The following list is of competitions and prizes for poetry and fiction writers around the world, for individual work as well as for completed manuscripts. This is not in any way definitive of the open prize and competitions for this season, but they are some of the biggest, with prizes ranging from $500 to $2000 for a single winner. There are also calls for submission for anthologies.
Many of them are paid competitions, but this is a first list. We will update them as we come across new ones, particularly those that can be entered without any entry fees. Their deadlines are written in brackets.
- Agnes Lynch (From March 1 – April 30, 2014)
- Brunel African Poetry Prize (November 30, 2013)
- Cafe Writers (November 30, 2013)
- Commonwealth Prizes
- Commonwealth Prize for the new writer (November 30, 2013)
- Commonwealth Writers (31 October, 2013)
- Debut Collection Prize (November 30, 2013)
- Fidlehead (December 1, 2013)
- Georgetown Review Manuscript Contest (15 February, 2014)
- Iowa Review (January 1 – 31, 2014)
- John Knight Memorial Poetry Manuscript Prize 2013 (1 February – 21 March 2014)
- Magma (16th October to 12th December) Rules here.
- Narrative Poems of the Week (Rolling)
- Praire Schooner Book Prize
- Sentinel Annual Poetry Competition 2013 (November 30, 2013)
- Summer Literary Contests
- The Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize (December 31, 2013) Rules here.
- The Charles Causley Poetry Competition (November 18th, 2013)
- The Caine Prize 2014
- The Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets (September 15 – December 1, 2013)