and articles (1.5K-6K words) in the genres of SFF, horror and spec fic.

 

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Audience: all welcome

Enter for free: send up to 200 words, with winners published online.

 

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Audience: all welcome

Globe Soup invites you to sign up to receive free writing challenges in a range of genres... and there are prizes to win.

 

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Audience: all welcome

UK’s biggest fantasy gaming convention, always in need of creative writers.

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Audience: all welcome

Submit 1000 words of a novel to this major publisher to have the chance of joining this mentoring scheme... and maybe get a book deal!

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Audience: all welcome

The UK's biggest creative writing competition opens for submissions of flash fiction, stories, poetry and novels in November! 

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Audience: all welcome

The London Society is looking for 500-word entries... for which you could win £500.

 

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Audience: all welcome

If you have a crime or thriller novel, send 2K words to win £10K and a book deal.

 

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Audience: all welcome

If you're under 35 and have an unpublished novel, you might win £10K via the Society of Authors.

 

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Audience: all welcome

If you have an unpublished YA novel, submit 5K words and you could win £3000, but it's £29 to enter.

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Audience: all welcome

 

If you have an eco-novel, send up to 4K words to win £1000 and a book deal.

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Audience: all welcome

Submit 5K words for a chance at the £1000 prize and a possible book deal, but it's £20 to enter. 

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Audience: all welcome

Female writers can submit 10K words of a novel, to win £5000 and representation.

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Audience: all welcome

Send up to 4.5K words of your crime novel to the Crime Writers' Association, but it's £36 to enter.

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Audience: all welcome

This world-leading publisher invites you to send 1000 words of your novel, to win a grant, mentoring... and possibly a book deal.

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Audience: all welcome

This publisher is asking for short stories of 2-4K words for two anthologies: Lost Atlantis, and Spirits & Ghouls.

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Audience: all welcome

Got a TV script? Go for it!

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Audience: all welcome

YA writing competition, with judges from top publishing houses. Send 4K words of a novel to win mentorship and a possible deal!

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Audience: all welcome

Cambridge University Press comp on the theme of 'Why has the rule of law become so fragile?' Enter 3K words for a chance at the $100,000 prize!

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Audience: all welcome

Welcomes entries from the UK and rest of the world.

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Audience: all welcome

Enter 2K words on the theme of 'love' to win an Arvon course and online publication with this leading organisation.

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Audience: all welcome

Our annual North London Literary Festival, with guest speakers, agents, authors, publishers and more! This year's theme: The Future of Storytelling!