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Offline Linda Aitchison

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The Manchester Poetry Prize 2008
The Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University is launching The Manchester Poetry Prize – a new literary competition celebrating excellence in creative writing. First prize: £10,000. Deadline for entries: 1st August 2008.
http://www.manchesterwritingcompetition.co.uk/

Daily Mail/Transworld First Novel Prize
The competition is open to anyone aged 16 or over who is not already a published novelist. The full terms and conditions can be viewed at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/books/authors.html?in_article_id=560555&in_page_id=1826

Edwin Morgan International Poetry Competition 2008
A major new Scottish and international poetry competition - named in honour of Edwin Morgan, Scotland's first national poet. Closing date 2 June. First Prize: £5000. Second Prize: £1000. Third Prize: £500. Runner-up: two prizes of £50 each. Guidelines, judges etc at: http://www.vitalsynz.co.uk/poetry_competition

Indigo Dreams Press Poetry Awards 2008.
1st Place £100, 2nd Place £75, 3rd Place £25
Entry Fee £3 per poem; £10 per 4 poems; £2.50 each additional
Any subject or style. Max 40 lines single spaced poems.
Closing date 5 June.
Full details/email/overseas entries visit www.indigodreamspress.co.uk

A short story competition with a difference to make a difference
Enter this short story competition and you will definitely help enrich the lives of street children in South Africa. You might win one of the great prizes on offer. Publication in Cambridge Agenda magazine. One to one feedback with a literary agent. An hour's mentoring with a Royal Literary Fund Mentor. The winning short story will be chosen from a shortlist of ten by a prestigious panel of judges: Simon Mayo, radio presenter; Jill Dawson, award-winning novelist; Cathy Moore, director of cambridgewordfest; Helen Taylor, Literature Development Office for Cambridgeshire County Council. Every penny of your £20 fee will go to Umthombo, a charity set up to change the way South African perceives and treats its street children. You will help fund artists to give street kids in Durban the opportunity to be children and playfully explore their creativity. Closing date 16 June. You can download the terms, conditions and entry form at http://www.amostrust.org/news/index.php?pageNo=657&parent=1

Envoi International Open Poetry Competition
Closing date 20 June. Adjudicator: Nigel McLoughlin. Prizes: £150, £100 & £50, + 3 annual subscriptions to runners up. Poem per sheet + sheet with name, address, email and poem titles. Any style or theme up to 40 lines, previously unpublished, not submitted elsewhere. Fee: £3 per poem/ 5 poems – £12 to 'Cinnamon Press' by post + sae – Meirion House, Glan yr afon, Tanygrisiau, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, LL41 3SU.

Cinnamon Press Writing Awards
Novel/Novella: 1st prize - £400 + publishing contract. Submit 10,000 words. Poetry Collection: 1st prize - £100 & publishing contract. Runners up anthology. Submit 10 poems up to 40 lines. Short Story: (2– 4,000) words 1st prize - £100 & publication + runners up anthology. Fee for all genres - £16 (poetry & story fee includes winners’ anthology). Deadlines 30 June. Details www.cinnamonpress.com

The Writers Bureau Poetry & Short Story Competition 2008
Closing date 30 June. The winning short story and poem will be published in Freelance Market News and on the Internet. The fee is £5 per entry. First prize £1,000 for short stories and same for poetry. Poems must not exceed 40 lines, stories must not exceed 2000 words. http://www.writersbureau.com/competition/

HISSAC Annual Open Short Story Competition 2008
HISSAC is the Highland & Islands Short Story Association, which seeks to lend support to writers and has members from all over the world; entrants need have no connection whatsoever to Scotland & we actively encourage writers to enter, no matter where they live. Chairman of judges is novelist & 2006 Scotsman/Orange Short Story Winner 2006, Clio Gray. First prize £300, 2nd & 3rd prizes of £50. Theme is open; we like unusual, but no stories for children, please. Closing date 31 July. Max. word count 2,500. Entry fee £4 per entry or £10 for 3. Cheques to “HISSAC”. Winners notified at the end of Sept 2008, and winner & runners-up will be published on the website. No entry form needed but please include a cover sheet with story title & contact details; all entries should be single sided and double spaced, preferably in a 12 point font. Postal entries only please to HISSAC, 20 Lochslin, Balintore, Easter Ross, Scotland IV20 1UP. info@hissac.co.uk www.hissac.co.uk

Arvon International Poetry Competition
2008 marks Arvon’s 40th birthday and the 14th Arvon International Poetry Competition. The competition is open to all poets around the world and poems are entered anonymously. There are no line or subject matter restrictions. The judges are UK Poet Laureate Andrew Motion, Moniza Alvi and Alice Oswald. Closing date 15 August at 5pm. First Prize £5000. Second Prize £2500. Third Prize £1000. Three commendation prizes £500 each. More details and entry form at: http://www.arvonfoundation.org/p88.html

Hastings Writers’ Group - Legend Writing Award 2008
To encourage new fiction writers in the UK. Short stories up to 2000 words. 1st £500, 2nd £250, 3rd £100, Runners-up 3 x £50. Closing date 31 August. £7.00 for one entry, £5.00 subsequent entries. New this year: Optional critiques. Rules/Entry Form from: www.legendwritingaward.com or SAE to LWA, 39 Emmanuel Road, Hastings TN34 3LB.

The Yellow Room
A place where women writers can gather together for support, encouragement and friendship. Competition for short stories of less than 2,500 words. Closing date 30 September. First prize £80, second £45, third £20. The winning story will be published in The Yellow Room Magazine. Entry Fee £4 (or £10 for 3 stories). Cheques made payable to J M Derrick. http://www.theyellowroom-magazine.co.uk/comps.htm

Enter TNW’s annual comp
Prose & Poetry Prizes 2008
Closing date 30 November. You can enter the Prose & Poetry Prizes at: http://www.thenewwriter.com/entryform.htm

Petra Kenney Poetry Competition
Closing date 1 December. First prize £1000.
http://www.petrapoetrycompetition.co.uk/

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Re: Various opportunities as publicised by The New Writer magazine
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2008, 06:12:43 AM »
Many thanks for this, Linda.

Do you know if it's possible to subscribe to the email newsletter without also being a subscriber to the printed magazine? The website isn't entirely clear about this.

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Re: Various opportunities as publicised by The New Writer magazine
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2008, 07:45:14 AM »
Hi Nick - I can't say for sure but I don't think it is, as I understand it, you get the email newsletter as a by-product of subscribing to the magazine. The magazine does have helpful pieces from various writers tho, for anyone starting out or wishing to learn more.

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Re: Various opportunities as publicised by The New Writer magazine
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2008, 04:04:40 AM »
Thanks Linda, you are fine and beautiful person who deserves a whole new flavour of milkshake made specifically to make you smile.

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Re: Various opportunities as publicised by The New Writer magazine
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2008, 04:31:55 AM »
hahaha - thanks Simon, puts me in mind of all the milkshake I used to guzzle when pregnant.
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