Writing Competitions Event Calendar 2019/2020

Welcome to our curated list of creative writing competitions. Included are details about max word count, associated fees, submission deadlines, and direct links to each event. Events that are free to enter are highlighted and marked as ‘featured’. Clicking on an event will open a new page with a detailed description and a link to the organizer’s submission page. The most common type of writing events on our list are short story competitions, but we also feature opportunities for poetry, flash fiction, essays, and full manuscripts. We hope there is something here to satisfy every taste :) We try to keep this list as up-to-date as possible. If you’d like to add any new events please submit the details using the event submission form at the bottom of the page. We appreciate your feedback, so please feel free to message us with any ideas or suggestions. In case of any questions about a particular competition, please contact the event organizer. If you’d like to learn more about the pros and cons of submitting your writing to such events, as well as some practical tips, please read our dedicated blog post on the topic. We hope you find this list useful, and wish you good luck with your writing!