October-deadline writing competitions

If you’re interested in competitions, here is a well-chosen selection to keep the writing hand exercised whilst meeting deadlines

MorgEn Bailey - Editor, Comp Columnist/Judge, Tutor & Writing Guru

The following are October-deadline writing competitions taken from this blog’s Competitions page. Do let me know if you find any are incorrect or out of date, and do let me know how you get on if you enter any of them.

  • Children’sThe Times/Chicken House.
  • Children’s: The charity the National y Trust has launched with Bloomsbury Books, The New Children’s Author Prize, set to unearth brilliant new talent in writing for children. The deadline is 31st October and the details are on http://www.literacytrust.org.uk/authorprize.
  • Flash Fiction: I now run a free monthly 100-word competition with the chance to win my online writing courses – details here.
  • Flash FictionIndies Unlimited hosts a weekly 250-word max. prompt competition – see Indies Unlimited. Also see ‘Short stories’ below.
  • Flash Fiction: Weekly challenge on theironwriter.com.
  • Flash fiction: The SSCHQ Crime and Mystery Flash Fiction Competition is a writing competition hosted right…

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