Each month Blackheath Dawn researches the market for competitions we believe are viable for our readers. Some will need an entrance fee but keep in mind the value of the competition and the worth of the adjudicators when deciding whether it is a worthwhile investment of your time and money. Remember that in all competitions someone has to win and even highly commended non prize winners are receiving invaluable exposure.
Competitions that get you awards, recognition and publishing contracts
The Rubery Book Award is the longest established book award based in the UK for independent and self published books.
1st prize £1000 and the winning book
will be read by a top London Literary Agent
Plus a minimum of the 3 category
winners each winning £100
Entry fee £35
A writing competition that celebrates new fiction
1st prize: £1,000 and publication
by Sandstone Press
Runner up: £500 and a
Entry fee: £17
Inernational short story
1st prize £3000
2nd prize writing retreat at
Circle of Misse, including £250 for travel
3rd prize £1,000
In a 1,000 words, write a covering document to support the distribution of the Magna Carta in 1215.
A 250.00 cash plus media exposure and PR package