Where to find a comprehensive list of short stories competitions?

(8 Posts)
ssaw2012 Fri 08-Feb-13 21:49:34

Thank you Janerhian. I am going to explore the link. I need to give myself a push smile

Janerhian Wed 06-Feb-13 23:34:01

Try Booktrust www.booktrust.org.uk for a detailed list of short story competitions. You'll find others by googling 'short story competitions'.
I've listed the Bath Short Story Award www.bathshortstoryaward.co.uk which has a first prize of £500 plus other prizes. Deadline March 30th, 2013. Entries up to 2,200 words. Even if you don't win but make the long list, or preferably the short list of a competition, you'll not only have gained valuable skills but you'll have something to add to your writing CV.

Jinsei Sun 03-Feb-13 10:46:34

Just marking place. smile

ssaw2012 Sun 03-Feb-13 10:44:51

Thank you so much EggsOvaryZee and MiddleEnglish for the links. I have seen the 2nd one before but not the 1st one. It looks as most competitions are not FREE. At least they are free for children but my children are still very young.
I have come across this link. www.childrens-stories.net/childrens-stories-authors-submission-page/childrens-stories-authors-submission-page.htm and wonder whether it is a good site. Looks very good.

MiddleEnglish Sat 02-Feb-13 19:38:13

This is a good place to find out about comps. They are listed by closing date which is very handy!
https://writingcalendar.wordpress.com/

EggsOvaryZee Fri 01-Feb-13 14:21:24

This is the absolute best link, not just stories for kids, but ALLshort story and writing comps.

http://www.prizemagic.co.uk/html/writing_comps.htm

ssaw2012 Wed 30-Jan-13 10:49:36

Competitions give me some motivation. [Smile]

ssaw2012 Wed 30-Jan-13 10:15:09

Short stories written for children.
Thank you very much.

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