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Young Writers Book Awards, Writing Contests and Literary Prizes

Alice Munro Short Story Competition
This annual short story competition is designed to provide an opportunity for writers to develop their craft and connect with like-minded associates. ...
Deadline:2018-04-01

Aliki Perroti and Seth Frank Most Promising Young Poet Award
Established in 2013, the Aliki Perroti and Seth Frank Most Promising Young Poet Award recognizes a student poet twenty-three years old or younger, wit...
Deadline:2018-03-15

BBC Young Writers' Award
Young people aged 14 to 18, who live in the UK, are invited to submit short stories of up to 1,000 words on any topic. The judges will be looking for ...
Deadline:2017-04-21

Buxton Poetry Competition
The Buxton Poetry Competition is open to three categories of writers: Children aged up to 11 years old, Young People aged 12 to 17, and Open (18 and ...
Deadline:2017-09-25

Canadian Stories Magazine Contest for Short Stories, Poetry, and Black & White Art
This Canadian folk magazine offers a prizes in categories including creative non-fiction, true stories, fiction, poetry, essays, and military stories,...
Deadline:2018-06-01

Claremont Review Annual Writing Contest
This international magazine for young writers hosts an annual writing contest for writers from 13 to 19 years old. Winners are selected in both poetry...
Deadline:2018-03-15

CSFG/Conflux Short Story Competition
The competition is open to all Australian residents and members of either the Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild or Conflux 11. Entry is $5, unless yo...
Deadline:2017-07-31

Cuirt New Writing Prize
Poetry entries must consist of 3 poems under 50 lines each. Fiction pieces may be up to 2000 words. Entries in both English and Irish are welcome. ...
Deadline:2018-01-28

FenCon Young Author Story Contest
The contest is part of the FenCon science-fiction / fantasy literary convention (www.fencon.org), run by the Dallas Future Society, a 501(3)(c) non-pr...
Deadline:2017-06-10

Kayak Illustrated History Challenge for Kids
The award is open to Canadian kids between the ages of 7 and 14. Students are invited to create their own illustrated story based on any element of Ca...
Deadline:2018-06-01

Kerry County Council Creative Writing for Youth Competitions
Submissions may be in the form of poems, short stories or essays. One entry only per youth. Creative Writing for 9 years and Under (Max word coun...
Deadline:2017-03-03

Martyn Godfrey Young Writers Award
This is an annual, juried contest open to all Albertan students in grades 4 through 9. Students are invited to submit their best short stories (500-15...
Deadline:2018-03-31

NEOWA Youth Outdoor Writing Contest
The contest is open to schools in New England. Student entries must be submitted by school personnel. The written entries should be no longer than 5...
Deadline:2018-02-15

Next Generation Indie Book Awards
The Next Generation Indie Book Awards (#NGIBA) is the largest non-profit book awards program for indie authors and publishers. The Next Generation I...
Deadline:2018-02-16

Shakespeare Selfie Youth Writing Challenge
The challenge: Write a modern-day soliloquy or monologue by a Shakespearean character. Could be in iambic pentameter or modern syntax. Entries shou...
Deadline:2016-04-29

Small but Mighty Writers
Our competitions run all year round with deadlines on 1st January, 1st April, 1st July, 1st October. Winners will be released within 3 weeks of the de...
Deadline:2016-10-01

V.S. Pritchett Memorial Prize
This prize for the best unpublished short story of the year was founded by the RSL at the beginning of the new millennium to commemorate the cent...
Deadline:2016-06-20

WFNB Writing Competition
WFNB Writing Competition offers prizes in seven categories: fiction manuscript, short fiction, poetry manuscript, single poem, children and teens, you...
Deadline:2017-03-03

Wicked Young Writers' Award
The Wicked Young Writers’ Award was established by the long-running musical Wicked in order to link the important messages of the production wit...
Deadline:2018-03-12

YAAR Short Story Contest
If you are between the ages of 13 and 18, and you believe you have a story to tell, then we would love to read it! There is no charge for entry, and j...
Deadline:2016-06-30

Young Writers of Canada Annual Creative Writing Contest
Entrants must be between 5 and 18 years old at the time the entry is written. There are two age groups: 5-11 years and 12-18 years. Theme is open, 36...
Deadline:2017-03-31